Richard Overton, World War II veteran and America’s oldest man, dies at 112 | The Washington Post Richard Overton was in his mid-30s when he began serving in World War II. It was perhaps the most important thing he did with his life, but it was far from the last.

Richard Overton was in his mid-30s when he began serving in World War II. It was perhaps the most important thing he did with his life, but it was far from the last.

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How ‘Gardening While Black’ Almost Landed This Detroit Man in Jail | The New York Times A black man started an urban farm in his old neighborhood. Three white women called the police repeatedly, accusing him of threatening them. The case went to court.

A black man started an urban farm in his old neighborhood. Three white women called the police repeatedly, accusing him of threatening them. The case went to court.

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The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give | The Atlantic The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice.

The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice.

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Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Okwui Okpokwasili Earn MacArthur ‘Genius’ Awards | Colorlines The minister and multimedia artist feature among several creators, organizers and scholars of color who earned the MacArthur Foundation’s annual honor.

The minister and multimedia artist feature among several creators, organizers and scholars of color who earned the MacArthur Foundation’s annual honor.

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SF Mayor Breed envisions adding 1,000 beds for the homeless by end of 2020 | San Francisco Chronicle “We can’t just leave people out on the street. We need options. Letting people sleep in the streets because we don’t have enough shelter beds, that’s a problem.”

“We can’t just leave people out on the street. We need options. Letting people sleep in the streets because we don’t have enough shelter beds, that’s a problem.”

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