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The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph – Book Review

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Peniel Joseph’s “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” offers a compelling analysis of two of the most influential figures in…

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Good Times

“Good Times” stood apart from Lear’s other successful comedies because it featured, as Lear put it, the “first full black family on television.”

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I loved watching Norman Lear’s trailblazing television shows when I was growing up in Dalzell, South Carolina, in the 1970s. “Good Times,” my favorite, debuted on Feb. 8, 1974 – nearly…

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The Heroes Fighting for Public Education by Laura Pappano

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In the face of far-right extremist groups like Moms for Liberty, “school moms” have become the frontline defenders of education for all. The first thing to reflect on is this: Public…

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Cities Know That the Way Police Respond to Mental Crisis Calls Must Change. But How? by By Nicole Leonard, WHYY and Kate Wolffe, CapRadio and Simone Popperl

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If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing “988,” or the Crisis Text Line by texting…

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