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2h ago

The NCAA is organized theft of Black wealth. SCOTUS needs to address that.

The NCAA depends on the free labor of mostly Black student athletes. Its profits go to the majority white executives who run it.
Aamir Simms #25 of the Clemson Tigers handles the ball in the first half against Myles Johnson #15 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on March 19, 2021, in Indianapolis.
Aamir Simms #25 of the Clemson Tigers handles the ball in the first half against Myles Johnson #15 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on March 19, 2021, in Indianapolis.
8h ago

Why Arizona's election 'audit' isn't so funny anymore

The end is coming — or is it just the beginning of these audits?
Photo illustration: A hand dropping a ballot into the state map of Arizona along with multiple hands dropping ballots outside the map.
Photo illustration: A hand dropping a ballot into the state map of Arizona along with multiple hands dropping ballots outside the map.
1d ago

Happy Father's Day to America's dads. Just remember: The fear is normal.

Don’t underestimate your wisdom — in whatever forms it takes.
Image: Father and son looking at a lake.
Image: Father and son looking at a lake.
1d ago

Congrats Ted Cruz — you now have the official worst take on critical race theory

The Texas senator is apparently confused about critical race theory and the KKK.
Image: Ted Cruz
Image: Ted Cruz
2d ago

Why canceling Chrissy Teigen won't do what we think it will

Before we banish Chrissy Teigen from the social media universe, we need to take a good, hard look at ourselves.
Image: Chrissy Teigan
Image: Chrissy Teigan
2d ago

Black people built America. Juneteenth is an opportunity to talk about building Black wealth.

If businesses are going to celebrate Juneteenth, we need to talk openly about the persistent massive wealth gap between Black and white Americans.
Photo illustration: Pieces of a torn note fall over a raised fist which has another piece of the torn note.
Photo illustration: Pieces of a torn note fall over a raised fist which has another piece of the torn note.
3d ago

Why the U.S. is still denying birthright citizenship to American Samoans

American Samoans deserve the same rights as the rest of the U.S.
Image: Flag of American Samoa
Image: Flag of American Samoa
3d ago

The Supreme Court was unanimously wrong about LGBTQ rights

In America today, governments can be forced to work with religious institutions that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.
Photo illustration: Two hands hold a cut-out house with the gay pride flag colors against the Supreme Court in the background.
Photo illustration: Two hands hold a cut-out house with the gay pride flag colors against the Supreme Court in the background.
3d ago

What's really at stake in the Senate's budget drama

Addressing climate change, expanding health care access, and more are all on the line.
Photo illustration: Aerial view of red and blue colored highways crossing over each other.
Photo illustration: Aerial view of red and blue colored highways crossing over each other.
4d ago

The sinister reason the GOP is highlighting Stacey Abrams over Joe Manchin

A Black woman is inherently scarier to GOP voters than a white West Virginian man.
Photo illustration: Joe Manchin and Stacey Abrams
Photo illustration: Joe Manchin and Stacey Abrams
4d ago

Something is broken in our country. SCOTUS's Obamacare decision proved it.

The ACA lives to fight another day, but we still have a rocky and partisan road ahead of us.
Photo illustration: Seven boards coming out of the Supreme Court building read as,\"ACA is here to stay\".
Photo illustration: Seven boards coming out of the Supreme Court building read as,\"ACA is here to stay\".