‘Broke’ Chronicles a City Out of Cash and Awash in Desperation

NonfictionAn abandoned home on Detroit’s east side, 2017.Credit…Erin Kirkland for The New York TimesWhen you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission.BROKE Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises By Jodie Adams KirshnerDetroit does not have the luxury of solving one problem at a time. It has…

At Howard University, Homecoming Is a Pilgrimage

Surfacing“Coming to Howard for the first time was seeing the beauty of blackness,” one alumnus said.Written by Bianca LadipoPhotographs by Andre WagnerImageThere’s no limit to how many people can join the celebration — the campus gates never close during the weekend.Credit…Andre D. Wagner for The New York Times“Have you ever seen anything like this?” Ashley…

‘99 Problems but My ABCs Ain’t One’: Jay-Z Sues Over Children’s Book

Australia|‘99 Problems but My ABCs Ain’t One’: Jay-Z Sues Over Children’s BookThe Little Homie, a small Australian online retailer, says it is celebrating hip-hop. Jay-Z, who has spoken out about black identity and equality, says it is engaging in theft.Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé.Credit…Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DisneyNov. 28, 2019SYDNEY, Australia — When the children’s…