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COC hosts free training to fight book bans, Black history attacks

By Color Of Change staff More than 230 parents, educators and community organizers concerned about attempts to erase Black history in public schools attended Color Of Change’s School Board Training to gain tools needed to fight back. The free virtual training sessions were held Aug. 12 and Aug. 31 and drew people from across the […]

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COC’s Robinson urges Supreme Court reform at annual CBC conference

By Color Of Change staff As the U.S. Supreme Court faces a crisis of legitimacy, Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson will join other justice advocates for a panel discussion on reforming the nation’s highest court during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference this week. The panel, “Court Reform: Expand the Court […]

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COC members help save Red Balloon preschool for West Harlem families

By Color Of Change staff When the parents of children at the Red Balloon Early Childhood Learning Center learned last fall that Columbia University planned to shut down the center in West Harlem, they turned to Color Of Change for help. COC, one of the nation’s foremost racial justice organizations with a successful track record […]

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‘Love in Action’

August is Black Philanthropy Month By Color Of Change staff For far too long, the efforts of Black donors have been overlooked or underrepresented when it comes to telling the story of philanthropy and charitable giving. But reports consistently show that Black families give a greater percentage of their wealth to charitable causes than all […]

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Juneteenth: How Misinformation Shapes Our Past and Present By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier This is what you’ve probably been told about Juneteenth: Enslaved Black people in Texas had no idea they were free until June 19, 1865, the day U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil War and […]

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Color Of Change Statement on Internal Challenges

The following statement can be attributed to Color Of Change: “Since 2020, Color Of Change has grown rapidly and become a bridge to action for millions of people across the country. From high school students and first-time marchers to century-old institutional leaders and political and corporate decision-makers, people turned to Color Of Change and its […]

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Birth Behind Bars: A Mother’s Day Story

By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier Leaf through the pregnancy advice classic “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and you’ll find answers to questions like “Can I keep up my spinning class?” and “How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one?” Absent from the book, however, are tips for the estimated 58,000 […]

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COC Partnership Helps Airbnb Formulate Anti-Discrimination Plans

By Color Of Change staff When travelers use the online booking site Airbnb for their next vacation getaway, they won’t find rental listings for slave cabins on former antebellum plantations. Black and Latino travelers also will find it easier to receive a review as a guest — the lack of which has hampered them from […]

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COC calls for police reforms after Memphis police kill Tyre Nichols

By Color Of Change staff Days after burying their son, the parents of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died after a savage beating from Memphis police, sat in the U.S. Capitol gallery during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech last week.   In his speech, Biden mentioned a conversation he had earlier […]

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Corporations Profiting Off Those in Prison Put Families in Peril

By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier Ever heard that old saying “crime doesn’t pay”? The American predatory prison services industry knows otherwise.  Private corporations, inflating prices on everything from basic hygiene products to health care, rake in $80 billion in profits every year. That money lines the pockets of CEOs and Wall Street shareholders, most of whom are […]

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Color Of Change Presents 2nd Annual Black History Now Awards Feb. 27

We know who the bad actors are when it comes to trying to erase Black history. So now, let’s come together and celebrate the true champions of Black history — those who are lifting up our history.  Color Of Change created an awards ceremony to do just that — and you’re invited.  This month, Color […]

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Defend Black History Summit

Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina

Join Color Of Change and The National Education Association in Charlotte, NC for the Defend Black History Summit to collectively build power and protect the quality of education in our schools.