Tag: Black Excellence

Harvard students

Black, Female Harvard Students Say School Did Not Protect Them After Racist, Sexist Threats

Four first-year Harvard Law School students say that the school hasn’t taken seriously “racist taunts about affirmative action and intelligence” and “body-shaming” language, including personal insults, sent to them by another student. The messages were sent from an anonymous person, though the students told Buzzfeed News they think they know…

black maternal mortality

Serena Williams Invests in Company to End Black Maternal Mortality

Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than white ones, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Black maternal mortality. The longstanding and pervasive problem has had a lot of attention from progressive politicians in recent months. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and 2020 hopeful…

Democratic Party: Racially Charged Infighting Intensifies

And so, the fight continues and expands. On Saturday, racially-charged conversations and tensions within the House Democratic Caucus reached new heights. At the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said the Democratic party doesn’t need “any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.” Rep. Ilhan Omar…

Pete Buttigieg’s ‘Douglas Plan’ to Combat Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg is trying to attract more Black voters to his campaign – his first step is the “Douglas Plan,” named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The 18-page plan lays out what Buttigieg promises to do if elected president. It includes investing $25 billion in historically black colleges and universities, or…