Deeper than a Logo

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REDSKIN: “noun, Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive, a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.” Scrolling down my Facebook timeline, something caught my eye. A friend shared an article on the recent cancellation of the Washington Redskins

On Self-Help

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A couple of months ago a friend recommended I read “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling” by Stephen Cope. Throughout the book, Cope interweaves teachings from the “Bhagavad Gita”—an ancient allegory

Remembering Aiyana Stanley-Jones

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In the summer of 2010, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the US Social Forum in Detroit with Generation Justice. I was 16. While there, I remember hearing a story I would never forget, the story of Aiyana

What Mainstream Media isn’t Asking: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

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In the weeks since the Charleston Massacre, at least six predominantly Black churches have been set on fire across the South. Mainstream media has been awfully quiet about these acts of terror. This should not come as a surprise, as

The Corporate Media Straightjacket

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In the past year, I’ve woken up to the lies corporate media presents about me and my community. I’m learning how to deconstruct corporate media’s scripts and analyze its “facts.” I question if the corporate narrative represents our community. I’m

How Water Helped Me Grow

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Melissa and I are standing in KOB’s studio, and there’s footage rolling of Nuestro Rio’s Youth Leadership Group in a raft, splashing and speeding down the Colorado River. There’s waves propelling them forward, and waves sloshing back onto their raft,

Are We Using Too Much Water?

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By: Jakia Fuller I feel it is important we all pay close attention to what is happening with the our water. We have a finite amount of it, yet we are using it as if we have unlimited amounts. Many

Our Water is Sacred

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There is a small farming town about 30 miles south of Albuquerque called Tomé. I was raised there. My house sits on dry land, just a few feet away from the easternmost ditch that carries water from the Rio Grande.

Creating Your Own Path

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John Garcia animatedly tells the story of summoning up the nerve to speak with the highly-influential and magical writer, Gabriel García Márquez. John approaches him, talks with him for awhile, and then asks Márquez for writing advice – the heavy,