March 19, 2019

I stand on the muddy banks of the Allegheny River and watch my daughter’s paddle slice through the polluted water as if her future depends on it.  It just might. She rises at 4:45 a.m. three days a we...

March 19, 2019

College admissions have long been shrouded in mystery with policies constructed to favor the privileged. Correspondingly, it has been rife with malfeasance. As we continue to struggle to define merito...

March 17, 2019

Growing up, Richard Jenkins (pictured), struggled. From 4th through 6th grade, his family lived in a homeless shelter, eventually moving to transitional housing until high school. Jenkins bounced arou...

March 6, 2019

On what feels like an unusually breezy day in early July in Georgia, there is a low hum of activity at Stacey Abrams’ campaign office on the southeast side of Atlanta. It is midmorning, and while a st...

March 4, 2019

Before Tiffany Dena Loftin took on her new job as director of the NAACP Youth and College Division, she spent a week and a half on vacation in Belize. She just chilled: no phone, no technology, lots o...

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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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