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The Constitution is a Shield for Civil and Human Rights
August 9, 2018
In a few weeks, the Senate will decide whether a D.C. Circuit Court judge named Brett Kavanaugh should be the nation’s next Supreme Court justice. And from my office window, I can already hear the battle cries. ... read more »
Our Children Are at Risk
July 5, 2018
A few years ago, his Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, studied school discipline data and came to a troubling conclusion: African American students in the 2011-12 school year had been suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than White students. ... read more »
Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success
June 21, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), speaks specifically to parent and family engagement. Data highlighted examples of the successful impact parents can have when they are present in their child’s school. ... read more »
Film ‘Romeo is Bleeding’ Uses Poetry as Antidote to Black on Black Crime
August 3, 2017
Executive produced by author, entrepreneur and social activist Russell Simmons, 'Romeo is Bleeding' is a documentary detailing the history of crime and separation among "turfs" in Richmond, CA. The film tracks the life of a drug-dealing rebel turned poet named Donte Clark, who through his artistic expression, manages to transform the lives of youth in his community. Watch as we interview members of the cast and crew. Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
New mural in Richmond honors tennis champ Arthur Ashe
July 20, 2017
A new mural honoring black tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe has gone up in Richmond, his hometown. ... read more »
Civil rights advocate statue unveiled in Richmond
July 20, 2017
A monument honoring African-American civil rights advocate Maggie Walker has been unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. ... read more »
Richmond to unveil Maggie Walker monument next month
June 22, 2017
The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month. ... read more »
Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November
April 28, 2016
More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday April 22. The Democrat said restoring the rights of former felons to vote and run for office will help undo the state's long history of trying to prevent African-Americans from fully participating in our democracy. ... read more »
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