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By Jim Rendon JANUARY 12, 2021 Women of color are less likely than white women, white men, and men of color to rise to leadership positions at nonprofits, particularly large nonprofits. But beating the odds and landing the top spot often opens the door to a whole new set of problems. Women of color who lead organizations are…

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John Waggoner, AARP, Updated January 28, 2021  You might be filling out your tax return for 2020, but you’re living in tax year 2021, and tax year 2021 has substantial differences from 2020. Your tax brackets are slightly higher, for example, as is your standard deduction. You don’t have many options for reducing your 2020 tax…

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Executive Summary The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian.  White Christians now account for fewer than half of the…

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Here are three ways to visualize the monstrous death toll of the coronavirus in this country By Artur Galocha and Bonnie Berkowitz Feb. 21, 2021 A year ago, covid-19 had killed just a handful of people in the United States. Now, the pandemic’s official death toll equals the size of a major city, more than the population of Kansas…

Read More 500,000 dead, a number almost too large to grasp

“Yesterday, five board members who oversaw Texas’s power grid resigned. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas had been facing backlash after a winter storm left millions of Texans without power for days during some of the state’s coldest temperatures. The council ordered rolling blackouts to try and preserve electricity throughout the state. But it led to skyrocketing…

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By Candace McDuffie, Correspondent, Christian Scientist Monitor Black feminist thought has become crucial to how we navigate the social, economic, and political currents in America. To understand the consequences of pervasive racist narratives that seep into mainstream media – as well as into public policy and legislation – we must first examine how these narratives affect one…

Read More These 5 books by Black women are must-reads this month – and any month

By Fahima Haque February 13, 2021 Sterling K. Brown, an actor who has starred on the hit NBC drama “This Is Us” since 2016, has won multiple Emmys, Screen Actors Guild awards, a Golden Globe, and an NAACP Image Award for his acting. But over the course of his successful career, Mr. Brown has asked…

Read More Why Sterling K. Brown Wanted to Narrate CNN’s Lincoln Documentary

By Jonathan A. Knee February 13, 2021 The source of Amazon’s stupefying success is only one of many mysteries — and controversies — surrounding the company that started out selling books online in 1995 and ended 2020 with nearly $400 billion in revenue, 1.3 million employees and a market value of more than $1.5 trillion. …

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By Ryan Reed Feb. 12, 2021 Nytimes.com Chick Corea, the pioneering keyboardist, and bandleader who died on Tuesday at 79, will be forever regarded as a crucial architect of jazz-rock fusion. For more than five decades, Corea modified his sound to follow that simple maxim — chasing whims from bebop to free jazz to fusion to contemporary classical.…

Read More Chick Corea RIP (June 12, 1941 – February 9, 2021)