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Sick and Tired: No Time to Rest for the Resilient Black Woman in Mississippi

The “(In)Equity and Resilience: Black Women, Systemic Barriers and COVID-19 Project” is a collaborative effort joining together the Mississippi Free Press and The Jackson Advocate. We plan to tell real people’s stories and use data mapping, live video testimonials, muckraking journalism, intense narrative reporting and inclusive solutions circles to hold the powerful, the rich and the predominantly white accountable.

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Horrors of the Holocaust: Five Websites to Help with Education, Accuracy

Whenever there’s an analysis or discussion about how much people know about the Holocaust, the focus is often on what they don’t know. A 2018 survey of 1,350 people age 18 and older found that 11% of U.S. adults and 22% of millennials had not heard of the Holocaust. Almost half of U.S. adults and millennials could not name one concentration camp or ghetto that was established in Europe during the Holocaust, the survey found.

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Incitement To Violence Is Rarely Explicit—Here Are Some Techniques People Use To Breed Hate

As senators plan for an impeachment trial—in which former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to mount a deadly insurrection at the Capitol—global concern is growing about threats of violent unrest in multiple countries, including the U.S. The United Nations reports the proliferation of dangerous speech online represents a “new era” in conflict.

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What Does The Vice President Do?

Today, Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States—the first woman, the first person of South Asian descent, and the first African American to do so. Harris also became the first vice president to have graduated from a historically black college or university. However, the vice presidency itself has traditionally been a relatively insignificant position, though the office has become more influential in recent years.

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