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Road to urban despair paved by Democrats

Riots broke out in Milwaukee the other day, and before that in other cities, each erupting with familiar sights: fire and pain, anger and looting.<p>It will likely happen again in some other urban area, perhaps after a black man is killed by a police officer, whether the shooting is justified or …

Researcher: St. Louis segregation is a legacy of deliberate federal policy

A researcher with the Economic Policy Institute says the federal government needs to recognize that it played a deliberate role in creating racially …

How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

Sixty years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. Her courageous act is now American legend. She is a staple of elementary school curricula and was the second-most popular historical figure named by American students in a survey. When Republican presidential …

Black History

Believe the hype — Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' is incredible

Well, we've seen the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, and you should believe the hype.<p>"Beasts of No Nation," (watch the movie on Netflix) written by Fukunaga, is an unforgiving adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel that gives a vivid look inside a faction of the rebels who …

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Journalism

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't …

Strivings of the Negro People

“It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”<p>Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others …

Literature

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Microbiology

Single, Saved —and Having Sex

<b>Yolanda Jordan* remembers the moment</b> she decided to have sex for the first time. She was 27, fresh out of grad school, in a committed …

Missouri school busing causes ‘crippling’ fallout

WELLSTON, MO.— Just weeks after the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a ruling that would allow students from failing school districts to transfer to …

The Destruction of Black Wall Street

<b>Greenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa,</b> was the type of community that African Americans are still, today, attempting to reclaim and rebuild. Black …

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Kanye's Frantz Fanon Complex

I recently wrote an article called, “Harry Belafonte Was Right About Jay-Z.” The article went viral, generating a huge response from the Black …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …