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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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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve been following the Baltimore uprising… An important reminder when thinking about Freddie Gray, Michael Brown and the countless others who have died at the hands of the police: We cannot simply replace the word “Ferguson” with “Baltimore” because each story, person, and life is unique. Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi […]

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The Weekly ReFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers In this week’s ReFRESH we’ve got answers to questions about systemic racism, a letter to the President on Earth Day, and how one of our speakers turned his learning disability into a strength. What we’ve been checking out… What is insight if nobody listens? This helpful TED Talk gives tips on […]

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The Weekly FRESHness

Welcome to The Weekly FRESHness! Every Friday, FRESH will be sharing a round-up of articles, videos and other goodies that we love that week, as well as the latest pieces and news from our speakers.  (Edited by our amazing administrative assistant, Mara Meyers.) We’re kicking off this first week with reflections on the 50th anniversary of Selma, […]

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