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Nick Chiles

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Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 13 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.

7 Myths Mainstream Media Needs To Stop Telling About Poverty

Myth: The U.S. offers unparalleled opportunity to escape poverty. America has far less social mobility than most comparable nations, including France, Germany, Denmark and Canada. Inequality in access to education, health care and home ownership has hardened...

Exciting Jazz Saxophonist Kamasi Washington Finds New Fans From His Work With Kendrick Lamar

If Kendrick Lamar is the John Coltrane of rap, as he was recently called in Billboard after the release of his widely celebrated "To Pimp a Butterfly," then saxophonist Kamasi Washington may be the Kendrick Lamar...

University of Chicago Gets Obama Presidential Library, But His Offices May Be In New...

In a decision that few will find surprising, President Obama has chosen the University of Chicago as the site of his presidential library and museum, according to published reports. The White House is expected to make...

With 150th Anniversary of Reconstruction, Federal Govt. Delves Into Greater Examination of That Crucial...

Now that the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction is upon us, the National Park Service is trying to figure out how to appropriately mark this incredibly important period in American history—a period that the nation...

8 of the Ugliest Racist Comments Posted by Cops on NYPD Website

The following comments were all taken directly from the website, Thee Rant. In order to join the site and post comments, according to its administrator, users must provide a picture of an ID card...

Three School Administrators Convicted in Cheating Scandal Get Sentences Reduced By Judge

An Atlanta judge changed his mind today and reduced the prison sentences of three educators whom he had sentenced to seven years in prison earlier this month for their part in the Atlanta public...

Racism Kills: New Study Finds Startling Connection Between Black Death Rates And Racism Levels...

Racism kills. More specifically, Black people who live in areas with the highest levels of racism have higher mortality rates. That's the takeaway from a new study published David Chae, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics...

Bill Clinton Calls for End to Mass Incarceration of Americans, Ignoring His Own Role...

Along with former President Ronald Reagan, President Bill Clinton put in place the elements that created an explosion in mass incarcerations over the past three decades, sweeping a generation of Black men into Americans...

Thousands of Police and Troops Bring Calm in Baltimore, But Where Is The National...

With thousands of law enforcement officials and National Guard troops enforcing a curfew, the streets of Baltimore were mostly peaceful last night. But the disturbances of the last two days have prompted a probing...

In Brooklyn, Students Get A Well-Rounded Education While Surrounded By The Beauty of Great...

What happens if you take poor urban students and send them to schools purposely designed to look like lavish art museums? The creators of the Ascend Learning network of charter schools in Brooklyn believe...

Loretta Lynch Takes Over a Justice Dept. That Has Been Unable to Bring Charges...

When it comes to protecting Black people from the excessive force of abusive cops, Loretta Lynch starts her first full day as US Attorney General inheriting a legacy of failure. For all his sympathetic talk...

The Pleasures and Possibilities of Dating When You’re Older

Like many things, dating is another part of life that changes as you get older—mostly in ways that are pleasant to discover. Age has a way of bringing clarity and understanding to many things. Predicaments...

Death of Freddie Gray Gives Black Youth In Baltimore A Chance to Show The...

Images of burning buildings and ransacked stores in Baltimore are filling the news media across the country as public officials desperately grasp for whatever resources they have to quell the unrest that exploded after the...

President Obama Sends Message with Weekend Comedy Routine: He No Longer Cares What White...

President Obama's performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday seemed carefully calibrated to deliver one overarching message: the president no longer cares what his critics (read: white people) think. During much of...

In Chillingly Familiar Scene, Freddie Gray Laid to Rest Today At Funeral Attended By...

In what has become an all-too-familiar ritual, Freddie Gray's body will be lowered into the ground today after a funeral that is taking place amid an environment of outrage and question marks over exactly...

Deaths, Abuse of Black People in Custody Reveal A Disturbing National Problem That Must...

The abuse of inmates or suspects in the custody of law enforcement is a national problem that seems to be growing worse with fresh reports week after week of disturbing incidents that call into...

As Schools Resort to Harsh Punishment for Mild Misbehavior, Black Children Increasingly Suffer the...

Across the nation, horrific stories abound of Black students being severely punished for minor indiscretions that in a previous era might not have even gotten a rise out of the classroom teacher. But although...

After Years of Killing Other Innocent Civilians, President Obama Apologizes for Drone Strike That...

When you employ a drone program that has killed over a thousand innocent civilians because of inaccuracies and bad intelligence, eventually you're likely going to kill one of your own. As President Obama stood in...

7 People Who Have Been Involved in Murders and Gotten Less Time Than Some...

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced nine educators to punishment that ranged from a high of seven years in prison to the lightest sentence of one-year home confinement. The sentencing came after a...

Michael Brown’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City of Ferguson

After hinting at it for months, the parents of slain teen Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, which may give them a chance to get a measure of...

Six Black Men Sue Chicago Police Dept. To Shut Down City’s Stop-and-Frisk Practices

A month after the ACLU issued a report concluding that the stop-and-frisk practices used by Chicago police were far more racially discriminatory than the ones at use in New York that were ruled illegal...

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