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18-Year-Old Gives Inspiring Speech After Becoming 1st Black Male Valedictorian at California High School

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While graduation season is always a particularly heartwarming time, I have to say it feels a little more special this year. This year’s graduating class had to endure a school year that was unlike any other, with the pandemic and virtual learning creating what I can only imagine was one arduous senior year. Ahmed…

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‘We Have Given More Than Has Ever Been Given to Us’: California’s 1st-in-the-Nation Slavery Reparations Task Force Meets

When it comes to the recent efforts to make reparations for descendants of American slavery happen, I am of two minds. On one hand—meh. It just seems like everything being proposed falls short of an actual promise that reparations for Black people will ever happen as the proposals aren’t for actual reparations; they…Read more...

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