In his TED Talk, Clint Smith talks about the rules his parents set, which effectively stripped away parts of his childhood, “just so that I could come home at night.”
As this video demonstrates, racial equality includes seeing people as who they are, not what they look like.
The law enforcement system has been constructed to treat us like sub-human suspects. For some people this comes as a surprise. For others, it is simply reality.
As part of a joint project between the Because of Them, We Can initiative and Nickelodeon, in which kids portray distinguished African Americans, young girls in this video pay tribute to poet Maya Angelou.
RH Reality Check interviewed Giuliano via email earlier this week about the success of his hashtag and the importance of showing that Black history is more far-reaching and embedded in our present-day social structures than state education departments and local school districts would have us believe.
A new report from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on state lawmakers to increase access to contraceptives, cancer screenings, and abortion care and strengthen the social safety net, among other things.
The agenda is “a powerful platform for us to really organize ourselves, to speak on our own behalf, and to be at the table when decisions are being made about us,” said La’Tasha Mayes, founder and executive director at New Voices Pittsburgh.
Native American women experience the highest rates of sexual assault in the country. Some of this is clearly the result of sexualizing and devaluing stereotypes white men are still taught about Native women—including Native mascotry.
In light of the recent discussions about police violence and racial profiling, Melissa Harris-Perry gives a brief history lesson on police practices throughout the country.
Only when our society acknowledges what Black women are doing and have been doing to advance equality for all will people truly understand why Black lives matter.