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#SummerReading: Recommended New Books on the Black Experience

<i>With summer quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of recommended new non-fiction books. All of these books, which were published as early as</i> …

Black History

#SayHerName–Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls: An Interview with Andrea J. Ritchie

<i>In today’s post, Jenn M. Jackson, writer and doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, interviews</i> …

Feminism

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

NBA, NBPA taking steps to further address mental wellness issues for players | NBA.com

It is a difficult thing for a professional athlete to be able to do, especially in real time, Dooling says.<p>“From my experience as a player, in order …

Mental Health

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To

Indigenous People's DayAbaki Beck<b>Editor’s Note: We are republishing this story in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, which is September 22. Please</b> …

Undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in federal taxes each year

Here’s how they do it.<p>One of the biggest misconceptions about undocumented immigrants is that they don’t pay any taxes. In his first address to Congress, President Trump set the tone for his coming immigration agenda when he said immigration costs US taxpayers “billions of dollars a year.”<p>A 2017 …

Immigration

Immigrant families separated at border struggle to find each other

Esteban Pastor hoped U.S. Border Patrol agents would free him and his 18-month-old son after they were arrested for crossing the southern border …

Immigration

Roger Federer Says Serena Williams Is The Greatest Tennis Player Of All Time, Period

Jason Gay wrote a profile of Roger Federer for <i>WSJ Magazine</i> that covers everything from Federer tearing his meniscus while trying to give his kids a …

Serena Williams

Cycling Uphill: Common Climbing Mistakes

Love them or hate them, cycling uphill is an inevitable part of cycling (unless you somehow map out perfectly flat routes). So, when you’re sitting …

Cycling

The Metric Century - It's All About The Base

Century riding is a rite of passage for cyclists. The completion of a century ensures your place among cyclists. But if you’re not ready for a …

Cycling

The Moynihan Report: An Annotated Edition

A historian unpacks The Negro Family: The Case for National Action on its 50th anniversary.<p><i>On New Year’s Eve, 1964, Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan assembled his staff in his office to announce that they were going to help him write a report on African American families.</i> The …

Black History

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says

As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a few classmates in the art class storage closet.<p>He wasn't sure if he was going to survive. Through the door, he could see the barrel of a shotgun. Then the shooter began …

Santa Fe

Cycling brand criticised over ageist and sexist ads

<b>A leading bicycle manufacturer is facing accusations of sexism and ageism in its adverts on social media.</b><p>Pinarello, who supply bicycles to Team Sky, recently launched its electronic road bike to much fanfare. The company said the e-bike was aimed at weekend riders and female riders who want to …

Cycling

The Right Time with Bomani Jones - ESPN, Bomani Jones

What's Eating Rodney Hood?

In the second postseason of his career, Rodney Hood has done very little to speak of. So far the Cavs’ trade deadline pickup has coughed up 4.6 …

‘Detroit’ tells story of the ’67 riots only without black women

Black women were central to the history of the uprising as it happened, but remain hidden figures in the film<p>DETROIT — As soon as I turned right onto …

NFL cheerleaders must control their own sex appeal

To be an NFL cheerleader means selling sex. But that should only go so far, writes Kavitha Davidson.

Parents Accused of Faking Son's Cancer in Order to Meet Syracuse Football Team

Martin and Jolene LaFrance are accused of lying about their son’s medical status in order to solicit money and access. The Syracuse couple are …

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America

I’ve received hundreds of racist emails, phone messages, and letters. This is what it’s like to be hated.

How hackers tried to ruin the odds of 3 black teens winning a NASA competition

The three District of Columbia students couldn't believe the news. They'd developed a method to purify lead-contaminated water in school drinking …

‘Ride-Or-Die’ Mentality Is Killing Black Women

When I was a young girl, I fell head-first into a sexy, sometimes one-sided but always thrilling love affair with hip-hop. My love for the genre grew a lot deeper when a handsome, young rapper from Queens, New York, came on the scene: Nas.<p>The first song I listened to was “One Love” from Nas’ debut …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How America Bought and Sold Racism, and Why It Still Matters

“If you’re trying to convince the nation that black people are not equal, then you come up with ideas like this: Black people don’t feel pain the …

How Your Fitness Develops Overtime (Cycling Tips For Beginners)

Cycling

The state of the black manager in Major League Baseball would disgust Jackie Robinson

We examined the numbers since Robinson called out the MLB in the 1972 World Series<p>It took Gary Jones absolutely no time to find success as a baseball …

Setting Up Your ELEMNT Bike Computer for Optimal Training

The customizable screens on the Wahoo ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT have many available data fields, ranging from cadence to calories. As a result, it’s …

#Muslim #Sportswoman: Dismantling Dominant Narratives through Digital Media

<i>Amna Al Qubaisi, Emirati Formula 4 race car driver (Photo by Thomas Schorn)</i>Muslim sportswomen are too often read and represented as the oppressed …

4 Simple Exercises for Stronger Legs

Admit it: You want legs that can power you to the town-line-sprint podium. But it wouldn't hurt if they were also the envy of your entire …

Is an Income-Driven Student Loan Repayment Plan Right for You?

Income-driven repayments are a great option for people with a high amount of student loan debt but a low salary. The monthly payments are based on …

Allen Iverson's practice rant: What has been forgotten 14 years later

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This originally ran on May 7, 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Iverson's rant.</i><p>Fourteen years ago Saturday, Allen Iverson sat in …

New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …