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,

America’s Need for the Underdog

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One of the most influential tweeters, @pushinghoops, known offline as Ayesha A. Siddiqi, recently graced the public with the release of her podcast, Pushing Hoops With Sticks. In the podcast, Ayesha discusses American pop culture by “exploring what stories this

The Unexpected Virtue of Emails

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In the midst of a prophesied presidential campaign, Hillary has to watch what she says… and what she types, and what she deletes. In our tech-savvy political realm, you’d expect that somewhere along the lines Hillary would find it more

In this Together

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I am completely overwhelmed by the incredible leadership and organizing that I have witnessed in the last month. Students from across New Mexico, and across the country, have taken a stand against the oppressive standardized tests. Here in Albuquerque, students