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There’s a fight going on in schools over when history begins

Across America, millions of high school kids take Advanced Placement classes every year to prep for an exam that could get them college credit. In May, the nonprofit company that runs AP decided to change its world history class, to skip pre-colonial history. In this political climate, that was especially controversial.

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Over a decade ago, male elders in the Wayuu tribe decided to appoint a woman as its leader. After the success of being led by a female head, the community changed its governance traditions and now exclusively appoints women to lead.

In the very Catholic countries of South America, feminists are fighting to change basic cultural attitudes about women. That’s the case in Paraguay, at the heart of the continent. Two women have paid a personal price to send a message about domestic violence.

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Over a decade ago, male elders in the Wayuu tribe decided to appoint a woman as its leader. After the success of being led by a female head, the community changed its governance traditions and now exclusively appoints women to lead.

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What inspired comic artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Wilson Pickett and “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.

The outrageous, pioneering comics of autobiographical cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.