Simone Biles waves after performing on the balance beam at the 2020 Summer Olympics Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. [AP Photo/Ashley Landis]

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is a professor and endowed chair for social justice education at Stetson University. Photo contributed by Stetson University.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, seen here in 2016, will join the faculty of Howard University. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

In this Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Gracie Bonds Staples is an award-winning retired features writer and columnist with more than 40 years of experience writing for daily newspapers. She spent th

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