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The Eternal Marvel v. DC Tussle

When it comes to vying for top place, DC Comics (and its corresponding DC Extended Universe) and Marvel Comics (and its Marvel Cinematic Universe)...

From Syria to San Diego: a refugee’s life away from home

Raghad Al Bawab spent her childhood summers playing basketball, swimming, and practicing gymnastics in Damascus, Syria. Then came the war. Today, she lives in San...

The Hmong Connection

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were historic for many communities and for the world, but especially so for Hmong Americans who not only made history...

Monalisa Barman’s fight for her education

'Meghalaya to Columbia University' is an online campaign that hopes to raise funds to sponsor Monalisa Barman’s education in the U.S. Earlier this March, Monalisa...

Oakland celebrates the defunding of the OPD

In a historic vote, the Oakland City Council redirected $18 million to invest in community programs for alternative violence prevention on June 24, 2020....

Talking to Kids about Skin Color and Colorism

In a world where fair is beautiful and dark is exotic. Where fairness creams sell like hot cakes all over the world, it is...

How ‘In the Heights’ sharpened my Latinx lens

Heritage is all encompassing. Every breath I take is because of my heritage and because of my ancestors' perseverance. I always hated how I looked....

The Constant Despiriting of Black Swimmers

Alice Dearing was on the brink of making history. She was poised to be the first Black Briton to represent Great Britain in the...

Twinning Solutions: a space for future BIPOC business owners

Twins Hassana and Nefertiti Schell had an idea to lean into their duality and blend talents. The result was Twinning Solutions, a project that...

Turning a blind eye to Black mental health

A study by Sunshine Behavioral Health found that only a third of adult Black Americans who need mental health care actually receive it. To...

Is “Hot Vax Summer” a reality or just another social media trend?

"Hot Vax Summer" is all over my social media. It seems 45% of the total U.S. population is fully vaccinated. With 319 million Americans...

The Cultural Legacy of Critical Race Theory and the Underground Railroad

The New York Times (NYT) 2021 Civil Conversation Challenge for Teenagers included a Forum on the Fight for Racial Justice, which facilitated discussions on "the...
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