Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in the Department of Mental Health Tiara Willie and Associate Professor and Associate Director of the PhD and Postdoctoral programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Kamila Alexander will join U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ) on September 20, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., and on livestream for a discussion about policy innovations to protect the lives of Black women and girls in the U.S.

UA Little Rock receives grant to commemorate history of Arkansas civil rights leader William Townsend

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a grant to explore the cultural and political sphere of Dr. William Townsend, an Arkansas civil rights leader and the first African American licensed to practice optometry in the state.

William F. Tate IV, National Expert on the Intersections Between Education, Society, and Public Health, to Examine the “Segregation Pandemic” at 2020 AERA Brown Lecture

The American Educational Research Association is holding the 17th Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT. The event, which will be held virtually, is free and open to the public. ASL and closed captioning will be provided.

Maryland Carey Law Professor Available to Discuss Complicated Legacy of 19th Amendment

As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Professor Paula Monopoli, author of the recently published book Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment (Oxford University Press 2020), is available to…

Law Professor Calls for End to Police Detaining People on the Ground

The video of a Black woman and four crying young girls face down and handcuffed in a Colorado parking lot was the last straw for University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Professor Larry S. Gibson.  A recognized civil rights activist, historian, and political consultant, Gibson is calling for an end to the…

FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at Florida State University, didn’t have many options. It was 2016 and, at that time, Minneapolis was the only city that had publicly available information about police stops with the detailed, longitudinal and latitudinal information Wright required to plot police stops block by block.

United States should implement nationwide truth commission on police violence against Black people

The United States needs to implement a nationwide truth commission on police violence against Black people, according to Kerry Whigham, assistant professor of genocide and mass atrocity prevention at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “If recent instances of…

New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.

Tearing down statues won’t end structural racism

Confederate monuments are being torn down across the United States as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continue. While the Confederate statues represent a step backwards, tearing them down will not end structural racism, says Anne Bailey,…

Civil rights scholar available to discuss racism, George Floyd protests

Anne Bailey, Binghamton University Professor of History and Director of the Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity, is available to discuss a variety of issues in relation to the George Floyd protests and race in America.…

We should not be afraid to discuss reparations for slavery

The issue of slavery reparations needs to be addressed in order to heal racial divisions today, according to Anne C. Bailey, professor of history at Binghamton University, State University of New York, civil rights scholar and contributor to the prize-winning…

Civil rights scholar: “I fear for my Black son every day”

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, whose last words were “Momma, I’m through,” civil rights scholar and Binghamton University Professof of History Anne C. Bailey discusses the constant fear that Black mothers hold for their sons.  “As…

University of Utah law professor challenges South Carolina statute that prohibits discussion of LGBTQ relationships in schools

Today, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky, along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson and Brazil & Burke, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the student organization Gender and Sexuality Alliance, as well as the Campaign for Southern Equality and South Carolina Equality Coalition, including their members who are public school students in the state.

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The lawsuit, Gender and Sexuality Alliance v. Spearman, alleges that S.C. Code § 59-32-30(A)(5), a provision of the South Carolina’s 1988 Comprehensive Health Education Act, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discrimi