Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

On the morning of March 31st, New York, home to the city once considered to be the marijuana arrest capital of the world, became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Just hours later, the Governor signed into law an act dramatically limiting...
America’s War on Black Trans Women

America’s War on Black Trans Women

Photo by noah eleazar on Unsplash The Problem: America’s Treatment of Black Trans Women Violence against Black trans women has been accurately described as “a pandemic within a pandemic.” This summer, six Black trans women, all under the age of 32, were murdered in...
The Ostrich Rears its Head: America’s 2020 Racial Reckoning is a Victory and Opportunity

The Ostrich Rears its Head: America’s 2020 Racial Reckoning is a Victory and Opportunity

Photo credit: Getty Images. Months before his death, Thurgood Marshall warned about apathy in the interminable American pursuit of forming a more perfect union. The Supreme Court justice was born into Jim Crow and built his career upon making racial segregation,...