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Serena Williams, decidedly the greatest athlete of our generation, is no stranger to the obstacles of being a strong, Black woman. This past weekend at the U.S. Open in the final match between her and Naomi Osaka, Williams—who was competing for her 24th Grand Slam tournament win—was charged with three penalty code violations, contributing to her ultimate defeat and a victory…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on September 14, 2018 at 6:44pm — No Comments
on the opening of our New Haven Skate Park at Edgewood Park. See the pictures made by two great New Haven photographers:
On the I Love New Haven blog by Leigh Busby: Edgewood Skatepark Grand Opening
On Facebook by Misty from Lotta Studios:…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on September 10, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When Margaret Hagerman was trying to recruit white affluent families as subjects for the research she was doing on race, one prospective interviewee told her, “I can try to connect you with my colleague at work who is black. She might be more helpful.”... https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/white-kids-race/569185/
Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Synopsis: Many of the children who are presently gearing up for a new school year are also preparing to face police on a daily basis. The numbers of cops in schools is growing, which often means that instead of a detention or a timeout, routine misbehavior can result in arrest and criminal charges — with children of color disproportionately impacted. The U.S. Department of Education recently released data collected from America’s 96,000 public schools. That data shows that students of color…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments
Synopsis: The emerging science of implicit bias is one of the most promising fields for animating the human change that makes social change possible. The social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji is one of its primary architects. She understands the mind as a “difference-seeking machine” that helps us order and navigate the overwhelming complexity of reality. But this gift also creates blind spots and biases, as we fill in what we don’t know with the limits of what we do know. This is science that…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments
In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an "inharmonious" racial group. Meaning black people.
It wasn't surprising. The housing administration …Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 13, 2018 at 3:33pm — No Comments
The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 8, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments
It wasn’t too long ago that a lot of people were talking about a post-racial America. We had elected a Black president for the first time, and then went ahead and re-elected him four years later, and the country was feeling pretty good about itself.
While Barack Obama’s presidency was indeed a profound and…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
June 28, 2018
This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An act that single handedly transformed American politics by ushering in more American Indians,…Continue
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Metro Taxi is driving efforts to give people with disabilities more freedom.…Continue
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By Robert K. Ross Jul. 17, 2018
Civic engagement and community voice make up the secret sauce of US democracy. We need a new, community-generated social compact to assert the vision and policy framework for an inclusive 21st-century America.…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on July 17, 2018 at 5:36pm — No Comments
The strength of American cities – and the nation as a whole – depends on generating inclusive growth for people of all races, ethnicities, and incomes...
REPORT on: Building Shared Prosperity in America’s Cities…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on July 16, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting…Continue
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Why do so many pregnant women and young mothers die?
Your guess is as good as our government’s. We simply don’t know. Even the statistics we have aren’t current, though from all indications the U.S.’s mortality rate is rising, as it is in Afghanistan and Sudan.
But in the U.S., the rate has risen by 136 percent between 1990 and 2013...…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on July 13, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Nonprofit Quarterly: | July 9, 2018
Superficially, it seems that the current US presidential administration has it in for babies. Even as it…Continue
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Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die than their white counterparts. The disparity has everything to do with the lived experience of race.
Added by Lee Cruz on May 11, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments
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Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to become an impact investor. Before then, no one ever told me it was possible to make investment decisions based on my values rather than just financial returns. Once I learned there was this rising tide of “impact investing,” I was all in.
Added by Lee Cruz on May 4, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments