The heavy emotions of downsizing plus the weight of a pandemic were no match for a pair of mourning doves.

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Undermining communities (and people) of color is as American as apple pie

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There’s a profound history (and good reasons) behind the names we give our children

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In the wake of the Capitol Riot and at the dawn of a new Presidency, the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. take on a new meaning.

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Betty Smith on board the SS America, 1954 (photo from author’s collection)

75 years ago, Black veterans had risked their lives for America only to return home to the subordinate caste

WWII Surrender Ceremony aboard U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945, National Archives photo via Wikimedia Commons

Our nation’s classrooms have always been at the center of social and political battles but it’s time to change that.

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Homogenous communities are often the result of racist beliefs and policies that never went away.

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America’s reckoning is needed more than an executive order.

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