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The whitewashing of education – and how to stop it
No matter how much the right derides the word, the Black community needs to stay woke. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a disturbing trend that threatens the foundations of our democratic society: the rise of book bans, curriculum censorship and attacks on historical narratives in our educational institutions.
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Investing in tomorrow: Clean energy as the path to prosperity for all
On Earth Day 1993, I delivered the first major speech of my life. It was in New York City’s Bryant Park, kicking off a nationwide tour to rally opposition to the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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The felonies have finally caught up to Donald J. Trump
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Editorial
The felonies have finally caught up to Donald J. Trump
On April 15, jury selection began in The People of the State of New York v. Donald Trump. This is the first-ever criminal trial of a former president of the United States, and it is one of four criminal and civil cases against Trump that are percolating before the presidential election of 2024.
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Beyoncé’s Beyhive is buzzing
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Beyoncé’s Beyhive is buzzing
On March 29, 2024, Beyoncé released “Cowboy Carter,” a 27-track recording that she claims is not a country genre record, but a new Beyoncé record just “rooted in country.” America is our country. Black music is our music, and country music is our music, too.
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Love for the outdoors is a gift that pays forward
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Opinion
Love for the outdoors is a gift that pays forward
When we see a 75-year-old white man out in the woods with a group of Black and brown kids from low-income neighborhoods, teaching them about nature, few of us assume he is there because that is where he feels most comfortable.
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Opinion
Structural racism’s toll on Black families in court
Black individuals and families often face barriers to equal justice in court due to limited access, racial bias, and difficulties representing themselves when legal representation is unavailable or unaffordable.
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South Carolina’s undefeated women’s basketball team shares spotlight
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Editorial
South Carolina’s undefeated women’s basketball team shares spotlight
On Sunday night, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks women’s team completed a  dream season by defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 87-75 to win the NCAA championship. The team avenged last year’s loss to Iowa in the Final Four semifinal game.
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Opinion
Capitalism is not a God-ordained economic system
Black scholars and activists have a long history of calling capitalism to the carpet for its purposeful mistreatment of Black people, and really all people who aren’t hyper-wealthy.
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Opinion
A full-court press to get the lead out
As a volunteer restoring six-story walk-ups in Harlem in the early 90s, I saw how lead paint chips and dust were wreaking havoc on the kids in those low-income buildings.
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Why Rollins is right for Roxbury Community College
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Editorial
Why Rollins is right for Roxbury Community College
RCC has justly hired former Suffolk County District Attorney and U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins to run its newly created Restorative Justice Project.
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Opinion
It’s more than just a housing crisis
Milton’s vote to ignore the MBTA Communities Law ignores the twin realities of our climate and transportation crises and what they mean for environmental justice communities.
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Remembering Sarah-Ann: A driving force in media — who didn’t drive
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Editorial
Remembering Sarah-Ann: A driving force in media — who didn’t drive
If anyone says you can’t be both a journalist and an activist, Sarah-Ann Shaw proved you could be. What’s needed is determination and integrity — but not necessarily a driver’s license.
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