What makes a community healthy? That was the question posed to teenagers by Youth UpRising in Oakland, CA. The mostly African-American youth responded that it is a place where bullets don’t fly, where their friends are not buried before they’re old enough to vote, where there are fewer liquor stores than there are grocery stores. [...]
Colorblind author weighs in on the ongoing debates over the ideas of a post-racial America and solving racial tension by not talking so much about it.
Most Americans are surprised to learn that the most common causes of illnesses among poor people living in the Western Hemisphere are caused by a group of parasitic infections known collectively as the neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs.” Worldwide, approximately one billion people live on either no money or next to no money — below [...]
A former Arizona state senator calls it “the second coming of the civil rights movement.” Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff calls it a “travesty.” And New Mexico’s governor calls it an “unconstitutional human rights-violating law.” They are referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 — a controversial new law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal [...]
Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls explains the connection between the Taliban and women in Afghanistan.
She was admired for her talent and activism and considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Praise for Lena Horne extends to the strength of her convictions, as she changed the image of African American women in Hollywood by refusing to be cast in stereotypical roles as a maid. The 92-year-old singer, [...]
Father Fiction explains the fatherless generation and his coming to terms with his own experience.
Oscar-winning actor explains the impact of his profession on his activism and discusses his new film, The Lightkeepers, as a metaphor for the U.S.
Apparently, you can boycott an entire state if it passes a law that really makes you angry. The target? Arizona. The controversy? A new Arizona law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal and gives police authority to question and detain individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally. Critics have been [...]
Tavis pays a moving tribute to the two longtime civil rights activists.