Soros Equality Fellowship

The Soros Equality Fellowship supports emerging midcareer professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders impacting the racial justice field. The fellowship award includes $80,000 to $100,000 over the course of the fellowship period, accompanied by the requisite skill building, mentorship, and support to ensure a fluid leadership pipeline between early-career promise and later-career expertise. Letters of inquiry are due by November 16, 2016

A demonstrator holds up his fist in protest outside the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman)

How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools

The Movement for Black Lives Matter coalition recently published a platform outlining a range of specific policies it would like to see take shape at the local, state, and federal levels. The education proposals are rooted in the K-12 space because the U.S. public-school system is so broken that college is never an option for many young people of color.

Tavon and Samaria Rice lean on each other, both wearing pins with pictures of Tamir. (Photo: Liz Schlemmer, St. Louis Public Radio)

A Truth Hearing: Siblings of those killed by police or community violence share stories

Youth Speak Truth brought together the narratives of people who have lost a loved one to what they see as racialized violence. The event was organized by the Truth Telling Project and Michael Brown’s family foundation, Chosen for Change. It opened a four-day weekend designed to celebrate Brown’s life. Aug. 9 will mark two years since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.