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1972 was a big year: Shirley Chisholm ran a presidential campaign, and the first National Black Political Convention was held. This year, the Black National Convention is harnessing that same energy. (AP PHOTO/BILL HUDSON, FILE) via The 19th

1972 was a big year: Shirley Chisholm ran a presidential campaign, and the first National Black Political Convention was held. This year, the Black National Convention is harnessing that same energy. (AP PHOTO/BILL HUDSON, FILE) via The 19th

What We've Stolen From Our Kids (The Atlantic)

"Is there a meaningful place for Black justice movements and electoral politics to entwine from the grassroots up?" (The 19th) 

Solving The Climate Crisis Shouldn't Be This Hard (Inkstick)

"What does it look like if we prioritize our friendships like we do our couple relationships and what does a friendship look like when you act like a team when navigating different life choices?" (The Tiff Weekly)

"I strongly disagree that curiosity diminishes as you get older. Sure, if you’re lucky, you figure out the things you like early on and you get to stick with them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t like and try more new things, no matter your age." (Wit & Delight)

The table read to end all table reads. (CORE

"In a sign of the cataclysmic nature of the 2016 presidential-election results, all of these vérité-style films feature women candidates. Many feature women of color, and those mentioned here come from women directors...Together, these films represent a shakeup of a genre that has long been in need of a reset. More than that, they’re a symbol of the way political power is shifting at this flashpoint of a moment—a representation of who draws the focus, and why." (Vanity Fair)

"It's daunting out there right now...here's our antidote!" (The Fold)

 

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