ESPN’s New Michael Jordan Documentary Is Exactly What We Need Right Now. Here’s How They Made It
April 18, 2020
ESPN has taken noble swings at programming a sports network with no sports. But there are only so many airings of marbles races, old games and gabfests about the April 23–25 NFL draft—an event that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, feels as significant as a speck of sand—that viewers can take. That’s why fans clamored so…
How Black Lives Matter Is Changing What Students Learn During Black History Month
February 24, 2020
Freshman year can make anyone feel lost, but Seattle teen Janelle Gary felt especially lost when she entered high school in 2015. At home, she watched a wave of gentrification drive change in the historically black Central District neighborhood, and at school, where she was one of the few students of color in an honors…
What the 2019 Election Means for 2020 – The New York Times
December 6, 2019
On PoliticsFour lessons from Tuesday night.Credit...Tim LahanNov. 6, 2019There was at least one clear loser in last night’s elections: my dream of reaching Inbox Zero.My email (current unread count: 40,149!) is now flooded with hundreds more messages, all from overjoyed Democratic organizations, strategists and candidates eager to get their piece of the credit for the…
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…
‘God Is Not Going to Put It in Your Lap.’ What Made Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message on Civil Rights So Radical—And So Enduring
October 23, 2019
In recent years, amid increasing white supremacist violence and a disturbing run of mass shootings, “thoughts and prayers” have been offered again and again. They may well soothe hearts and minds. But activists have also pushed back against the idea that they provide any solution. That same idea was powerfully articulated more than half a…
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