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This Former White Supremacist Is Helping Others Leave Hate Behind

As a 14-year-old in 1980s Chicago, Christian Picciolini was ripe for recruitment into a hate group: He was bullied, didn’t have a lot of friends and felt “abandoned” by his Italian immigrant parents who worked long hours. One day, when...Show More Summary

Mexico's Military Is A Lethal Killing Force – Should It Really Be Deployed As Police?

Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong There is nothing noble about war. In the words of the Spanish-American philosopher and poet George Santayana, it “wastes a nation’s wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower,” and “condemns...Show More Summary

Trump Says Dreamers Shouldn’t Worry. Statistics Say Otherwise.

AUSTIN, Texas ? President Donald Trump offered words of reassurance to Dreamers on Friday, telling the Associated Press that he didn’t intend to deport the undocumented youths who qualify to remain in the country. Trump said his administration...Show More Summary

U.S.-Israeli Citizen Charged In Jewish Community Center Threats

The U.S.-Israeli dual citizen accused of making dozens of threats to Jewish community centers was slapped with several federal charges, the Justice Department announced Friday. Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, was charged with making threats,...Show More Summary

J Balvin, Nicky Jam Say They Changed The Notion That Reggaetón Is Misogynist

J Balvin and Nicky Jam have practically become reggaetón royalty in recent years, but they don’t view their brand of reggaetón to be on par with what filled the airwaves in the early 2000s. Both artists sat down with Billboard recently...Show More Summary

Watch This Indian Teen Unapologetically Tear Down Misogyny Brown Women Face

This is what it sounds like when a brown girl speaks her mind. Aranya Johar is a Mumbai-based poet who performs in and curates open-mic events around her city in India. Earlier this year, Johar took to the stage at Tuning Fork, a comedy...Show More Summary

The First House Antoni Gaudí Ever Designed Is Now An Incredible Museum

Antoni Gaudí is known to many as the genius behind Sagrada Família, the monumental church in Barcelona, Spain, that has been called “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.” Originally...Show More Summary

Native American Art Gets Its Rightful Place In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The American Wing of the storied Metropolitan Museum of Art has long held a collection of typically “American” artifacts: portraits of wigged colonial leaders, Tiffany chandeliers, Frank Lloyd Wright chairs, silver owned by Paul Revere...Show More Summary

Environmental Groups Are Too White

By Lindsey McDougle, Rutgers University Newark Earth Day comes right before National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of North American volunteerism in late April. This fortuitous timing gives environmental nonprofits an opportunity...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Marvels At How A Judge 'On An Island In The Pacific' Could Stall Travel Ban

Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed skepticism that a federal judge who serves in Hawaii had the power to block President Donald Trump’s retooled travel ban, which has been stuck in the courts since last month. “I really am amazed...Show More Summary

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

Bernie Sanders traveled to Nebraska this week to throw his support behind Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate, Heath Mello, who is running against the incumbent Republican mayor, Jean Stothert. A Mello win, Sanders has said, would give...Show More Summary

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi's ‘Despacito’ Remix Just Had 2017's Biggest YouTube Debut

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has become a worldwide phenomenon since its release in January. With over a billion views on YouTube, the hit is looking like a top contender for song of the summer. Even Justin Bieber is a fan. Show More Summary

The Story Behind These Viral Photos Of A Starstruck 7-Year-Old Meeting Belle

April 14 marked the first day of a week-long magical adventure for 7-year-old Daisy Perez, and the highlight of her trip was the day she met Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” at Walt Disney World. Daisy, her mother, her aunt, her brother...Show More Summary

The Judge In Dreamer Deportation Case Is A Familiar Foe To Trump

The federal judge who will hear the case of a Dreamer deported under President Donald Trump’s administration is the same judge who faced racist attacks from Trump last year. In June, then-candidate Trump repeatedly accused U.S. District...Show More Summary

The Exhaustive List Of Everyone Who's Died Of A Marijuana Overdose

Thursday is April 20, better known to many as 4/20, or “Weed Day.” People around the world are celebrating the unofficial marijuana holiday by gathering for rallies, smoke-outs, policy discussions and thousands of other weed-centricShow More Summary

Viola Davis, James Corden And Emma Stone Make Time's 100 Most Influential People List

Every kid grows up dreaming of being on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list, going to the annual gala and having Amy Schumer purposefully fall right in front of you on the red carpet, right? The magazine’s list of pioneers,...Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt Visits A Polluted City That Could Be Crushed By EPA Budget Cuts

To call Wednesday’s visit by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in East Chicago, Indiana, highly anticipated would be putting it mildly. Local residents are struggling with a lead contamination crisis...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Says Deported Dreamer Wasn’t Protected -- And That No One Fully Is

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump vowed that young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children wouldn’t be targeted for deportation. But immigrant advocates have warned for months that he wouldn’t keep that promise ? and...Show More Summary

Who Was Henrietta Lacks? 5 Striking Facts About The ‘Mother Of Modern Medicine’

Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010. That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the storyShow More Summary

29 Inspiring Books About Immigration The New York Public Library Thinks You Should Read

No week is the wrong week to dive into good books by or about migrants and immigrants. During a time of heightened scrutiny and inflammatory rhetoric directed at immigrants in the United States, these stories have never been more valuable. This...Show More Summary

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