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Bad medicine in Louisiana prisons

The majority of doctors working for the Louisiana Department of Corrections have histories of sexually assaulting patients, writing under-the-table narcotic prescriptions, possession of child pornography, and drinking alcohol on-duty.

Arts & Soul

Freedom wasn't given—it was seized

Survivors of slavery share their experiences through Reconstruction in the new podcast series "Seizing Freedom" by Virginia Public Media and Witness Docs, featuring voiceover retellings of Black folks' courageous efforts to reconstruct life on their own terms.

Race & Place

How HBCUs are keeping us safe

A combination of strict screening practices, off-campus instruction, and additional student support have left HBCUs with some of the lowest COVID-19 transmission rates across college campuses.


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We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes

We're halfway point through the People's First 100 Days, and neither major political party has shown the will and determination to put people first. This isn't the resistance of champagne liberals. Driving people-powered action while nurturing and growing our ranks will force our issues to be at the forefront.

Review: One Night in Miami

What happens when four Black civil rights giants sit down together for one night? Culture writer and organizer Khayla Deans writes a loving ode to the struggles and intimacies of Black male friendship depicted in Regina King's 'One Night in Miami.'


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