I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

People think slaveholders "took care" of their slaves out of the goodness of their hearts, rather than out of economic interest...

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery

By Margaret Biser (Vox) Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves. The site I worked at most frequently had more […]

Brooklyn District 45 Special Election: The Candidates Eyeing Jumaane William’s City Council Seat

Candidates will have to run twice this year, once on May 14th, as the Mayor has recently announced, and again sometime in November, in a special election to retain their seat in the Council.

Brooklyn District 45 Special Election: The Candidates Eyeing Jumaane William’s City Council Seat

Last week’s special election was a seminal moment for Brooklyn City Councilmember Jumaane Williams. Previously elected District 45’s representative three times in a row, Williams will now assume the role of Public Advocate, which is the second highest ranking elected office in the city. Williams had run against 16 other candidates and won with a breakaway 33.2 […]

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

By American Diabetes Association  Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services. Explore: […]

Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy Filings

Attorneys may play a role in tracking clients toward different bankruptcy options based on race.

Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy Filings

By Gwen Sharp (Sociological Images) The New York Times recently reported the results of a study of racial disparities in bankruptcy filings. When filing personal bankruptcy, most people have two options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. With Chapter 7, you have to turn over all non-exempt assets, which will be used to pay off as much of your […]

10 Signs of Kidney Damage You Need to Watch Out For

Malfunctioning kidneys mean that toxins remain in the blood instead of exiting the body via urine. When the toxins accumulate, it becomes hard to fall asleep. So, not getting enough sleep, you actually help increase your risk of kidney function decline.

10 Signs of Kidney Damage You Need to Watch Out For

By Health And Fitness Shockingly, more than thirty million Americans have kidney disease, but what’s even more shocking is that most of them don’t know it. We live in a very busy world where we get lost in small or big endless daily circles, aka routine, which makes it incredibly easy to neglect what your body […]

Stop waiting for racism to die out with old people. The Charleston shooting suspect is 21.

Once little ones who are so innocent that they don't even know in which direction racism works replace their racist grandparents, the country will be all set, right? Probably not.

Stop waiting for racism to die out with old people. The Charleston shooting suspect is 21.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris (Vox) Dylann Roof has been charged with murder for killing nine black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church on June 17 in an attack that’s being investigated as a hate crime. He’s 21 years old. His birth year — 1994 — means he’s not just a millennial, but one of the younger […]