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Kaia Niambi Shivers

Kaia Niambi Shivers has 48 articles published.

Kaia Niambi Shivers covers diaspora, news and features.

Howard law professor’s commitment to a fair trial takes the justice system to task

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“It is gratifying to hold systems accountable.”

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Legacy Museum and Memorial explores racial terror through interactive art

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In the heart of the deep south, in Montgomery, Alabama, public interest attorney and social justice stalwart, Bryan Stevenson, earmarked a part of US history and present reality that many want to forget.

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Entrepreneurs turn their love for art into pop ups that stimulate local economies

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The underwhelming promotion of local artists caused these art aficionados to create pop ups to give shine where needed. They ended up expanding their careers in turn.

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We will not be moved: In response to violence against the Press | Think Piece

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From the shooting deaths of five press members at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, June 28, questions, shock and blame emerge.

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Fine-dining chef collective conjures complex meals over tough conversations at pop ups

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When five Black chefs and a restaurateur in Charlotte, North Carolina decided to host pop up dinners called Soulfood Sessions, they did not expect the overflow of public response.

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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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Stacey Abrams victorious in Georgia’s Democratic primary for Governor

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Fresh from a historical victory, now she prepares for the biggest campaign of her life.

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San Francisco chef uses pop ups to preserve and educate the deeper, darker sides of America’s culinary history

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For Chef Wanda Blake, cooking is more than a trade, it is a spiritual calling to preserve and teach a tradition often homogenized under the term “soul food.” Her pop ups show the complexities of Black cooks in America, and the growing initiative to maintain their culinary history.

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The ‘Good Ole Boys Club’ is dead: Women continue to run for office in record numbers

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Women are running in record numbers. This is what it looks like.

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