VelRahjah Holman

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Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 28, 2015 8:52pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling …

3 Action Steps for Nonprofits and Services Organizations to Take Advantage of the Stock-Market's Sell-Off

The volatility of the financial markets this past week are a crude reminder of its wicked unpredictability. Only the strong survive when it comes to investing in stocks and only those who understand that even when the markets are heading south, it could still mean opportunities for investors. I …

Kickstarting the city: Can crowd-funding save our neighborhoods?

<b>Spike Lee (AP/Kathy Willens/Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>New tools are emerging to help communities plan underfunded projects and ward off gentrification. But do they work?<p>Henry Grabar<p>May 18, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>A biking and walking trail in Memphis. An 8th-grade library at a charter school …

Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

If I were to tell anyone of color with a clue that White children are given the benefit of the doubt and Black kids are not, I imagine the response …

Black Culture

White privilege 101: Here’s the basic lesson Paul Ryan, Tal Fortgang and Donald Sterling need

<b>Tal Fortgang, Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy (Fox News/AP/Mark J. Terrill/Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Here’s one way to fight back against ignorance: A refresher on how privilege works, and why race and gender matter<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>May 9, 2014 6:48pm (UTC)<p>It was no surprise, really, to suddenly shift from …

Still Smokin’: 30 Years of Crack’s Influence on Pop Culture

<b>Earlier this week,</b> Showtime announced that director John Singleton is developing <i>Snowfall</i>, an original series revisiting the stomping grounds of South …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Legacy of Malcolm X

Why his vision lives on in Barack Obama<p>When my mother was 12, she walked from the projects of West Baltimore to the beauty shop at North Avenue and Druid Hill, and for the first time in her life, was relaxed. It was 1962. Black, bespectacled, skinny, and buck-toothed, Ma was also considered to have …

Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools

Interrupting violence in Brooklyn | MSNBC

During the bad old days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when New York City was seething in racial tension, crime and gun violence, few neighborhoods …

New York City

Tichina Arnold talks 'Martin' movie: 'We were all ready to do it'

Actress Tichina Arnold has appeared on TV and film for nearly three decades, getting her first Hollywood break in the 1986 cult classic <i>Little Shop of</i> …

The Boondocks Season 4 (Mixtape)

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids (and Grandkids) Out of Debt

<b>Since April is Financial Literacy Month,</b> now is a good time for parents and grandparents to pass along positive money messages to their offspring. …

Personal Finance

Bold Black And White Bedrooms With Bright Pops of Color

When it comes to picking a color scheme for your bedroom, the options are indeed endless. Unlike in the case of the kitchen and the living room, the …

The chains are cut on a new "holy ground." Scenes from the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum: A little girl listens in the crowd at the reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, April 5, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Photo by Trymaine Lee http://onmsnbc.co/cJKp9s

The State of Children of Color in the U.S.

African-American children face “crisis-level” barriers to success. Asian and Pacific Islander children followed by whites are best positioned to meet …