Seun Adedeji: Being Black and Selling Cannabis

When I was just 13 years old, I began selling small amounts of marijuana, in response to our family’s desperate circumstances. Only 10 years later, at age 23, I became the youngest African American to own a cannabis retail establishment in the United...

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Sep 02, 2020
The Need for Mental Health Access in a Time of Crisis

One in five American adults experience a mental illness or mental health condition each year, but wellness assistance is arguably more necessary now than it has been in some time, given anxieties of the pandemic and the nationwide civic unrest that h...

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Aug 20, 2020
How Universal Basic Income Can Help The Arts

The notion of a universal basic income (UBI)—an income up to the poverty line granted to every member of a community regardless of means, age, family status or capacity to work—is an old one, going back hundreds of years in Western traditions, and ev...

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Aug 20, 2020
The Rise of Urban Community Gardens and Why They Matter

Urban farming isn’t a new concept, but it has experienced a major resurgence in cities. Residents in urban centers throughout the U.S. have reclaimed abandoned spaces and turned them into community gardens. Detroit has been an epicenter of the moveme...

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Jul 25, 2020
Music, Politics and the Soundtrack of Rebellion

As long as there have been voices and instruments, people have made music to express themselves. From odes to trucks, dogs and love to songs about Jesus and Allah, no matter the emotion, if it can be felt, it can be put into words and turned into mus...

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Jul 02, 2020