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The Most Gerrymandered State Now Has Fair Maps know your facts Feb 21, 2024

Wisconsin has long been one of the most gerrymandered states in the United States. For more than a decade, Democrats had tried to overturn the Republican drawn maps, but a Republican dominated...

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U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Defund UNRWA know your facts Feb 14, 2024

The United States Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would permanently defund the primary humanitarian aid group for Palestinians in Gaza and beyond, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency...

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I Am Not My Hair know your facts Jan 23, 2024

I’ve written several posts over the years about Black children and adults being discriminated against for wearing their hair natural, instead of relaxing it or cutting it close in a TWA...

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3 Things to Watch in Virginia know your facts Jan 17, 2024

An Historic Moment

The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest English-speaking legislative body in America. And for the first time in its 405-year history, the Virginia House of Delegates has...

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Your Chance to Influence the UN Today undo the work Jan 09, 2024

Regardless of your politics, I would hope that we could all agree that genocide is bad. That relentlessly bombing civilians is wrong. That an occupying force destroying places they occupy is...

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Put Some Pep in Your Step With a Walking Meditation self-care Dec 04, 2023

I’ve been talking with people who feel disconnected from their bodies. Those of us watching the footage from Gaza, the Congo, Sudan, and other places where genocide is taking place must take...

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Can You Trust What You Can't See? know your facts Nov 29, 2023

It depends. Maybe on a personal level, but I'm not feeling very trusting of institutions. It seems more lies are being exposed every day. I saw an article about a week ago that didn’t seem to...

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Watermelon - A Symbol of Resistance and Propaganda know your facts Nov 22, 2023

Watermelon is popular on social media right now, being used as a symbol of resistance for Palestinians and being called out for being a symbol that stereotypes Black Americans as lazy, unclean, and...

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Be Thankful for Learning the Facts know your facts Nov 15, 2023

Next week is Thanksgiving, an official USian holiday with political origins. While most of us are taught to celebrate with food, gratitude, and football games, for many indigenous people,...

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Thank You for Voting! know your facts Nov 08, 2023

Here's a quick review of election day results across the United States:

Democrats turned out again! Despite some shady actions to reduce voter turnout or even block folks from voting, Democrats...

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Illinois Is the First State in the US to End Cash Bail know your facts Sep 20, 2023

The US and the Philippines are the only two countries in the world that use the bail bonds system to ensure defendants show up for trial. Nearly 70% of the US jail population is made up of pretrial...

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Music to Make You Happy self-care Sep 13, 2023

I'm feeling like the world could use more music right now. I'm using it to manage to huge emotions that are popping up in shared spaces, to manage grief, and to share my joy! Putting a few...

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