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The New York Times

Keren Landman

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21 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Improving outcomes in addressing HIV requires reducing stigma. In Atlanta, Georgia, faith-based communities are embracing HIV prevention campaigns and courses. Bible Way Ministries provides HIV testing at community ev...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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19 November 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Bringing the community into conversations about commemoration opens new ways to present public history. The Paper Monuments project in New Orleans asked residents to draw monuments that they would like to see replace ...

The New York Times

Alina Tugend

23 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Coming to terms with the past requires reexamining the way we represent both history and art. The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, is on the forefront of correcting the absence of enslaved craftsmen in representations ...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

10 October 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A very special 15-person book club in Battle Creek, Michigan is using the book club format to discuss hard topics like race. The conversations steer profound, intimate, and personal, and many members testify to how mu...

Teen Vogue

Kim Bellware

3 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A group in Chicago called Good Kids, Mad City is made up of youth who have been affected by gun violence. They offer support and accountability to each other and use the group as a way to cope with the daily violence ...

Yes! Magazine

Jonita Davis

26 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Discussing history can help communities heal from racial violence and trauma. Organizations like the Greater Bronzeville Action Plan, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project (CCR19), and the Chicago Center...

Yes! Magazine

Leanna First-Arai

27 February 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Soil collection ceremonies offer a meaningful way to help cope with and create institutional memory of racial violence across the United States. The Equal Justice Initiative is working to keep the victims of lynching ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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20 February 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In a movement that started from a trending hashtag on Twitter - #BeingBlackandMuslim - scholars and activists around the country are working to reduce stereotypes about Black Muslims. Organizations that arose from t...

The New York Times

Laura Holson

8 November 2018

United States

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In the midst of a seemingly increasingly divided political and racial landscape, some artists of color are pushing back to create art that represents marginalized communities. Some artists have chosen to do this by re...

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Emily Nonko

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31 October 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Governing Hope, an anti-racism organization, is combating racism in Portland by asking white people to pay reparations. The organization created an event called “Reparations Power Hour,” which invites people of color ...

Scalawag

Margaret Littman

22 October 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The killing of Jocques Clemmons, an unarmed black man that was shot by a white officer in Tennessee, became the catalyst that spurred a community to action. A community oversight board would be in charge of investiga...

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Carly Stern

14 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Yvonne Jewnell and Tandra Birkett created Harlem Fashion Week in order to increase diversity in a majorly white industry. The event has drawn out a diverse crowd, 95 to 98 percent of the designers that participate of...

Al Jazeera

Aditya Iyer

16 September 2018

London, England

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Uncomfortable art tours, long-term loans, and code of conducts, are all methods Europeans museums are using to confront the racist history behind paintings and artifacts in their exhibitions. They’re also trying to co...

The Innovator

Emma Maliborski

3 September 2018

New York City, New York, United States

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Project SAFE, based in New York, is providing justice-oriented programs and courts around the country with a lesson in intersectionality. Citing the unique realities that Black women face, the project partners with ot...

Hyperallergic

Allison Meier

21 June 2018

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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The Archivist In a Backpack kit developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill contains the essential elements for oral history collection including recorders, notepads, and thank you cards. The universi...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

19 June 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to call attention to the role of northerners in the history of American chattel slavery and the source of portrait sitters’ wealth, the Worcester Art Museum has begun to add information about a sitters’ slave...

Pacific Standard

Vania Andre

15 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Community and religious leaders are trying to make engage churches with the Haitian immigrant community. They believe, that churches can also be a platform for social change. “"In the United States we see the church p...

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Brianna Williams

14 June 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Confederate monuments are being removed all over the country as a response to white supremacy. Dallas Independent School District is following the lead, after the board decided to rename three elementary schools which...

The Lily

Brittany King

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23 May 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of ...

Scalawag

Gabrielle Hernandez

17 May 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The organization Southerners on New Ground is helping reform the criminal justice system in the south. Activists won a small victory in Atlanta, where the mayor and city council approved a resolution that replaced cas...

In These Times

Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo

27 March 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Cafe ULU is the first business started by the Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative, a co-op funded by membership fees. The coffee shop is hoping to serve as a community gathering space for the local African ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

15 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Criticism and protests led by community activists in NY led to wide scale changes in NYPD’s policing, it resulted in a large decrease at the unequal way the NYPD racially profiled black and latino men. Many of this ac...

ThinkProgress

Kira Lerner

13 December 2017

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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In Alabama, grassroots organizing targeting black voters resulted in a huge voter turnout. “98 percent of black women voted for Jones (Tyson’s initial estimate was conservative) along with 93 percent of black men.” “J...

Kaiser Health News

Anna Gorman

9 August 2017

California, United States

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There is a racial disparity in science, the black population is extremely underrepresented and due to historically terrible treatment of black individuals by science they are very reluctant to engage in research. The...

Washington Post

Courtland Milloy

25 April 2017

Washington, D.C., United States

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An organization called The BMe Community (for Black Male Engagement) aims to combat the negative image of black men with hard facts and statistics of how they are actually improving their communities. Now operating in...

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