Game Changer
A blog dedicated to ideas, public policies and the work of our nonprofit partners that are game changing.

Racial Equity and the Role of Local Governments

April 26, 2017

On April 25, Dr. Yanique Redwood, CHF’s President/CEO, testified at the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole’s Budget Oversight Hearing on racial equity and the role of local governments. Mr. George Jones, Bread for the City’s Chief Executive Officer, joined Dr. Redwood in calling on the D.C. Council to apply a racial equity lens in

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My Black city and its significant history

April 17, 2017
By Kendra Allen

The promise of America brought my ancestors here. Unwillingly. Forced into ill-fitting costumes to deny their humanity, they survived here. In this country of red, white and blue they stitched these costumes onto their own bodies, made of the same cotton they toiled for in fields, also used for a flag representing freedom won through

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It’s Still Just a Dream: Racial Equity in the US

April 4, 2017
By Kendra Allen

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee forty-nine years ago today. Our Black civil rights leader, who practiced nonviolence and preached freedom for all, was killed while supporting Black sanitation workers who were striking for fair wages. As we reflect on today, it is important to remember that the

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