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We’ve Been Hopping Back on the Wagon for Three Centuries

A Q&A with Christopher M. Finan. For centuries, alcoholics were blamed for their inability to control their drinking, and it was widely assumed that alcoholism was incurable. This began to change afte

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History American Society Christopher M. Finan Drunks

The Death of Michael Brown and the Implicit Bias of Stand Your Ground Laws

By Caroline Light. Against the moral absolutism of police violence and DIY-security citizenship, the Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName movements have emerged to call out the deadly consequences of ra

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American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Caroline Light Stand Your Ground

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Clifford Manko, Chief Financial Officer

I have always had a passion for politics and social issues, so publishing was a natural segue. I was a history major in college, and considered a career in academia. The MBA came a few years after col

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Beacon Behind the Books

Refiner’s Fire, Five Years Later: A Wake-Up Call For Workplace Safety

By Steve Early The Chevron fire became a wake-up call for citizen action to make California refineries safer for their own workers and less harmful to air quality, community health, and the environmen

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American Society Politics and Current Events Environment and Conservation Refinery Town Steve Early

Reflections on the Role of Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color and Resistance

By Andrea Ritchie As Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color wends its way into the world after living in my computer, countless boxes in my apartment, and in my hear

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American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Andrea Ritchie Invisible No More