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social justice | May 14th, 2019

“Joy is also resistance”: New Docuseries Based on Jeff Chang’s We Gon’ Be Alright Premieres Today

“It’s been over five decades since the Civil Rights Act, yet the last few years have quickly accelerated resegregation,” says Jeff Chang, author of We Gon’ Be Alright—which premieres as a new docuseries today. The four-episode series was adapted from Chang’s acclaimed essay collection, and tackles... Continue Reading →
social justice | Apr 9th, 2019

Emily Bazelon’s Charged (Out Today!) Outlines a Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

In her new book Charged, renowned journalist, podcaster, and legal commentator Emily Bazelon exposes the unchecked power of prosecutors as a driving force in America’s mass incarceration crisis—and charts an actionable path to fix it.     “This combination of powerful reporting with painstaking... Continue Reading →
social justice | Jan 7th, 2019

Read the First Excerpt from On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’ Highly Anticipated Follow-Up to The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, which garnered widespread critical acclaim and was turned into a major motion picture. Thomas’ highly anticipated sequel On the Come Up, is out Feb. 5. Read an exclusive excerpt in Entertainment Weekly.  In the video... Continue Reading →