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Active Voice

The 26-year-old activist is reimagining new social and political norms

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Active Voice

The 29-year-old founder of Ethel’s Club had to make a hard pivot last year, but she knew it was important to stick to her vision

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Here’s how Nsé Ufot and the New Georgia Project are fighting the state GOPs’ latest attempt to suppress Black and Brown voters

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Grassroots groups helped turn out a record number of voters

A volunteer distributes voter care packages at a block party for Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images


Column

Social media may feel like some women’s only route to justice

Close up of a teenager using her smartphone. Her face is obscured by her phone.
Close up of a teenager using her smartphone. Her face is obscured by her phone.
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To march on a highway is to declare bravery in the face of danger — and an unwillingness to lose

A protest for justice for Breonna Taylor in New York City. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images


From 1960 until her death, Patricia Stephens Due had to wear dark glasses, a symbol of her lasting trauma

Photo illustration. Source: State Archives of Florida


Illustration: Paul Hoppe

A Black Lives Matter confrontation pitted neighbor against neighbor — and displayed the raw power of a social media flash mob


Sociologist Jennifer Schradie explains what journalists can do to fight fake news

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