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Black community leaders: Make Black lives really matter in New Jersey

Ryan P. Haygood, president & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, responds to Governor Murphy’s statement that Black Lives Matter. He asks, “But Governor Murphy and the State Legislature, what does it mean for Black lives to…

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Race in the COVID Era, June 8, 2020

As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, it has unmasked and amplified existing racial inequities.  Rampant fear and misinformation has provoked a wave of discrimination, harassment, and hate targeting those of Chinese and Asian descent.  The disease has also…

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Covid-19 Impact on Black America

Derrick Young, Jr., MPH, provides a handy reference by succinctly presenting the inequitable impact of the current pandemic within the context of white supremacy.  Under the categories of health, economic stability, and education, Young lists the historical and oppressive systems,…

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Virtual Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, May 4, 2020

On Monday, May 4 at 7 pm, Not in Our Town Princeton and the Princeton Public Library will host the first virtual Continuing Conversation featuring Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, pastor of the historic Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, speaking on “Sheltering in…

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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated America’s inequities, as illustrated by this ProPublica report from Milwaukee. “Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems…

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