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Official Release October 10, 2021 NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2021 – The WNBA announced today that Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been voted by fans as the league’s greatest of all time (GOAT). The “Vote for the GOAT” platform was part of the WNBA’s celebration of its landmark 25th season. Taurasi has etched her name across…

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Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem to apply to her or the other adults in charge. by Meribah Knight, Nashville Public Radio, and Ken Armstrong, ProPublica Oct. 8, 5 a.m. EDT What happened on that…

Read More Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

By Clay Risen Published Aug. 22, 2021 Updated Sept. 1, 2021 Lucille Times, whose encounter with a bus driver in Montgomery, Ala., in June 1955 led her to begin a one-woman boycott of the city’s public transportation, an act of defiance that inspired a mass boycott six months later after another Black woman, Rosa Parks, was charged with defying…

Read More Lucille Times, Who Inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies at 100

On October 16, 1833, Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was born near Litchfield, Connecticut to free black parents who held prominent roles in Connecticut’s free black community. Bassett’s father was a businessman who had served as one of Connecticut’s Black Governors — an honorary leadership role in the state’s black community — and his grandfather was…

Read More The United States’ First African-American Diplomat

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux OCT. 4, 2021, AT 6:00 AM The Supreme Court is more conservative than it’s been in almost a century. ​​Its new term begins today, and by next June, when the term ends, Americans might finally understand what that means. Public opinion of the court is already at a record low after the court allowed a strict abortion law to…

Read More Why The Supreme Court Probably Doesn’t Care What Most Americans Think About Abortion Or Gun Rights

Q: Which U.S. presidents relied on enslaved labor at the White House? A: According to surviving documentation, at least nine presidents either brought with them or hired out enslaved individuals to work at the White House: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor. Q: Which U.S. presidents owned enslaved…

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BRAVE NEW SOULS is a documentary detailing the thoughts, goals, and inspirations of a new generation of Black creators in graphic novels, television, cinema, literature, and digital media. Producer/director Brandon M. Easton – himself an acclaimed comic book and animation writer – wanted to shine much-needed light on new Black writers whose contributions have done…

Read More Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century.

This is my favorite apple pie, well, cake, well apple slice. When I go to Germany, I always stop at Kamp’s Bakery in the airport or train station and get a piece or two to hold me over until dinner. This is as close as I’ve gotten to making their apfelkuchen. Read the entire recipe…

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ANDREW LIMBONG Updated September 28, 202112:09 PM ET Yes, we know they’re technically called “MacArthur fellows.” We also know that the MacArthur Foundation doesn’t love that the term “genius” has stuck around for so long. (The term is “both too narrow and too broad,” it says.) But when we’re talking about people researching pediatric brain cancer treatments…

Read More This Year’s MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Were Just Announced—Here’s The Full Winner List

“As a response to the #MeToo era, and in particular, the allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the political arena, a non-partisan panel of female lawmakers hopes to rewrite the rules of the workplace. In February of 2018, State Senator Melinda Bush, State Representative Carol Ammons, and State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza formed the Anti-Harassment,…

Read More How do we stop sexual harassment?