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Book bans & public libraries

"They be our national treasure / they be / our priceless charge" (A Dark and Splendid Mass 47-48) are the lingering words of Mari...

MLB bans Tucupita Marcano for life for betting on baseball, four others get one-year suspensions

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball permanently banned San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano on Tuesday for betting on baseball and suspended four...

NBA bans Jontay Porter after gambling probe shows he shared information, bet on games

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The NBA banned Toronto two-way player Jontay Porter after a league probe found he disclosed confidential information to sports...

Making marginalized communities the priority: Loudmouth Bookstore

“Loudmouth is a bookstore that uplifts the work of marginalized authors and highlights banned books. Everything you see in here was hand selected by...

Banning books said to prohibit freedom of speech, choice

Some would argue the greatest American freedom is the privilege to express your thoughts, even if that opinion is unorthodox or unpopular. That creativity...

The problem with our schools

The problem with our schools is that we have yet to acknowledge the real problem. The schools are merely a reflection of our society...

Black History: What we’ve done and have left to do.

Happy Black History Month! As Black Americans, we have much to celebrate. Our joy – which has always shone through even in dark times. Our...

Why we need diversity programs

Attempts to erase Black identity and history predate colonization and slavery, but recently, some ideologues and elected officials have doubled down on attempts to...

ACLU sues over Indiana’s ban on ‘human sexuality’ instruction

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging House Bill 1608. According to the text of House Bill 1608, a school...

We need Dr. King’s wisdom more than ever

On January 15th, 2024, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 95 years old. Each year – and often throughout the year -- we...

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