The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.
The last few years have been fruitful ones for Gordon, who, with powerhouse filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, has set up the critically acclaimed Team Angelica Press, a publishing firm in London dedicated to outsider artists and writers, especially LGBT voices of color.
Brown v. Board Of Education,
Office For Civil Rights,
Children Of Color,
Civil Rights Act 1964,
Civil Rights Movement,
Distribution Of Educational Resources,
Equity And Excellence Commission,
Essential Educational Facilities,
Expanding Educational Technologies,
Overcrowded School Buildings,
Students Of Color,
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Unfair Distribution Of School Resources,
For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.
Jackie Robinson Movie,
Kansas City Royals,
Major League Baseball,
San Francisco Giants,
Black Voices News
Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.
It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.
Ron Finley Project,
Los Angeles News
"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.
Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.
The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.
Brandon P. Bell,
Dear White People,
Post Racial America,
Tyler James Williams,
Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
I wrote a blog post, a personal reflection, if you will. I am a journalist, so by nature I am curious, always wanting to know other people's stories and always wanting to tell a story. This time I chose to share an opinion based on life through my...
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
Moments Not Milestones,
Women In 30s,
Women In Thirties,
In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.
By 50, you may already feel like you've got it figured out. You make a good salary, you've reached many of your life goals and your kids are on their way to independence. But there are still a lot of money truths left to learn, especially as you're approaching your retirement years.
Criminal Justice Reform,
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
When I have an opportunity to mentor someone, I find the most important thing is to listen to them when they tell you about themselves. That will always give you an idea of what type of support they need.
The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
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Black Entertainers Social Responsibility,
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Black Voices News
I am deeply troubled by your sudden quietness in the midst of such powerful youth activism against police brutality and state violence. The killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has awakened a movement, yet you are silent. Other members of the black entertainment industry have contributed in various ways, yet you are ghost.
Black Voices News
When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.