African Americans at the heart of American history? The country’s Euro-centrists push back hard.

In a sweeping and ambitious journalistic project, the New York Times on Sunday launched its 1619 series, reframing the American story around a single, pivotal historical event: the arrival to America 400 years ago this month of the first enslaved Africans. The premise of the groundbreaking initiative unveiled in the pages of the Sunday magazine […]

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Here’s the clearest proof yet that Iowa voters may finally have had enough of Steve King

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) managed to hang onto his House seat after November’s midterm elections, despite the humiliation of having been stripped of his congressional committee seats amid controversy over his white nationalist views.  King made headlines again last week over a bizarre argument during a speech to supporters in which he asserted that rape […]

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The 2020 Democrats showed just how little U.S. politicians know about the war in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The Democratic presidential candidates during their debate in Detroit, Michigan, this week raised the issue of withdrawing U.S. troops from the 18-year war in Afghanistan, a goal which many appeared to be broadly in agreement about. But while they broached the subject of U.S. military deaths and the duration of the military’s […]

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‘Hair discrimination’ is now a thing of the past in California

Employers in California no longer will be allowed to reject job candidates because they dislike their curls, coils, kinks or locks, after the governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill outlawing hair discrimination. The new measure, signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), bans discrimination against a job candidate or school applicant for wearing natural hairstyles. “There’s a […]

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2020 Democrats united in revulsion over Trump’s immigration policy

Immigration, which has roiled the body politic in the United States in recent  weeks because of the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children, only occasionally has been a top-line issue on the campaign trail during the initial months of the Democratic presidential contest. That changed Thursday night, when 10 of the Democratic presidential candidates offered […]

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