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Ensley Alive launches “Branding Ensley”

Ensley Alive launches “Branding Ensley”

Articles | September 16 2019

Birmingham, AL…Ensley stakeholders launch initiative to honor Ensley jazz greats while enticing patrons to visit downtown Ensley retailers. Branding Ensley is an initiative developed by Bettina Byrd-Giles, CEO of The Bethesda Life Center, Inc....

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

1619-2019: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

Articles | September 5 2019

www.benjerry.com In America we celebrate the past all the time—the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the Bill of Rights, and so much more. It doesn’t matter that these all took place long ago, before we were born, before...

Dr. Brian Smedley Co-writes Article Highlighting the Long Term effects of Housing Discrimination

Dr. Brian Smedley Co-writes Article Highlighting the Long Term effects of Housing Discrimination

Articles | August 27 2019

The Effects of Housing Discrimination on Health Can Reverberate for Decades By Brian Smedley and Rachel A. Davis Last year, reporters at the Center for Investigative Reporting combed through 31 million mortgage lending records in dozens of...

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

Articles | August 23 2019

By Imani Gandy, Rewire.News The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a law that strips nearly 10 percent of all voting-age Native Americans living in North Dakota of their right to vote. The case is as much about local...

Bay Area Gentrification Displacing Communities of Color

Bay Area Gentrification Displacing Communities of Color

Articles | August 16 2019

By Kiley Russell - Bay City News Foundation Alma Blackwell was born and raised in West Oakland but after years of intense gentrification followed by waves of displacement, she barely recognizes her old neighborhood. “There’s almost no one...

Call for Applications: The 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize CFA is Open!

Call for Applications: The 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize CFA is Open!

Announcements, Articles | August 9 2019

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is officially accepting applications for the 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. An annual award, the RWJF Culture of Health Prize elevates and honors communities that are at the forefront of advancing...

Like Truman’s Military Desegregation Order, Leadership Against Racism Starts at the Top

Like Truman’s Military Desegregation Order, Leadership Against Racism Starts at the Top

Articles | July 29 2019

By John R. Allen Inspiration around issues of race and civility in America is in short supply. Racist, xenophobic language coming from social media platforms to the White House has corroded public discourse and widened the longstanding divides in...

Why the UN is Investigating Extreme Poverty … in America, the World’s Richest Nation

Why the UN is Investigating Extreme Poverty … in America, the World’s Richest Nation

Articles | July 24 2019

By Ed Pilkington The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s...

White America is Quietly Self-Segregating

White America is Quietly Self-Segregating

Articles | July 22 2019

By Alvin Chang There's a small town in Minnesota called Worthington. It's a place that fascinates sociologists. In the 1980s, Worthington was on its way to becoming a ghost town, like many other white, blue-collar communities. But in 1989, the...

Dr. Gail Christopher Addresses Helsinki Commission (Oral Testimony)

Dr. Gail Christopher Addresses Helsinki Commission (Oral Testimony)

Announcements, Articles | July 22 2019

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) BRIEFING ON TRUTH, RECONCILIATION, & HEALING - Toward a Unified Future (PDF Version) Thursday, July 18, 2019 Testimony by Gail C. Christopher Chairman Hastings,...