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Looking back: Former Black Panther, author Judy Juanita shares experiences of the times

At this unique point in history, American society is at the intersection of a global pandemic and an uprising against racist police brutality. The pandemic and the federal government’s response to it have exacerbated inequality, as more than 20 million Americans are currently unemployed, 28 million are facing evictions, and a disproportionate number of marginalized […]