Theo Rigby 11-09-2017

The first film in Immigrant Nation, an interactive project that uses personal narrative to explore our connections to migration, past and present. Here Joesey Cares for Haru in her final days.

11-09-2017

A short film adapted from 'Welcome to Shelbyville'

The 'New Face of Southern Hospitality' focuses on the experiences of several Somali residents in Shelbyville, including, Hawo, who are making this small down their new, permanent home.

The playground at the site of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

“I have said sometimes there is a fierceness for survivors who say, ‘We have survived this and we have a faith that survives even in the face of something like this,'” Walsh said. “It is a reclaiming and it is a marking of a place as not just a place of death, not just a place of loss, but of life.”

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It is, of course, bringing up memories and exposing old wounds that we thought may have been healed throughout the process of time. It’s thrust several members back into that June 17, 2015, time when everything was kind of just moving very rapidly and having a lot of people experience the sheer raw emotions of having their church violated and having their ministerial staff and loved ones murdered within the sacred walls of the church.

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She called for the end of "the boyfriend loophole," referring to the 20-year-old Lautenberg Act that barred individuals who are married, in a domestic partnership, or have children to own guns. Outside of that realm, domestic abusers are still allowed to own guns. 

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Danica Roem. Image via Reuters.

From Virginia’s first-ever Latina state representatives to the first-ever openly transgender elected official in U.S. state legislature, here are 12 ways last night represented wins for justice.

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"We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it."

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A man wipes tears from his face during a vigil held in memory of the victims killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland, Texas, Nov. 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
 

In an open letter to the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus, State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) is calling for the creation of a commission to examine the roots of gun violence in the state and recommend solutions, including "common sense gun control reforms."

the Web Editors 11-08-2017

Thousands of women gathered in Detroit over Halloween weekend for the Women’s Convention, a conference meant to build upon the energy of January’s Women’s March — the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

Our research indicates that it is quite possible that a repeal of the Johnson Amendment that permits politics in the pulpit may in fact embolden a “religious left,” of the sort many media outlets claim has already become more active in the months following the 2016 presidential election, far beyond the effects of emboldening the religious right

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