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

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...

Over the course of her life, Walker has worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice, and has been a steadfast supporter of improving access to mental health services and tearing down the stigma of mental health issues.

Tolerance is neither indifference nor indulgence. It is showing respect for others, their opinions, and beliefs along with having an appreciation of the variety of backgrounds that our neighbors come from. It is also acting without hostility and prejudice toward others...

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