The Baraboo Nazi Prom Photo Shocked The World. The City’s Response Shocked Its Residents.
The intentions behind the Nazi salute photograph seen around the world were hardly as sinister as they first appeared. But in Trump and Twitter’s America, as one small Midwestern town discovered, imag
8 weeks ago
Contract Buying Robbed Black Families In Chicago Of Billions | WBEZ
A new study tabulates the toll of contract buying in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s: $3 billion to $4 billion in lost black wealth.
8 weeks ago
Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing statues
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated debate on the House floor and stinging rebukes from lawmakers from Memphis. Rep. Antonio Parkinson began to call the amendment vile and racist before being cut off by boos from fellow lawmakers.
8 weeks ago
McKinney, Texas, Girl Who Was Slammed to the Ground by Police at a Pool Party in 2015 Wins Settlement
Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party.
8 weeks ago
The Food That Helps Battle Depression - WSJ
So what should we eat? The research points to a Mediterranean-style diet made up primarily of fruits and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, yogurt and cheese, legumes, nuts, seafood, whole grains and small portions of red meat. The complexity of this diet will provide the nutrition our brain needs, regulate our inflammatory response and support the good bacteria in our gut, says Dr. Mosconi, author of “Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power.”
november 2019
How a lawsuit over Detroit schools could have an 'earth-shattering' impact
The four years he spent at Detroit’s Osborn High School were “a big waste of time,” he said, recalling 11th and 12th grade English classes where students were taught from materials labeled for third or fourth graders, and where long-term substitutes showed movies instead of teaching.

What’s less certain, however, is whether Hall's education in Detroit’s long-troubled school district was so awful, so insufficient, that it violated his constitutional rights.
october 2019
Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy - TidBITS
By most accounts, the release of iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina have been troubled, with numerous significant bugs making it past Apple’s internal testing and the public beta phase. Former Apple engineer David Shayer explains the underlying reasons these releases have had so many problems.
october 2019
‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security - POLITICO
The president, who relies on cellphones to reach outside advisers and to tweet to his millions of followers, has rebuffed attempts by White House staff to beef up security on his official devices.
october 2019
Thread by @DrTedJ: "One of the most illustrative stories about the relationship between racism and the nation’s interests takes place on Route 40 in Maryland. I […]" #US40
Thread by @DrTedJ: "One of the most illustrative stories about the relationship between racism and the nation’s interests takes place on Rout. If you know Maryland, this stretch between the Delaware line and Baltimore hasn’t been particularly k […]" #US40
october 2019
Thousands of Privately Owned Companies Are Profiting From the U.S. Prison System - Pacific Standard
A report released by the Corrections Accountability Project this week exposes over 3,100 corporations—including over 2,500 privately traded companies—that profit from the U.S. prison system.
october 2019
George H.W. Bush Quit the NRA With This Sternly Worded Letter
The 41st president’s iconoclastic brand of Republicanism led him to take a stand against the gun group's rhetoric of fear.
october 2019
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code - Bloomberg
Bill Benter did the impossible: He wrote an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. Close to a billion dollars later, he tells his story for the first time.
october 2019
Police Groups Spent Nearly Half a Million on Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert's Campaigns
Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has consistently declined to charge police officers for alleged misconduct.
october 2019
Why buying a house today is so much harder than in 1950 - Curbed
A postwar boom, legal discrimination, and new mortgage loans made suburban housing accessible, and set the stage for today’s challenging market
october 2019
Jose Fernandez Was Framed in Investigation of Boat Crash, Says Lawyer | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
An attorney for the estate of former Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez said the 24-year-old wasn't behind the wheel of the boat that crashed, killing Fernandez and two others...
october 2019
Kushner: We struck deal with Sinclair for straighter coverage - POLITICO
Jared Kushner said the agreement with Sinclair gave them more access to Trump and the campaign.
october 2019
How life outside of a school affects student performance in school
Using a new database reconstructed by combining state of Michigan administrative data on individual students with state records on child maltreatment, the authors find eye-opening levels of maltreatment -- 18% of all third graders statewide, and up to 50% in some schools.
october 2019
Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised? | Science | AAAS
An emerging theory of autism suggests that people with it can't effectively "predict" the world around them
october 2019
The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida’s Pro-Gun Policies
Mike Spies on Marion Hammer’s unique influence over legislators, which has produced laws that dramatically alter long-held American norms.
