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  • No, the Irish were not slaves in the Americas

    Despite efforts to debunk the falsehood, the notion of 'Irish slaves' continues to circulate online, clouding discussions about racism and further complicating relations between Irish-Americans and African-Americans.

  • First Look Salt Lake City cafe employs homeless youth

    Maud's Cafe, a new coffee shop in Salt Lake City, hires homeless youth as baristas, through an initiative by Volunteers of America-Utah. The coffee shop and the nonprofit's resource center provide young people with a trusted community and job training.

  • Briefing 'Chief Wahoo' out: the mascot debate

    The Cleveland Indians will no longer display 'Chief Wahoo' on team uniforms or in their home stadium starting in 2019. But fans will still be allowed to buy and wear the logo, stirring a long-simmering debate over the use of Native American sports mascots.

  • First Look A 1968 school walkout holds lessons for #NationalSchoolWalkout

    Participants of a 1968 high school walk out in East Los Angeles see their movement echoed in the actions of Parkland, Fla., students. Though the 1968 walk out began over poor school conditions, both movements feature students speaking out when they felt no one was listening.


Photos of the Week 03/19 Photos of the Week

Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India on Mar. 18.

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