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‘We Are the World’ at 30: Stars Will Never Be That Earnest Again

By Megan Garber In the late-night hours of January 28, 1985, Quincy Jones ushered some of the world’s most famous pop stars into the A&M Studios in Los Angeles. Among them were Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, … Continue reading

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Talib Kweli Stands His Ground

By AJ Vicens Earlier this summer, when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, there were marches across the country. But the protests largely faded out, folding in on themselves before they had a chance to create any lasting … Continue reading

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The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

By Brentin Mock For four weeks now, the youth justice alliance called the Dream Defenders in Florida have peacefully held the state capitol building captive, pushing for reforms to laws that criminalize youth of color. Today, they unveiled “Trayvon’s Law,” … Continue reading

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