Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and other tech industry leaders have all released their employee demographic numbers, and there's a shocking lack of Black folks in these companies: less than 3% each. We're calling on Twitter to do the same, and join ColorOfChange in a public forum about solving Silicon Valley's diversity problem. More »



Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. Join us as we hold these representatives accountable, and make sure the FCC and other members of Congress know they don’t speak for Black people on this issue. More »



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Commentary: Time for a shift in state’s Department of Juvenile Justice

A boy’s elbow is broken. Meals are infested with maggots. Children are left isolated in bare cells for 14 hours, locked in facilities that have the highest sexual abuse rates in the nation. This is how the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) “rehabilitates” its youth via the for-profit prison industry.

Private companies operate 100 percent of youth prisons in the state of Florida, and have an appalling record of exploitation and abuse. These companies regularly commit acts of violence, sexual abuse, and neglect against the state’s most vulnerable. This abuse disproportionately harms black youth, who are four times more likely than white youth to be committed to the DJJ, and the vast majority for non-violent offenses. More »