The Battle Over Critical Race Theory
Getting critical race theory out of schools has become a conservative rallying cry this year.
Does Critical Race Theory Have a Role in the Military?
Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, set off a firestorm last week after he endorsed the use of critical race theory, saying he wants to understand “white rage.”
What Our Dependence on Meat Means for Climate Change
In April, the recipe site Epicurious announced that they would no longer be publishing new recipes that use beef.
It's Time for Summer Reading
Around this time every year, there is list after list of the buzziest books hitting shelves in the coming months.
Let's Celebrate Black Joy
Finding moments of Black joy has become an outlet from what can feel like a never-ending cycle of news about the pandemic and other injustices.
Calls to Repatriate Art Reignite As Countries Contend With Colonialist Legacies
As Europe and the United States grapple with their racist and colonialist pasts, calls to repatriate stolen art have intensified.
In 'Luster,' author Raven Leilani Explores What it's Like to Flail
The novel Luster follows the story of Edie, a woman in her twenties living in Brooklyn who is flailing in her personal and professional life.
Comedian Sam Jay Brings Honest, Intimate Conversations to Late Night
"Pause with Sam Jay" is a break from the standard late night format, and focuses more on intimate conversations between Jay and her comedian friends about complicated topics.
What the Pandemic Meant for the Mental Health of Teenagers
Do schools have the resources necessary to address what the last year has meant for the mental health of their students?
Naomi Osaka's French Open Exit Spotlights Mental Health Pressures for Black Athletes
Naomi Osaka’s decision to exit the French Open is part of a much longer history of Black athletes questioning what they really owe to predominantly white reporters.
After Practice of "Race-Norming" is Exposed, Black Former Players Remain Skeptical of NFL
Last week, the NFL admitted it had been using a practice known as “race-norming," which made it harder for Black players to qualify for a payout if they have dementia.
Biden Rolls Out Plans for Closing Racial Wealth Gap, Advocates See More Work to Be Done
Despite the White House’s stated commitment to closing the racial wealth gap, some advocates believe that the federal government’s new plans don’t go nearly far enough.
The U.S. is Seeing More Cancer Diagnoses in 2021
Due to the pandemic, people were not able to receive preventative care for cancer.
Should We Really Expect A "Hot Vax Summer"?
The Kinsey Institute recently unveiled the results of a national survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on people’s relationships and sex lives.
New Supreme Court Decision Diminishes Voting Rights
On Thursday, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative justices ruled to uphold two voting laws in Arizona that critics say target voters of color.
What's the Deal with Ranked-Choice Voting?
New York City may be the largest jurisdiction to turn to ranked-choice voting, but it’s far from the only one in recent years.
Trump Organization Charged with Tax Scheme
On Thursday morning, Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg turned himself in to New York prosecutors.
What Bill Cosby's Release Means for Survivors
While the overturning of Cosby’s conviction is seen as a legal victory by some, it’s seen as an injustice by others.
Heat Wave Underscores Disparities for Vulnerable Communities
As global warming becomes more pronounced, communities with fewer resources will bear the brunt of the burden.
Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Conviction Overturned
This comes just a month after the comedian was denied parole, due in part for refusing to participate in a program for sexually violent offenders.
The Right-to-Repair Movement Gains Momentum In the U.S.
In June, Congressman Joseph Morelle of New York filed the Fair Repair Act with Congress.
Actor Colman Domingo Tapped into Something Sinister for "Zola"
Character actor Colman Domingo stars in "Zola" as an intimidating pimp, a departure from the range of compassionate figures he’s played in recent years.
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