Ava DuVernay reigns with fresh crown jewel ‘Queen Sugar’

Young Ms. DuVernay had a farm, Q-U-E-E-N! Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, known for cinematic hits as “Selma” and “13TH,” has claimed a new throne on the small screen with her powerful television drama “Queen Sugar.” Based on Natalie Baszile’s novel of the same name, “Queen Sugar” examines the lives
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Berkeley offers plenty of pathways to activism and service

UC Berkeley’s deep history of social and political activism is alive and well. Though it has taken different forms over the past 50 years, this legacy has always been about taking action. Only the direct experience of practicing democracy in the messiness of the real world can offer fuel for self-reflection and deeper self-knowledge.
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Loving the oldness of New Orleans

I was walking around the French Quarter in New Orleans on the night of Dec. 30 with my family when the streets seemed to suddenly erupt with what, at first glance, looked like a stampede of well-dressed people. Leading the crowd was a bride, beautiful in a simple white dress
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Magnolia Project leads to a life in the Big Easy

When asked to write this, I hesitated because I wasn’t comfortable with the idea that I might be seen as an inspiration for volunteering in a disenfranchised community. I am rarely questioned by folks outside of progressive spaces about the glaring white privilege I have and what business I have
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