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This Is What Education Should Look Like! Meet Minnesota's Young Freedom Fighters

Alan Singer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

This is what education should look like! It ain't Common Core, no high-stakes tests to measure progress, and this program is really good!

The World Is Yours

Tiffany Griffin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Tiffany Griffin

Black America (and many other groups in America) counts the hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds that fear-laden behaviors such as reporting a man listening to Nas doesn't morph into an act that strips us away from this world that is supposed to be ours just like everyone else's.

Libraries of Love: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven of our current seed grant recipients. While all of our projects, from those focused in...

The Children of Jackson Ward--A Poetry And Photography Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

The Children of Jackson Ward is a project first developed as a small collection of poetry and photography. Christine Stoddard's poems capture what she...

Two Books Bill O'Reilly--and all Americans--Should Read

Ben Railton | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Ben Railton

The last two weeks in American politics and society have been full of controversies and debates, but none engaged with our collective memories and his...

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

Harold Lloyd | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form bla...

Safecasting: Technology Can Save Lives & Play a Role in Racial Healing

Greg Selkoe | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

I just got out of the hospital after over 2 ½ weeks. I was admitted after the 4th of July with complete heart block. Turns out I have something calle...

We Need To Stop Saying 'We Are All Immigrants'

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Joshua Adams

Let's be careful not erase the histories and contributions of those Americans whose passport was a bill of sale, and those who didn't need a passport in the first place.

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

From Bar To Safe Haven: The Learning Center Empowering Philly Youth

The Huffington Post | Liz Martinez | Posted 07.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


DNC Shows Love And Hope Always Trump Hate

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Center for Community Change Action

Standing on the floor of the Democratic National Convention was surreal. I am a formerly undocumented immigrant whose parents remain undocumented. And yet here, I was on the floor of a national political convention as it kicked off Monday.

Miss Sharon Jones!

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown's. Jones' gyrations are as wild and ...

Mental Health: Let's Talk About Culture, Race And Ethnicity

Mary Giliberti | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

It can be a mouthful to say in a conversation: Minority Mental Health Awareness Monthly (MMHAM). During its annual observance in July, I'm also someti...

When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

Not The America We Imagine

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Stephen D. Smith

I see two pictures of America. One that is open, free, respectful, fun-loving. The other which is divisive, fearful, angry, and violent. These two have much that sets them apart, but they share missing elements, because neither America is integrated, fair, embracing, or colorblind.

We Caused Those Deaths

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

Soledad O'Brien Helped Me Understand The History Of Race In America

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Barnett

Race is socially constructed, but because people have believed things for so long they are unaware of that. In this video, Soledad O'Brien shares stories of growing up biracial. She helps to elaborate on what actually happened in American history.

No, White Males Are Definitely Not Disadvantaged in College Admissions

Quora | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education

Is it still possible to get into a good college being a white male in a time where women and minorities are so highly preferred? originally appeared o...

From Dallas To The B.E.T. Awards: Was The Revolution Televised?

Kanene Holder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Kanene Holder

"Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick Lamar The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separate...


Matt Hearnden | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Matt Hearnden

I'm a wholehearted supporter of #blacklivesmatter and I will be until I die. Anything less means I wouldn't be doing my duty as a human being.

Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, Two Forgotten Histories, and 2016 America

Ben Railton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Ben Railton

In the course of its unique, multi-multi-generational structure, Yaa Gyasi's striking debut novel Homegoing (2016) moves through more than two centuri...

Born This Way: 10 American Women Share Views on Race, Acceptance and Moving On

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

I'm not ashamed of who I But there surely was a time when I lacked confidence in toting my blackness. There was a time when being called the n-word left a stain on my esteem and childhood pride.

CVT Stands with Those Whose Rights are Violated

Curt Goering | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Curt Goering

Over the past week, we at CVT have watched in horror as events have unfolded in the streets of the U.S., including the shooting deaths by police of Al...

Introducing HI-Speak, An Elevated Term To Replace 'PC'

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

Isn't it time honest Americans took the honesty-brand back from its knock-off peddlers and thieves? Isn't it time we dispensed of the backward notion that a historically-informed conversation is somehow a gratuitous tangent generated by a victim complex for political gain?