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“Runa,” My Poem’s Illuminating Translation from Verse to Music

By Richard Hoffman | Friends ask me, “How was your trip to Prague?” and I tell them that Prague is as beautiful as everyone says. I’m thinking, as I say this, that sometimes, in a world with Instagram

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History liberation Literature and the Arts Richard Hoffman

Can a California Refinery Town Heroine Beat Big Money In Politics Again?

By Steve Early | Since the election of Donald Trump and inauguration day protests against him across the country in January, 2017, some women involved in that nationwide movement have decided to run f

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activism American Society Politics and Current Events Refinery Town Steve Early

Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” Makes the New York Times Best Sellers List!

We have a New York Times best seller! Hailed by Michael Eric Dyson as “a vital, necessary, and beautiful book,” Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

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American Society white fragility Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Robin DiAngelo

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Daniel Barks, Print Planning and Digital Production Manager

It begins the same way all these stories do: I’ve loved books all my life. I started working in a bookstore in college (shout out to Left Bank Books in St. Louis!), and there I realized that as long a

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Beacon Behind the Books

#EndFamilyDetention Now!: The Human Drama of Detained Migrant Families

A Q&A with Margaret Regan | On a blazing 99-degree day, I visited the US Port of Entry at Nogales, the border town sixty miles south of my Tucson home. On the Mexican side, I saw something I’d never b

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American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Detained and Deported Margaret Regan