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The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

Sep. 13 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on “Advancing Success...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Jan. 29 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing...

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Jan. 22 |     By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator “A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct.” — Eric Holder, United States Attorney General   On January 8, U.S....

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Jan. 8 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   In the last few days of the year, most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

God does not give up on any child

God does not give up on any child

Nov. 6 | By Marian Wright Edelman Guest commentator   “I’ll take anyone,” Davion said. “Old or young, dad or mom, Black, White, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be…” It was a front-page story in...

We need a change

We need a change

Aug. 28 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding...

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Jul. 3 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “We can change the world…Let’s believe in it; let’s make it happen so that someday soon we will visit the museum to see poverty because we will never see poverty in society. It does...

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Jun. 19 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here’s a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation’s schools that’s just for grownups: • Would you suspend...