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How do we create communities where this can’t happen?

This billboard is currently off the state highway in my town, put up by a local realtor working at a mainstream realty company. The billboard reads “Tired of the Plandemic? Move to the country!” and has an image of Pepe the Frog holding a phone.


Most arrested reporters never go to trial—and this case should have been no different

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Doing so only hurts both the Black and Asian communities

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White people who refuse to process their ancestral pain hurt the political aims of Black Lives Matter

The wall of Moms protesting in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. courthouse in Portland, Oregon on July 21, 2020.
The “Wall of Moms” protesting in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland on July 21. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Washington Post/Getty Images


For volunteer medics and legal observers, confronting police violence can come with mental and physical tolls

A protester who was maced by police receives medical attention during a demonstration in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images


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There’s a fine line between being an ally and making a movement all about yourself

The Black Womxn’s Empowerment March in New York. Photo: Ira L. Black — Corbis/Getty Images


THE UPRISING MARCHES ON

A revolution needs longevity more than it needs martyrs

Photo illustration. Sources: urbazon/Alejandra Fisichella/EyeEm/Martin Barraud/Getty Images

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