In latest book, former St. Louis cop writes how problems with cops starts with the stories they tell | The St. Louis American

The St. Louis American Staff, The St. Louis American Terrell Carter’s latest book “Police on a Pedestal: Responsible Policing in a Culture of Worship” begins with the African proverb, “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.” From there, his book outlines the idea that storytelling is the foundation for […]

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Is ‘Race Science’ Making A Comeback? | NPR

Jess Kung, Gene Demby & Shereen Marisol Meraji | NPR Angela Saini, author of Superior: The Return of Race Science. Henrietta Garden. Featured Image When Angela Saini was 10 years old, her family moved from what she called “a very multicultural area” in East London to the almost exclusively white Southeast London. Suddenly her brown […]

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With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political | NPR

Brakkton Booker, NPR Michael Doyle (left), Casandra Light and Colin Mapp prepare to shoot and review their targets in a gun range in Atlanta. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR. Featured Image The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to introduce black Americans to guns and also instruct them on how to use them. […]

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Read The Powerful Letter Fredrick Douglass Wrote To Harriet Tubman In 1868 | Watch The Yard

Watch The Yard Staff, Watch The Yard Frederick Douglass and Harriet Ross Tubman were both born into slavery around the same time on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and became two of the best-known African Americans of the Civil War era. Both Douglass and Tubman escaped slavery as young adults: he in 1838, she in 1849, but […]

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Harlem’s oldest resident is also America’s oldest — Alelia Murphy feted on her 114th birthday | New York Daily News

Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday at the Harlem State Office Building in Manhattan on Friday. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News). Featured Image At age 114, Alelia Murphy has living yet to do. Wearing a tiara, yellow suit and a smile, Murphy celebrated her birthday in Harlem on […]

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When ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is Invoked in the Abortion Debate | The New York Times

John Eligon, The New York Times From left, the Rev. Clinton Stancil, the pastor of Wayman A.M.E. Church in St. Louis; Kawanna Shannon, director of surgical services at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in St. Louis; and the Rev. Michael Jones, the pastor of Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Credit Alyssa Schukar for […]

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