The Kellogg Foundation Names Its New (Black) CEO
The amounts of black CEOs in America are extremely sparse. There are currently only six active…
Today is my second day of work at NPR. I’m here to think about the network’s digital and social strategy — and write a bit here and there. I’m going to start with the NPR Music folks and the team at Morning Edition.
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North Carolina School Board Bans Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’
A central North Carolina school district voted to remove Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” from…
SATIRE: 8 Reasons People Of Color MUST Rally For A Long Overdue “White History Month”
White people have suffered for too long. By my count, at least the last ten years. That can feel…
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Why #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Has Been So Meaningful To Me, And Why It Must Never Be Forgotten
If you were on Twitter this week, you doubtlessly saw the realness that was unfolding in the…
Chris Lane Murder: FOX Falsely Reports That White Suspect Is Black
Fox and Friends and The Daily Caller have used the senseless killing of Chris Lane as a chance to…
Henry Louis Gates Explores 5 Centuries Of Black History In PBS Doc
Author, Harvard scholar, social critic and filmmaker, Henry Louis Gates has a new documentary…
FATBERG! 15-Ton ‘Lump Of Lard’ Removed From London Sewer
A “‘bus-sized lump’ of food fat mixed with wet wipes” has been removed from a southwest London sewer, the BBC says.
The 15-ton behemoth was the largest “congealed lump of lard” ever found in the Thames Water sewage system, supervisor Gordon Hailwood says in a statement. Nearby residents were reporting that their toilets wouldn’t flush because the system was so clogged. It took three weeks to hack the monster into pieces and haul them away in “heavy duty lorries,” Hailwood also said.