Three years after Kalief Browder took his life following the traumatic experience of being detained for 1,120 days in Riker’s Island jail, with more than 800 of them in solitary confinement, we need to move towards prison abolition.
A lesson in making human decency company policy.
Having a Ph.D. doesn’t make you immune from racism, it just means you have the logic and diction to justify it.
A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.
New York City’s Design Commission approved the removal of the statue of James Marion Sims located in Central Park
Protests and talks of boycotts ensue as Starbucks offers an apology while investigating incident
John Kennedy: “I have nothing to apologize for.”
Three minutes and 24 seconds.
That is how long it took 11-year-old Naomi Wadler to galvanize an international audience to think about dead Black girls, their disenfranchisement, and their relationship to gun violence in a national dialogue on gun laws.
Monica N. Britton is quick to acknowledge the love and encouragement she received from her parents during her years as an undergraduate student at the University at Albany.