Baltimore Native Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race in the U.S.

by Aura Bogado on Apr 30, 2015 12:57PM

The award-winning writer was the first in a series of race conversations at Johns Hopkins University. 

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Thugs. Students. Rioters. Fans: Media's Subtle Racism in Unrest Coverage

by Akiba Solomon on Apr 28, 2015 11:00AM

"Thugs" destroyed chunks of Baltimore in the wake of the Freddie Gray funeral. "Ohio State fans" tore up their city to celebrate a Buckeyes win.  Now guess who's who.

Topics: Media, Criminal Justice

Cornel West: Dyson Committed 'Character Assassination' in Essay

by Akiba Solomon on Apr 23, 2015 1:10PM

The Union Theological Seminary professor took to Facebook to address "The Ghost of Cornel West," a scathing essay by Georgetown's Michael Eric Dyson. 

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Chris Rock Goes in on Major League Baseball in New TV Segment

by Qimmah Saafir on Apr 23, 2015 11:19AM

Rock, who has closed out a new episode of "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," says MLB should be very afraid about its small number of black players and fans. 

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The Top 5 Things Folks Are Saying About Dyson vs. West

by Akiba Solomon on Apr 21, 2015 2:50PM

"The Ghost of Cornel West," Micheal Eric Dyson's takedown of his former mentor and friend, has been a hot topic for days. For posterity, here's a highly unscientific survey of what people think about it.

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White People Are Taking Up the #DixonChallenge

by Aura Bogado on Apr 14, 2015 11:17AM

One self-described redneck's video is getting plenty of responses about white supremacy.

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Some Jay Smooth Wisdom on the Starbucks Controversy

by Akiba Solomon on Mar 18, 2015 4:09PM

Jay Smooth underlines why race talks should be about quality not quantity.

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Five Problems With The Economist's Special Report on Latinos

by Aura Bogado on Mar 16, 2015 2:29PM

From racial slurs to confusing ethnonyms, it's one big headache.

Topics: Media

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

by Carla Murphy on Mar 9, 2015 1:21PM

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

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The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

by Carla Murphy on Feb 26, 2015 8:02AM

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

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