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August 26, 2015

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Two Poems by Vicki Vargas

August 26, 2015

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Prose Poem: “To All the Boys Who Didn’t”

August 19, 2015

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New Interdisciplinary Resource, Black Lives Matter, Introduces 6-12th Graders to Antiblack Violence in U.S. Law and Society

August 17, 2015
Family photograph of Tamir Rice

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Complexities and Messiness: How to be (and not be) an Ally – a Modest Proposal (Part II)

August 14, 2015
BROADVIEW, IL - MAY 25:  An undocumented immigrant stands cuffed and shackled at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing facility before he and other undocumented immigrants were transported to the airport for a deportation flight May 25, 2010 in Broadview, Illinois.  The immigrants at the suburban Chicago facility were flown by charter flight to Harlingen, Texas where they were then bussed to Brownsville and finally walked to the Mexican border and released from custody. The U.S. deports over 350,000 immigrants a year for entering the country illegally, most are Mexican, and more than 90 percent are men.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By Carolyn Tyjewski The BlackLivesMatter movement was founded on the premise that we should centralize the most marginalized within the Black liberation movements of old. Specifically, the movement intends to center “Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.” I’d like to...
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“Mixed” Existence: On Rachel Dolezal and Alleles

August 13, 2015
Rachel Dolezal

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Flash Fiction: “A Dog Is A Dog Is A Dog”

August 12, 2015

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Complexities and Messiness: How to be (and not be) an Ally – a Modest Proposal (Part I)

August 11, 2015

By Carolyn Tyjewski I’ve been an activist for decades, and always intentionally (and sometimes not) at the intersections of communities that are fighting similar battles. Whether it was fighting the multiplicity of discriminatory processes of Ohio State University administration’s actions and policies or protesting in front of the Supreme Court steps, there was never just...
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Collective Dreaming: An Interview with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Almah LaVon

August 10, 2015

By Tala Khanmalek If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly toward and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core—the fountain—of our power, our womanness; we give up the future of our worlds. –Audre Lorde Co-organized by Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Almah LaVon,...
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5 poems by Khadijah Queen

August 5, 2015

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