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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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What It’s Like Being One of the Few Black Pilots in the World

As one of a few Black pilots, Courtland Savage understands that with access comes responsibility.

How I Found Out Racism Isn’t Just a Problem in America

When you’re Black, traveling overseas can reveal a lot more about a place than just its amazing sights.


I Grew Up in a Privileged, Out-of-Touch Suburb—Here’s What Finally Opened My Eyes to Racial In...

Systemic racism won’t go away if we just ignore it. We all need to do our part.


I’m the Only Black Person in My Neighborhood—Here’s What I Wish My Neighbors Knew

The things that I deal with every single day are things that my White neighbors have never even had to...


What It’s Really Like to Protest in a Small Town

It’s not all big, energized crowds and visible progress. In some parts of the country, the fight against racism is...

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Racism in Healthcare: What It’s Like Giving Birth as a Black Woman

A mother of one and a lawyer in Atlanta shares how racism in healthcare nearly killed her when she went...


This 11-Year-Old Mows Lawns to Raise Money for Social Justice

Meet Jack, a young boy giving up the money from his summer job to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

I Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter

This cause is simply too important to just "agree to disagree," even to keep an old friendship.


12 LGBTQ Activists Who Have Changed American History

It's hard to imagine where gay pride would be without the work and efforts of these LGBTQ leaders and countless...


How a Boy Scout Nearly Drowned to Fight Racism in His Troop

One Moth storyteller explains the courage it took to accomplish what no one thought he could.


To This Doctor’s Immigrant Patients America Still Stands for Freedom

To those fleeing violence and torture in their native countries, America still stands for the freedoms that made us great—and...

The Nicest Place in West Virginia: B.A.R.K. Club at Doddridge County High School

A student club is making it their mission to make high school a friendlier place for kids who could use...