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Deeper Reading: Reconstruction

“They had warned that poor workers must not be allowed to vote because, given the chance, they would insist on a redistribution of wealth.”

  • 05/25/2021
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Black Queens

Black history is vast and we have only begun to scratch its surface.

  • 04/23/2021
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Halee Kirkwood: A Sense of Belonging

Place is defined by the stories we tell, and each place has a story that must be told.

  • 03/25/2021
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Mary Moore Easter: On the Page, In the World

In my fear, I was convinced that if I could amass a group of Black women, the sight of us would bring this dangerously behaving man to his senses.

  • 02/25/2021
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Interactive Book Discussion Guide: “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander

If this new format elicits reactions, we will continue with this book in subsequent discussion guides, and apply this concept to other books in the future.

  • 02/20/2021
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Finding Wholeness in Fragments, Again

During the pandemic I began seeing even more potential in fragments, particularly as they reflect the innately feminist act of finding the whole in the part.

  • 01/21/2021
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Judie Junkie Blues, part 1

“Your life of luxury is about to end. I heard we’re getting a new resident today.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Reading in Tough Times

As winter approaches, and the challenges of a year like no other continue to test us, we look for comfort wherever we can find it.

  • 11/25/2020
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Releasing Secrets

I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.

  • 10/24/2020
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Extremism vs. Democracy

“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”

  • 09/22/2020
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A Portal to Belonging

They remind me that I am not alone — that I am living in space and time with individuals who have survived the unimaginable, who believe still in the goodness of people, and the value of being alive.

  • 09/22/2020