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Black Domers: Pioneers (Part 1)

The first black student, Frazier L. Thompson, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1947. Listen to some of ND’s “firsts” share their experiences during the 60s and...

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Black Domers: Pioneers (Part 2)

The first black student, Frazier L. Thompson, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1947. Listen to some of ND’s “firsts” share their experiences during the 60s and...

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Campus Policing

How can Notre Dame end police biases toward students of color? Listen to the conversation with Notre Dame’s Police Chief, Keri Kei Shibata.

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What does it mean to be black at ND?

The University of Notre Dame is known as a fine institution of learning, but is it known for its inclusive community for Black students? Listen to find out what it means when...

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Art and History

To Be or Not to Be Free

Artist Faith Ringgold was born in 1930 in Harlem and began making art when she was very young. As a child, she was often sick, and making art helped her pass the time while...

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Business

Breaking Down Barriers to African American Entrepreneurship

The benefits of entrepreneurship are well documented. Startups are responsible for nearly all job growth in the United States, experience growth rates substantially higher than...

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Law and Politics

Race, Religion, and Reparative Justice: Black Lives Matter and International Human Rights

Alex Hsu, a postdoctoral research associate with the Ansari Institute, talks with Diane Desierto, associate professor of human rights law and global affairs at the Keough School...

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Religion and Philosophy

An American Imam on Overcoming Racism, Militarism, and Unbridled Capitalism

Mahan Mirza, executive director of the Ansari Institute, speaks with Imam Zaid Shakir, co-founder and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College. Together, they discuss the deaths...

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Law and Politics

Are we in this together?

In my daily neighborhood walks since the beginning of the pandemic, I commonly see signs proclaiming “we are all in this together.” In mid-March, as we shut down our society,...

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Health and Society

Race, Violence, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice

Over the past few months, the violent deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police and civilians have reignited public conversations about race, policing, and justice....

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Health and Society

“Creative Maladjustment”: Refusing to Adjust to Injustice

We are re-sharing a piece written in January 2020 for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. We took a look at King’s call to become “maladjusted” to injustice and shared...

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