Family representation

A Representation of “Family and Freedom”: Inside Jon Batiste’s Grammys 2022 Red Carpet and Performance Looks

As Jon Batiste prepared for the 2022 Grammys, he was filled with honor and humility.“Many people paved the way for me, musically and otherwise. It was a blur after the announcements to be honest. My phone kept ringing the entire week. On the flip side, my partner (Suleika Jaouad) was diagnosed with a serious illness…

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Fighting for Fair Representation in North Carolina

In 2020, Keisha Dobie, a lifelong educator and a native of Elizabeth City, the predominantly African American county seat of Pasquotank County, N.C., embarked on a journey that has transformed her into a fierce advocate for fair redistricting. She resides in the state’s semirural northeast, which includes Census tracts of high poverty rates as well…