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This short documentary shot on June 29th 2016 gives light to the struggles and dire need for ethnic studies in k-12 schools in Compton, CA. Through the voices of two Compton …

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*TRIGGER WARNING* I am twelve years old and nothing else exists besides the cicadas tapping against my window, and the sound of my abuela crying in the kitchen with my …

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Being a known Juan Gabriel fanatic, on the day of his death, I was asked to reflect on the passing of Juan Gabriel for Mujeres En Medio. I knew I …

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Written by: Rafael Zu and Jessica Alvarenga Translated by: Jessica Alvarenga In colonial Brazil, a quilombo was a place where runaway slaves would take refuge and be free. Novos quilombos, …

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Written by: Jessica Alvarenga Photo by: Edgar Azevedo Funk Carioca, better known as just Funk (funk-e), is a style of Brazilian hip hop that blends DJ-ing and rap with African …

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Since I discovered TED talks a few years ago, it had been a lifelong dream to present one of my “Big Ideas” on stage. I didn’t expect to reach this …

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