Laurie Stewart

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12 things white people can do now because Ferguson

As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon. For the past few days my Facebook newsfeed has been full of stories about the incidents unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>But then …

Black Lives Matter

Six Vital Conversations Jumpstarted on the Streets of Ferguson

A man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff …

How a Century of Racist Policies Made Ferguson Into a Pocket of Concentrated Despair

In this Aug. 18, 2014 photo taken with a fisheye lens, people protest for Michael Brown who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP …

Homemade Marshmallow Recipe no corn syrup -GAPS, Paleo

Shares 19.4K<p>My kids are obsessed with the sweet taste and fluffy texture of marshmallows. I don’t blame them, they are pretty good in baked cookies, …

Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

<i>Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University and a public voices fellow with the Op-Ed Project. She is the author of “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.”</i><p>When we look back on what happened in …

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.

We've finally heard from Officer Darren Wilson.<p>Wilson had been publicly silent since the events of August 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And, even as the grand jury announced its decision not to indict him, he remained silent. He had his attorneys …

Ferguson message: System unfair to minorities (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot …

We’ve Reached the Point Where We Meet Black Boys at Their Deaths

It hardly matters whether Officer Darren Wilson is indicted. Because unarmed Black children like Michael Brown and Tamir Rice have already been …

BIll Cosby Rape Allegations: Why America Took So Long to Wake Up

This spring, I taught a graduate seminar on magazine feature writing. One of the assignments was Robert Huber’s 2006 <i>Philadelphia Magazine</i> story, “Dr. …

Comedy

An AIP Thanksgiving - Alt-ternative Autoimmune

Can we make it AIP?<p>I've been researching & testing a few recipes for weeks now in preparation for Thanksgiving. Making it through this holiday with …

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Your Bumper Sticker is Not a Philosophy: Reflections on Voting and the Limits of Radical Purity

You hear it often when you reside on the left of the political spectrum in America, especially around election time.<p>Sometimes it’s discussed and …

Are Boys Really That Easy?

Common-Core aligned anti-bias curriculum for kindergarten and grades K-5 that include lesson plans, student activities, suggested children's …

How White People Got Made

Part Two of a Series on Whiteness (Part One)<p><i>“When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no ‘white’ people there; nor, according</i> …

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Introduction<p>Throughout the West, the triumphalism of the 1990s has given way to deep anxiety. The particulars differ from country to country, of …

A Black Female Journalist Quits Media, Decries Newsroom Racism

My first job in media was as a television producer. I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I’m sure were good and others of …

Journalism

More California gardeners go native

Landscaping with California native plants has probably never been more compelling than it is today, when gardeners throughout Southern California are taking drastic measures to keep their yards looking green or, at the very least, alive.<p>"Natives are adapted to our seasons," says Kitty Connolly, …

Justice While Black: A Must-Have Book For Black Families

As an author, one of the most gratifying experiences you can have is for people to tell you that your book saved their life, or was extremely useful …

Microsoft CEO Suggests Women Not Ask for Raises, Trust in 'Karma'

[<b>UPDATE 9:32 p.m. ET</b>: Nadella did eventually apologize in an email to Microsoft employees Thursday night. "I answered that question completely …