Local journalists reflect on racist media legacies, and paths forward
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by John O'Brien
8M ago
‘I got an email being called the N-word just last week as a matter of fact for some of our coverage. I think at the end of the day what we can do is just truly speak the truth.’ -Marcus Harrison Green ..read more
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A wild literary ride from rural Vancouver Island to Station Eleven and Sea of Tranquility
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by John O'Brien
9M ago
‘All anybody wanted to talk about was the pandemic, which I resisted for about a week, and then I realized we all need to talk about the pandemic. It's not even like it was the elephant in the room. It's like it was the room. It was unavoidable ..read more
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‘What will I carry forward?’ A journey through wilderness, dementia, and memory
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by John O'Brien
9M ago
‘It took her some time to find her voice, but when she did she said three careful words, it’s so beautiful ..read more
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‘This is nothing like stranger danger.’ One man’s story of the scourge of child sexual abuse
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by John O'Brien
9M ago
‘In the equation of institutional sexual abuse, the constant is the abuser. There's always going to be a certain percentage of child sex abusers in the population ..read more
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Poet reflects on the intersection of Black art and a new generation of racial trauma
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by John O'Brien
10M ago
‘If black children belong to us, and we need not be mothers or fathers or even black for black children to belong to us, a part of us is always vigilant, and always exhausted ..read more
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Mayor Bruce Harrell looks back on his first 100 days and details his plans moving forward
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by John O'Brien
10M ago
‘When I talk about public safety, when I talk about I need more officers, I always lead with, but not in a racialized or militarized fashion ..read more
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In honor of women: poetry and music of struggle and joy
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by John O'Brien
10M ago
One poet asks, ‘Will you not open this door for me? My hand is exhausted from knocking at your door ..read more
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DEI ’R’ US: Setbacks and progress on the road to belonging at work
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by John O'Brien
10M ago
‘It’s not going to happen in my lifetime. We are working to a future that we will not live to see. That’s what this work is about, and the healing is knowing that we’re doing it together ..read more
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Telling modern world history with Africa at the center
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by Kendra Hanna
10M ago
'This, I argue, is the beginning of the Age of Exploration, the Age of Discovery, and thereby, the start of the modern world ..read more
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Can INTOIT moments bridge our partisan divide? Perhaps, if we seek them out
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by John O'Brien
10M ago
‘It's a different kind of approach and different kind of exchange that I know that we can do because I've seen it, and it's growing. It begins with a different definition of listening. Listening is about showing people they matter ..read more
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