Many Americans living today cannot conceive just how innumerable the passenger pigeon was. Until the late 19th century, the species’ numbers were biblical in proportions. It flew in flocks up to a billion strong, stretching for hundreds of miles and blackening the sky with its immensity. For people living at the time, the prospect of such a creature becoming extinct would probably have been equally hard to conceive.
Continue reading The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds
BAM Construction is chosen as the preferred candidate to build Dundee’s V&A museum despite a blacklisting row.
Continue reading V&A builder chosen despite row
Nigeria’s extremists pursue their new aim to carve out an “Islamic caliphate” under their black and white flag
Continue reading Boko Haram adopts new strategy while seizing more border towns
Research confirms that the “acting white” charge is a real problem that intimidates some black students. Our job is to confront it.
Continue reading No, ‘Acting White’ Has Not Been Debunked
Police killed a young black man Tuesday who allegedly stole from a convenience store just three miles away from where last week’s infamous incident occured.
Continue reading Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown
The black residents of Ferguson, Missouri are governed by white police and they say it feels more like Gaza than America.
Continue reading Michael Brown’s Home Is Under Occupation
He dresses in black, doesn’t flirt, speaks with a Scottish accent, and is, well, a bit of a jerk. Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of Doctor Who is the darkest yet. Warning: spoilers.
Continue reading The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up
A star at 23, then blacklisted for 12 years, actress Lee Grant rebuilt her career, won a pair of Oscars, and caps it all with a frank and spirited memoir.
Continue reading The Unsinkable Lee Grant
Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone on the ‘Orange Is the New Black’ scene that made us cry: Nichols and Morello’s tender moment on the staircase.
Continue reading OITNB: Lorna & Nicky’s Heartbreaker
The Republican primary in Mississippi was won by the candidate with black support because African American voters were smart enough to intervene. They should do every time.
Continue reading Black Voters’ New Path to Power
In a brutal Deep South Republican primary runoff the establishment candidate’s campaign is asking black Democratic voters to break the law to fight off the Tea Party.
Continue reading Mississippi’s Voter Intimidation Issue