Public Voices

The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship is a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure our ideas help shape the important conversations of our age.

The U.S. is coming apart at the racial seams. We can help our children knit it together.

If as a society we are to author a brighter multiracial future than the one to which we seem headed, young people must lead the way.

The Conscious Act of Summer Reading

It’s that time of year when your favorite media outlets, influencers, and even President Barack…

Time For A Cure: Step Up To Eliminate Hepatitis C

Despite having a safe and effective cure for hepatitis C infection, the U.S. is failing 2.4 million Americans living with it because of an outdated and unnecessarily complicated treatment system.

“Small” Sphere of Influence – A Major Avenue for Resilience

Recently, I found myself reading a CNN article titled, “Critical Atlantic Ocean current system is showing…

Why financial abuse of older adults in Puerto Rico is a public health issue

Financial exploitation of older adults in Puerto Rico is a widespread and underreported problem, and it…

Power of acknowledging white privilege in addressing racism within the United Nations

As we commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, organizations and communities should focus on…

STEM At Risk? Higher Ed Must Heed Humanities Warnings

Humanists have long understood themselves as the canary in the coal mine of higher education. …

Brown Vs. Board: Our Role in Achieving Integrated and Equitable Schools

May 17, 2024 marked the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking Supreme Court case, Brown Vs.…

A Different Kind of Gender War: Period Poverty During Conflict

“My period, my rules” is a trailblazing health initiative that offers reusable menstruation products (a menstrual…

We Need to Start Talking More About Advanced Care Planning

King Charles III’s thoughtful resumption of royal duties, months after his cancer diagnosis sheds light on…

The Reality of PrEP for Black Women: The Provider Disconnect

A recent New York Times article highlighted that of the more than 39 million people living with…

TikTok Ban Needs More Work

President Joe Biden signed into law a requirement for ByteDance to sell TikTok or be banned from…

Global Diversity at the United Nations Security Council

While the world discusses the rising tension in the Middle East due to the recent…

What happens after unionization? On International Workers’ Day, the fight goes on for fair contracts for medical trainees

On April 30, 2023, I received a text from my close friend from medical school,…

Follow up in Higher Ed: Responses to DEI Attacks Require Deep Support

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access initiatives continue to be under attack in many states, including Illinois, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, as well as…