The tragic death of Freddie Gray had roots in Baltimore’s history of racial inequities and problems of police-community relations, but to conclude that an increase in the city’s acceptance of charter schools might be a prominent solution seems like a big, non-racial non sequitur.
Nine months after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and more than three years after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the House of Representatives finally held a committee hearing on the deteriorating relations between police departments and black communities. Based on the grandstanding that ensued in the hearing, no progress whatsoever was made.
The news last year that Somaly Mam was starting a new charity dedicated to fighting human trafficking and sex slavery raises the question of how a damaged icon like Mam can rebuild her charitable brand.
There are many reasons to admire Jimmy Carter for his post-presidential career dedicated to peace and human rights. We hope he recovers quickly from the illness he developed while monitoring elections in Guyana.
Before today’s upcoming announcement of whether the officer who shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Jr., will be indicted, the superintendent of the Madison School District paused to give advice to parents of students who may protest.
The Pentagon has apparently backed down on its plans to issue its own whitewashed history of the Vietnam War, but there is more to be done to ensure that the public gets the full story on what really happened five decades ago.
The struggle within the Democratic Party over President Obama’s plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and fast-track trade authority has nonprofit dimensions, exemplified by President Obama’s comments about TPP opponents at the summit of the Organizing for Action network.
At the Global Philanthropy Forum, one panel focused on philanthropic support for NGO peacemakers—as hard a job as there might be in the nonprofit sector, and one that is not well supported by the funding community.
The state legislature in North Dakota has redefined the scope of the state auditor to include the ability to audit not only state universities, but also the private foundations that are affiliated with them.
Whatever came of that scathing Bloomberg News article about NeighborWorks? We can’t find anything, and the NeighborWorks America network is simply plugging along doing what it has always done to rebuild and revitalize urban and rural communities.