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Senator Martha McSally’s Responsibility to Survivors of Military Sexual Assault

By Lynn Hall | Last week, Senator Martha McSally made headlines by publicly speaking out about having been raped while she served in the Air Force. Her testimony during the Senate Armed Services Subco

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American Society Politics and Current Events Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Caged Eyes Lynn Hall

Lorraine Hansberry’s Choice Words for the Critics Who Got “A Raisin in the Sun” Wrong 60 Years Ago

By Imani Perry | Lorraine was frustrated by some critical evaluations of the play, even as she understood them. She was particularly frustrated that Walter Lee’s “ends” were read without complication.

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Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts Imani Perry Looking for Lorraine

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Beth Collins, Production Manager

It was a really long process for me! I was an English major in college. I loved reading and doing research, but I didn’t like sitting down and writing so I didn't consider a career in publishing. I we

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Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Beth Collins

The Ntozake Shange Cookbook Book Club

There’s nothing like cooking a good meal to bring people together. What better way than with the recipes in the late Ntozake Shange’s If I Can Cook/You Know God Can? Shange’s eclectic tribute to Black

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Race and Ethnicity in America Literature and the Arts Helene Atwan Beacon Staff Maya Fernandez If I Can Cook/You Know God Can Perpetua Charles

Oakland Teachers Fight for Public Education

By David Bacon | Students and parents have come out en masse to join the marches and picket lines of the ongoing teachers strike in Oakland, California. All say that they are trying to save the city’s

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activism Politics and Current Events Progressive Education David Bacon