Maurice Williams

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Despite history, Japanese Americans and African Americans are working together to claim their rights

During World War II, the fates of Blacks and Japanese Americans crossed in ways that neither group could have anticipated.<p>While Japanese Americans were being forced to abandon the lives they'd built on the West Coast, African Americans were in the midst of the Great Migration out of the South. …

African-American News

The Unlikely Source Clinton Used to Win in Nevada

She embraced Sanders’ critique on race—and ran away with the black vote.<p>Hillary Clinton may have had a “firewall” of African-American and Latino voters to save her in Nevada. But it didn’t materialize on its own. Clinton had to rebuild it in the final days, and she did it by embracing a message on …

America Is Obsessed With Identity. Thanks, Obama?

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, there was a lot of talk about "The Obama Effect": how the nation's first black president signaled a new era of racial harmony and understanding.<p>That didn't happen. But what did? The Obama family's tenure in the White House has overlapped a revolution in …

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A Meditation for Beginners With Deepak Chopra

<i>By Deepak Chopra</i><p>Take a few minutes of peaceful contemplation to lay the groundwork for deeper practice. In this video Deepak Chopra, M.D., asks you to simply focus on your inner self and notice your breathing. This practice is designed to be a meditation for beginners, but it's also helpful for …

It's Time to Stop Whitewashing Civil Rights History

The African American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s failed more than it succeeded. Yet, in the popular history of the Civil Rights Movement, we never talk about its failures. Popular Civil Rights history makes the movement into a fairytale: Once upon a time there was racism; then …

Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson runs to be Baltimore mayor

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson announced on Wednesday night that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, a move that could shake up both the movement and the city’s politics.<p>But McKesson’s campaign may also change the Black Lives Matter movement because Johnetta Elzie, another …