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The Politics of Mental Health

The Politics of Mental Health

by | March 27, 2018

This year marks my 15th year as a professor of political science. Over that time, I’ve witnes

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The Battle for America’s Soul

The Battle for America’s Soul

by | March 26, 2018

Citizens of America, we are under siege and on the battlefield against each other. We live in t

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Program Preps Latinx Students for Professoriate in Humanities

Program Preps Latinx Students for Professoriate in Humanities

by | March 22, 2018

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions recently held its inaugural Cross-Institution

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Not Yet Just, Not Yet Free

Not Yet Just, Not Yet Free

by | March 20, 2018

“Black women saved America.” Those words peppered post-election analysis of the hotly conte

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The Risk of Displeasure: How to Write Without Permission

The Risk of Displeasure: How to Write Without Permission

by | March 18, 2018

At the age of 13, the first Chicana Ph.D. I had ever met handed me The House on Mango Street by

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#SpringRelease Clears Clutter, Eases Stress

#SpringRelease Clears Clutter, Eases Stress

by | March 15, 2018

At any moment in time, the state of our mental health depends on any number of simple and compl

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Five Things More Effective Than Political Panic

Five Things More Effective Than Political Panic

by | March 14, 2018

I have a confession to make: I'm a hard-core nerd fascinated by all things political. While pol

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A Teacher, a Double Identity, Hatred and Justice Advocacy

A Teacher, a Double Identity, Hatred and Justice Advocacy

by | March 12, 2018

A recent exclusive story on Huffington Post.com was a detailed exposé about Dayanna Volitich,

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Time for Elected Officials to Act Against Gun Violence

Time for Elected Officials to Act Against Gun Violence

by | March 11, 2018

School shootings in the United States have made me numb, almost with a sense of hopelessness. R

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The Man Who Yells Outside My Window

The Man Who Yells Outside My Window

by | March 6, 2018

It’s 4:38 a.m. One to three times a week, I am awakened by a man yelling outside my window. W

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When Being ‘Woke’ Is Not Enough

When Being ‘Woke’ Is Not Enough

by | March 5, 2018

In such polarized times, it is not surprising that on college campuses all over the nation, stu

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Honoring Black History Month, in Prison

Honoring Black History Month, in Prison

by | March 4, 2018

Black History Month is often referred to by my fellow Blackademics as “the high season.” Sc

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Understanding and Quickly Recovering from Stress

Understanding and Quickly Recovering from Stress

by | March 1, 2018

Stress, especially constant stress, is the most underrated source of disease conditions, especi

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Where Is the Village When We Need It?

Where Is the Village When We Need It?

by | February 27, 2018

I grew up in the East Winston section of Winston-Salem, N.C.  Our neighborhood was close-knit,

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In Defense of Youth Organizing

In Defense of Youth Organizing

by | February 25, 2018

The late Coretta Scott King once said, “Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it w

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