Inequality Is Now Mainstream
Last week in New York, the Ford Foundation hosted a conference with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on "Changing the Conversation on Growth: Going Inclusive." read story
5 Ways to Protect Yourself From the American Economic Disaster
My PhD is in Finance, so I know this field pretty well. I’ve taught dozens of students who’ve earned millions on Wall Street. I studied finance for several hours each day from the age of 18 to 31, and then became a full-time professor at Syracuse University. read story
Who Should Be Afraid?
- In the years after enslavement ended, Southern whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No white “owned” a black person, but many whites behaved as if they did. read story
Environmental Racism: 'New Frontline' of Human Rights
Environmental justice activists are calling attention to what they say is the new frontline of the human rights struggle - chemical contamination of communities of color - what some groups have dubbed environmental racism.
What Will (Y)our Legacy Look Like?
As America begins the annual ritual of "celebrating" the countless achievements of African Americans during the February observance of Black History Month, I think it makes sense to remind each other that the things we do every day will be the historical recollections for future generations. read story
Faith Strong in Man Freed After 22 Years for Wrongful Conviction
Antonio Yarbough spent the first two days of freedom largely at a loss for words. But the three words he said quietly over the phone in the hours immediately following his exoneration for the 1992 murder of his mother, his sister and a family friend, spoke volumes about the man’s character and faith. read story