Insight News

Oct 04th


Celebrating the gifted James Baldwin

Celebrating the gifted James BaldwinJames Baldwin was a gifted author and freedom fighter who made a big difference with his pen in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality. During the past 12 months, notable academies and international literary organizations have paid tribute to the 90-year birthday observance of Baldwin. I knew James Baldwin as a trusted friend, but more importantly, he was a staunch supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

The Educational Equity and Excellence Project

The Educational Equity and Excellence ProjectTo Be Equal

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." – Benjamin Franklin

Protect our communities from flavored tobacco products

Protect our communities from flavored tobacco productsDid you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disease in Minneapolis? Now local residents have an opportunity to stand up to Big Tobacco and protect our children.

Blacks needs to join discussion on the economy

Blacks needs to join discussion on the economyOne's worldview or social perspective is mainly informed by a matrix of different socioeconomic and political circumstances. A polling of Black America about the current "recovery" of the economy of the United States would produce a dramatically different set of responses from the polling results of White America That is because the vast economic inequality between Blacks and whites in the U.S. today appears to be escalating.

Politicizing donations to Clinton Foundation

Politicizing donations to Clinton FoundationLike the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy that primarily funds education, world health and population projects, the Clinton Foundation was established to address such issues as climate change, global health, economic development, health and wellness and problems involving women and girls.

Overmedicating children in foster care

Overmedicating children in foster careOn any given day nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication—more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely to be prescribed multiple psychotropic medications at very high doses, although research shows higher doses can result in serious side effects.

To Be Equal: A message for the Class of 2015

To Be Equal: A message for the Class of 2015"Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. / It's had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, / And places with no carpet on the floor—Bare. / But all the time / I'se been a-climbin' on, / And reachin' landin's, / And turnin' corners, / And sometimes goin' in the dark / Where there ain't been no light. / So, boy, don't you turn back." – Langston Hughes, "Mother to Son," 1922
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