An artist’s voice

Delita Martin

Delita Martin is happy she was alone when she went to see “The Photograph.” Martin knew that some of her artwork might be featured in the Issa Rae-Lakeith Stanfield movie that premiered earlier this year. Writer and director Stella Meghie had specifically requested it, after all. But it wasn’t until she saw it on the […]

Honoring her ancestors

Phoebe Farris

When NASA was preparing to name the farthest object ever visited by spacecraft, it asked the National Museum of the American Indian for help. The NMAI pointed the space agency’s representatives toward Phoebe Farris. NASA wanted to name the object Arrokoth, or “sky” in the Algonquian languages spoken by the Pamunkey and other tribes in lands now known as Virginia, Maryland, and the District […]

Stating their case

Purdue debate

As a student at Loyola Marymount University, James Mollison became a nationally successful debate competitor without any of the resources available to those at bigger programs. “Me and my partner were the third-place team in the nation in policy debate, and we didn’t have any coaches. We didn’t even have a team,” Mollison said. “It […]