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A black man was found hanging in a tree in Mississippi, and now, federal and state investigators are trying to determine if his death was a suicide or homicide. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of...
“Here’s your venti decaf soy latte with caramel drizzle. So what’s your take on Black Twitter’s impact on social discourse?” Photo by David Ryder/Reuters I woke up one morning this week to discover that Starbucks had decided...
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include a Montana 6-year-old alarmed about...
Representative Aaron Schock, R-Ill., during 2014 an interview in Washington, D.C. The Justice Department opened an investigation into Schock’s House office expenses. Schock personally reimbursed $40,000 following a recent revelation that he...
One-year-old Jaeliece Ortiz enjoys some of the food (fruit juice) her mother (Rebecka Ortiz) just brought home after shopping with her SNAP (food stamps) card. About a fifth of SNAP recipients are eligible for grant-funded training programs designed...
Photo by Nick David/Taxi via Getty Images. In 2013, Harvard professor Robert Putnam published an op-ed in the New York Times titled “Crumbling American Dreams.” That essay was the precursor to the book, “Our Kids,” released this week to high...