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Some enslaved Black people stayed in slaveholding states, found freedom

(THE CONVERSATION) For generations, the Underground Railroad has been the quintessential story of resistance against oppression.
Yet, the story is incomplete.
What is far less known is that the majority of enslaved people who fled Southern slavery before the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation never crossed the Mason-Dixon line t ... (full story)


Grassroots AIDS activists fought for and won affordable HIV treatments around the world – but PEPFAR didn't change governments and pharma

(THE CONVERSATION) The President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, has revolutionized the fight against global AIDS over the last 20 years. In that time, the U.S. program has brought antiretroviral treatment to nearly 19 million people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS; prevented mother-to-child transmission ... (full story)


Combating antisemitism today: Holocaust education in the era of Twitter, TikTok

(THE CONVERSATION) In the era of social media, antisemitism and Holocaust denial are no longer hidden in the margins, spewed by fringe hate groups. From Ye – formerly known as Kanye West – and NBA player Kyrie Irving to members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, well-recognized personalities have echoed antisemitic ... (full story)


Inflation hasn't increased US food insecurity overall, according to our new tracker

(THE CONVERSATION) Grocery prices soared by 11.8% in 2022 – the swiftest pace since the early 1980s. Rapid inflation is, naturally, leading to concerns that it's getting harder for Americans to put food on the table.
Indeed, Feeding America, a nonprofit that supports and connects roughly 60,000 food banks and pantries nati ... (full story)


How Edgar Allan Poe became the darling of the maligned and misunderstood

(THE CONVERSATION) Edgar Allan Poe, who would have turned 214 years old on Jan. 19, 2023, remains one of the world's most recognizable and popular literary figures.
His face – with its sunken eyes, enormous forehead and disheveled black hair – adorns tote bags, coffee mugs, T-shirts and lunch boxes. He appears as a m ... (full story)