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After my experience with Milwaukee Police, I have to tell my story

‘Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community’ writes NBA player Sterling Brown in a public statement on Wednesday<p>My experience in January with the Milwaukee police department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking ticket turned …

Law Enforcement

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Milwaukee Police Disciplined For Using Stun Gun On, Arresting NBA Player

Milwaukee police have released bodycam footage showing officers using a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in a Walgreens parking lot in January.<p>The officers arrested Brown, who is black, after challenging him over a parking violation. Brown was not charged with a crime.<p>Shortly after …

Law Enforcement

The Football Hit Felt All Over Japan

TOKYO — The violent hit to the defenseless quarterback came from behind, after the first play of a game between two storied college football teams. Ordinarily, the illegal tackle would have simply drawn a severe penalty.<p>But it happened in Japan, where the play — and what led to it — has touched off …

Anime

Trump’s New ‘Work for Welfare’ Rules Protect Poor Whites at the Expense of Urban Blacks

Let’s talk about institutional racism, shall we?<p>For those who don’t know (and at this point, there’s really no reason not to), institutional racism …

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Best Funk Flex Freestyles

Back in May of 2016, Flex the cracked mic by saying #MusicStillMatters, and did so by restarting his famous freestyle series. Many of hip-hop's …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

17 Times Celebrities Had To Stop Their Interviews To Point Out Blatant Sexism

"Do you do that to the guys?"

Scarlett Johansson

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

'Yanny' Or 'Laurel'? Why People Hear Different Things In That Viral Clip

<b>Updated at 11 p.m. ET</b><p>If you are reading this, you are likely one of the more than 14 million people who vehemently believe that this audio clip is saying either the word "yanny" or the word "laurel."<p>If you haven't heard it yet, take a listen:<p>The short audio clip has sharply divided the Internet …

Northwestern University

When Jewish Americans uphold occupation, it corrodes our souls

Our Jewish tradition teaches us that life is sacred. It is long past time to embrace the call for freedom and dignity for all<p>On Monday, I joined over a hundred other young American Jews in Washington DC to protest Trump moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As we marched, news …

Israel

Trump’s Failure in Jerusalem

The day the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem is a day the world has longed for, because of what it was supposed to represent: the end of a seemingly endless conflict, a blood-soaked tragedy with justice and cruelty on both sides. Israelis and Palestinians have envisioned a capital in …

Israel

Tomi Lahren Got Owned with a History Lesson About Her Immigrant Ancestors

Turns out her forebears were a lot like the people she wants to keep out of the US.<p>Tomi Lahren has built her career, in no small part, by saying terrible shit about immigrants, from coining the term "rapeugees" to generalizing undocumented Americans as murderers. So perhaps it was inevitable that a …

Genealogy

Then the Censors Came for Rap Music

A barista at a coffee shop on the Duke campus was fired because a high-powered administrator took offense to the song she was playing off Spotify.<p>Last week, Larry Moneta, Duke’s vice president of student affairs, stopped into his regular coffee shop in the student center, Joe Van Gogh, for a hot …

Cinco de Mayo

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• <b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the</b> …

Language

The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

Lotteries

LITERATURE - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

Teen Accepted Into 113 Colleges Chooses Full Ride To HBCU

She also won more than $4.5 million in merit-based scholarships.<p>This is the definition of black girl magic.<p>Jasmine Harrison, a 17-year-old from Greensboro, North Carolina, has been accepted into 113 colleges and universities, WFMY, a CBS affiliate in the Piedmont Triad, reported on Tuesday.<p>The …

College & University

Landowner Aims To Bring Wolves Back To Scotland, Centuries After They Were Wiped Out

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, they had dramatic impacts on parts of Northwestern United States. Decades later, a wealthy landowner wants to try a limited version of that experiment — in the Scottish Highlands.<p>Englishman Paul Lister is hoping to see the ancient …

Wildlife

The 'H' In IMHO Does Not Mean Humble or Honest

We all know what imho means.<p>It’s impossible not to like <i>imho</i>.<p>If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve seen the word at least a dozen times. It usually sets off an opinion from the text around it: <i>Those jeans don’t look very good, imho.</i><p>But it’s a pliable little devil. Depending on its context, <i>imho</i> can …

Equality

Travis Reinking Is What Happens When Black People Are ‘Criminals’ and White People Are Allowed to Be Invisible

A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai …

Dairy Queen

Kanye’s Politics Are What Happens When You Don’t Read Books

As someone who still owns land on Yeezy Island, I was anxious when Kanye West made his return to Twitter a couple weeks ago. Because as those who …

Why J.K. Rowling is so incensed about Rupert Murdoch’s tweet about ‘Moslems’

Aging conservative icon Rupert Murdoch has never had a problem lacing his Twitter account with provocative opinion. In a given month, he’ll vacillate from the injustices of taxation to President Obama’s policies, which he predicts will go “terribly wrong,” to an issue that truly gets him riled: …

Religion

What Lord of the Flies is really about

My father distrusted simple judgments, but he did say his novel was about the importance of the rule of law, and the complexity of human beings, says William Golding’s daughter Judy Golding Carver<p>David Shariatmadari’s account of my father’s novel Lord of the Flies was a little sweeping when he …

Literature

12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

Books

Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>This deepfaked warning against deepfakes almost makes its point too well.<p>By<p><b>Share</b> Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning …

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

Since (at least) the release of <i>good kid, m.A.A.d. city</i> in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident. But with the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 being given to the Compton rapper for his 2017 album <i>DAMN.</i>, his exceptionalism is now officially historic: It's the first time in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

<b>(CNN) —</b> As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money.<p>But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching …

Teaching