Staples and Vanessa Williams Support New York City Public School Teachers with “Think It Up”
Staples, Inc. announced that it funded 176 local classroom projects in New York City, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to Think It Up™, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping... Read more
Film wants world to see effect of police deadly force on blacks
In 2001, April Martin was a production assistant for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati when riots rocked the city after an unarmed black man was fatally confronted by police — the second such incident in five months. The media coverage of the civil unrest disturbed Martin, a black woman living in... Read more
NAACP’s ‘Journey for Justice’ marches into North Carolina
Members and supporters of one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization marched into the state Saturday on U.S. 1 from South Carolina as they continue a “journey for justice,” an 860-mile trek that began in Selma, Ala., and will end in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15. The NAACP... Read more
Changing how we view African-American men
Gary Mays of Douglasville defies whatever ugly stereotypes — take your pick — that exists about African-American men. He’s educated. He’s worked for a major corporation for 28 years. He’s the father of two college-age children. He’s been happily married for 23 years to his children’s mother and is... Read more
A Bond and a commitment
Julian Bond, once a young leader in the civil-rights movement — who did not always see eye-to-eye with Martin Luther King Jr. — died over the weekend at a time when Americans are receiving successive reminders that the fight against racism isn’t over. He was only 75, a testament... Read more