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Honey on the Blade: The Artivism of Liza Jessie Peterson

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Liza Jessie Peterson by Yoshinori Hashimoto By Sharon Pendana Liza Jessie Peterson is an “artivist,” her art and her activism conjoined. With a deep sense of justice, it is her Libran calling to balance its scales. “I’m an artist, but my advocacy is channeled through my art,” she says. “Everything I write about, everything I perform is through that lens.”…

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Never Give Up. What This Mom Did When Her Son Was Wrongly Imprisoned.

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LaVerne Knighten & Son Willie Knighten By Erickka Sy Savané African Americans are only 13% of the American population but make up the majority of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated, according to a study conducted by the National Registry of Exonerations on race and wrongful convictions. Blacks constitute 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the…

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