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AJ+ is a unique digital news and storytelling project promoting human rights and equality, holding power to account, and amplifying the voices of the powerless.

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What is colorism and how does it affect Black Americans? AJ+ spoke to @SLWrites  about the historical roots of this systemic issue.

Who was Sacheen Littlefeather? The woman who refused Marlon Brando’s Oscar in 1973 died yesterday from breast cancer. She was one of the original occupiers of Alcatraz in 1969, and one of few Indigenous women acting on screen in the ‘70s.

Do you know how Hawaiʻi became a part of the U.S.?

2022 is already the deadliest year for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in nearly a decade.

This Palestinian artist lost 22 members of her family last year when Israel bombed her home. A year after surviving the attack, Zainab Al-Qolaq is now making art to remember them.

Indigenous representatives in Australia and New Zealand believe it's time to bring attention to the British monarchy’s colonization of their countries.

The UN wants Australia to pay its Indigenous islanders after failing to protect them from climate change.

Iran’s uprising isn’t about hair or hijabs — it’s about what they symbolize, says activist Hoda Katebi. @hodakatebi  explains how we should understand the protests.

Korean "sea women" are part of an ancient tradition. Groups of 50- to 90-year-old women free dive for up to seven hours a day. And this could be the last generation.

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BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd 's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.

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The UK is projected to spend an estimated $9 million on Queen Elizabeth's funeral, amid warnings the country is heading toward recession and skyrocketing costs of living. Over 2 million people in the UK cannot afford to eat every day, surveys show. 🧵

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BREAKING: The three men accused of killing #Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia and formally charged with 9 counts each, including malice murder and felony murder. Arbery died after being shot while jogging in February.

Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.

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Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino's “This is America”?

A Black doctor in Miami who has been testing the homeless for COVID-19 was detained outside his home while he was unloading his van. Police say they thought he was illegally offloading trash.

A pregnant Black woman in South Carolina is serving 4 years in prison for chanting at police at 2020 protests — convicted of "breaching of the peace." Brittany Martin has lost 12 lbs in prison and was hospitalized twice for pregnancy complications in July, family says. 🧵

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“No is no, do not touch young women or women of all ages.” When this man saw a girl being touched inappropriately, he took action.

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