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.

False Sense of Shelter: Wounds of Violence Assault Reproductive Justice

The constant drumbeat of news of the global pandemic of COVID-19 may render a false…

Underserved and Overlooked: Crippling Community Development Within Dallas

West Dallas is my home away from home. As Community Engagement Manager at Wesley-Rankin Community…

A Weekend Experience Under a Pandemic’s Effects

The need to recharge and unwind was in order and like many times previously, we…

Racial Equity NOW: Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

These past few weeks, months, and years have been inundated with tragic stories with a…

“Don’t Take My Monuments!” Coping with America’s Identity Crisis

On Saturday, Dallas police officers responded to reports on social media about a possible white…

I Was Robbed and You Could Be Next

As a child of poverty and a nonprofit professional advocating for economic opportunity and financial…

10 Ways to Honor the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

The fight for women’s rights in America is as old as our young nation. It…

The Price of Success

Young children are told to work hard academically, and success will naturally come to you.  A…

The Silent Minority: Women Veteran Owned Businesses

With six female veterans now standing guard (as I like to call it) on Capitol…

Thriving Through Trauma: The Power of Social and Emotional Learning

Imagine if you will a whirlwind of children laughing, cheering, jeering and screaming with mobile…

What Adoption Taught Me About Family Separation

As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepares to begin immigration raids tomorrow, my heart breaks…

It’s Time to be Unified in our Outrage

Dravon Ames, Iesha Harper, and their two young children are just one more black family…