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The McKinney, Texas, incident is the latest flash point in our country’s persistent problem with race.
Unrest in Ukraine has displaced and endangered members of the LGBT community.
Her father helped her escape. He knew if she stayed in Ivory Coast, she’d be married against her will as a teenager, her genitals ritualistically cut, raped by her husband, and forced to bear his children. Her life as she knew it would end. She left for New York, where her father thought she would be safe.
Post-9/11 vets are helping an older generation experience a more friendly homecoming.
Policy reforms have stalled in Washington’s gridlock, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the country is willing to suffer.
Having Lost Kin to Police Brutality These Families ...
As California’s historic drought conditions coincide with the success of criminal justice reform initiatives, some state officials look to be in open panic.
Despite the rise of Warren Democrats and de Blasio Democrats, there’s still little chance of a progressive third party.
These blue candidates have gone deep into red country to campaign.
Courtrooms are inaccessible by design - Salon.com
'Name it. Change It,' a new study/campaign from the Women's Media Center (WMC) found that any mention of a female candidate's appearance by the media damages her chances of being elected....
Over 300 economists, including three Nobel Laureates, recently signed a petition that encourages the president, Congress, governors and state legislatures to carefully consider marijuana legalization in America.......
Experiencing a taste of another culture isn’t quite as simple as trying the food.
Here's Why a Cross-Dressing Diva Is a Lens Into Eur...