It’s a rare thing when two great thinkers come together, but that is exactly what is going to happen next week when Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent at The Atlantic and author of the article The Case for Reparations, leads an online book club that will delve into a study of the book, The New Jim Crow, written by acclaimed civil rights lawyer, legal scholar,

TAGS: Racial Justice
In a 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama delivered one of the most memorable lines of his political career. “There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America,” he said. “There's the United States of America.” It was a powerful, if simple, statement of unity and togetherness; the convention hall thundered with applause.

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What is Justice Reinvestment?
If you Google “Justice Reinvestment” you will find a very jargon-riddled, wordy definition that goes a little something like this:

    An exhibit from the Supreme Court case showing overcrowding in California prisons. See more photos here.  

  Tens of thousands of Californians had their vote taken away with the stroke of a pen. In December 2011, the California Secretary of State issued a memo saying that people on post-release community supervision or mandatory supervision are ineligible to vote.

Ella’s Song is an a cappella piece written by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and performed by the famous heritage group called Sweet Honey in the Rock

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A Letter to Ella Baker
What would you ask a badass activist?

Lessons on leadership and "making a contribution" from Civil Rights leader Ella Baker.

TAGS: movement history
On the anniversary of Ella Baker’s birth and death, her radical model for social change lives on in the Dreamers.

TAGS: movement history