by Tracey Ross onFebruary 15, 2013
Tracey Ross, writing at Ebony, sorts through a debate about the digital divide to conclude that some folks are mistaking the potential of the tech industry for reality. Luckily, she says, those who understand how things work have made their voices heard.
by R. L'Heureux Lewis onDecember 23, 2011
Instead of offering bootstraps to poor black kids, demand true school reform and alleviate poverty.
by Zaheer Ali onDecember 19, 2011
Our insistence on equating "poor" with "black" has undermined the success of anti-poverty programs.
by Terrell Jermaine Starr onDecember 18, 2011
Overcoming poverty is not only about access. It requires making a huge cultural shift, Fulbright scholar Terrell Jermaine Starr writes at News One.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 16, 2011
We've rounded up the best responses to the controversial Forbes article.
December 16, 2011
Journal-isms: If financing arrangements succeed, Heart & Soul, a health-and-fitness magazine targeting black women, will be acquired by what would be its sixth owner in its 23 years.
by Elon James White onDecember 14, 2011
Middle-class white guy writes about what he would do if he were a poor black kid. Craziness ensues.
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