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Yolanda Aguilera has 11 articles published.

Grinds, grooves and grassroots: Best POC coffee shops South Atlantic region

in Ark Weekender/Lifestyle & Travel by

Ark Republic finishes its “Best of coffee shops” series by heading to the land of Andre 3000, go-go and Baltimore club music.

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This Woman’s Work: WNBA game forfeiture indicates continued issues with the gender pay gap

in Entertainment & Sports by

A gruesome travel experience for Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) team, Las Vegas Aces, prompted the professional women’s basketball franchise to cancel a crucial game last Friday against the Washington Mystics.

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New developments allege an increased death toll, unused government funds in Flint

in Government & Policy/Politics & Social Justice/Race and Ethnicity by

Misrepresentation in data findings and contentions about underused state resources still plague a Michigan city four years after its water crisis.

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Land dispute violence in Nigeria comparable to Boko Haram insurgency

in Africa & the Diaspora/Government & Policy/World Affairs by

A decades-long feud over land by Islamic herders and Christian farmers in Nigeria has turned increasingly violent.

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Say something in Spanish: Code switching for an Afro-Cubana in a mixed Millennial era

in Africa & the Diaspora/Latin America/Race and Ethnicity by

In the historically contentious racial atmosphere of the US and Latin America, the dichotomy of being an Afro-Insert-Here while navigating the new generational terrain creates anxiety, confusion, and social erasure.

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Cuba’s historic elections are a ploy to maintain control in changing political landscape | Think Piece

in Politics & Social Justice/World Affairs by

For the first time in Cuba’s 116 year history, two Black women hold positions in the executive branch of government.

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Gunman shoots up Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland

in Media & Journalism by

Five employees of the Capital Gazette are murdered by gunman said to carry a grudge. The paper continues to operate after bloody tragedy.

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You shall not pass: Travel ban deemed constitutional by US Supreme Court

in Government & Policy/Immigration & Migration by

On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in upholding the constitutionality of the long-contested Trump Administration travel ban, in the case of Trump v. Hawaii.

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CBC briefing on the DRC crisis ignites tension

in Africa & the Diaspora/World Affairs by

Forum gets heated in talking about deteriorating conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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To drink or not to drink: Advocacy group prepares to sue Newark over elevated lead levels in water

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As Newark, N.J. grows, it must deal with a serious dilemma: water.

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