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In Chicago, a Shooting Forces Systemic Inequality to the Surface

In Chicago, a Shooting Forces Systemic Inequality to the Surface

Articles | August 18 2020

By Althea Legaspi According to police, last Sunday at around 2:30 p.m. Chicago police officers responded to a “call of a person with a gun” in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood, and saw someone who matched the description in an alley....

What Is Implicit Bias? The Invisible Racism That Makes Black Women Dread the Doctor’s Office

What Is Implicit Bias? The Invisible Racism That Makes Black Women Dread the Doctor’s Office

Articles | August 17 2020

By Vidya Rao When Tina Sacks worked for the Centers for Disease Control years ago, she and her Black female colleagues would make it a point to wear their government IDs when going to the doctor for checkups, to telegraph that they were...

The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

Articles | August 6 2020

By Wesley Morris When someone wants to explain where the country’s been since Memorial Day, they refer to The Moment. “The Moment,” at first, seemed to name a finite period, the killing of George Floyd on May 25, and the moments his death...

Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

Articles | August 5 2020

By Linda Villarosa hen Kilynn Johnson walks out the door of the house her parents bought in 1972, where she grew up and lives to this day, she steps into the warm embrace of a community where neighbors feel more like kin. Her home sits across the...

Loss of a Hero who Believed in Healing and America’s Potential

Loss of a Hero who Believed in Healing and America’s Potential

Articles | July 29 2020

By Gail C. Christopher Congressman John Lewis understood that human suffering often ignites the human heart, a phenomenon experienced globally recently as George Floyd’s suffering spurs an awakening to the racism around us. As a young...

How Discussions of ‘Neighborhood Character’ Reinforce Structural Racism

How Discussions of ‘Neighborhood Character’ Reinforce Structural Racism

Articles | July 27 2020

by Gretchen Brown, Rewire When the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, proposed developing apartment buildings and retail space on an empty industrial site, an opinion piece in Growler Magazine compared the proposed development to a metal...

From Resolutions to Transformation: How Unions Are Organizing for Racial Justice

From Resolutions to Transformation: How Unions Are Organizing for Racial Justice

Articles | July 24 2020

By Stephanie Luce, Organizing Upgrade The recent wave of protests against police brutality open space for unions to step up their fight for racial justice. Many national unions issued statements in support of the protests and condemning police...

Truth and Racial Healing Press Kit Release

Truth and Racial Healing Press Kit Release

Announcements, Press Release | July 23 2020

Achieving health equity requires eliminating racism. We are supportive of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s ongoing and long-standing leadership on issues of racial justice and equity. She has introduced a resolution calling for the creation of a US...

The Case for Racism Response Funds – A Collective Response to Racist Acts

The Case for Racism Response Funds – A Collective Response to Racist Acts

| July 20 2020

By Monica C. Bell (The Appeal) The catalogue of recorded moments when white people call the police to report Black and brown people for no good reason is so large, and growing so fast, that the response has become routine: A video is posted on...

Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon and Last Living Speaker at the March on Washington, Has Died

Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon and Last Living Speaker at the March on Washington, Has Died

| July 18 2020

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights leader who served in Congress since 1987, has died after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer, Friday. He was 80. Lewis was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on...