Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes Are Being Used to Reshape Cities that Leave Their Residents Behind

We hear the horror stories of those victimized by an epic storm, how they survived the destructive winds, the deadly surge, the massive flooding. With the recent apocalyptic impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma,...
Baltimore Housing Authority

Is the Baltimore Housing Authority a Gateway for the Gentrification of the City?

There is little doubt the Perkins Transformation Project will transform the city of Baltimore. In August, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) selected Beatty Development to lead the team to redevelop the troubled...
Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens Heralds Arrival of New Generation of Black Women in Tennis   

Game. Sloane Stephens has got it. Always has. However, for years, the 24 year-old African-American tennis pro only revealed flashes of her high-level game, succumbing to a string of injuries or the pressure of...
Charter School workers

How a Christian Ministry is Having an Unholy Impact on New Orleans’ School Cafeteria...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, one of the most destructive storms in American history, hundreds of survivors who worked in the cafeterias of New Orleans’ schools were further victimized by the...

The Opioid Epidemic Is Spreading to Increasingly Diverse Victim Groups

We know there is a problem. Although the Trump administration has yet to file the paperwork to officially declare the country’s deadly opioid epidemic a national emergency, statistics from the recent preliminary report of...

Tanzania Possibly Returns to Anti-Colonial Roots and Enacts Bold Laws to Reclaim More Control...

“Independence means self-reliance. Independence cannot be real if a nation depends upon gifts and loans from another for its development. Even if there was a nation, or nations, prepared to give us all the...

Banking While Black: How Overdraft Fees Keep Poor Blacks In Vicious Cycle of Indebtedness 

Long before he became a prominent national figure, decades before he rose to his current position as director of the NAACP’s Washington bureau and senior vice president for advocacy and policy, Hilary Shelton spent...

Race, Criminality and the Persistent Myth of Black on Black Crime

In America, more frequently than any other race of people, white people kill white people. In fact, Caucasians have a lengthy history of victimizing and killing one another in their communities and, in 2014,...

Discounting Black Children: How the Racially Skewed Economics of Adoption Devalue Black Lives

It’s a menu unlike any other. Or, paradoxically, it’s a menu too much like any other, where economics determines the value of the listed commodities. Except these are not commodities, these are children. And they...

‘I’ll Die for This Damn Sport’: Football, Concussions and Why African-Americans Continue to Brave...

On an episode of the current season of the popular Netflix reality docuseries "Last Chance U," Isaiah Wright — star sophomore running back for East Mississippi Community College — gets pulled from a game in...

How One Former Fugitive Visualized His Path from the FBI’s Most Wanted List to...

When Malik Wade closes his eyes, it often has little to do with sleep. Instead, the San Francisco native visualizes an extraordinary world, one where the less fortunate succeed despite overwhelming odds, where impoverished...

Crude Reality: How Baltimore’s Current Path of Oil Transport Could Ignite a Major Urban...

In the wee hours of the morning on July 6, 2013, in the idyllic lakeside town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada, something wasn’t right. Hours earlier, the weary conductor of a 72-car freight train carrying...

Has the Case of College Professor Lisa Durden Proven that the Free Speech Movement...

It’s no secret Lisa Durden loves to talk. The Newark, N.J., native and self-proclaimed “Top Talker” has made a career of it as a popular media personality, commentator, celebrity blogger, motivational speaker and host...

How America’s Lack of Historical Knowledge is Aiding Its Decline

A popular maxim attributed to 18th-century statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke warns, “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” It is an adage both empirical and intuitive, one justified as much...

Unbowed by Politically Motivated Punishment, Michigan Activist Jumps Straight From Prison Back Into Fight...

“They thought they had defeated me. … Matter of fact, they thought they had buried me. When someone throws dirt on you, they don’t ever expect you to rise again. But they didn’t bury...

Brazil’s Ongoing Race Problem: Recent Study Uncovers Shocking Treatment of Darker-Skinned Children in Interracial...

“The most shocking story I heard was told by a young woman, a university student who came to see me… she was phenotypically ‘Black’ but her mother was ‘white.’ She told me that when...

The Numbers Say the Ethiopian Economy Is Doing Very Well. Reality Says Many Ethiopian...

For some, the emergence of Ethiopia as Africa’s third-largest economy is cause for celebration. The ancient nation skirting the continent’s horn recently surpassed its southern neighbor Kenya as the largest economy in East Africa...

Lead Astray: New Evidence Links Children with Higher Lead Exposure to School Suspensions and...

When people are in pain or suffering from illness, they are more likely to act in destructive ways that carry negative consequences for both themselves and others. Children are particularly susceptible as they act...

Has Anyone Seen America’s Black Governors?

An alarming event took place in Louisiana 145 years ago. Though the former Confederate state was on the losing side of the Civil War a few years prior, little could have prepared the state’s plantation...

Former Prosecutor, with a Criminal Record, Fights to Keep Defendants Out of Prison

When you walk into a courtroom, there is the common perception that the individual wearing the flowing robe and sitting on the elevated bench before you— the one yielding the gavel who everyone rises...

Examining the Movements for Civil Rights and Black Power

“I was especially concerned to try to convey its long continuous movement, flowing like a river, sometimes powerful, tumultuous, and roiling with life; at other times meandering and turgid, covered with ice and snow...

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