Rashad Brown

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Briefing to highlight results from new Earth missions

Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet—the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. NASA …

Yes, black America fears the police. Here’s why

When gunfire interrupted my Long Island outing with friends, we didn’t ring the cops. None of us even considered it<p>This story was co-published with Politico Magazine.<p>Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a …

#BlackOutDay Matters Because The Beauty Of Black People Matters

On Friday, March 8th, the hashtag #BlackOutDay was trending on Twitter and Tumblr. Black people from all over the world, from the United States, to Africa, to Australia and the Torres Strait Islands, participated in the event by posting pictures of themselves on social media.<p>It sounds like a …

Black Lives Matter

In a historic first, NASA spacecraft orbits dwarf planet Ceres

After traveling 3.1 billion miles in 7.5 years, NASA’s Dawn probe arrived at Ceres<p>In a historic first, NASA's Dawn probe reached the dwarf planet Ceres at 7:39 AM EST. After a journey that took 7.5 years to cover 3.1 billion miles, Dawn with be the first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet.<p>Ceres is …

Our election system’s anti-minority bias is even worse than you think

Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse<p>In the wake of the recent gutting of the Voting Rights Act, partisans were quick to jump on the opportunity to restrict unfavorable voters. Across the country, conservatives in particular have debated fiercely …

Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Some recall getting burned. Others say they've been strangled or attacked by dogs. Many suffer from depression and anxiety. These are only a small sampling of what tens of millions modern slaves endure daily, researchers in London reported Wednesday.<p>The study, published in <i>The Lancet Global Health,</i> …

Mental Health

Bill Watterson Speaks Out in New 'Calvin and Hobbes' Book

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>How popular is the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes? Consider this as testament: It’s been almost twenty years since a new Calvin …

Calvin and Hobbes

Islam Is Not The Problem

I was appalled by Bill Mahers and Sam Harris' coverage of Islam and terrorism several weeks ago. I am appalled as someone who is not a Muslim, rather someone who is an atheist and does not believe in a higher power. I am not a religious scholar by any means, and never make claims to such, yet this …