october 2019
Opinion | The Tyranny of Convenience - The New York Times
All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?
october 2019
Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years | Teen Vogue
In this op-ed, Do Better columnist Lincoln Anthony Blades explains how the young survivors of the February 14 shooting in Parkland are being treated differently than young black activists who have been doing the work for years.
october 2019
Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing | US news | The Guardian
Oddie Shoupe is being sued for excessive force after telling deputies to shoot unarmed Michael Dial rather than risk damage to police cars
october 2019
HUD May Push New Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents - CityLab
A draft budget document obtained by CityLab would also raise rents for millions of people who receive housing aid, including the country’s most vulnerable residents.
october 2019
What’s the matter with Oklahoma? - Education in America
Low teacher pay and severe budget cuts are driving schools to the brink
october 2019
Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant Just in Case They Shot an Unarmed Person
In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case of a justifiable use of force.
october 2019
What Screen Time Does to Babies' and Children's Brains and Sensory Processing Abilities
Two expert occupational therapists explain the functional and sensory processing issues they see in children exposed to screen time - and why it happens.
october 2019
Hogan budget plan would trim Baltimore recovery programs - Baltimore Sun
The final budget proposal of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's term reduces expected aid to Baltimore, sets aside $10 million to lure Amazon's new headquarters to the state and gives state workers a small raise.
october 2019
When De Facto Americans Are Deported – Reason.com
Deported Americans: Life After Deportation to Mexico, by Beth C. Caldwell, Duke University Press, 248 pages, $94.95 Peter Sean Brown
october 2019
The story of segregation in St. Louis
Why does race still shape St. Louis? Why was segregation more dramatic here than it was in similar Midwestern cities? And why hasn’t it lifted as quickly?
october 2019
40 charts that explain money in politics - Vox
Money suffuses our political system. Here’s what’s going on, in charts.
october 2019
'I dream about it every night': what happens to Americans who film police violence? | US news | The Guardian
When Feidin Santana filmed Walter Scott’s death, it marked a turning point in the US civil rights movement – and in Santana’s life. He and others who have taken the law into their own hands tell their stories
october 2019
Perfect French Toast: A Classic Recipe | The Art of Manliness
A classically delicious, yet simple French toast base recipe for all you gents out there. Of course, if you want to step things up a notch, check out some of my favorite variations.
october 2019
America's Slums Are Getting Worse As More People Live in Concentrated Poverty - The Atlantic
After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.
october 2019
Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems | Edutopia
Sometimes the reason for misbehavior is not obvious—it’s not always easy to determine why children do the things they do.
october 2019
Marketing To Children: 9 Ways Junk Food Giants Target Children - MAMAVATION
Cartoon characters, bright colors and commercials are luring in your kid. Check out these 9 crazy ways junk food giants are marketing to children.
october 2019
Public Schools to Teachers: Run Your Class on Fear or Get Fired
As part of a burgeoning new public school program called “No Nonsense Nurturing” teachers are required to wear earpieces. They’re reminded to be less enthusiastic and “expect 100 percent compliance.” And in at least one high profile case, the teachers who objected were let go.
october 2019
What it’s like to be a black cop in Ferguson
The controversial killing of Michael Brown Jr. by former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson prompted a wave of national soul-searching and civil rights activism that is still going on one year later. And it’s been no less transformational for the few black members of Ferguson’s embattled police department
october 2019
A Year After Ferguson, Housing Segregation Defies Tools to Erase It - The New York Times
A year after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., interviews with residents, activists and academics suggest that forces perpetuating housing segregation remain present.
october 2019
Practice Makes Perfect Works To Reduce Summer Slide
How do you keep knowledge intact during the warm weather months?
october 2019
Death by a Thousand Cuts: Racism, School Closures, and Public School Sabotage | Schott Foundation for Public Education
Earlier this month at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court honoring the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Journey for Justice Alliance released a report documenting how Brown's promise of equal opportunity is under attack in our nation's public schools.
october 2019
How Ferguson changed hearts and minds in America - Vox
But the political system still needs to catch up.
october 2019
Improving communities by improving schools | Diversity | stlamerican.com
Schools are the center of the community and when schools are transformed in positive ways, communities are transformed. The continued rise of poverty is not surprising when policies and practices
october 2019
The Man Who Shot Michael Brown | The New Yorker
Darren Wilson says he wants to stop thinking about what happened in Ferguson. But the town isn’t done. Jake Halpern reports.
october 2019
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