Summer shouldn't mean hunger for our nation's children
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:37
Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation's children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.
I am a biracial woman (African-American and European descent).
I have voluminous curly hair that I wear naturally. I am always surprised by the reactions I get from people about my natural hair. I have had complete strangers touch my hair, making me feel violated and I have had numerous hair salon tragedies.
Michael Dunn verdict the beginning of justice in the killing of Jordan Davis
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:12
Statement from Advancement Project
Washington – Today a jury found Michael Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of firing a deadly weapon in a November 2012 shooting which left 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead. The judge declared a mistrial on the charge of first degree murder and a retrial may be scheduled for later this year. Advancement Project Co-Director Judith Browne Dianis issued the following statement in response: