U.S. Senator Wants Answers From Adam Silver About NBA’s China Relationship

A U.S. Senator is demanding answers from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on his league’s relationship with China. In a letter sent Tuesday to Silver, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed “concern” over the...

NBA’s trouble with China, four months and counting

For someone who was raised in Italy, came of age in Philadelphia, and ultimately established himself as a star in southern California, it is telling that Kobe Bryant once referred to...

George Floyd: Timeline of black deaths caused by police

The wave of protests in the US over the killing in police custody of George Floyd are the latest outpourings of anger that have erupted after the deaths of black Americans. Here's...

These 4 charts describe police violence in America

Protests over the death of George Floyd entered their seventh day on Monday as cities across the country imposed curfews and deployed police in riot gear to control demonstrators. Floyd, a black...

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

The First Juneteenth “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of...

Louisiana’s Angola: Proving ground for racialized capitalism

When the U.S. Civil War ended, Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations—The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates—where...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s franchisee gives $200K more to Trump reelection campaign

Wendy's is facing backlash online after Business Insider reported that a franchisee on President Donald Trump's restaurant-recovery roundtable donated more than $400,000 to reelect the president. In mid-May, the White House announced that Muy Cos. CEO...

Cuomo calls NYPD commissioner to apologize for criticism of cops’ handling of looting

Call it a mea Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo called the NYPD’s top cop to apologize for saying police officers “were ineffective” in tamping down widespread looting during protests over the death of George...

Attorney General Barr ordered authorities to clear protesters near White House, DOJ official says

Attorney General William Barr on Monday evening ordered authorities to clear a crowd of protesters that had gathered near the White House, according to a Justice Department official, minutes ahead of President...

American Slavery, Reinvented

Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the workers.To the untrained eye, the scenes in Angola for...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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