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VIEW: Black Joy, Politics, and Equity

If we could simply prove to more people that we have the ability to be happy, and that the laughter of our children brings us joy, it might shift minds.

  • 02/19/2021
Alexis Yeboah

VIEW: Why We Need Public Health Education

The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare and education system in the world, but is terrible at keeping people healthy and educated.

  • 02/16/2021
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

VIEW: COVID Blues

My thoughts were so extreme that I started hating my weakness to the virus and how I allowed it to consume me in such a hostile manner.

  • 02/16/2021
Ellie-Krug

VIEW: Making America Believe Again

If compassion is core to who you are, there is no problem that cannot be solved, no hurdle that cannot be jumped, and no divide that cannot be crossed.

  • 02/07/2021
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VIEW: Practicing Unity

I asked and listened to what voters told me about their hopes — about better jobs, wages, healthcare, and education. I also heard their fears — of more taxes, immigrants, gun laws, and “defunding the police.”

  • 02/04/2021
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
Alexis Yeboah

VIEW: Why Public Health and Why Now

In this country, despite our medical/industrial complexes, we seem to have a “sick-care” system — one that is focused on treating the symptoms but not the causes

  • 01/18/2021
Catherine Squires

VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021
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VIEW: Benya Kraus, “Why I Choose Rural”

Our greatest civic duty, and indeed our most human duty, is to look closest to us and commit to our place — in the entirety of its beauty and challenges — and to sow it with hope, relationships, and imagination.

  • 01/11/2021
Ellie-Krug

VIEW: Ellie Krug, “Trash”

I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.

  • 01/10/2021
suzannwillhite

VIEW: Suzann Willhite, “Seeking Equality”

“Women’s issues” have not been adequately funded or supported since the founding of this country.

  • 01/02/2021