“My life has been charged with a great sense of, ‘Where is justice? What causes injustice? What is it that makes all of these inequities come together in a place where poor people remain perpetually victimized? What is it that has made us indifferent to justice? What is it that desensitizes us as human beings?’ I make it my business to never look away from injustice ... but, wherever I find it, I engage it.”
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Oprah Chai, a soul-boosting infusion developed by Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks, is now available in stores. Proceeds from the tea will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, National CARES Mentoring Movement and three other organizations dedicated to educating our vulnerable children.
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Fifty years after the historic voting rights act gave Black people the unencumbered right to vote, African Americans across the nation are seeing that basic tenant of citizenship erode. With more than 30 states passing legislation that limits access to voting, we are finding ourselves unable to impact our communities and children in the way that we would want. Many states have ended same-day voter registration or limited early voting; others are requiring voters to present forms of ID that many lack and cannot easily obtain. Being locked out of the voting booth harms our children.
It was a magical moment in Chicago.
Together with our local affiliate, the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a host of community groups staged a summit in the city to call able, stable African Americans to mentor our young and move us ever closer toward hope and healing. READ MORE...
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#BLACKLIVESMATTER HARRY BELAFONTE AND ASHA BANDELE ON BUIDING COMMUNITY POWER AND HEALING IN THE WAKE OF BALTIMORE
Harry Belafonte and asha bandele discuss the ways in which communities should respond to police violence and poverty.
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A NEW WAY FORWARD: HEALING WHAT’S HURTING BLACK AMERICA
A New Way Forward is a call to healing. A project of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, it seeks to create wellness in body, mind, spirit and community among African Americans so we will want to become the protective shield for our vulnerable young.
Getting straight to the heart of the dilemma facing our impoverished young, The National CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings, consciousness-changing, group-mentoring initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.
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CARES MENTOR-RECRUITMENT AFFILIATES THROUGHOUT THE NATION
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Because this is our state of emergency today: