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Resources for Racial Equity

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have increased the national discussion, not only of racism within the police force and criminal justice system, but structural racism across all areas of American life. It also...

Weekly COVID-19 and Policy Update, Vol. 12

COVID-19 and Policy Update June 19, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19, as well as ongoing protests related to racial inequities and police violence. Arkansas Advocates...

Juneteenth: An American Holiday

Slavery in the United States The first documented record of enslaved Africans arriving in America occurred in 1619. “Some 20 and odd Negroes” landed at Point Comfort, in the English settlement that would soon become Virginia. Their arrival was...

Weekly COVID-19 and Policy Update, Vol. 11

June 12, 2020 Policy and administrative changes continue to move quickly at the state and federal level in response to COVID-19, as well as ongoing protests related to racial inequities and police violence. Arkansas Advocates for Children Families will...

Black Lives Matter

At Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, we stand with our Black colleagues, family, friends and neighbors in their struggle for justice. We are outraged at the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, along with...

COVID-19: 3 Policy Principles to Advance Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have disproportionately harmed communities of color and underscored existing inequities. Black Arkansans are dying of COVID-19 at a rate three times higher than White Arkansans, and members of Arkansas’s Marshallese community have...