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Media & Democracy 09.7.2021

Democracy’s Essential Infrastructure

Successful self-government depends upon a well-informed citizenry. Democracy is premised on the belief that an informed electorate is best able to set the course of government. But if we the people are denied the news and facts needed to make sound judgments, we will make decisions that harm our nation.

10.6.2021

Sneaker Subculture: A pathway to equity and economic freedom

09.15.2021

The Seduction of Rage: Pushing Back Against “We Are Not Our Ancestors” Rhetoric Within Black Youth Activist Culture

09.10.2021

Unmasking the Real Charlotte – Mecklenburg

09.7.2021

Covid-19 Has Shown How Little Mississippi Does for Children

07.29.2021

Charlotte Must Meaningfully Help Residents Experiencing Homelessness

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