One year ago, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which—among other critical investments—temporarily expanded tax credits that dramatically reduced child poverty and food insecurity, and we should maintain this momentum in the years ahead.
Young people are experiencing a mental health crisis that’s disparately affecting young people of color. Federal and state policymakers must transform our mental health system into one that is culturally and socially responsive.
Two U.S. cities—Santa Monica, CA and Evanston, IL—recently achieved important milestones in their plans to compensate Black residents whose ancestors were directly harmed by racist housing and land use policies.
Black immigrants are too often overlooked in media and left out of important decision-making processes. Community organizations like African Community Housing & Development in Washington state are working hard to bridge the gap.
Some parents leading the effort to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools have devised a new tactic of tying school-based mental health supports, like social emotional learning, to CRT and anti-racism curricula.