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Obama’s Plan to Aid Black Men and Boys Will Be a Boon to Other Groups, Too

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

By john a. powell and Maya Rockeymoore

In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new initiative focused on the needs of boys and men of color. While the overall address received much applause, this new effort was met with a conspicuous silence. The president may have anticipated this less than generous response. As if to preemptively address his critics, he assured the nation that this initiative would not require any money from the government and instead would be funded through private donations from foundations and other nongovernment entities.

Written On Wednesday, July 09 2014 14:21

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise. Yet it marks a bittersweet moment. For although there are no more Bull Connors with dogs chasing down African Americans, we continue to bury our head in the sand regarding racial economic inequality.

Written On Friday, April 11 2014 13:20