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Op Ed: It’s Time to Answer the Call for Mobile Education

February 10, 2014
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By Laura Odenthal As ringtones interrupt class and texting diverts attention, it is no wonder that many teachers view cell phones as a classroom distraction. But when looked at in a different way, cell phones can provide transformational learning in places when formal classroom settings may not be available. For students in the developing...
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Necessary Memories: Trayvon Martin’s Birthday and George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match

February 5, 2014
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Necessary Memories: Trayvon Martin’s Birthday and George Zimmerman’s Celebrity Boxing Match

Sometimes there are things you just can’t forget.  Today would have been his birthday. Today, we know that our criminal justice and legal systems, our human relations, and our ways of being are both positively and negatively shaped by the various notions of race, class, gender and other forms of identification that circulate among...
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Book Review: “A Penny Saved” by Arisa White

January 29, 2014
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  A Penny Saved, by Arisa White (Willow Books) Reviewed by Sarah Mantilla Griffin   Between September 2001 and June 2012, far more American women were killed by domestic and intimate partner violence than U.S. troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Despite these staggering figures, domestic violence remains largely hidden from public...
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Four Poems by Cindy Lynn Brown

January 29, 2014
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By Cindy Lynn Brown   Harmless   Just a remark casually through the room under neon lights nothing to hang on to for several minutes a person completely unknown to me with freedom of speech to mention my breasts, my cleavage as if they were my business card   a cloudburst lasts no more...
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How to Build a Prison (a poem)

January 22, 2014
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By Quincy Scott Jones   for Philadelphia, USA   1. Always hated that building and never knew why The one right before the on-ramp for 95 Cross-corner from the statue of Tamanend Riding the world-turtle stretching out his hand   William Penn got along with Indian That’s why it’s not Fort Philly That’s why...
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10 Facts about the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

January 21, 2014
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By Johanna Fernandez  1. Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent. Mumia has been wrongfully imprisoned for 32 years. He spent the first 28.5 years of his imprisonment on Pennsylvania’s death row. In 2011, his death sentence was confirmed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court and he is now serving a sentence of “life in prison” without parole. He...
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Introducing: Heather M. Turcotte

January 8, 2014
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Introducing: Heather M. Turcotte

Heather M. Turcotte is committed to anti-oppressive transnational feminist approaches to decolonizing academia, the interstate system and daily exchange. She received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Politics and Feminist Studies and is currently a joint-appointed assistant professor in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of...
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Introducing: Stephanie Gilmore

January 8, 2014
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Introducing: Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore is an award-winning educator, writer, editor, and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in comparative women’s history from The Ohio State University, where she divided her time as a research assistant in Key West, FL and a managing editor for the Journal of Women’s History. After spending eight years in the academic world, she...
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Introducing: Duchess Harris

January 8, 2014
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Introducing: Duchess Harris

Duchess Harris is the author of two books, Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton/Obama (Palgrave Macmillan) and an edited volume with Bruce Baum, Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (Duke University Press). Professor Harris was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from PENN in 1991 with a degree in...
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Introducing: Kai M. Green

January 8, 2014
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Introducing: Kai M. Green

Kai M. Green is a writer, scholar, poet, filmmaker, abolitionist, feminist and whatever else it takes to make a way towards a new and more just world. He examines questions of gendered and racialized violence in his art and scholarship. His film, “It Gets Messy in Here,” examines the lives of transgender men and masculine...
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