Race, Starbucks & Foster Care

Earlier this year, Starbucks Corp. CEO Howard Schultz pulled the plug on his company’s in-store initiative that encouraged baristas to write “Race Together” on cups and talk about race relations with their customers....more

MTV Documentary #WhitePeople Examines American Perspectives on Race

Most white people are completely uncomfortable discussing race. And with 91% of white Americans having zero non-white friends, they kind of don’t have to....more
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Alzheimer's brain changes vary by race

When it comes to race, not all the effects of Alzheimer's are the same.New research from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that Alzheimer's develops differently in the brains of African Americans (vs. Americans of European descent) and that they are more likely to experience brain changes that also contribute to dementia....more

It May Not Be Racism, But Race Does Matter

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Praise GOD the Creator sister tell it like it is. So that means when we start having children we ...more

How to Be Race Ready Even if You Don't Think So

Hello!My last race was a 10k a few weeks ago. It may turn out to be my favorite distance. I signed up for this race a day before the race knowing that I would have company the entire weekend. I knew that I would probably have a few drinks on Friday and stay up late. I knew that a least one meal with french fries would occur.I definitely had a freak out before my guests arrived for the weekend and had a few too many drinks on Friday before the race. The outcome?...more

When You Look at Me You Don’t See Color – Your Loss!

Often when I talk to people about race they say, "When I look at you I don't see color." My response to them is always the same. Aloud I say, "That is your loss, my color is beautiful." To myself I say, "You are either unobservant or a liar." ...more
It is the most dishonest and ridiculous thing. WHen someone says to me, "I don't see color" I ...more

My Children Are Not Intruders

Growing up as a child, my mother taught me many things. She taught me to be independent, persistent and kind. Everything I am is because of what I learned from her. As much as I don't want to admit it sometimes, our personalities are very similar.Our features are even the same. We look exactly alike except for one thing. She is fair skinned and often mistaken as white. My brother, looks like her too, only with blue eyes and blonde hair. And then there's me. The dark one of the family....more
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Why We Need Intersectionality in Feminism

A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow student Reem Hashim gave a speech at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy on the “Danger of Separatism.” The speech came at the tail end of a tumultuous year at UVA, a year that bore witness to the brutal arrest of Martese Johnson, the announcement of tuition hikes th...more
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Baltimore

 I have been on the verge of tears about Baltimore. I remember someone telling me years ago, when it feels like too much, turn away. I have that luxury, because I am safe. But for the ones who can't turn away, who are living in the face of what it all comes down to  -- the color you were born, my heart stops for them today.  ...more