Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

The controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets about the pro-Israel lobby will not die. After the Muslim Congress member tweeted Sunday night that American political leaders’ support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” a political firestorm broke out over the question of whether the tweet was anti-Semitic. Omar apologized on Monday under pressure…
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” wins Song of the Year at the Grammys

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” wins Song of the Year at the Grammys

Although he wasn’t actually in the house at the 2019 Grammys, Donald Glover brought the house down when his alter ego Childish Gambino won Song of the Year for “This Is America” during Sunday’s ceremony — becoming the first rap song in Grammys history to win the award. Later in the evening, he also picked…
Blackface isn’t just about the racism in America’s past. It’s also about the racism in America’s present.

Blackface isn’t just about the racism in America’s past. It’s also about the racism...

In the past few years, most high-profile blackface incidents have largely been confined to college campuses, ill-advised Halloween costumes, and bizarre television sketches. But over the past week in Virginia, several officials have come under increasing scrutiny for blackface scandals. It’s sparked a full-on crisis over the state’s leadership — and fueled a larger debate…
On Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday, read his ambivalent ode to America

On Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday, read his ambivalent ode to America

Friday is Langston Hughes’s 115th birthday. That means it is a perfect time to remember that in 1936, Hughes wrote what is still the most eloquent rejoinder to cries of “make America great again” that anyone could hope for. It’s a poem called “Let America Be America Again,” and it calls for a country that…
LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

LeBron James is quite possibly the best basketball player who’s ever lived. I am, of course, hardly an objective party. I have rooted for LeBron James since I was 15 years old, when he first joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. But even for those who haven’t, James has compiled a résumé that rivals any player in…
What the death of Jazmine Barnes tells us about racial anxiety in America 

What the death of Jazmine Barnes tells us about racial anxiety in America 

It’s been more than a week since the death of Jazmine Barnes, a 7-year-old black girl who was killed when a gunman opened fire on her family’s car in Houston, Texas, captured national attention. And in that week, public understanding of what happened that day has changed significantly — sparking a contentious debate about race…
High Paying & Hiring: These Are The 5 Best Jobs In America

High Paying & Hiring: These Are The 5 Best Jobs In America

Work & Money Here Are 7 Easy Money-Saving Strategies To Help You Save Every Week This time of year, the future looks bright. In all likelihood, your New Year’s resolutions may still feel shiny, and new, and wholly attainable. Many by Ludmila Leiva
Vice doesn’t want to humanize Dick Cheney. So instead, it (maybe) demonizes America.

Vice doesn’t want to humanize Dick Cheney. So instead, it (maybe) demonizes America.

Few movies in 2018 have been more divisive than Vice, writer-director Adam McKay’s tale of the modern Republican Party as concentrated in the person of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Early reviews from critics were sharply divided between those who loved the film and those who despised it — as well as plenty who gave…
How the Parkland shooting changed America’s gun debate

How the Parkland shooting changed America’s gun debate

2018 may have been the year when Americans finally started getting really, genuinely fed up with mass shootings. In February, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, led to a new movement — the March for Our Lives — advocating for stricter gun laws. But its work did not stop with a…
How Russia exploited racial tensions in America during the 2016 elections

How Russia exploited racial tensions in America during the 2016 elections

More than two years after the 2016 elections, media outlets and academics are still discovering the extent of Russian disinformation campaigns aimed at American voters. Now, a pair of independent reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee add to a wealth of evidence that targeting African Americans and suppressing black turnout was a crucial aspect…

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