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Former vice president urges activists to unite and seek solutions to the “twin crises of climate and racial justice.” (Richard Drew | The Associated Press)Former Vice President Al Gore, shown in 2019, is urging Black interfaith leaders and environmental activists to seek solutions to the “twin crises of climate and racial justice.” By Adelle M. […]

Late last month, during the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, Rebecca Romney withdrew a copy of “Howl, Kaddish, and Other Poems,” by Allen Ginsberg from her booth’s display case. She did so not to recite from its pages but to show off the writing in the margins. Amy Winehouse […]

The U.S. Supreme Court will this fall hear challenges to the admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on their use of affirmative action. Critics say the colleges should not be allowed to consider race. For Gary Orfield, that is not what the Supreme Court should do. A […]

LAKELAND — Two book review panels voted last week to keep Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” and Ellen Hopkins’ “Tricks” in public high school libraries after a local conservative group complained that the books contained pornographic material and violated a Florida statute that forbids distributing pornography to minors. The Polk County School Board will discuss the […]

The San Francisco Chronicle is proud to announce the publication of “Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Black Lives,” a new book in collaboration with editors from Hearst Newspapers, Hearst Magazines and Hearst Television.  The hardcover . . .

Steven S. Koblik gave a gift to subsequent presidents of Reed College: in 1995, he declared that the college would no longer cooperate with U.S. News & World Report on its college rankings. Colin Diver, who succeeded Koblik, writes that when he arrived at Reed in 2002, he thought, “I’m no longer subject to the […]

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a multipart series. The week before Thanksgiving, one of the Marine Corps’ most senior lawyers stood in front of a room full of defense attorneys at Camp Lejeune and discussed changes in sex crime adjudication in the military. When the colonel began taking questions, a captain with […]

As we honor Adm. Michael M. Gilday in our most recent issue of US Black Engineer, we look at books specifically chosen by Gilday that either inspired him or he deems essential for other Navy personnel to better understand and excel in their roles. For his list, Adm. Gilday separated his book selections into four […]

The list of injuries and illnesses that present themselves in an emergency department on the South Side of Chicago is endless, from gunshot wounds and drug overdoses to young people suffering a stroke as a complication of COVID-19.   There’s been no doubt of the health inequities illuminated by the pandemic, as the COVID Tracking Project […]

After moving to an all-virtual format last year, the Virginia Festival of the Book, a signature program of Virginia Humanities and the Virginia Center for the Book, returns this year to celebrate books, reading, literacy and literary culture with a five-day program of both in-person and virtual events beginning Wednesday. As in previous years, University […]


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