As new U.S. law frees inmates, prosecutors seek to lock some back up

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States’ war on drugs. CMonae Davis poses for...

Scientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland’s First Glacier Lost to Climate Change

That may sound like an Onion headline, but alas, it is not. We’ve reached the point in our wild planetary experiment where humans are memorializing the things we’re knowingly wiping out. Iceland...

Marijuana arrests in Va. reach highest level in at least 20 years, spurring calls...

Marijuana arrests in Virginia hit their highest levels in at least 20 years in 2018, a climb that has sparked calls for overhauls and bucked trends in a number of other...

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency...

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “It is...

Brilliant Data Visualization Brings The History Of Hip Hop To Life

Methodology: this uses Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart. Billboard began publishing this list as a weekly sales-based chart, then known as Hot Rap Singles, in 1989. In 2002, the chart was replaced with...

Segregation has soared in America’s schools as federal leaders largely looked away

Nearly 50 years have passed since Kamala Harris joined the legions of children bused to schools in distant neighborhoods as the United States attempted to integrate its racially segregated public schools. Yet...

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of an African American history museum, is found dead in the...

A beloved activist and founder of an African-American museum in Baton Rouge was found dead in the trunk of a car, CNN affiliate WBRZ reported. The body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was located Friday...

James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.

So many Monroes in rural Albemarle County remember the moment they asked a parent or grandparent if they were somehow connected to the nation’s fifth president, James Monroe. The telltale entrance sign...

Former fighter pilot launches Senate challenge against McConnell

Amy McGrath, a Kentucky Democrat and former fighter pilot who lost a House race last year, said Tuesday she's running for Senate against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what could be one of...

Great Barrier Grief

Nadine Marshall is trained as an ecologist, and she’s an expert on the Great Barrier Reef. But recently, her work has picked up an unexpected new element: crisis counseling. “People tell me...