New LGBT Racial Justice Fund Announces $780,000 in Grants

For Immediate Release June 9, 2014 Contact: Zavé Martohardjono Senior Media Communications Officer, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, 212.529.6144 New York, NY: The LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund (“The Fund”), a collaborative philanthropic initiative that envisions a United States where LGBTQ people of color can safely and vibrantly pursue full authentic lives, announces $780,000 in inaugural […]

Why are black students being paddled more in the public schools?

Students in this central Mississippi town quickly learn that even minor transgressions can bring down the weight of the paddle. Seventh grader Steven Burns recounts getting smacked with it for wearing the wrong color shirt; Jacoby Blue, 12, for failing to finish her homework on time; and Curtis Hill, 16, for defiantly throwing a crumpled piece of paper in the trash can.