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New Voting Laws That Break Barriers to the Ballot

For decades, Virginia has been one of the most difficult places in the country for voters to cast their ballots. Thankfully, the latest session of the Virginia legislature passed a historic slate of election reforms to create a more equitable, modern voting system.

July 29, 2020 Voting Rights

Alton Coston: The Hoodie vs. The Suit

As a 19-year-old Black man navigating a world enmeshed with implicit bias, I’ve always heard and seen things differently depending upon which article of clothing I wear, be it a hoodie or a suit.

July 10, 2020 Racial Justice