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Bob Moses teaching math to students at Lanier High School
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The Algebra Project: Bob Moses’ ‘Gateway to Equality’ for Black Students

As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the 1960s, Bob Moses traveled to the most dangerous parts of Mississippi to help African Americans end segregation and secure the right to vote. But it would be tutoring students in math 20 years later at his daughter’s racially mixed middle school in Massachusetts that would lead to his life’s work—The Algebra Project.

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Digital street sign displaying a 107 degree temperature.
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Knowing How Heat and Humidity Affect Your Body Can Help You Stay Safe During Heat Waves

Less than halfway month into North America’s official summer, heat waves are blistering much of the country. Heat waves anywhere in the country are dangerous. Hot desert climates are stressful due to extreme temperatures, while humid subtropical climates are stressful because the body has trouble removing heat when sweat doesn’t evaporate readily. As recent events have shown, hot is hot. Here’s how to be careful.

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woman and man seated at desks talking in an office
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Why Women Need Male Allies at Work to Help Fight Sexism

What difference can one un-sexist man make? My colleagues and I had a hunch that the actions of individual male allies–even through simple acts such as highlighting the strengths of female colleagues or checking in on their well-being–might serve as a counterweight to the negative effects of everyday sexism. But not only that, we decided to study how that might impact men as well.

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Community members protest the Byhalia Connection Pipeline
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From Memphis to North Mississippi, Ida B. Wells’ Words Hit Mark on Byhalia Pipeline

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” said Wells, in whose honor a statue will be unveiled Friday morning July 23, 2021 on Beale Street. The vigilance she speaks of doesn’t assume every act is sinister, but it does implore us—especially journalists—to listen when disenfranchised people speak out, to be relentless in pursuit of truth in any issue, and never dismiss the plight of historically overlooked people.

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