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August 24, 2014

"No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other"

Recently, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis' Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund for local teens in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old killed by a policeman earlier this month. Nelly also took the opportunity to mock the looters who... continue

August 22, 2014

The Prosecutor in the Michael Brown Case Must Go

Lots of people in and around Ferguson, Missouri, don't trust Robert McCulloch, the prosecutor who is presenting the facts about Michael Brown's killing to a local grand jury. In fact, more than 70,000 of them have reportedly signed an online petition calling for the appointment of a new special prosecutor to... continue

August 17, 2014

Finally, a TV Show That Truly Takes Religion Seriously

There is no shortage of TV shows about the supernatural -- there's even a show called "Supernatural" -- but there are relatively few truly interested in religion. On mainstream television, "religious," and especially "Christian," is usually a euphemism for well-behaved and mildly... continue

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