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The Lasting Legacy of Bayard Rustin

The Lasting Legacy of Bayard Rustin

From the 1956 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, until Martin Luther King’s assassination 12 years later, Bayard Rustin was a central — and controversial — figure in the civil rights movement, always pushing the movement in general, and King in particular, to take stances as bold and transformative as possible.

The Hijab Obsession in Hollywood and High Fashion

The Hijab Obsession in Hollywood and High Fashion

Anya Taylor-Joy’s fashion choice at the “Dune: Part Two” world premiere shows that the veil is a symbol of glamor and mystique in Hollywood and high fashion, while, worlds away, it evokes poignant images of unimaginable suffering and loss — but also superheroic resilience.

The Cost of Leaving Gaza

The Cost of Leaving Gaza

Palestinians desperate to leave Gaza have one way out, through the Rafah crossing. But Egyptian brokers require a bribe of up to $10,000 per person, while Israeli authorities demand astronomical fees from registered citizens for their legal right to repatriation. The bureaucracy takes weeks, the bombs fall and hunger rages.

South Africa-US Relations at a Crossroads

South Africa-US Relations at a Crossroads

The recent decision by South Africa, a longtime ally of Palestine, to take Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on accusations of genocide sent shock waves through the global community. The unprecedented move served as a wake-up call to Israel’s Western allies, who might not have predicted the…

Georgia’s Proposed Ban Could Change the Landscape for Hired Pregnancies

Georgia’s Proposed Ban Could Change the Landscape for Hired Pregnancies

If a ban on international surrogacy comes into force in the Black Sea country, swelling demand across the globe means it will simply move elsewhere: Clinics in Albania are already looking into how to capitalize on the potential gap in the market. Just as panicked couples once moved their embryos from war-stricken Kyiv to Tbilisi, family lawyers say they are now shipping embryos from Georgia to Albania, hoping to find a surrogate there instead.