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Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle

The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: his view of black America is narrow and dangerously misleading<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question …

Wall Street

Net neutrality is dead. Here's what the experts are saying.

No More Equal Rights For Data<p>In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate …

Net Neutrality

To buy home tomorrow, Millennials should do this today

It's no secret that Millennials are putting off buying homes. Only 35% of those under 35 currently own, according to the Census Bureau. The biggest reason is also the most obvious: saving up for the down payment, closing costs and all their other expenses takes time.<p>That means for many, their …

Real Estate

The Smithsonian’s New African-American Museum Gives a Powerful Portrait of Black Experience

Scottie Pippen cuts price of Fort Lauderdale estate to $10.9M

Scottie Pippen and the Fort Lauderdale estate (credit: Getty Images and Coldwell Banker)<p>Retired NBA star Scottie Pippen has slashed the price of his …

Is Capitalism Compatible With Democracy?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Democracy On Trial<p><b>About Yanis Varoufakis's TED Talk</b><p>Yanis Varoufakis proposes a provocative idea: democracy is not compatible with capitalism. He argues corporations have gained too much control and advocates for an "authentic democracy."<p><b>About Yanis …

Yanis Varoufakis

America Is the Richest, and Most Unequal, Country

The world is awash in personal wealth: $153.2 trillion in total, according to Allianz’s new Global Wealth Report 2015. That’s enough to pay three …

Income Inequality

After Trump, conservatives should stop longing for the past — and learn a little humility

<b>THE FRACTURED REPUBLIC: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism</b><p><b>By Yuval Levin</b><p><b>Basic Books. 262 pp. $27.50.</b><p>It’s almost funny reading that autopsy now.<p>In early 2013, the Republican National Committee ruminated on the party’s latest presidential election defeat and came up with a …

Political Science

How Kids Learn Resilience

In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.<p>In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal …

Education

Inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

A long-awaited cultural institution opens on the National Mall<p>You don’t even need to go inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to get the point. Imagine the alphabet soup of agencies that govern the National Mall gave you a site, just to the right of the Washington …

How to avert America’s Brexit

<i>Glenn Hutchins is co-founder of the Silver Lake technology investment firm and vice chairman of the Brookings Institution.</i><p>This year’s startling election poses a real risk of touching off an American Brexit. In other words, there is a meaningful chance that 2016 could begin a retreat of the United …

Economics

2 REITs That Could Plunge 20% - And 2 To Buy Now

Are real estate investment trusts in a bubble? The evidence is mounting—especially in the big names many investors see as sacred.<p>Today we’ll look at two “frothy” trusts you should watch like a hawk if you hold them … and avoid if you don’t. Further on, I’ll show you two REITs that are terrific buys …

Investing

Why the decline of the homeownership rate is good news

You might have missed it amid the recent Campaign 2016 turbulence, but there’s been a major development on the economic front. The U.S. homeownership rate has just fallen to its lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking it in 1965.<p>During the second quarter of this year, only 62.9 percent …

Real Estate

Why some whites are waking up to racism

Not long ago, Becky Deen Tai would never have imagined herself attending a civic meeting about police officers’ treatment of African Americans.<p>She’d grown up a white girl in a family with roots in the Deep South, and only recently had become “more aware of how unaware I am,” she said, later …

Black Lives Matter

It’s almost impossible to overstate Zelda Fichandler’s impact on American theater

If you love taking in the bra­cing air of the American theater, you have Zelda Fichandler to thank. Because she supplied the oxygen.<p>The dream she saw fulfilled, of a dynamic environment in which actors, playwrights and audiences could share in her passion for great drama, gave the breath of life to …

The Arts

White people think racism is getting worse. Against white people.

How do Americans think about the role of race in our country’s daily life? News reports, social media and uncomfortable dinner conversations often point to one conclusion: They disagree. Many white Americans believe that the United States has entered a post-racial phase; many black Americans …

Black Lives Matter

Which Barack Obama speech is the one for the history books?

Few political careers and presidencies have been more defined by speeches than Barack Obama’s. His 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention vaulted him into the country’s consciousness. His 2008 speech on race saved his faltering presidential campaign. As president, Obama’s biggest and …

Black History

Something more is required of us now. What?

I have struggled to find words to express what I thought and felt as I watched the videos of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being killed by the …

Justice

When ‘telling it like it is’ exposes ‘lazy’ thinking about blacks

I’ve really struggled with how to write about the results of two polls on race released this week. So, let me just toss out the two findings that have induced this paralysis.<p>According to the Reuters-Ipsos poll, “Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe …

Pew Research Center

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Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

Where is Everyone Else?<p>August 20, 2014<p>On a warm spring evening in Washington, D.C., a fleet of limousines and town cars delivered hundreds of guests, …

High inequality makes poor kids drop out more

Not to sound like your old guidance counselor, but one of the biggest economic decisions any American will make is whether to drop out of high school. Dropping out is usually a ticket to a lifetime of low earnings; graduating, and especially pursuing college or vocational training, is the best path …

Income Inequality

Martin Luther King Jr. - Nobel Lecture: The Quest for Peace and Justice

<b>The Nobel Peace Prize 1964</b><br>Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Share this:<p>Martin Luther King Jr. - Nobel Lecture<p>Nobel Lecture*, December 11, 1964<p>Listen to an audio …

Classical Liberalism and the Quest for World Peace

Richard Ebeling is a professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.<p>Latest posts by Richard Ebeling (see all)<p>Failed Attempts for …

Chord Chart

Jazz guitar chords can be complicated, and as a beginner it’s hard to know where to start. Well, this chord chart is a good place to start, it has …

Electric Guitar

John Coltrane – Giant Steps

<b>Less than a month after Kind of Blue was recorded in 1959, John Coltrane first entered the studio to make what in many ways was that mighty album’s</b> …