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Black literature is a truly vast landscape. Farah Jasmine Griffin, one of the leading voices on African American literature, is the perfect guide with her book “Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.” She takes readers into the past to evaluate where America has been, and looks into the future […]

Volkswagen, the market leader in China, said on Friday that its production had been falling as the company faced an ever-worsening chip shortage and other supply chain issues. The company doesn’t have enough cars to fill customers’ and dealerships’ orders, creating a backlog. “Our priority is to work off our backlog,” said Stephan Wöllenstein, the […]

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN The rates of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are improving; an optimistic sign for the future of the pandemic. But with so many Americans still unvaccinated, the numbers could still go back up, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News Sunday. “If we don’t do very well in that regard, there’s always […]

It was 4 in the morning, and my wife’s Subaru was a crumpled wreck on the side of the road in Northeast Minneapolis. Hours earlier, I had left it in North Mississippi Regional Park on the city’s Northside neighborhood. The Minneapolis police had rolled through the lot, and a cop on a bullhorn sternly instructed […]

South Africans love sports, but the legacies of segregation and colonialism cast a long shadow, particularly when it comes to integration in sports. There are controversial racial quotas for national teams in most major sports. But for the 75 young Black kayakers that paddle for a club in Soweto, their generation believes they can play whichever […]

It will take imagination and vision for humans to survive the climate crisis — a willingness to believe in things that seem impossible. Most climate-focused art emphasizes the urgency of the crisis, which is needed, but it’s more compelling to see artists imagining our survival, even how we might thrive. To that end, early this […]

It’s a question on many people’s minds these days: Do I need a booster dose of a COVID vaccine? The answer, like many aspects of this pandemic, is complicated. And in some ways, it depends on what we mean by “need.” The three vaccines approved or authorized in the U.S. generally provide very good protection […]

“I felt like it was a winner,” said Weaver, who had started the pitch to the judges. “All you saw was confetti,” Weaver said of the announcement, “And us running around like little kids.” Each member of the team won $20,000, which is helping Weaver graduate debt free. The others on A&T’s team included Darren […]

There is a big difference between impossible and improbable and between truth and lies. The importance of these differences is amplified when we’re talking about science and critical issues of public health such as during a pandemic. We are hugely dependent on science and it is critical to almost every aspect of our lives but […]

Enlarge / Oscar nominees Leslie Odom, Jr. and Cynthia Erivo co-star as a husband and wife who fear being separated by a warped time line in Needle in a Timestack, a new film from director John Ridley. Lionsgate A happily married couple finds their life together threatened by a romantic rival who travels back in […]

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