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‘Let us make our nation great again’: Severely damaged Caribbean islands by last year’s hurricanes struggle to recover

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A year has passed since a trio of hurricanes—Harvey, Irma and Maria—pummeled parts of the United States and the Caribbean, leaving death and destruction and ravaging these areas with property damage skyrocketing into the hundreds of billions and leaving, in some cases, whole islands uninhabitable.

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Black liberation in relief aid: Social change for one group meant self-sustainability during a natural disaster

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Black empowerment and social justice group spearheaded critical emergency rescue and relief efforts when they saw that aid missed communities that looked like them.

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Reconstructing Houston one house at a time

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When major disasters strike, some professional athletes like J.J. Watt use their platforms to provide aid.

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Mapping the Hurricane Trifecta

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Traveling on the whirlwinds of tempestuous storms that left a path of carnage shows billions of dollars in damage and a long recovery.

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You gotta have faith: Islamic and Jewish groups opened their doors to the poor and tired during Hurricane Harvey

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In the Bible Belt, non-Christian, faith-based groups used their doctrines of goodwill to participate in rescue and relief efforts during and after Hurricane Harvey, even when a major church closed its doors to its congregation.

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When the creek rises: High waters in a New Orleans hostel after Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane season in New Orleans is never easy — even if you aren’t in the direct path of a storm.

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Ruminations on the (Black) womanist power of Aretha Franklin | Think Piece

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“I never knew how much I loved her,” professed my friend when we lamented on the passing of Aretha Franklin.

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Growing racially hostile climate makes homeschooling a viable option for Black parents | Think Piece

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With the heightened concerns of increasing issues in traditional schools, Black parents look to alternative, home-education.

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The world mourns the passing of a Queen, Aretha Franklin

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Legendary soul singer, Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday morning at 9:50 am in her Detroit home. She was 76.

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

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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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