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Hattie Wins the Prize

Hattie Wins the Prize

In 1937 Zora Neale Hurston published her groundbreaking novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In 1939 Marian Anderson sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in protest of the Daughters of the American Revolution while Billie Holiday was recording the song Strange Fruit. In 1940, education pioneer Mary Mcleod Bethune was elected Vice President ...
The Wrong Medicine

The Wrong Medicine

*trigger warning – this piece includes reference to my experience with sexual violence. Watching the situation surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo unfold, I keep coming back to the very powerful sense that the system is applying the wrong medicine.  Whether or not he accedes to requests to step down, the focus on his individual responsibility will ...