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Author: Martina Abrahams Ilunga

Martina Abrahams Ilunga is the co-founder of You Had Me at Black, a podcast dedicated to reclaiming the Black narrative by passing a microphone to regular people to share stories and creating a multimedia archive of Black life. To date, their team has recorded almost 100 stories, 80+ of which are published on their podcast (downloaded over 500k times by listeners in 31 countries), and brought the show to life on a five-city tour. You Had Me at Black’s stories have caught the attention of For Harriet, Saint Heron, and XONecole. In a past life, Martina worked in sales and marketing at tech giants like Google and Square. She graduated from Georgetown University and is an avid lover of soca music.

Co-published with Teen Vogue. Conservative justices on the Supreme Court seem open to a larger-scale rollback of civil liberties, Namrata Verghese writes.

Co-published with NATAL. We head home for a final good-bye to hear how Anasia, Ciara, Erick, Shayla and more are building new legacies exactly where they are.

Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.

Co-published with The BafflerA growing number of unhoused people are refusing to live on the run, working to stop evictions and to build something lasting where they …

Co-published with NATAL. Alabama Birth Collective founding member, Nadia Gramby, on the sisterhood of birthwork.

Co-published with Salt Lake City WeeklyA tax break for Utah seniors could be a lifeline—if only people knew about it.

Co-published with NATAL. The parents adjust to life postpartum and the powerful transformations they've undergone.

Cecilia Nowell was selected as a Livingston Award finalist for her EHRP-supported article, "She Used Drugs While Pregnant. Should She Be in Prison?", Wallace House and the University of Michigan …

Co-published by EHRP and TIME, Nina Riggio's "A Year In A School Bus" photo essay was named one of three medal finalists in the Web: Original Digital Photography, Feature, Lifestyle/Travel/Food/Shelter …

Alissa Quart's essay, "Let’s make journalism work for those not born into an elite class," was recently highlighted in Required Reading, a weekly newsletter by the online arts magazine Hyperallergic. …

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