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Americans Prioritize Unity and Racial Healing Over Divisive Rhetoric, Poll Finds

Americans Prioritize Unity and Racial Healing Over Divisive Rhetoric, Poll Finds

Articles, Racial Healing Relationship Building | October 13 2023

Check out the recent article by Washington Informer that features NCHE's Poll "Heart of America Annual Survey: A Call for Unity and the Power of Racial Healing!"   By WI Web Staff, Washington Informer (Read...

Viola Fletcher Waited 102 Years for Reparations. She’s Still Waiting.

Viola Fletcher Waited 102 Years for Reparations. She’s Still Waiting.

Articles, Racial Equity | October 5 2023

The Tulsa Massacre of 1921 is an undeniable reminder of the persistent racism and systemic oppression that has existed for far too long. It's time to pay attention, recognize the need for reparations, and ensure justice is served. By Wesley...

Why Hispanic Heritage Month Remains Vital and Relevant

Why Hispanic Heritage Month Remains Vital and Relevant

Articles, Racial Healing Relationship Building | September 26 2023

"Hispanic Heritage Month remains relevant, valuable, and important. By raising awareness about Latino achievements, it promotes greater understanding among all Americans. And that is certainly worthy of celebration." By Raul A. Reyes, The...

Johnson Unveils City Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism

Johnson Unveils City Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism

Articles, Environmental Racism | September 22 2023

This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE's CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side! By Brett Chase, Chicago Sun times  (Read...

Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Visualizing the Racial Wealth Gap

Articles, Economy, Housing | September 19 2023

Undeniably, discrimination, structural inequality, and biases in institutions are the root causes of the vast racial wealth gap in the United States. By Ricardo Mimbela & Katie Duarte, ACLU (Read...

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Articles, Environmental Racism, Separation | September 11 2023

50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at...

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Impact of Chicago’s Environmental Justice Executive Order

Environmental Racism, Racial Equity | September 8 2023

Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to...

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Civil Rights Leaders Seek Energy of Original Movement at March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary

Articles, Racial Equity | August 31 2023

Sixty years ago, in the nation's capital, history was made! Thousands of people joined together for a powerful demonstration in support of racial justice, which is still remembered today as one of the most influential of its kind. By Aaron...

The 2023 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

The 2023 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!

Announcements, Newsletters | August 22 2023

Check out some of NCHE's program highlights in the 2023 Summer...

Lahaina Residents Worry a Rebuilt Maui Town Could Slip into the Hands of Affluent Outsiders

Lahaina Residents Worry a Rebuilt Maui Town Could Slip into the Hands of Affluent Outsiders

Articles, Housing | August 17 2023

Maui is facing a major housing crisis after the recent wildfires. Priority must be given to ensuring residents have basic needs and are not displaced from their native land. By Audrey McAvoy and Claire Rush, AP News (Read...