Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month was a hard sell for me in years past. Nevertheless, I finally get it. I finally know the celebration is about embracing my history and culture of being a proud, strong Chicana woman who has powered through the darkest of times in the...

Why is the YWCA mission to eliminate racism so important? Why do we race to end racism on April 28?

As a 2018 Leader for Change, Fonda & John Elliot of AMFM Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers are making a significant difference in our community...

I race because societal, structural and institutional racism, prejudice and discrimination are alive, and in some respects, thriving in West Virginia...

As a child I spent my formative years growing up in Detroit, Michigan and New Jersey just outside Philadelphia. It was not until around the age of 11...

When I was asked the question why I race it made me think about the definition of the word “race”. The word clearly has more than one meaning...

Over the last few years I have been invited to sit at the table for the discussion and action of racial  justice here in the mountain state. I grew up in a very rural town in West Virginia as a transplant from Oklahoma.

It is the right thing to do. When I was a young child growing up in St. Albans WV, my mother and father would consistently tell my brother and me...

My name is Aurreeshae Hines, and I race because I want to be a part of the solution. Growing up, in a sheltered community of a small town in Southern Indiana, I wasn’t exposed to some of the discrimination that was faced by most minorities in this country. I grew up in...

We are proud to announce that the entire month of February YWCA Charleston Racial Justice Program has partnered with WRVZ 98.7 FM to bring to light amazing African American cultural, legal, and business leaders from the great state of West Virginia. Every day a differe...

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