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July 6, 2021 - 8:25am
When Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” he aspired to a time when skin color did not matter. Yet, he recognized that simply by ignoring differences, the path to that time would never occur. New guest blog from Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas.
May 23, 2021 - 9:23am
A new book by Mary Frances-Winters defines and explores Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people – and explains why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.
May 17, 2021 - 2:46pm
Watch as Aniyah Thompson and Bradley Ross Jackson, of Normal Community High School, and Jasmyn Jordan, of Normal West High School, share poems they wrote at a vigil organized by the Bloomington-Normal branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Bloomington, IL.
May 17, 2021 - 2:23pm
In our weekly feature, we'll be sharing 5 headlines from the week that struck us as important. We hope you'll visit the original stories. Just click on the graphic and a link will take you there. 
May 7, 2021 - 1:05pm
If you see an act of racial harassment, there is something you can do. Safely intervene as a bystander using the 5D’s: distract, delegate, delay, direct and document. For more info, watch AAAJ-LA's new PSA featuring the voice of actor Ken Jeong and illustrations by award-winning artist James Yang.