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White Savior Syndrome: Even In Fight Against Racism, Black People Are Falling Victim to It

During a 2011 interview, funnyman, author and civil rights activist Dick Gregory vehemently rejected a comparison between John Brown and Nat Turner, …

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

It was used and still can be used to make us hate ourselves<p>A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural …

Owe taxes this year? The surprising reason owing money to the IRS is better than getting a refund.

Tax season is an exciting time for anyone expecting a fat refund check from Uncle Sam. Whether you're paying down credit card debt or saving up for a …

Opinion: Take these money challenges and get your finances in shape

I have become obsessed with free money challenges lately. I’m just so curious how other personal finance experts and bloggers teach money management, …

Was the Desegregation of Schools Really the Best Thing for 'Underserved' Black Children?

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun’s Liz Bowie detailed a $54-million school designed by Johns Hopkins University to model “racial diversity” in …

Education

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics

She won’t be the last.<p>Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist …

Microbiology

How CPD's Data Guy Plans To Get Past 'Horrible Rhetoric,' Make Real Change

LAKEVIEW — Marc Buslik is a numbers man.<p>Already, he has cleared his schedule to devote the upcoming weekend to reading the results of the U.S. …

10 Supreme Court cases to watch in 2017

The Supreme Court will return to the bench on January 9, 2017 as it starts a new calendar year. Here are cases to watch that the Justices will hear, …

White football player accused of raping black, disabled team-mate avoids prison

Prosecutor’s declaration that alleged rape with coat hanger was not sex crime or racially motivated sparks criticism among campaigners against sexual assault<p>An Idaho prosecutor’s declaration that an alleged rape of a black, mentally disabled football player with a coat hanger by his white team-mate …

FALSE: Protesters Beat Homeless Veteran to Death in Philadelphia

CLAIM<p>Anti-Trump protesters beat a homeless veteran to death in Philadelphia. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via Facebook, November 2016<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

Why the rich can't be trusted with money | Business & Economy

Every time the rich get too much money - as marked by a sharp rise in income inequality - the same things always happen. A bubble! A grand, exuberant, investing, spending, paper profits spree. It bursts. There's a crash. Banks fail. There's a recession. Even a depression. In which everyone gets …

Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Following The News For A Week

“Being informed” and being a news junkie are two very different things.<p>Raise your hand if you are sick of all the election coverage. Or constantly hearing about potential terror threats, the latest e.coli outbreak at that chain restaurant, or even Kim Kardashian. Chances are, your hand is up. Yet …

Open-Mindedness

A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics

Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from academics, comedians, activists, and more<p>No matter who wins the U.S. presidential election on November 8, America’s got some grappling to do. This race has been full of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, …

U.S. Politics