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Get to know the actual history of the Battle of Puebla and traditions to celebrate an Indigenous win

Dancers with Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente perform on the Fiesta Colorado Folkorico Stage in Denver for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)


As a Black woman therapist and an anti-racist community advocate, I hear a lot. I’d like to acknowledge the sheer will and tenacity in the women I see.


We need more than one guilty verdict to change America

Angela Harrelson, the aunt of George Floyd, speaks at George Floyd Square after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images


It feels foolish to love a nation that despises you in return

Protesters demanding justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man killed by police near Minneapolis, marched through Center City, Philadelphia, on April 13, 2021.


Black actors settling for trauma roles should be a thing of the past

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Were we all sold a bill of goods when it comes to ‘working hard’?

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Black people: As the trial unfolds, hold tight to your self-care and sanity

Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
A woman walks near the makeshift memorial of George Floyd on March 10, 2021. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images


British treatment of Markle points to colorism’s pervasiveness and the unfamiliarity some lighter-skinned Black women have with its sting

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at a public event wearing a green outfit with matching hat.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at a public event wearing a green outfit with matching hat.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images


Allegations of bullying levied at Markle remind us that our character will be attacked by folks uncomfortable with our existence

Meghan Markle attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images


Congress could have—and should have—used this moment as an opportunity to redeem America from its past sins

Protesters holding a banner reading TRUMP IS GUILTY. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Senate vote

This could have been the first step toward healing the racial divide that exists within this country.

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