Tag: social justice

Jay-Z Touts His NFL Partnership as the Evolution of Colin Kaepernick’s Protests. But Is It?

Photo: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Roc Nation) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit bewildered at Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s decision to partner with the NFL. In case you missed the big news yesterday—which, of course, you didn’t, because you read all about it here at The Root—the man who gave us […]

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Ebola Outbreaks Are About Inequality

Living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of North Kivu were already precarious when the first cases of Ebola were reported there last July. Only eight days earlier, officials had declared an Ebola outbreak on the western side of the DRC over. Suddenly, World Health Organization officials faced an outbreak they […]

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Angela Davis to be Inducted Into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images) The National Women’s Hall of Fame prides itself on celebrating the achievements of transcendent women throughout the course of American history. And this fall, educator and activist Angela Davis will be recognized for both her courage and accomplishments. The Associated Press reports that Davis is among the class of 2019 […]

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Kim Kardashian West Partners with Lyft to Provide 5,000 Former Prisoners With Transportation to Job Interviews

Photo: Evan Vucci (AP Photo) Kim Kardashian is problematic as hell. She’s also inexplicably gone from socialite to social justice superheroine as of late, being instrumental in commuting the life sentence of non-violent offender Alice Johnson; deploying her legal team to assist Cyntonia Brown in her eventual clemency; and unleashing her white privilege to address […]

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ACLU Files Lawsuit After California Church Is Removed as Polling Place for Supporting Black Lives Matter

Photo: iStock With the 2018 midterms three months away, the Fresno, Calif., country clerk and register of voters received a rather peculiar grievance. Specifically, according to the Washington Post, a voter—who I assume suffers from an acute case of white fragility—wanted to know “Why it was okay to have a Black Lives Matter (a known […]

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