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Mexico’s ‘Africamericanos’ Exhibit Explores Black Identity In Latin America

There is little recognition of Afro-Latinx communities throughout Latin America, but Puebla’s “Africamericanos” exhibit is seeking to change that. It wasn’t the first time I’d set out in search of African-descended cultures in Latin America. In fact, compared to other excursions, the two-hour bus ride from Mexico City to the self-described “magical town” of Puebla...


The Price Increase for National Parks is Another Form of Environmental Racism

If approved, the price increase will disproportionately impact low-income families who already lack reasonable access to green spaces and likely stymie efforts to increase diversity in national parks. We’re more than halfway through winter in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures are starting to warm. Families across America are beginning to plan their spring break and...


Black Lives in Libya Matter Too

The situation in Libya is complex and that’s part of the reason it remains so deeply unresolved. The world is finally paying attention after an exclusive CNN report revealed a modern-day slave trade taking place in Libya. The war-torn North African nation has struggled to gain footing since long-time tyrannical leader Muammar Gaddafi was abruptly...


Universities Need To Do So Much More To Protect Marginalized Students Like Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe

It is up to institutions of higher education to protect their most vulnerable students. One of the greatest values of a college education is the opportunity to live, work, and study with people from completely different backgrounds. It exposes you to new ways of thinking, living, and opens your perspective beyond your own upbringing. When...


8 Mental Health and Self Care Resources for QTPOC

Healing is our birthright, and if we can’t claim it in times of unrest and chaos, when will we ever make the time? 2017 has been a challenging year, to say the least. It seems a day hardly goes by without the Trump administration signing a new executive order stripping marginalized people of more rights....


53 Years After Freedom Summer, Voter Suppression Still Thrives in America

Voter registration drives are no longer impeded by bombings, but stringent new laws that require multiple IDs and other hurdles. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Many won’t recognize these names, but as the Trump administration and other lawmakers make unprecedented attempts to disenfranchise voters, it is even more important that we be reminded...