Jeremy McQueen’s ‘WILD: Act 1’ dares audiences to think about juvenile justice

In 2016, choreographer Jeremy McQueen launched his ballet collective, The Black Iris Project, with the mission of uniting Black professional dancers from companies around the country to create new ballets that are engrained in the Black experience. His latest work, WILD: Act 1, takes its inspiration from a photograph by Richard Ross and Maurice Sendak’s […]

States with the highest referral of Black, Latino students to law enforcement

The U.S. Department of Education has confirmed that Black, Latino and special needs students are referred to the police and court system at a disproportionate rate in most states.The Center for Public Integrity ranked states by their rate of referral for every 1,000 students. Here are the 5 states with the highest proportion of minority and […]

Zero Tolerance Public School Policies Are Pre-Criminalizing Black Children

The United States of America makes up 5 percent of the world’s population, but houses 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. No country in the world, not a dictatorship or a communist, Islamic or facist country anywhere on Earth imprisons more of its citizens than America. In this so-called “Land of the Free” 1 in […]