Meet Cori Bush – Congressional Candidate for Missouri’s 1st District

Meet Cori Bush – Congressional Candidate for Missouri’s 1st District

Being the first of anything is never easy, and often humbling, but also an exciting opportunity to set the tone for the future. Such is the case for Cori Bush, the first candidate for Congress formally endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Bush is running in the Democratic Primary against long-time incumbent William LacyRead more about Meet Cori Bush – Congressional Candidate for Missouri’s 1st District[…]

How I Became “Radicalized” to Fight Institutional Racism

How I Became “Radicalized” to Fight Institutional Racism

CNN published an article about the “radicalization” of white men. Care to know how I got radicalized? It’s the day Tamir Rice was shot in less than two seconds. It was the moment that the old adage of “life isn’t fair” went out the window. I’ve always been a Socialist. I’ve always viewed the worldRead more about How I Became “Radicalized” to Fight Institutional Racism[…]

Planning Helped Texas Southern Get a Handle on Harvey

Planning Helped Texas Southern Get a Handle on Harvey

The notices from the university administration started going out last Tuesday at Texas Southern. That week, Dr. Austin Lane, the president of the Houston institution, gathered his cabinet, the chief of police, and other members of university leadership to address the incoming storm. “Fortunately, we had time to prepare,” said Lane. “The planning and preparationRead more about Planning Helped Texas Southern Get a Handle on Harvey[…]

Helping the College Applicants Who Need It the Most

Helping the College Applicants Who Need It the Most

Where does a high school senior whose parents didn’t go to college turn to understand the application process? What resources are available to a student from a remote rural area if she wants to apply to college? These questions and hundreds more like them are the ones I think about every day. While the numberRead more about Helping the College Applicants Who Need It the Most[…]

George Washington University Opening Some Doors in D.C.

George Washington University Opening Some Doors in D.C.

When she was a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, D.C., Faith Hudson’s school called a special assembly. She didn’t think much of it; visitors often came by for panels and to learn more about the small public charter school in Southeast D.C Emmoni Morrisey, center, is a Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (SJT) scholarshiprecipient. ItRead more about George Washington University Opening Some Doors in D.C.[…]

Rusert’s Novel Looks Back at Fight Against Racist Sciences

Rusert’s Novel Looks Back at Fight Against Racist Sciences

Dr. Britt Rusert’s new book, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture sheds a contemporary light on the Black artists, scientists, clergy and activists working to critique and challenge the racist sciences of the 19th century. Through an interdisciplinary lens, the University of Massachusetts Amherst professor hones in on the relationship betweenRead more about Rusert’s Novel Looks Back at Fight Against Racist Sciences[…]

New Hampshire University to Take in Students After Harvey

New Hampshire University to Take in Students After Harvey

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire university is offering a free semester to college students displaced by Hurricane Harvey, 12 years after it helped a similar group after Hurricane Katrina. Franklin Pierce University will provide free tuition, room and board to up to 20 students for the fall semester. The university made a similar offerRead more about New Hampshire University to Take in Students After Harvey[…]

Judge Nearing Decision on Trial Over Penn State Frat Death

Judge Nearing Decision on Trial Over Penn State Frat Death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A district judge may decide by the weekend whether prosecutors have presented enough evidence to hold a trial for former members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity charged in connection with a pledge’s death. Before a preliminary hearing resumed for a seventh day on Thursday, District Judge Allen Sinclair told reporters heRead more about Judge Nearing Decision on Trial Over Penn State Frat Death[…]

Arizona State Unveils Tillman Statue at Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State Unveils Tillman Statue at Sun Devil Stadium

TEMPE, Ariz. — The walls around Sun Devil Stadium and the new football complex are lined with photos of Pat Tillman. Images of the former player and Army Ranger can be found across the campus and around town, too. Now there’s a bronze likeness of perhaps the greatest Sun Devil in school history. Arizona StateRead more about Arizona State Unveils Tillman Statue at Sun Devil Stadium[…]