Alma Sheppard-Matsuo artwork

Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

What is social justice?

Kalamazoo College students raise questions about the importance and purpose of social justice.  

Legacy Workout

“The Legacy Workout is dedicated to the memory of bodies of work. Of bodies at work. And at play. Of minds committed to mining greatness, to combating injustice, to insuring a future for future bodies, and minds. The Legacy Workout … Continue reading

When Loud Music Turned Deadly

Repost from the New York Times, this video tells the story of a black teenager in Florida who was killed by a white man after an argument over loud music.

America’s First Muslim Fraternity

Repost from the New York Times, this video offers insight into the beginnings of Alif Laam Meem, the first Muslim fraternity in the United States, on the campus of the University of Texas, Dallas.

Restorative Justice in Justice Systems

Officer Greg Ruprecht sees Restorative Justice in action by keeping offenders from becoming repeat offenders. Read about this in Yes!

Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets

One night in 1971, files were stolen from an F.B.I. office near Philadelphia. They proved that the bureau was spying on thousands of Americans. The case was unsolved, until now. Click here to read the story: Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. … Continue reading

Left of Black with Gaye Theresa Johnson

Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Gaye Theresa Johnson to talk about her new book, “Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles”.

The Cancer Divide: Mary

Repost from the New York Times. Through the story of Ms. Mary Singleton, the topic of racial disparities in deaths resulting from breast cancer is explored. Also, check out the accompanying story, “Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival”, … Continue reading

Moral Monday Movement Begins in Georgia

Reverend William J. Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP, speaks at kickoff rally for Moral Monday Movement in Georgia. January 13, 2014 Georgia State Capitol

Regionally Speaking: Uniting through Stories

The novelist James Baldwin wrote, “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” This is the motivation for the oral interview effort in the City of East Cleveland called the “Voicing and … Continue reading

Freedom Riders | PBS

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for … Continue reading

Stop-and-Frisk: The Police Officer

Police officer Adhyl Polanco grew up with the constant crime and shootings of Washington Heights and always dreamt of becoming one of the “good guys.” After the “1 arrest / 20 summons / 5 stop and frisks” monthly policy was … Continue reading

Reel Bad Arabs

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of … Continue reading

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