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When Colin Kaepernick Took the Risk to Take a Knee

By Howard Bryant | Look at the ugly faces, twisted but not betrayed. The betrayed face contains a hint of hurt, that layer of justified anger that makes you stop and feel a little compassion. This is

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History activism Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Howard Bryant The Heritage

45 Telltale Signs Your College Roommate Has White Fragility

By Ayla Zuraw-Friedland | It’s back to school season. After several months of anticipation, worrying over first-year seminar selections, and at least one public melt-down in a Target parking lot while

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American Society white fragility Race and Ethnicity in America Beacon Staff Robin DiAngelo Ayla Zuraw-Friedland

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Christian Coleman, Associate Digital Marketing Manager

Finishing my last year of undergrad, I had the intention of becoming a high school teacher of Spanish and French. The pedagogy courses I took, however, convinced me that I didn’t want to teach after a

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Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Christian Coleman

Home Is the Fiery, Holy Voice of Aretha Franklin

By Rashod Ollison | As the shattered pieces of the marriage settled around her, Mama knelt at the altar of Aretha. She played Amazing Grace, the legend’s landmark 1972 gospel double LP, seemingly ever

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Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts Rashod Ollison Soul Serenade

The Black Freedom Movement in Our Lifetime Must Be Unapologetically Black, Queer, and Feminist

By Charlene Carruthers | Unapologetic is an offering to our ancestors, my family, our movement, and the generations who will hold the struggle for Black liberation to come. I began writing this book o

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activism Race and Ethnicity in America Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Queer Perspectives Charlene Carruthers Unapologetic