What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Seth Freed Wessler reports.

Also: Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline

Why This Round of Immigration Reform Is Different

Because the immigrant rights movement is ready, says Pramila Jayapal. We’ve deepened, grown—and built strength out of previous losses.

Series of Brooklyn Billboards Put Racial Inequity on Display

A  series of billboards have popped up on bus shelters in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Jamilah King looks at social change through this art project.

Keith Josef Adkins Is Making His Own Black Sci-Fi (and You Should Too) TV writer Keith Josef Adkins was told by the studios that black people don’t do sci-fi. So he’s funding his own webseries, “The Abandon,” to prove them wrong.

A Plan to Serve Homeless Youth in a State With the Largest Need California accounts for 30 percent of the nation’s homelessness each year. A new effort is underway to address the youth in that group by not lumping them all together.

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.

The ‘Stop Saying These Things to Asians’ Video Comedian Eliot Chang’s latest video is a public service announcement.

Quvenzhané Wallis Tells André Leon Talley She’s Not Wearing a Long Dress to the Oscars Vogue’s contributing editor André Leon Talley sat down with “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress Quvenzhané Wallis to talk fashion this past weekend.

WashPost Asks Black Men What They Fear, Love and Dream of [Video] The latest installment of the “BrotherSpeak” series focuses on love.

Teachers at Two Seattle High Schools Boycotting Standardized Test The Seattle Times believes this is the first time that all teachers at a single school have decided to protest a test by boycotting it.

Documentary About 15-Year-Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod Throughout the film you see Inocente Izucar speaking directly to the camera as she discusses her family, memories, her hopes and dreams.


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