Family of Foster Youth Slain by Staff at For-Profit Group Home Files $50 Million Federal Lawsuit
A $50 million lawsuit filed in federal court against the for-profit treatment facility where 16-year-old foster youth Cornelius Frederick was killed by staff alleges violations of the teenager’s constitutional rights.
Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’
One of the nation’s leading legal advocacy groups for children recently embraced a new agenda, pledging to disrupt “institutional racism and its effects on the child welfare system.”
Justice is Black People Living in All of Their Glory
Shay House writes that justice is Black people living in all of their glory, not being murdered because of the color of their skin.
Freedom is Bigger Than the End of Slavery
Jamari Jones writes that the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd set the tone for addressing racism.
It is Not Over. We Still Need More Justice.
Deddtrease Edwards writes that Black and brown communities need to continue to fight for justice.
The Conviction of George Floyd’s Murderer Should not be so Shocking
When I was 9 years old, Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election. I was at my best friend’s house, and our moms were watching the election. They were drinking substantial amounts of wine in anticipation of him losing, despite their highest hopes for him to win.
Is America Capable of Restorative Justice?
John Wooden once said, “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” But, what does America do when the world isn’t watching?
Chauvin Guilty Verdict: ‘Today we mourn. Tonight we dream. Tomorrow, we continue the fight’