You know how sometimes you forget a person’s name even though you can see their face in your mind’s eye? How you can remember everything about them, except their name? That’s the exact state of mental purgatory I find myself in as I write this. I’m sure it’ll come to me before this article is finished, though.
Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017; 3:30 p.m. EDT: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has issued a stay of execution in the case of Marcellus Williams, who was scheduled to to die Tuesday, possibly saving the life of an innocent man, for now.
The protest started by Colin Kaepernick to bring awareness and concern to the killing of unarmed black men, women and children by police has continued even though the free agent quarterback still doesn’t have an NFL home.
On Feb. 11, 2016, federal agents escorted 38-year-old Safya Roe Yassin out of her Buffalo, Mo., home and charged her with multiple terror-related crimes that could ultimately result in five years’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release and $250,000 in fines.
This weekend I had the misfortune to read Roxane Gay’s recent New York Times op-ed, in which she reflects on Charlottesville, Va., and waxes poetic about how much she wishes Hillary Clinton had won. She writes:
A Univision news anchor, who has the patience of a saint and a will of steel, somehow managed to get through an interview with the leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter who called her a nigger and threatened to burn her, all while she was doing her job.
What separates R. Kelly—specifically, the support of him, the defense of him and the wagons circling around him—from most other notable moral quandaries is the lack of any sort of reasonable justification for any continued Kelly-centric advocacy or patronage. For instance, it’s no secret now that Chick-fil-A has…
We all have that one person from our past whom we probably consider a “soul mate.” That one person you thought you were meant to be with. The one person with whom you thought you shared a bond tighter than superglue. That one person who verbally and physically abused you so bad that you went and changed your face.…
Last week, we took a mental-health break and squealed over a bunch of cute little babies. From their fat cheeks to their ever-present thigh creases, babies are the gifts that keep on giving.
Anyone who lives in Washington, D.C., or has ever been to D.C. knows that one of the best things about the city is that we keep our monuments close. In fact, everyone who lives here already knows not to go anywhere near that traffic during the summer months because tourists are going to tour.
An Arlington, Va., Catholic priest has decided to temporarily step down after revealing that before becoming a member of the clergy, he used to burn crosses as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
President Donald Trump is becoming a master at the nonspeech speech, and nothing says nonspeech like Monday’s treatise on the 16-year war in Afghanistan.
Jillian from Atlanta asks:
Y’all, please come get the Sergeants Benevolent Association, please, because I do believe someone in public relations has lost his damn mind.
Some people just aren’t built to be rock stars. The big audiences, the grueling travel, the long stretches away from home, living out of suitcases and a new city almost every night … it takes a lot out of the most stable among us.
If he was crying last week over assuming he had warrants, neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell is definitely shedding some big racist tears this week. Cantwell, who was infamously featured in a Vice documentary and attended this month’s racist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., now has four arrest warrants issued…
Every day, since Heather Heyer lost her life at the hands of white supremacists, and our president abdicated his moral authority by not thoroughly condemning them, America and its politicians seem to have grown a conscience (or a pair).
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
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