The Worst Cities For Black Americans

Last year, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident drew attention to racially charged police brutality, and sparked outrage nationwide. Fatal police shootings involving black citizens, however, are only one of the consequences of racial inequality. For decades, black Americans have faced higher poverty rates,… Read More »

African-American Parents Emphatically Favor School Choice, Survey Finds

African-American parents overwhelmingly favor school choice, according to a new nationwide report conducted by Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies (BCRS). Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the report say they would support allowing parents to send their children to the school of their choice using state education tax dollars. Seventy-two percent favor public charter schools, and… Read More »

Education and Community Leaders Launch New Model to Implement Restorative Practices, an Alternative Approach to Punitive Discipline, in Denver and Across the Country

A coalition of racial justice, education, Labor and community groups today announced a new effort to ensure widespread implementation of restorative practices in Denver Public Schools. Restorative practices are alternatives to punitive school disciplinary policies that have proven ineffective and racially discriminatory. The youth and parent group, Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, the national racial justice… Read More »

The National Bankers Association Convenes to Promote Sustainable Ownership Within Communities of Color

The National Bankers Association, at its upcoming 88th Annual Convention, to be held October 5 – 7 at the Savannah Desoto Hilton Hotel, is tackling the issue of declining homeownership rates among African-American and Hispanic-American populations. Under the theme: “Promoting sustainable homeownership within communities of color”, the Association has assembled industry leaders in the public… Read More »

Black and Latinos working together

If there was ever a propitious time for African Americans and Latino Americans to unite to advance the cause of freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment, it is now. Today, more than ever, the rapidly changing national demographics and the potential political and economic power as a direct result of Latino and Black unity in… Read More »