Cassius Rudolph is only 24 years old, but he’s already accomplished a feat many people twice his age only dream of. The Southside Chicago native, currently studying at Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary, is working as a sort of middle man between both his former alma maters: Harlan High School and Tougaloo College.
Morris Brown College, which was once a groundbreaking college in Atlanta and one of the few HBCUs with a black founder, has seen some major struggle in the past few years. However, they seem to be on the incline with three-year $900 million grant to stem HIV infections among young black adults.
And just when we thought Oprah’s power had done it all, she surprises us again.
Oprah is changing the lives for so many women, including Dwana Smallwood, one of the premier dancers for Alvin Ailey who received a half million donation to help create this dancer’s dream.
Blacks are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs than whites, even though whites use drugs at the same rate.
It is National Minority Health month, and everyone is speaking up about it.
Even Empire‘s Bryshere Gray.
On Monday, April 4, 2016, hundreds of students congregated at BEyond Expectations, which is a series for young men of color to promote mental-health awareness.
In the most un-surprising, surprising news thus far, it seems like the Chicago police department has been monitoring the actions and online communication of protests groups and community organizations after a white cop named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager.
In a thirty second video, an elementary student from Texas breaks down the classist structure of America’s criminal justice system. His take down of the system occurred during a school debate, and so far this viral video has received over 66,000 retweets.
Last week, Harvard University officials announced a plan to create a plaque commemorating slaves who were forced to work on the campus during the 1700s. The Boston-based institution follows in the footsteps of fellow Ivy League member Brown University’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, albeit considerably later. Yet they are far outnumbered by the army of institutions who, Ivy League or not, remain steadfast in their decision to continue operating under the assumptions that their institutions came to be without complicity in American slavery.
Tearing down old, dilapidated buildings and isn’t necessarily the problem. The problem is when low-income families are forced out of their homes to free up space to build high value buildings they’ll likely never be able to afford living in. That’s gentrification. And that’s exactly what’s happening in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood.
A couple of months ago, we reported on how a new high rise apartment complex in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood was asking for ridiculously high rent – $1,825 a month to rent a studio apartment, to be exact. It was found that someone would have to make $72,000 a year just to comfortably afford one, not to mention a 1-bedroom.