by Knolly Moses onMay 24, 2010
After months of stalling, the government's effort to arrest an alleged drug lord puts the island nation on the brink of civil war.
by Nsenga Burton onMay 24, 2010
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by Lenny McAllister onMarch 27, 2010
Health care reform was supposed to be President Obama’s Waterloo. Now, says this conservative, even the losers see a silver lining.
September 15, 2009
Annie Le was murdered at Yale University. Yet as always, there is something unsettling about the selective attention our nation pays when such tragedies strike. This is not a new thought, but a high-profile homicide provides a sadly important reminder.
August 23, 2009
Want to understand rightwing media's increasing madness? Follow the money.
by Dayo Olopade onJuly 9, 2009
Barack Obama's first presidential trip to Sub-Saharan Africa will focus on the good guys—but we couldn't resist calling out the bad. Your guide to the Ghana trip, and the company Obama should be keeping abroad.
GALLERY: African Rogues and Royalty
June 25, 2009
I was struck when, in commenting on the unrest in Iran, Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King, repeating the borrowed line that King made famous: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Because already, as I watched the demonstrations in Iran, my mind took me back to the days of King and the students of about the same age as many of those in the streets in Tehran.
June 22, 2009
President Obama has accepted an invitation to the opening ceremony of the first World Cup to be held on the African Continent, according to the head of FIFA, the world soccer federation....
June 12, 2009
The 1994 massacre in Rwanda remains unimaginable 15 years later. And those 100 days of violence continue to echo through time, with equally unimaginable ramifications. Photographer Jonathan Torgovnik has documented one of them in a terribly affecting project on the mother-daughter relationships that grew up out of systemic rape....
June 10, 2009
The shooting today in Washington at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum turned from terror to murder when 39-year-old security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns, one of the two individuals shot this afternoon, died at a local hospital. Details from the scene are still unclear, but the elderly man who opened fire at the crowded memorial has been identified as white supremacist James Von Brunn, and taken into police custody at George Washington University Hospital.
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