- Friday, May 15, 2020Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. argues that we must grapple with the divides at the core of our society in order to reimagine the U.S. with a fully inclusive sense of "us." "What we have to do is tell the truth about who we are. We’re not the best country in the world."
- Monday, May 18, 2020There are limits to what ordinary people are willing to endure to secure the bottom line of their employers.
- Thursday, May 14, 2020In the richest country in the world, it has never been more urgent to provide decent and comfortable housing for all.
- Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020The stakes of this year's elections demonstrate the urgency of voting reforms to ensure that no one has to choose between their health and the health of their democracy.
- Thursday, Apr 30, 2020
- Friday, Apr 24, 2020
How should abolitionists respond to the coronavirus pandemic?
How can we achieve urgently needed decarceration for the millions of people caged in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers?
Abolitionism doesn’t just say no to police, prisons, border control, and the current punishment system. It requires persistent organizing for what we need, organizing that’s already present in the efforts people cobble together to achieve access to schools, health care and housing, art and meaningful work, and freedom from violence and want.
- Friday, Apr 17, 2020The immediate immiseration of millions of people highlights our mutual bond.
- Thursday, Apr 2, 2020The argument for resuming a viable social-welfare state is about not only attending to the immediate needs of tens of millions of people but also reëstablishing social connectivity, collective responsibility, and a sense of common purpose, if not common wealth.
- Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies was joined on stage by LaTosha Brown, an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist, and jazz singer. Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a civic engagement organization, and principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, a philanthropy advisory consulting firm. Additionally, Brown is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics where she also teaches graduate courses.
- Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020Comments about New Deal-era housing discrimination made by presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg echo a familiar narrative about minority homeowners.