Milton Coleman

ANALYSIS: Prisons and Prisoners, Wild Cards in the Voting Rights Struggle
Politics and Government

ANALYSIS: Prisons and Prisoners, Wild Cards in the Voting Rights Struggle

Prisoner voting rights advocates joined in the 2015 commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march. (Legal Services for Prisoners with Children photo) By Nyah Marshall The third largest community of would-be voters in Granville County, N.C. is neither a city nor a town. It is four federal correctional centers and a state penitentiary…

ESSAY: Simone Biles Ends a Bad Year Better Off
Health, Sports

ESSAY: Simone Biles Ends a Bad Year Better Off

By Aaliyah Seabrooks In the midst of her muddled path to and through the Olympic summer games in Tokyo, it would have been difficult to imagine that four months later, Simone Biles would be celebrated as Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. Midway into the competition where she had been expected to easily win several gold…

Dave Chappelle Goes Back to School. Lessons Learned?
Education

Dave Chappelle Goes Back to School. Lessons Learned?

By Chanel Cain This homecoming was extra special. It would not be the first time comedian Dave Chappelle would come back to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, which had put him on the path to success and stardom. He’d returned before, often bringing along financial support and celebrities to inspire others as…

ESSAY: Naomi Osaka’s Journey to Self
Black Lives Matter, Health, Sports

ESSAY: Naomi Osaka’s Journey to Self

By Janáe Bradford Naomi Osaka seemed to sense that the optics were unsettling, and out of character. She was a top-ranked professional tennis player still a month before her 24th birthday, and she already had earned more money in one year than any woman athlete in history. Yet, there she’d been for all to see: banging…

Was Ketamine the ‘Weapon’ That Killed Elijah McClain?
Black Lives Matter, Police Reform, Politics and Government, Social Justice, Violent Crime

Was Ketamine the ‘Weapon’ That Killed Elijah McClain?

By Brittney DeZwaan A Denver suburb’s decision to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Elijah McClain acknowledged the role police officers had in his death after they handcuffed and placed him in a chokehold. Three officers were indicted on murder charges in September. But two Aurora paramedics also were…

When Reparations Begin at Home
Politics and Government

When Reparations Begin at Home

By Jade Boone Evanston Alderman Ciceley Fleming, a sixth-generation Black resident of the Illinois city and a strong advocate for defunding the local police department, was a dissenting voice and the only vote against what many hailed as a landmark local reparations bill. The legislation, which would provide grants of up to $25,000 to assist…

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