Tag: wes moore

PageTurners: How Trauma and Love Converge at a Literary Point

Thick Skin; Open Water’ Ghost in a Black Girl’s ThroatImage: Kernpunkt Press, Grove Press, Black Cat, Red Hen Press It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root How does trauma affect the way we live our day-to-day lives? Is inherited or intergenerational trauma more significant than a trauma—or traumas—experienced firsthand? There are perspectives […]

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Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, ACLU and Others Pledge to Tackle Racial Wealth Gap by Boosting Black Employment and Business Investments

Photo: Shutterstock Some of the biggest companies in America say they will put their considerable might behind a mission of closing the massive wealth gap between Black people and white people in this country. Advertisement According to analysis by Brookings Institute, the median wealth held by Black households in the U.S. is not even 15 […]

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New York City Council Approves Series of Police Reforms, Including Ending Qualified Immunity for the NYPD

Photo: BrandonKleinPhoto (Shutterstock) Change is often a slow, ongoing process. Last year, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched in the streets and demanded that police stop killing unarmed Black people and that they be held accountable for their actions. New York City, which is no stranger to police misconduct, passed a series of reforms on […]

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Kerry Washington, Wes Moore Create Racial Justice Fund

Amid the unrest stemming from the recent harrowing incidents of police brutality, several initiatives have been launched to address systemic racism in America. Among those is an effort being led by actress Kerry Washington and social entrepreneur and author Wes Moore dubbed The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, AfroTech reported. Kerry Washington and Wes […]

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