DLI Report on the Office of Population Affairs

Why do We Still Have a Federal Office of Population Affairs? INTRODUCTION The Office of Population Affairs was created in 1970 to administrate Title X, which was established “to provide access to contraceptive services, supplies, and information to all who want and need them.”1 Specifically, Title X funding is supposed “to assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of…

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A Letter from the Chairman: This Year has been….UNBELIEVABLE!

UNBELIEVABLE! That is the best word to describe the Douglass Leadership Institute’s staff as we reflect on the success of our ‘Turning the Tide’ initiative, which exceeded all our expectations.  From the 2,000 people who joined us in Woodbridge, Virginia to hear Rev. Bernice King, to appearances on Fox and Friends, these accomplishments would have been impossible without the sacrificial support…

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As a black man, I’ve suffered microaggressions. I shouldn’t talk about them.

Reprinted from the Washington Post Focusing on small slights obscures the bigger issues in African American communities. by JeremyHunt “Hunt isn’t one of us.” Rico, a black friend of mine, said those words about me behind my back. To him, I wasn’t authentically black. I grew up in too nice of a neighborhood around too many white people. My family was…

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