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Voice Matters in the Land of the Free and Un-free

The immediate challenge to Michelle Obama’s statement about the slaves who built the White House is a very public reminder that words spoken by an African American tongue are still considered suspect.

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Community Bonds Cannot Be Broken

Families and children who fled violence in Central America during a surge of migration in the summer of 2014 are being targeted by ICE. What are their stories?

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From Pail to Parlor: Hitting it out of the Park

Viola Davis & Harriet Tubman

Viola Davis’ headline-worthy comments at the Emmys are rooted in a history of black women challenging power.

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