A FEDERAL COLLEGE LOAN PROGRAM IS EXACERBATING THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP

By | May 18th, 2018|Education|

In America today, the average white family currently holds almost seven times the wealth of the average African-American family, and five times the wealth of the average Hispanic family. This disparity is nothing new: The racial wealth gap hasn’t changed in 50 years, despite decades of policies aimed at reducing discrimination in

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Hate crimes jump for fourth straight year in largest U.S. cities, study shows

By | May 16th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

Hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities increased by 12 percent last year, reaching the highest level in more than a decade, according to a report released Monday by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino.

The center analyzed hate-crime data reported

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The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege

By | May 15th, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

Every time black dust blows through the windswept Moapa River Indian Reservation about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, residents grow more unnerved.

This tribal community of just 225 has seen more than its share of sickness. Tribal council member Vickie Simmons watched

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National Urban League Annual Report Highlights STEM Gap, Student Debt

By | May 15th, 2018|Education|

What issues are most critical to Black scholarship in 2018?

The question may seem subjective, but researchers at the National Urban League have  found the answers to such complex questions.

The venerable civil rights nonprofit has released its annual assessment of the socio-economic fitness titled,“Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.”

This year’s “State of Black America” report,

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Campus Cops Handling Racism

By | May 14th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

In the past few weeks, a black student at Yale University had the police called on her for napping in a common room, and two Native American teenagers, prospective students at Colorado State University, were stopped on a campus tour after another parent was reportedly nervous, calling them “creepy” in a 911 call.

While generally much

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Riverside man accused of hanging noose on fence to intimidate mixed-race neighbors

By | May 11th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

A Riverside man has been accused of hanging a noose to intimidate a mixed-race family — the first prosecution of the state anti-hate law in Inland Southern California since the Legislature added nooses to the statute nine years ago.

Levi Jared Grant Lehman, 30, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Feb. 16. He has been

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Incidences of Campus Racial Intolerance Spark Calls for Change

By | May 11th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Some say the current racial and political climate contributes to the problem. They have “heightened the othering of people of color,” says Dr. Marybeth Gasman, director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. “I think there are Whites who consider spaces

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Video of an arrest in Vista sparks anger at sheriff’s department

By | May 10th, 2018|Police & Community|

The videotaped arrest this week of two men at a domestic-violence call prompted swift condemnation from family members and community leaders Wednesday, as San Diego sheriff’s officials launched an investigation.

Within hours of its posting on social media and the San Diego Union-Tribune

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