March 23, 2020

Our political atmosphere has grown so toxic in its rhetoric that we are being divided based upon our dissimilarities such as the color of our skin, our country of origin, or who we choose to worship o...

March 23, 2020

 With 2020 in full swing, there are a lot of things that young people should be getting ready for. The presidential election is at the top of everybody’s list, but we cannot forget about the census. T...

Bottom line: We need the census to help our communities thrive. We cannot serve our communities better without knowing which demographic we are serving. By using Census Bureau data, businesses and adm...

March 7, 2020

Every decade, we all have the opportunity to shape the future of our communities with one simple task: completing the census. I have been at the Census Bureau for more than 10 years and I am now the s...

In 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing the maid, Minnie, in the movie The Help. Five years later, Spencer was nominated again for Best Supporting Actress fo...

December 19, 2019

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Jamestown to Jamestown journey with the NAACP in August as we commemorated the 400th year of Africans arrival in America, landing in the English settle...

December 9, 2019

The entirety of the African-American experience is the embodiment of resistance and resilience. Our position in this country has always been unwelcomed, illegal. We are the perpetual “other.” This mar...

December 9, 2019

This September, I spoke at the March on Washington Film Festival for the documentary Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed, which highlighted Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign. As the first Black...

December 9, 2019

 We need to transform our priorities for Black liberation in the United States of America. The next 400 years of Black life in America requires everyday people fighting for their liberation, along wit...

December 9, 2019

Mabel’s Table sits at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Elmina, Ghana. In the distance is the Cape Coast Slave Castle, one of several dozens of slave dungeons in West Africa where captured Africans we...

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The Crisis magazine is a quarterly journal of politics, culture, civil rights and history that seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues facing African-Americans and other communities of color.

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