Abusive & Racist Language Degrades Us All

On March 23, 2010, in Featured, News, by admin

Last Saturday, while Representatives filed through a House office building on their way to watch President Obama deliver a Health Care speech, some extremist protesters turned vicious. Civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis was repeatedly called “ni**er” by the crowd, while fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Emanuel Cleaver was spat on. Longtime NAACP […]

Yes We Count

On March 23, 2010, in Featured, News, by admin

Every 10 years, the U.S. government conducts a national Census: a demographic count of the American people. Federal funding, political representation, infrastructure projects & private investment are all based on Census data. When families do not participate, their communities lose resources and power. Yet low-income families and communities of color—those who stand the most to […]

Take Action: End Disparities in Sentencing

On March 23, 2010, in News, by admin

A bill to end major racial and ethnic disparities in drug sentencing is on the move in the Senate. Currently there is an enormous 100-1 disparity between the penalty for possession of crack cocaine and powder cocaine, a ratio that has had a devastating impact on African American and Hispanic communities. A bill has been […]

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