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By Sydney Ember and Nicholas Fandos For the black community in Chicago and elsewhere, Johnson Publishing Company represented a certain kind of hope.The company’s magazines, most notably Ebony and Jet, gained prominence during the struggle for civil rights — Jet … Continue reading
By Carimah Townes The death of Freddie Gray was ruled a homicide and all six officers involved in his arrest and transport face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Announcing the charges at a press conference Friday morning, Prosecutor … Continue reading
By Kevin Fasick and Laura Italiano #135587776 / gettyimages.com The WHAT in the White House? Well-heeled West Villagers will be in for a rude surprise when they open the latest copy of their local newspaper and see the headline, “The … Continue reading
By Jon Favreau If you saw the news at any point in the last month, chances are that you heard Barack Obama compared in some way to Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal (BuzzFeed has my favorite compilation here). A quick … Continue reading
If you don’t normally watch 60 Minutes on Sunday evening you are really missing out on excellent journalism. This report confirms that the Matrix is here and we are all part of it.
by Murtaza Hussain In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and while a massive police manhunt continued for the suspected perpetrator, 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, NBC journalist David Gregory would say to American television viewers: … Continue reading
By Sally Kohn In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, witnesses described the chaos at the finish line, where thousands of bystanders fled away from the blasts as first responders did the opposite—running toward the smoke and destruction with … Continue reading
By David Sirota Between a Saudi student’s profiling and irresponsible CNN and NY Post reports, our nation’s bigotry is on display. For a country that so often purports to be color blind, that insists too many people of color are … Continue reading
Thank you Tamron for being honest about this event. Thank you Andrew Belonsky for writing this article. MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Shirley Sherrod Scandal ‘A Kick in the Gut’ | Death and Taxes.