Category Archives: State & Local News

State Executives Have a Substantial Opportunity to Reduce Gun Violence Without Waiting for Legislatures to Act

With each successive mass shooting we have experienced in recent months, the public drumbeat for meaningful action to address gun violence in our communities grows louder, while policymakers in Washington, D.C., have declined to pass any legislation in recent years to address this epidemic. However, effective actions to curb gun violence are not exclusive to… Read More »

An open letter to Black elected officials

Each year, various social service organizations issue reports relating to the state of Black America. While issues such as affordable housing, jobs, crime and challenging family dynamics are generally discussed, the poor quality of the education received by far too many African American children continues to be a focal point found in these reports. The… Read More »