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Mentally ill people are not separate from us — they are part of us.

I'm Mentally Ill — And I Will NOT Be Your Mass Shooting Scapegoat 

Content Notice: mass shootings and violence, suicide mention In the wake of yet another act of  domestic terrorism, Donald Trump — who is so Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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Will My Interracial Relationship Survive Charlottesville?

I’ll still hold your hand in public even if bigots stare us down. Read...
Tracey Lynn Lloyd    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE
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What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality

There are things you can do to have a make an impact. I’ve compiled a list of items that you can consider: What To Do Right Now About Police Brutality Read...
Ijeoma Oluo    |   12.28.16   |   SHARE
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Fighting Domestic Violence: Men Must Step Up

On September 30 of this year, President Obama issued a Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   10.25.16   |   SHARE
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Is it possible to shift the dialogue when it comes to teaching masculinity to boys? Image: Thinkstock.

We Have To Change The Kind Of Masculinity We Teach Our Sons

I guess we are all guilty of gender-typing to some degree. It’s ingrained deep in our subconscious and culture. Everywhere we go: shopping malls, in Read...
Cynthia Lawrence    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
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I went to the pet store, peered into some glass bowls, found a reasonable facsimile of the original fish, and voila: Boonga Two-nga. Image: Thinkstock.

On Killing And Replacing My Kid's Fish

My son is particularly anxious about death. He’s generally sensitive — he’s yet to make it through a full movie because anytime there’s a minor Read...
Emily McCombs    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are Read...
Esther Canty-Barnes of The Conversation    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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“People are still dying, still being killed, don’t tell us to sit down and not continue to go out into the streets.”

'We Want Safety, Dignity and Justice': Black Lives Matter Protests Build Nationwide

The fact that police killings are calculated by media organizations at all is a victory of the sustained protests of the Black Lives Matter movement Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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