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Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Police Are Still Killing Unarmed Black People

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings. Since the newspaper began tracking that information in 2015, about 1,000 people have been killed each year by police.

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Kitchen as Classroom — How Food Helps Students Learn Leadership

The Detroit Food Academy works with local educators, chefs, and business owners to teach young people entrepreneurial skills.

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Part About MLK Many White People Don’t Like to Talk About

Many of the conditions that he marched, boycotted, and spoke out against still exist today—racism, materialism, militarism.

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: 8 Must-Reads by Women Who Take on White Supremacy and Patriarchal Power

These authors pull no punches as they take on topics of race, gender, and justice.

March 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Zenobia Jefferies: Don’t Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It

Despite the holiday’s false origin tale, we can celebrate with our families in ways that honor those whom the day originally dishonored. Ultimately, within our families and communities and schools, … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries: A Way to Talk About Race, 6 Words at a Time

The Race Card Project eases people into conversations around the uneasy topic of race and racism. . If you were asked to sum up your thoughts about race in six … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries: The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them.  . Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries: The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy

This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.” Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a column suggesting that people who … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jeffries: Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot

Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are? In July of last year, after The New York Post ran … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

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