For New York City Mayoral candidate, Dianne Morales, calls to “Defund the Police” is more than just a slogan — it’s her campaign promise to the city. Morales, former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, has laid out a multi-prong platform to reform how the city approaches policing in the city. “We’ve got to move […]
Boston is anything but a sports backwater. Since 2000, the city has had more playoff wins than any other city or region in North America. As far as championship wins go, Boston boasts 12 in 20 years between the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. These franchises have produced legendary dynasties, cementing Boston’s position at […]
Kennedy Providence, who is on the cheerleading team for the University of Toronto, recalls a time where she was reprimanded for her natural hair. “When I first began cheerleading in 2013, I had an afro. The team manager for my high school team had told us that the hairstyle would be a high ponytail with […]
How Can Social Media Companies Prevent Racist Abuse Directed At Players? After his team labored to a 0-0 draw against Arsenal in the final week of January, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford went on Twitter to announce that he had been racially abused online. “Humanity and social media at its worst. Yes I’m a Black […]
Examining the NFL’s Treatment of Black Players and their Injuries Kevin Lerell Henry, a former defensive lineman who played eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1993 to 2000, suffers from memory loss, headaches, depression, and extreme bouts of anger. He suspected these symptoms were due to injuries he sustained while playing in the NFL. […]
The NFL has a race problem. Four years ago, when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee protesting police brutality, the NFL remained silent. In May 2020, after protests raged across the country over the death of George Floyd, the NFL admitted they were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier. In the league […]
New York City’s leading Democratic mayoral candidates are pledging to end the use of all exclusive admission screens at Thursday’s Teens Take Charge forum. And NYC’s teens, who attend high schools among the most segregated in the nation, plan to hold them to it. Students, experts, and advocates have worked for years to dismantle the […]
It took nearly three weeks for East New York, Brooklyn resident Jason Minnis to get his mother-in-law a vaccine appointment in their majority-black neighborhood. Many others aren’t as lucky. Since the first vaccine rollout late last year, the widening disparity in the vaccination rates among Black communities in New York has only worsened. Part of […]
“Racism in China” is an interview-based film about Black experiences in China.
Community Fridges have been installed in the sidewalks of some neighborhoods around New York City as a revolutionary idea to address issues like food insecurity. There’s a simple rule: Take what you need, leave what you can.