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Minneapolis Police Department Is Withdrawing From Union Negotiations in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

June 10, 2020
(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Arradondo said a thorough review of the contract is planned. He said the…

From ‘COVID Toes’ to Hives, These Are the Skin Conditions Dermatologists Think Could Be Signs of Coronavirus

May 17, 2020
Dermatologists around the world are gathering data on what may be largely overlooked symptoms of COVID-19: skin conditions ranging from rashes to “pseudo-frostbite.” Many viral illnesses—including chickenpox, measles and mononucleosis—are accompanied by telltale skin rashes, often a result of the body’s heightened inflammatory response while fighting off infection. Though more research is needed, a growing…

9 Women from American History You Should Know, According to Historians

April 4, 2020
With Women’s History Month underway and International Women’s Day approaching on March 8, classrooms and museums across the United States will be focusing on famous women who shaped the world we live in. But not everyone who did so has gotten the recognition she deserved. This week, TIME is telling the stories of women who…

You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You

March 19, 2020
“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and…

That Recruitment Letter From Harvard Probably Doesn’t Mean Much

November 30, 2019
Especially if you’re African-American, according to a new study.A working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that Harvard intentionally draws applications from African-Americans who effectively have no chance of getting in.Credit...Cody O'Loughlin for The New York TimesNov. 29, 2019The message, emailed to more than 100,000 high school students, was seductive and flattering:…

What Were the Most Memorable Moments From Last Night’s Debate? – The New York Times

November 26, 2019
Politics|What Were the Most Memorable Moments From Last Night’s Debate?For a Democratic debate that was without major fireworks, there were several memorable moments. Here are the lines that stood out. Videotranscripttranscript‘Donald Trump Got Punked’: The Best One-Liners From the DebateFrom Cory Booker’s buzzkill response to Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stance on marijuana legalization to Andrew…

Buttigieg Campaign Returns Donation Money From Former Chicago Attorney After Backlash

October 23, 2019
(WASHINGTON) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an officer’s conviction. Buttigieg…

Shuri From “Black Panther” Is At last Getting The Consideration She Deserves With Her Personal Comic E book

September 15, 2019
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The View From Interior A Freedom Rider’s Penitentiary Telephone

September 9, 2018
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By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history

September 9, 2018
“Erased Lynching Series: der Wild West Show,” (Set 1) by Ken Gonzalez-Day, 2006. (Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles) An old black-and-white photograph shows a crowd of people gathered around something, but it is not clear just what. There’s something eerie about it but you don’t really know why. The photograph
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