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BOOKS ARE TRANSFORMING THE NEXT GENERATION: THEY ARE REALIZING THEIR POWER

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In a recent Time Magazine article, Angie Thomas, author of the young-adult novel, The Hate  U Give, is highlighted. Thomas herself joined the masses protesting police brutality and racial injustice on the streets of her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, after the killing of George Floyd ignited outrage across the country. Amid impassioned chants of “Black Lives Matter” and clenched fists raised in solidarity, Thomas said she saw something that nearly brought her to tears.

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PAYING IT BACK

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I was struck and inspired by a recent online article regarding millennials dealing with the caretaking of aging parents. As a caregiver to her mother with dementia, California resident Julia Torres had a unique experience.

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CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES

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An article in the May/June issue of Psychology Today outlined the high-stakes science of campaign messaging and revealed that success at the ballot box hinges more on how we feel about things, rather than on what we think about them. 

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WHITE NEIGHBORS WALK WITH BLACK MAN

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Shawn Dromgoole is a twenty-nine-year-old black man who has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood his entire life. His family has been in the neighborhood known as 12 South for fifty-four years. Ever since he was a child he felt unease in his home town, acutely aware that few people looked like him.

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VITAL MEALS HELP HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AMID CORONA VIRUS CRISIS

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According to a recent New York Associated Press article, the Nachas Health and Family Network in Brooklyn has been forced to suspend its counseling services, exercise classes, and Torah lessons due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Now they rely on the kindness of Israel Frischman, who volunteers to continue delivering kosher meals to Holocaust survivors, many of whom live in poverty, are in their eighties and nineties, and are at high risk for contagion. Frischman, a caterer, perseveres despite personal risk and lack of compensation. 

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