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A George Floyd protest leader on the Chauvin verdict, protecting her peace and the joy of roller skating

Tiffany Trotter was a teenager when she helped lead historic protests in the aftermath George Floyd’s murder. In the 11 months since, she gave a stirring speech in front of thousands in her hometown of Mobile, Ala., she has used that momentum to continue her activism and organizing around the [...]

By |2021-04-21T12:06:09-05:00April 21, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Health, Justice, Race|

Beautiful, sacred and powerful: Inside the roller coaster fight for trans kids in Arkansas

When Arkansas became the first state to ban healthcare for transgender youth, Rumba Yambú felt both hurt and hope. A trans organizer, Yambú has spent the past four years creating a refuge of resources for Black, brown and immigrant trans people after co-founding InTRANSitive in Little Rock, Ark. The trans [...]

By |2021-04-16T12:06:05-05:00April 14, 2021|Justice, Politics, Story|

How the Biden infrastructure plan addresses racial disparities

In the 70 years that have passed since the sprawling interstate highway system was built, which destroyed many Black and brown communities throughout the country and prompted decades of ignored protests, there has been little effort by the federal government to reverse the damage. A massive new federal program could [...]

Beverly Wright: She’s spent a lifetime sounding the alarm on environmental racism

Born close to a highly polluted area along the Lower Mississippi River in Louisiana, Dr. Beverly Wright’s childhood experiences helped shape her research on the racial inequalities created by climate change.  In 1992, she founded the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans. The organization, [...]

By |2021-03-25T11:15:05-05:00March 23, 2021|Blackness, Justice, Race, Story|

Phyllis Hill: Atlanta organizer advocating to end mass incarceration, reduce gun violence

Phyllis Hill was born in 1979 in Hazelhurst, Ga., a small predominantly white city of 5,000 people. Her grandmother, a staunch missionary Baptist and an educator, primarily raised her and inspired her to become a prominent Black leader and organizer in the South, as well as having a deep appreciation [...]

By |2021-03-18T13:34:34-05:00March 18, 2021|Blackness, Economy, Justice, Race, Story|
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