INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: No Safe Haven for the Old, Black and Poor

Part 4. Read the “Invisible in New York Series” here. EAST NEW YORK–Cynthia Adams (not her real name) started looking for a good job two weeks after she and her husband had their first child. Adams was 28. Two years later she was hired by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). “I started out […]


by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Illustrations by Aimee Chang It could have been earwax. It turns out that the texture of a person’s earwax is not determined by environment but rather is written into a person’s genetic code. Some of us have hard, dry earwax, some of us have goopy earwax, and some of us have […]

A Global Vision: Ana Livia Cordero And The Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle

BY SANDY PLACIDO *This is the final post in our blog series on Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism edited by Keisha N. Blain. Blog posts in this series examine how women and gender have shaped Pan-Africanist movements and discourses in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this post, Sandy Placido places Dr. Ana Livia Cordero at the […]

Youth/Police Encounterz on Chicago’z South Side: Acknowledging the Realitiez

Craig B. Futterman University of Chicago Law School Chaclyn Hunt Invisible Institute Jamie Kalven Invisible Institute March 23, 2016 University of Chicago Legal Forum, p. 125, 2016 U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 573 Abstract: This paper highlights the critical importance of acknowledging the reality of Black teenagers’ experiences with the police. Public […]

Slavery, Democracy, And The Racialized Rootz Of The Electoral College

BY CHRISTOPHER F. PETRELLA At 11:45 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that “the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” Four years later, at 2:31 a.m. on November 9, 2016, the Associated Press projected that Donald Trump would win the state of Wisconsin and therefore surpass the required 270 Electoral College […]