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A project of the Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center, features research, data, and insights on black male achievement.

"Non-Indigenous Culture": Implications of a Historical Anomaly

Modern westerners often see indigenous people as weird or exotic. A look at history shows why they're not the strange ones. July 9 marked the twentieth anniversary of the largest indigenous land claim in the world, the Nunavut Claims Land Agreement between the Inuit and Canada.

Race Peace: An Opportunity for Grantmakers (White People Encouraged To Attend)

By Janet Brown from her blog Better Together Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) initiated discussions among a group of social justice funders a year ago in an effort to begin to understand structural racism and to analyze how institutionalized racism may affect arts philanthropy.

National Parks Try to Appeal to Minorities

LA PUSH, Wash. - Thrusting out into the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park can feel like a lost world, with its ferny rain forests, violent surf and cloud-shrouded peaks. But to the four women who hiked down to the sand one recent afternoon, there was an added element of strangeness: race.

Feminism and Race: Just Who Counts As A 'Woman Of Color'?

For the next part of our roundtable on the tensions and challenges in feminism along issues of race, we picked the brain of Filthy Freedom's Lindsey Yoo. Yoo had been following the sprawling #solidarityisforwhitewomen conversation, and felt that Asian American women were often sidelined or overlooked when people talk issues affecting about women of color.

Program seeks to bring more minority students into environmental fields

Program seeks to bring more minority students into environmental fields Jasmine Smalls enrolled in Cheyney University of Pennsylvania hoping to become a nurse. But a strong mentor in the school's biology department gave her some exposure to a fish lab. And soon, she became hooked.

Pay Lags for Women Executives at Nonprofits

Salaries for female nonprofit chief executives have risen since 2010, but pay is increasing faster for men in those roles.

The forgotten child in the hood

"Nature-deficit disorder," as described in Richard Louv's 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, is an issue that has plagued the less fortunate -- and particularly inner-city children of color -- for generations. But how can we reach the Last Child in the Hood?

How Storytelling Can Spark a National Movement
What do infant mortality, neighborhood zones, and storytelling have to do with each other? For me, the three came together at a workshop I helped facilitate last week. Let me explain. When people ask me what I do at Pyramid Communications, I tend to want to show them something-a website, a booklet, a logo design, a newspaper story.
When It Comes to Fighting Stereotypes, I Want My Kids to Dare to Be Impolite

About four months ago, as I recently recounted elsewhere, I took my older son, Jojo, to the barber shop. I told the barber not to shave off all of Jojo's hair and to just trim it. He then proceeded to shave Jojo's head practically bald.

Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

Photo credit: Naima Lowe Naima Lowe is a queer black artist based in Washington state whose most recent project is causing quite a stir. She's created a book called "39 Questions for White People," a collection of simple questions that are meant to generate a discussion around white privilege.

Racial equity report card says a third of Oregon lawmakers, all Republicans, need improvement

More than a third of Oregon lawmakers, all of them Republicans, need to improve on racial equity issues, according to a report card released Wednesday by a coalition of seven cultural and social justice groups. "Facing Race: 2013 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity" is the first time the coalition has graded individual lawmakers.