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American Voices
The border wall isn't just a dividing line - it's a monument against racial progress | Michelle Garca
Many in south Texas see the border as a symbol of a national identity that not only excludes but also marginalizes them Alongside a one-room church, surrounded by farmland and a tangle of south Texas chaparral, a former slave master and a freed slave lay buried. Husband and wife. Nathaniel Jackson was a white man born into privilege on his father's plantation.
Apr 25 6:00AM Guardian-Opinion

Amid Charged Atmosphere at Amherst, Jeff Sessions Calls for Country to Move on From Mueller Report
Amherst College Republicans invited Mr. Sessions to speak on Wednesday night. The event drew protests from students and faculty members at Amherst, as well as from nearby schools.
Apr 25 5:14AM US Politics

Trump Vows Stonewall of 'All' House Subpoenas
The president dismissed oversight investigations by House Democrats as partisan and illegitimate, signaling a new phase of confrontation.
Apr 25 2:21AM US Politics

Strong Support Here Helped Trump Win Pennsylvania in 2016. 2020 Could Be Different.
President Trump promised to be the champion of the forgotten American. To some Republicans in Altoona, that promise is unfulfilled.
Apr 25 1:59AM US Politics

Student Forced To Use Marker To Fill In Shaved Hairstyle That Violated Dress Code
A Texas junior high school assistant principal has been placed on leave after making a student cover his shaved hairstyle with a black marker.
Apr 25 12:06AM Black Voices

Elizabeth Warren Lays Out Plan To Combat Black Maternal Mortality
The senator and other 2020 candidates spoke at a presidential forum in Houston focused on women of color.
Apr 24 11:38PM Black Voices

Overlooked No More: Martin Sostre, Who Reformed America's Prisons From His Cell
The lawsuits he filed from behind bars in the 1960s and '70s challenging harsh prison conditions laid the groundwork for prisoners to defend their rights even today.
Apr 24 10:00PM NYTimes

Kamala Harris: Young Men Jailed For Drugs Should Be 'First In Line' For Marijuana Jobs
The 2020 candidate was speaking at a presidential forum in Texas focused on women of color.
Apr 24 9:46PM Black Voices

13-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Jumped By Two Teens
She reportedly slipped into a coma following a fight.
Apr 24 9:45PM bet.com

Read Our Review of 'Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame' rewards the patience of fans.
Apr 24 9:38PM bet.com

Sheriff's Deputy On Leave After Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Trump Comment On Gay Teen's Death
Alabama's Nigel Shelby died by suicide last week, prompting an outpouring of condolences from human rights groups and celebrity allies.
Apr 24 9:20PM Teen World

R. Kelly Was A No-Show In Court And It Will Cost Him
His absence lost him a civil suit by default.
Apr 24 9:00PM bet.com

Online D&D Events from MetroQuest, Nat'l Civic League, Living Room Conversations, and more!
This week's roundup features webinars from NCDD member orgs MetroQuest, National Civic League, and Living Room Conversations, as well as, from Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). NCDD's online D&D event roundup is a weekly compilation of the upcoming events happening in the digital world related to dialogue, deliberation, civic tech, engagement work, and more! Do you have a webinar or other digital event coming up that you'd like to share with the NCDD network? Please let us know in the comments section below or []
Apr 24 11:00AM ncdd.org

I won a Pulitzer. Yet Trump wants to deport me because I'm undocumented | Erika Espinoza
New legislation introduced in the House and Senate offers immigrants the chance to give back to their communities In September 2017, I sat with my friends in a Ball State University library room trying to come to terms with the news that Donald Trump had just shut down the program that gives undocumented immigrants like me the legal right to work and live in the United States. My friends, who are also students in the journalism department, knew my story and fell silent. They understood that without the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (Daca) program, my future was suddenly up in the air.
Apr 24 10:00AM Guardian-Opinion

Elizabeth Warren's plan to end student debt is glorious. We can make it a reality | Astra Taylor
We fully support the 2020 nominee's student debt relief proposal. But to make it happen, we'll need to kick our efforts into higher gear This week, Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, announced a proposal to cancel student debt for millions of people and make public college free. This is a stunning, visionary plan that would transform our educational system and dramatically improve millions of people's lives.
Apr 24 10:00AM Guardian-Opinion

Dr. David Hamburg, Leader in Conflict Resolution, Dies at 93
As a behavioral scientist and president of the Carnegie Corporation, he took on policy issues that bring about hatred and violence and ignorance.
Apr 23 8:04PM NYTimes

PBP Releases New Data Map on Participatory Budgeting
The Participatory Budgeting Project, an NCDD member org, has developed a new map of the participatory budgeting (PB) processes happening across the US and Canada, both current and past efforts. PB is a process in which community members democratically vote on a portion of the public budget, and as the map shows, the process has been growing rapidly across the country. We encourage you to learn more in the article below, view the live map here, and find the original version of this piece on []
Apr 23 11:00AM ncdd.org

Jonas Brothers Announce 'Happiness Begins,' Their First Album In 10 Years
The band will drop the follow-up to 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times on June 7.
Apr 22 10:52PM Teen World

David Thouless, 84, Dies; Nobel Laureate Cast Light on Matter
Using math to explain strange states of matter, like superconductivity, he had a transformational impact on physics, with real-world applications.
Apr 22 7:27PM NYTimes

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Tech Tuesday with Ethelo - Register Now!
We want to remind our network of our next Tech Tuesday call happening tomorrow April 23rd from 2-3pm Eastern, 11am-12pm Pacific. This free webinar will explore the digital platform, Ethelo, a participatory decision-making space that leads to higher transparency among participants and greater overall buy-in of the process. Register ASAP to save your spot on the call! In this webinar, we will be joined by John Richardson, founder and CEO of Ethelo.
Apr 22 11:00AM ncdd.org

When Did Moral Clarity Become Radical?
The Green New Deal has been called a political loser. But back in 1988, both parties saw climate legislation as sensible.
Apr 20 11:26PM NYTimes

The Fight for the Future of Jack the Ripper
Rethinking the world's most famous serial killer and his victims in the #MeToo era.
Apr 20 10:08PM NYTimes

Finding the Beauty in Cultural Appropriation
What traveling the world taught me about the universality of playing dress-up in other peoples' styles.
Apr 20 7:52PM NYTimes

Netflix Unveils Trailer For Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Series
When They See Us" premieres May 31 on the streaming service.
Apr 19 6:12PM Latino Voices

Jennifer Lopez's Most Iconic Fashion Moments Of All Time
The "Jenny From The Block" singer will receive the 2019 CFDA Fashion Icon Award this June.
Apr 17 8:55PM Latino Voices

Alex Rodriguez Reveals Cute And Comical Preparation For His Jennifer Lopez Proposal
The process even involved the former Yankees star's assistant.
Apr 17 8:35AM Latino Voices

Los Angeles Archdiocese Agrees To Record $8 Million Settlement Over Teen's Abuse
Advocates ask how teacher Juan Ivan Barajas preyed on the girl years after U.S. Catholic bishops acted to stop sex abuse.
Apr 16 10:28PM Teen World