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Valentine’s Day in America – The reFRESH

Valentine's candies by anti-gun violence arts activist group Change the Ref

Photo from Change the Ref Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re reflecting on the new meaning of February 14th in present-day America. What we’re checking out… Valentine’s Day was yesterday. In addition to being a day to reflect on the revolutionary power of love and to show your support for survivors of sexual abuse, February 14th […]

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#BlackGirlMagic – The reFRESH

Art by r29unbothered Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re critiquing the State of the Union, celebrating #BlackGirlMagic, and giving thanks that January is Finally. Over. What we’re checking out… Janelle Monae gave a powerful speech at the Grammy’s last weekend, but strangely no one started insisting she run for president. President Trump gave a foreboding speech […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Unsung heroes and respectability politics

Photo by Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a look at what we remember and forget from Black history, a digital space for self-care, and the collective brilliance that results from two of our FRESH crew sharing a stage. What we’ve been checking out… It’s important to […]

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