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Keep the Fire Going – The reFRESH

Photo by Representative Alma S. Adams Written by Jackson Bird This week we’re focused on keeping up the fight for long-term change. What we’re checking out… There are some ways that this wave of protests feels different than before and others in which it feels like we’ve been here so many times and never seen the […]

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Monumental Terrorism

Source: AP Photos / Shay Horse Written by Jackson Bird.  This week, we’re dedicating the reFRESH to commentary on Charlottesville, the history of racism in America, and what we can do moving forward. What we’re checking out… Alan Zimmerman, the president of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, shares an eye-opening, but hopeful account of what it […]

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Jesse Williams FTW and 13 Feminist Rules for Life — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re reading about the most shameful way to restrict abortion rights, how white guys can even transmit bias to inanimate objects, and the 13 feminist rules for life. What we’ve been checking out… Artificial intelligence reflects the values of those who build it, and since […]

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A Blow to Immigrants Rights and Real Gun Reform — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Tim Rogers Edited by Mara Meyers This week, we’re continuing to grapple with America’s gun problem (including locating the real weapons of mass destruction), learning what it means to heal as a Black man in America, and taking a closer look at how we talk about race. What we’ve been checking out… To […]

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Long live Prince and PayPal’s panel faux pas — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re celebrating Prince’s legacy (and how it extends far beyond his music), why some aren’t celebrating putting Harriet Tubman on our $20 bill, and the irony of PayPal’s panel on gender inclusion. What we’ve been checking out… We’re not only mourning Prince’s music, but reflecting on the influence […]

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