By Chris Bridges, Equal Justice Society It’s astounding how much has changed. Just over one month ago, I was in Chicago--the best city in the world (yes I am biased) -- for vacation and a long overdue visit with my family. On March 16, 2020, the day after returning from that trip, the Bay Area … Continue reading COVID-19: A Harbinger of Death and Great Ethnic Disparity
One unfortunate reality about U.S. education and the criminal justice system is that disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of children of color often lead these children into prisons and jails (the school-to-prison pipeline). Nationally, zero-tolerance discipline has resulted in students of color (especially Black students), students with disabilities, LGBTQ youth, and trauma-affected children being disproportionately impacted … Continue reading EJS Thwarts the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The NFL doesn’t care about Black people! This should come as a surprise to no one with any bit of cultural awareness and familiarity with the history of the United States, particularly as it pertains to ongoing racial discrimination and systemic oppression of marginalized communities—like Bush during Katrina. On September 6, 2018, the NFL’s 2018-2019 … Continue reading The NFL Doesn’t Care About Black People!
The Oakland Chapter of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement Fellowship Program is organizing the Building Beloved Community Through The Young Men Conference taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I'm proud to be a member of the inaugural class of CBMA Fellows Oakland and involved in this conference to provide young … Continue reading Black Youth Invited to Building Beloved Community Through The Young Men Conference