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Nicole S Maskiell: Cicely was young, Black and enslaved – her death during an epidemic in 1714 has lessons that resonate in today’s pandemic

What may be the oldest surviving gravestone for a Black person in the Americas memorializes an enslaved teenager named Cicely.

December 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

Jennifer Barckley: What Climate Change and the Coronavirus Have in Common

While COVID-19 may seem like a foreign disease that we have fallen victim to, it’s just one of many viruses that stem from the extreme confinement of animals being raised for food.

May 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Nicholaos Jones: At times of suffering, the greatest gift is accompaniment by another

To accompany another is to give companionship against despair, dissonance and desolation.

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Florina Rodov: Barbara Ehrenreich’s Powerful Lessons for a Stronger Post-Coronavirus America

The political activist and author imagines a country where all people, not just the wealthy, can live with dignity.

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

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