Category Archives: Policy & Issues

Leading Civil Rights Organization and Police Chiefs Join to Address Hate Crimes

Recognizing the critical role law enforcement and community leaders play in responding to hate crimes, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) have come together to launch a new effort that will significantly strengthen the continuing dialogue on this serious issue. Through the… Read More »

Black college meeting is on, White House says

The White House said it won’t postpone a conference on historically black colleges next month, rejecting calls from African-American lawmakers who said President Donald Trump should shelve the event after his comments about the fatal protest in Charlottesville, Va. The Sept. 17-19 conference will go on as scheduled, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, director for communications for the… Read More »

Embrace racial healing to change hearts and minds

La June Montgomery Tabron – Prior to the displays of hatred and the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, a young woman who seemingly embraced the virtues of healing, a transformation was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia. This college town, where roughly 80 percent of the residents are white, culminated a lawful process in February when… Read More »

To be poor and black in America is to be invisible

Since the beginning of his campaign in 2016, President Trump has prided himself in leading the vanguard for the Americans who have gone unheard in the United States. His campaign popularized and stylized the idea of low-income white Americans as the biggest victims of oppression in the United States; however, there are marginalized groups that… Read More »