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How to combat misinformation & falsehoods this heated election season

With less than 110 days until Election Day, we’ve been told endlessly that this is the most crucial election of our lives. Yet, no amount of political forewarning could have prepared us for this tense political moment. In recent weeks, our timelines and news feeds have been saturated with conspiracy theories and misinformation as calls…



‘This is what we’re up against.’ Immigrant rights activists decry ‘Mass Deportation Now!’ RNC convention signs

Trump supporters marked the third day of the GOP convention on Wednesday by waving signs declaring “Mass Deportation Now!,” as Republican leaders railed against illegal immigration and demonized undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

“Send them back!” attendees chanted, prompted by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who spoke at the convention, and who said Donald Trump…

Activists Oppose Trump’s Agenda at RNC Following Assassination attempt

The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump did not stop activists from protesting outside the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on Monday, where organizers advocating for immigrant and LGBTQ rights, abortion access, and Palestinian liberation gathered to march against the Republicans’ “racist, sexist, bigoted, anti-worker agenda.” See more: Watch URL Media’s video unpacking the…

How these second-gen youth help their elders vote

Hey fam, I remember helping my mother cast her ballot in a local election about 18 months ago. It was a quiet morning in the Bronx and we had been discussing the local races all week. My mother was on her way to work, and this was my last chance to help her vote before…

The diaspora’s pursuit of the American dream

Hey fam,“All I have is a dollar and a dream”… sound familiar?  You’ve likely heard this phrase dozens of times in your life. It’s a figure of speech that virtually anyone can relate to. Whether you’re a young entrepreneur looking for a funder to invest in your brilliant idea, an artist seeking their big break…

Is your body ready for the heat? 🔥

Did you hear the news? We’re in the midst of a heatwave. If you haven’t noticed yet, you’re probably lucky enough to be in a place with a robust HVAC system or running the AC nonstop (and honestly, I don’t blame you). I wish I’d been more aware of the heatwave last Wednesday when I…

Thursday’s Presidential Debate is Why We Need BIPOC Media

In an Atlanta presidential debate where Black press were reportedly denied credentials to cover in person, an underwhelming show of whiteness took center stage Thursday night from both the candidates and the hosts.

President Joe Biden appeared slow and checked-out, and stumbled early on, leading many — including Democrats — to wonder if Biden…

Biden pardons LGBTQ+ veterans convicted under former ban

President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a proclamation that pardons veterans convicted of a now-repealed law that banned consensual gay sex in the armed forces, a move that could impact thousands of former service members.  Biden’s proclamation, issued during Pride Month, applies to convictions under former Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice,…

Meet the first female referees of Copa América

The 2024 Copa América tournament is underway, and it is the first edition of the South American men’s soccer championship — known as the oldest continental football competition — to have female referees on the pitch.  Eight women were among the 101 referees summoned for the tournament, which began June 20 and runs until July…

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