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The Fight for Justice Takes Its Toll on Ferguson Activists

Joe Penny New York Review of Books
At least five Ferguson activists have died unexplained deaths since 2014. Aside from these, activists have experienced myriad threats to their physical and mental well-being during that time.

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Oh, Say Can You See

Jacqueline Allen Trimble Poet Lore
Alabama poet Jacqueline Allen Trimble points to the slave origins of the Star Spangled Banner linking the song to today’s Black Lives Matter and other protests.

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Beto O'Rourke on NFL Players Kneeling. The Fractured Politics of a Browning America. Why Tesla Is Building City-Sized Batteries. Inside Flex—Amazon's Army of Everyday Delivery People. David Pecker's Past Practice Puts POTUS in a Pickle.

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Paper Crowns

Joanne Diaz American Poetry Review
“All blindness and much worse,” writes Illinois poet Joanne Diaz of the invisibility of Black life to oblivious white people.
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