First Amendment experts weigh in after Pulitzer-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones denied tenure at UNC

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, was denied tenure at the University of North Carolina, her alma mater, by its board of trustees, according to a report by NC Policy Watch. The board’s decision sparked outrage online and from faculty and staff. Some have claimed the board’s decision resulted after pressure from conservatives, USA Today Reports….

Today: “Anti-Asian Hate & Anti-Racism in Higher Education!” 🎓

Since the onset of the coronavirus, there has been an increase in anti-Asian violence and hate. This panel discussion will delve into the anti-Asian sentiment and racism in higher education and discuss the social inequalities that Asian Americans have experienced amidst the global pandemic. The event will also share tools for best navigating racialized violence…

What the mothers of 3 Civil Rights leaders have to teach Black moms today

Anna Malaika Tubbs learned she was pregnant with her first child in November 2019 while researching her first book. Already, her relationship with the stories she was uncovering about Alberta King, Louise Little and Emma Berdis Baldwin had been intensifying, the more she learned about their revolutionary role in the fight for Black equality, respect and…

Wandering cops shuffle departments, abusing citizens

Timothy Loehmann wanted to be a police officer like his father. He got a job in Independence, Ohio, but it didn’t go well. His supervisors allowed him to quit after he suffered a “dangerous lack of composure” during firearms training. The department concluded he would “not be able to cope or make good decisions” under…

Anti-Black Racism Course Addresses Events as They Unfold

The positive response to a one-credit class on Anti-Black Racism that the University of Connecticut offered in the fall 2020 semester has resulted in the class being offered again in the spring 2021 semester. The free course saw a fall enrollment of 1,450 undergraduate students, 125 graduate students, and 625 staff and faculty. The class,…

August Wilson African American Cultural Center receives $1.3 million grant, announces artists for new residency program

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center received a sizable grant to help support “emerging artists of color” in Pittsburgh, according to a press release. The latest gift adds is on top of $350,000 the RK Mellon Foundation gave AWAACC earlier this year to create its new B.U.I.L.D. artist-in-residency program. B.U.I.L.D. (which stands for Build, Utilize, Inform, Lead,…

Why The George Floyd Verdict Matters to the Nation and to the World

Long before the verdict was read Tuesday afternoon it was clear, especially in communities of color, that George Floyd was murdered and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was guilty. What was also clear is that this trial was not just about Chauvin. And it not merely about the man he killed. The verdict was…