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Donna Brazile Explains Why She’s Working for Fox News | The New Yorker

Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker Donna Brazile wrote that she is “excited to join the honest and passionate debate at Fox News about our future.”Photograph by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call / Getty. Featured Image Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the most prominent political strategists of recent times. Brazile, Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000, was the first African-American woman to run a campaign for a major-party Presidential nominee; she had previously worked on the Presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale, Dick Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis. […]

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Stacey Abrams for …. Governor? Senator? Veep? President?! The Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future. | The Cut

Rebecca Traister, The Cut In an election-night tweet, Democrat Stacey Abrams urged her supporters to “STAY IN LINE until your vote is cast.” Three polls stayed open late after some voting machines in predominantly black districts were delivered with no power cords, rendering them useless. (Stacey Abrams/Twitter). Featured Image am sitting in a car with former Georgia House Minority Leader and recent gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. She’s just invited me in from the cold outside Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre — where she’s soon to go onstage for an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes — but Abrams is signaling in some ineffable […]

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Teaching Hard History | Southern Poverty Law Center

Kate Shuster, Southern Poverty Law Center are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America. Part I: How Slavery is Taught Today A fifth-grader is “sold” at a mock slave auction in a New Jersey school. On a day when Georgia students are encouraged to dress in Civil War-era costumes, […]

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Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: ‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’ | The Conversation

Thurka Sangaramoorthy, The Conversation Marcella Wright has been living with HIV for decades. She was recruited to be in one of the first HIV treatment programs and was the only woman in the group. Aamir Khuller, CC BY-NC-SA. Featured Image Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. She has lived with epilepsy her entire life; she suffers from hypertension; and she is a breast cancer survivor. Yet more challenging than any of these was learning she was HIV-positive. “I was crying for at least six months,” she said of learning she was HIV […]

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