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Eat Black, Stay Safe: eatOkra App

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The re-emergence of racist and sometimes violent encounters between Black customers and restaurant workers motivated a military veteran to create an app for safe eating spaces and experiences.

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Finding fatherhood: how to be a father in my fatherless world

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After years of grappling with an almost non-existent relationship with my father, I stare fatherhood in the face with daily struggles and questions. I fight to find clarity, balance and guidance while navigating the waters of fatherhood and masculinity.

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Trading her car for city transit took a commuter on a lifelong mission for better alternatives in transportation

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A close encounter with inequitable transportation in Los Angeles prompted Lark Lo to challenge the instability of the US infrastructure.

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Remembering Kalief Browder means bringing forth talks of prison abolition

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Three years after Kalief Browder took his life following the traumatic experience of being detained for 1,120 days in Riker’s Island jail, with more than 800 of them in solitary confinement, we need to move towards prison abolition.

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‘Fair Kitchens’ initiative works to remove the pressure-cooker atmosphere in a stressful food industry

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Private-Public partnership creates movement seeking to change the food industry for culinary workers in-and-out of the kitchen.

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Mental health is real: Two high profile suicides within days of each other, rock food and fashion industry

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In three days, two deaths occurred with people whom the public thought were living their best lives. Now more people are making mental health a priority in public discussion.

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Kneeling protests on the White House lawn during the national anthem bucks POTUS’ angst in ’take a knee’ stance

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You can take the protesters out of the demonstration, but you cannot take the demonstration out of the protesters. Attendees at White House event snubbed Trump and took a knee.

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