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Navajo COVID-19 relief fund in Chinle.

How to Help the Navajo Nation During COVID-19 in 2021

The Navajo Nation is disproportionately affected by coronavirus, but you can help by donating to these indigenous relief organizations.

 

 

 

 

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Blurred Bylines is an effort to bring to light some of those perspectives that deserve their place in the public conscience. Unfortunately, a 24-hour media culture doesn’t allow for revisiting and re-assessing. And this isn’t something that gets better on its own. We have to fight to bring to the surface new ideas and points of view. 

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When the voices of entire communities, cultures and genders are rendered unimportant and ignored, lost in history and the present, it’s hard to not be angry. Our voices may just be one in millions of millions. But it’s when that same message gets said by millions of different people, that it starts to break through the cacophony.

Those perspectives have value and they should be shared. That progress deserves to be covered. And it’s up to us to ensure that happens. Keep reading about Blurred Bylines.

 

 

The Triumphs of Edward Gardner at the 1928 Bunion Derby

At the 1928 Bunion Derby, ultramarathon runner Edward “Sheik” Gardner became a symbol of hope to millions of Black Americans as he persevered through one of the most grueling endurance competitions in American history.

Otherside Lounge: The 1997 Bombing of Lesbian Bar in Atlanta

After gay & lesbian bar Otherside Lounge was bombed by Eric Rudolph in Atlanta, owners Beverly McMahon and Dana Ford re-opened her doors in defiance of the attack.

Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López: Child Inventor in Chiapas, Mexico

Child inventor Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López is changing the lives of people in Chiapas, Mexico, one solar-powered water heater at a time.

Whitney Bennett: A Teenage Survivor of Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez nearly killed 16-year-old Whitney Bennett, but she survived the attack. Years later, she reconnected with a detective’s family, and ultimately married his son.

A Hitman Came for Susan Kuhnhausen. He Didn’t Survive.

Susan Kuhnhausen fought for her life when a hitman tried to kill her in a murder-for-hire plot. He didn’t survive.

How Mary Vincent Survived Lawrence Singleton’s Attack As Teenager

Lawrence Singleton’s horrific attack of 15-year-old Mary Vincent is a story of horror, cruelty, survival, and above all, healing.

How to Help the Navajo Nation During COVID-19 in 2021

The Navajo Nation is disproportionately affected by coronavirus, but you can help by donating to these indigenous relief organizations.

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