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In With The New – The reFRESH

FRESH Live presents In With the New

Art by Jessi Arrington Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re celebrating the launch of our first-ever conference “FRESH Live: In With The New” and spotlighting people and organizations who exemplify “the new” that we’re seeing emerge today. On June 5, 2018 in New York City, we’ll gather our speakers and special guests for our first-ever […]

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Making History

Official presidential portraits painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re calling for gun control reform again, basking in the glow of the Obamas’ new portraits, and celebrating a huge couple of weeks for our speakers. What we’re checking out… This week began with another tragic shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. […]

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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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2017 Is Over and Time Is Up – The reFRESH

Art by LadiesGetPaid Written by Jackson Bird.  This week we’re saying time’s up – on abuses of power, on President Trump’s racism, and on hypocrisy writ large. What we’re checking out… Time’s Up dipped their toes into their first activist stunt by successfully encouraging Golden Globe attendees to don black in solidarity against rampant sexual abuse […]

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Year of The Outspoken: A reFRESH of 2017

Art by Franziska Barczyk Written by Jackson Bird.  While we can’t wait for 2017 to be over, one good thing to come out of it was the silence breakers, resisters and rabble-rousers who spoke out for justice and equality. 2017 was the year of speaking up, refusing to stay in our lanes, reclaiming our time, and breaking […]

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