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Schools & Youth

Say It Isn’t So

by The News on May 21 2007, 7:53AM

Oh, but it is. For the first time, California will spend more on its prisons than for its higher education systems, making it the only state with a bigger prison budget, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today. As the costs…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Maximizing the Minimum

by Dorian Warren on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

Blocked by Capitol Hill conservatives, labor advocates win wage increases at the state level.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

Are Local Colleges Keeping Eye on Race?

by The News on May 16 2007, 7:02AM

At Woodland Community College near Sacramento, Calif., Latinos make up 44 percent of the student body and 0 percent of its full-time faculty, according to a recent article. Eric Alfaro realized about a year ago that something was bothering him…

Topics: Schools & Youth

College Access Battle Gains Ground

by The News on April 30 2007, 8:39AM

The majority of California’s high school seniors of color will not complete the courses they need to enter California State University or the University of California system. In response, the Applied Research Center’s launched its college access advocacy week today….

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Supreme Court? Supreme Problem

by Tammy Johnson on April 26 2007, 12:18PM

When I was a community organizer in Milwaukee, crafting the campaign plan was straightforward. Do the groundwork of going door-to-door, to churches and community events to educate people on the issue. Then mobilize them to move our target —testifying at…

Topics: Immigration, News Items, Politics, Schools & Youth

Novelist Walter Mosley Kicks Off FACING RACE conference

by Andre Banks on March 23 2007, 12:00PM

The mystery novelist and social commentator urged hundreds of advocates address racial and economic inequality.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health, Schools & Youth

The “Colorblind” Attack on Your Health

by Kai Wright on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

For three decades, conservative thinkers have worked mightily to discredit race-based considerations in public policy and cement the belief that America today is, as it should be, a colorblind society.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Schools & Youth

White Progressives Don’t Get It

by Rinku Sen on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

If racism dilutes progressive solutions, can’t racial justice improve life for everyone?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Nsombi Lambright - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Mississippi ACLU director tackles the triple threat of racial profiling, juvenile justice and felon disenfranchisement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

ibrahim abdul matin - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Technology Organizer at Movement Strategies Center talks about MyBLOC.net–social networking with a conscience

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Health, Hurricane Katrina, Schools & Youth

Eddie Palmieri - INNOVATOR

by Donna Hernandez on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Sun of Latin music, Inspiring after 50 years

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

The Young Adult Boom

by Megan Izen on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

The potential of the young adult market has not gone unnoticed by famous writers. But it’s a mixed bag for teens of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Rants and Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

Reading between the headlines of your daily news.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Welfare Nanny Diaries

by Rinku Sen on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

In a debate that revolves around the needs of parents and children, the woman who meets those needs sometimes gets lost.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Diamonds in the Rough

by Janine Macbeth on September 21 2005, 12:00PM

The search for socially responsible, multicultural children’s literature.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on September 20 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: Does Bush Even Know That Blacks Can Vote? During a meeting between the Congressional Black Caucus and President Bush, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. asked if they could count on his support to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1965—a…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

The Future of Brown

by Victor Goode on July 21 2004, 12:00PM

Victor Goode revisits the history of one of the linchpins of the civil rights movement and asks, what is Brown’s relevance for the next decade?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Tammy Johnson on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

Rethinking Schools Online www.rethinkingschools.com This quarterly real-time education journal recently retooled their online presence into a readable site with bite. Full access to the publication’s content is a major plus to any progressive education activist. Columns such as ESEA Watch…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Culture-Tracfficking for the 21st Century

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Meet the cross-cultural, postcolonial performer who takes on everyone from George W. to J-Lo

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Chandra Ray on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

Today’s Front Pageshttp://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/If you lack access to international newspapers, this website provides access to 212 front pages of 29 countries, including countries whose populations are largely non-white, such as India, Jamaica, and Thailand. There is an option to download pdf…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth