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New Orleans, coastal Louisiana and Mississippi hurricane outreach: How to help

As Hurricane Ida continues north, residents in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi grapple with the mass destruction left by the joint most powerful hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana since records began. People living in New Orleans may be without power for weeks. Many aid groups, including the Federal Emergency Management [...]

By |2021-09-14T15:36:08-05:00August 31, 2021|Blackness, Economy, LGBTQ, Life & Culture, Story|

DaBaby: Why these Charlotte advocates think his ‘harmful’ comments will set back youth living with HIV

As DaBaby's recent use of homophobic and stigmatizing HIV language at a Miami music festival continues to draw fire, 11 national LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations sent the North Carolina-based rapper an open letter requesting a private conversation about education, harm and advocacy. “We heard your inaccurate and harmful comments at [...]

‘Are these nails worth an argument?’: Why this Alabama drag queen works to maintain their family’s peace

“My dad has gotten sicker and sicker from heart issues…It’s hard for me to say, ‘Well I don’t come to your house because you don’t accept me and you don’t accept my relationship with my husband.’" Sam continued explaining the complexities of their family dynamic in an even, conversational tone [...]

By |2021-07-21T12:13:14-05:00July 15, 2021|Blackness, LGBTQ, Life & Culture, Race, Story|

Sha’Carri Richardson teaches us to love all Black women’s colored hair, long nails, lashes and tattoos

One of my favorite ways to wear my hair is in long red knotless braids. At one former workplace, the hairstyle drew offensive questions and statements from my employer. Are you in a gang? I don’t think that color is appropriate for our workplace. You normally look so professional. What [...]

By |2021-07-08T14:42:17-05:00July 2, 2021|Blackness, LGBTQ, Race, Reckon|Women, Story|

How an Appalachia youth coalition is creating a region where people can and want to STAY

Young Black, Latinx, and queer people in Appalachia don’t have what they need to live a safe and sustainable life in their regions.  Groups like The STAY Together Youth Appalachian Project, a diverse youth coalition in Central Appalachia, are providing young people in Appalachia an opportunity to challenge systems of [...]

By |2021-07-07T10:40:38-05:00June 29, 2021|Blackness, Economy, Justice, LGBTQ, Race, Story|
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