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To one Jewish professor, Martin Luther King Jr. was a mensch

Susannah Heschel was just a child in the spring of 1965, when her father left for Selma, Alabama, to march with those demanding that everyone be allowed to vote regardless of their skin color.<p>“He kissed me goodbye,” says Heschel. “And I remember thinking ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever see him …

Black History

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …


Eight Years Later: The Economy and President Obama's Legacy

Friday’s jobs report represented the first official wrap-up of President Barack Obama’s legacy on the nation’s economy. But from the Affordable Care Act to zombie banks, Obama had no shortage of opportunities to make economic history. Few would argue that he did so, although whether those efforts …


This simple timeline puts the long, long history of slavery in perspective

The Twitter account @gloed_up shared this historical meme:<p>#BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/hpGyoxaR4W<p>— 1-800-WOKE-AF (@gloed_up) January 4, 2017

History Of Slavery

Mapping How Inequality And Poverty Increasingly Go Hand In Hand

Though they are both problematic for local economies, the two factors didn’t used to be correlated. Now, they are–and that’s a real problem for working people.<p>Traditionally, income inequality and poverty have been treated as separate and unrelated phenomena. That an area is unequal, economically …

Republicans call Obamacare a 'failure.' These 7 charts show they couldn't be more wrong

Congressional<p>Republicans, evidently hoping that by repeating an untruth they’ll convince American voters, and perhaps themselves, that it’s a truth, on Wednesday said theAffordable Care Acthas “failed.”<p>The undistilled version of this view came from House Speaker<p>Paul Ryan(R-Wis.), who emerged …