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U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) speaks at a Cuban freedom rally near the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Cuban activists and demonstrators held a rally to urge the American government to intervene in Cuba to support human rights and end Communism in Cuba. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

As an anti-racism writer, it’s striking to purview how often people push back against the cold, hard facts of how Black people are treated in this country. It’s becoming even harder to ignore as Cubans, both foreign and domestic, fight against mistreatment from Cuba’s government. Politicians like Sen. …


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As a volleyball player and student, Morghan Chambers has a lot on her plate. She recently signed with the University of Central Florida, along with her twin sister. Chambers also recently took a knee for racial justice. Like the many athletes who protested before her, she refused to stand during…


A group of about two dozen armed Black men—made up of a retired firefighter, a security guard, a veteran, a health care worker, and others—have started to keep watch over local businesses and offer security to protesters in north Minneapolis.

They’re calling themselves the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, and they stepped…


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In cities across America, the sounds of helicopters filled the air last night, by now a familiar sign of protests being heavily monitored by the police. …


Ilyasah Shabazz in New York, NY on February 21, 2019. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Ilyasah Shabazz has seen enough.

The author, activist, and daughter of Malcolm X has seen some people assign more value to property than to Black lives. She’s seen George Floyd’s life ripped from the same lungs he used to call for his dead mother as the world faces a global…


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As I have been putting together “The Uprising Marches On,” GEN’s package on what’s next for the movement for Black lives, I have been finding myself explaining to people more and more how I distinguish between my work as a writer and my work as an organizer. For the latter…


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You wouldn’t know it from the national media coverage, but protests over the murder of Breonna Taylor have continued for almost three months in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, the Courier Journal reports:

An array of groups has marched, making it increasingly difficult for the uninterested to ignore. There have…


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Sometimes a columnist hits the proverbial nail on the head with a few short words. Danielle Moodie, writing for ZORA, did just that in an eye-opening reminder that revolution and uprisings take time and concerted effort and endurance. Change doesn’t happen overnight.

Moodie writes:

It’s been barely half a century…

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