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July 25, 2018

Teen Helps Save Six Lives by Posting Uplifting Messages on UK Bridge

As part of a suicide prevention effort, 18-year-old Paige Hunter posted more than 40 uplifting messages to the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland, England. From messages such as “You’re not alone” to “The world is much better with you in it,” the heartfelt notes illustrate the teenager’s incredible empathy for vulnerable people suffering with mental health issues. According to the local Northumbria Police, Hunter’s inspirational notes have so far helped save the lives of six people.

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April 9, 2018

Interview: Powerful Photos of Black Women in White European Nobility Gowns

Though she's only been practicing her craft for four-and-a-half years, Haitian-born, New York-raised artist Fabiola Jean-Louis is already making strong statements with her fine art photography. Her series Rewriting History is a powerful set of painterly photographs that sees the artist explore the Black experience through the manipulation of imagery typically associated with White European nobility of the 15th to 19th centuries.

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March 15, 2018

30 Powerful Signs From Students in National School Walkout for Stricter Gun Laws

I'm so proud of Oregon students who are making their voices heard, and encouraged by the youth-led movement to end gun violence. I stopped this morning at Roosevelt High school to hear from and support students calling for gun safety measures. We must do more and need federal legislation to keep our schools and communities safe. #NationalSchoolWalkout #NeverAgain #NationalWalkoutDay #EndGunViolence #gunviolence A post shared by Governor Kate Brown (@oregongovbrown)

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