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Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.
COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder purpose

Mar. 9, 2021 3:32 pm

COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder

"I take issue with the fact that it has become routine to medicalize human suffering by attaching a mental health diagnosis to it. This doesn’t address the source of people’s anguish," says guest columnist Marnie Wedlake.
How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife purpose

Mar. 5, 2021 5:11 pm

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

The story of how three Black churches in Philadelphia endured events similar to those afflicting society today can give both solace and hope, says guest columnist Stephanie Boddie.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

Counter-maps highlight the experiences of oppressed people, and Black Americans were among the earliest purveyors of counter-mapping, say guest columnists Joshua F.J. Inwood and Derek H. Alderman.
5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 2:00 pm

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

"When students feel an instructor truly cares about them and their success, those students are more likely to engage with the course material and the teacher," says guest columnist Meredith Aquila.
4 ways to close the COVID-19 racial health gap purpose

Dec. 10, 2020 2:09 pm

4 ways to close the COVID-19 racial health gap

Research psychologists who help design interventions for COVID-affected communities, guest columnists Dorothy Chin and Tamra Burns Loeb offer a four-pronged approach in mounting an effective response.
Ancient cancel cultures: The defacement of statues in America replicates a tradition going back millennia purpose

Aug. 20, 2020 9:03 am

Ancient cancel cultures: The defacement of statues in America replicates a tradition going back millennia

Since at least the third millennium B.C., economically, socially and politically marginalized people have questioned authority by mutilating public images of rulers, says guest columnist Sarah Kurnick.
John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle purpose

Jul. 20, 2020 2:46 pm

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

That both men were people of the cloth is no coincidence, says guest columnist Lawrence Burnley.
Biases in algorithms hurt those looking for information on health purpose

Jul. 15, 2020 8:27 am

Biases in algorithms hurt those looking for information on health

"Correcting algorithmic biases and providing better information to users of technology platforms would go a long way in promoting equity," says guest columnist Anjana Susarla.
US giving reached a near-record $450 billion in 2019 funding

Jun. 17, 2020 11:00 am

US giving reached a near-record $450 billion in 2019

It’s too soon to tell about 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recession underway and widespread social movements for racial justice, but guest columnist Anna Pruitt looks at three long-term trends to watch.

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