Trump Wants You to Think You Can’t Get Rid of Him

His strongman threats are scary. But don’t forget that he’s weak.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sterling Magee, Bluesman Known as ‘Satan,’ Dies at 84

As half of the duo Satan and Adam, he played blues on the streets of Harlem and later on stages around the world. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#blues-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #gussow-adam, #magee-sterling, #race-and-ethnicity, #satan-and-adam-music-group

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Corey Johnson Drops Out of 2021 Race for N.Y.C. Mayor

Mr. Johnson, the City Council speaker, was one of the front-runners to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the recent rigors of his job had worn on him.

#city-council-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #johnson-corey, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

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It Hurts to Keep Hoping for Justice

No police officer will have to answer for Breonna Taylor’s death. This never gets easier.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cameron-daniel-j-1985, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #louisville-ky, #lynching, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us

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The Metropolitan Opera Won’t Reopen for Another Year

The nation’s largest performing arts organization, shut by the coronavirus pandemic, sends a chilling signal that American cultural life is still far from resuming.

#blanchard-terence, #brown-camille-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fire-shut-up-in-my-bones-opera, #gelb-peter, #metropolitan-opera, #opera, #race-and-ethnicity, #shutdowns-institutional

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Democrats, You Can’t Count on the Hispanic Vote

President Trump’s standing is as strong as it has ever been.

#hispanic-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters

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How Lenny Kravitz Keeps His Cool

In a new memoir, the rock musician breaks down the first 25 years of his life, when he found his sound, his voice and his commitment to love and nonviolence.

#books-and-literature, #kravitz-lenny, #let-love-rule-book, #momoa-jason, #pop-and-rock-music, #race-and-ethnicity

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Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About

Interestingly, the suburban vote may not be one of them.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

#black-people, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bratton-william-j, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Fraternity at University of Georgia Is Suspended After Racist Messages Are Exposed

A Black student, the subject of degrading comments in a fraternity group chat, got a tip about the messages. She posted them on Twitter.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fraternities-and-sororities, #lambda-chi-alpha, #mbunwe-arianna, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-georgia

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I’m an Asian TV Writer. Should I Take on Projects With Black Leads?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on identity in Hollywood writers’ rooms — and more.

#black-people, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #richmond-va, #writing-and-writers

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Photoville Adds New Venues, Vistas and Vision

A joyous jumble of 60-plus shows in five boroughs, it is a reminder of photography’s power not just to document crisis, but to help imagine better lives.

#arevalo-gosen-ana-maria, #art, #bousema-suzette, #claiborne-kevin-photographer, #cornwall-debi, #delano-pablo, #lefevre-erin, #new-york-city, #photography, #photoville, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #robinson-nina-photographer, #vasquez-sofie-photographer

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‘Coloured Lives Matter’: A South African Police Shooting Like No Other

He was a young man from the projects gunned down by officers near his home. But race is complicated in South Africa, and so is his story.

#apartheid-policy, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-africa, #soweto-south-africa

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Pandemic, Unrest, Fires? An M.L.B. Rookie Still Smashes Home Runs

Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewis-kyle-1995, #major-league-baseball, #oakland-athletics, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-giants, #seattle-mariners, #wildfires

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Nebraska Bar Owner Who Was Charged in Killing of Black Man Dies by Suicide

Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.

#floyd-george-d-2020, #gardner-jacob, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #omaha-neb, #race-and-ethnicity, #scurlock-james, #self-defense, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Samuel Jackson Traces the History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

A docuseries on slavery through the lens of sunken slave ships that never reached their destination — ships that became mass graves of kidnapped Africans.

#africa, #black-people, #documentary-films-and-programs, #enslaved-tv-program, #gabon, #jackson-samuel-l, #race-and-ethnicity, #richardson-jackson-latanya, #slavery-historical, #united-states

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I’m a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: “Go back home!”

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #morocco, #muslim-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Housekeepers Face a Disaster Generations in the Making

Ghosted by their employers, members of the profession are facing “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation.”

#bronx-nyc, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-service, #economic-policy-institute, #harris-kamala-d, #poo-ai-jen, #race-and-ethnicity

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Can Digital Mortgage Platforms Reduce Discrimination in Lending?

Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #better-com, #black-people, #discrimination, #fair-isaac-corporation, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #income-inequality, #mortgages, #national-fair-housing-alliance, #personal-finances, #quicken-loans-inc, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zestfinance

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This Is How Biden Should Approach the Latino Vote

Some ways of talking about race and class are more effective politically. And not just with Hispanics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage and Screen

“There’s so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism,” says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie “Rocks” opened this week.

#black-people, #great-britain, #ikoko-theresa, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #rocks-movie, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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Princeton Admitted Past Racism. Now It Is Under Investigation.

The Trump administration opened a civil rights investigation into the university after its president acknowledged the role of systemic racism at the school and in society.

#affirmative-action, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #eisgruber-christopher-l, #ivy-league, #justice-department, #princeton-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Antebellum’ and the Horrors of History That Persist Today

Janelle Monáe and her directors tackled slavery’s terrible legacy. But re-enacting scenes of bondage demanded reserves of strength.

#antebellum-movie, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bush-gerard-film-director, #monae-janelle, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #renz-christopher

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Claudia Rankine on the Ways Race Haunts Her Imagination, and America’s

In her new book, “Just Us,” the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #just-us-an-american-conversation-book, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #rankine-claudia

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Jacob Lawrence, Peering Through History’s Cracks

“American Struggle” at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation’s history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.

#art, #black-people, #caravaggio, #lawrence-jacob, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #united-states

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Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

#barr-william-p, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think

One of the biggest surveys ever of ancient DNA offers new evidence of who the Vikings were and where they went raiding and trading.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #denmark, #england, #estonia, #genetics-and-heredity, #great-britain, #harvard-university, #nature-journal, #race-and-ethnicity, #reich-david-e-1974, #research, #scandinavia, #university-of-copenhagen, #uppsala-university, #vikings, #willerslev-eske, #your-feed-science

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JPMorgan Sends Workers Home After Coronavirus Case

Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #house-of-representatives, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #race-and-ethnicity, #schultz-howard-d

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A Civil War Political Movement Reawakens — Complete With Capes

In 1860, the Wide Awakes mobilized against slavery and for Abraham Lincoln. A new collective is tapping into their spirit today.

#black-people, #black-thought-1971, #brathwaite-fred-fab-5-freddy, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #historical-re-enactments, #race-and-ethnicity, #roots-the-music-group

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Diversity Push Barely Budges Corporate Boards to 12.5%, Survey Finds

Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years.

#black-people, #boards-of-directors, #california, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #pizarro-pedro-j, #race-and-ethnicity, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #west-tony-1965, #whites

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Which Party Represents the Racial Future?

Right now, it’s not the Republicans. But a Hispanic swing toward Trump hints at a more unsettled future.

#liberalism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What It Means to Be the ‘Token’ Black Kid in a Rich, White World

In “Greyboy,” Cole Brown recounts the lives of privileged outsiders, himself among them.

#books-and-literature, #brown-cole, #greyboy-finding-blackness-in-a-white-world-book, #race-and-ethnicity

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Progressive Donor Susan Sandler to Give $200 Million to Racial Justice Groups

Her efforts will support organizations trying to build political power in states that are undergoing rapid demographic change.

#nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #race-and-ethnicity, #sandler-susan

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.

#africa, #black-people, #bullies, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hiring-and-promotion, #mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #stop-tb-partnership, #tuberculosis, #united-nations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Trump Has Changed the Face America Presents to the World

The people who now represent the United States, interacting with visiting foreign leaders in Washington and at the highest levels abroad, are overwhelmingly white and male.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #defense-department, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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James Jackson, Who Changed the Study of Black America, Dies at 76

Rather than focus on interracial comparisons, his National Survey of Black Americans explored the complexities within the Black population.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #institute-for-social-research, #jackson-james-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #university-of-michigan

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Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants

Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway.

#black-people, #bladder-cancer, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #cold-spring-harbor-laboratory, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #dana-farber-cancer-institute, #genetics-and-heredity, #memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-genome-center, #pancreatic-cancer, #race-and-ethnicity, #varmus-harold-e, #your-feed-science

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A Black Venture Capitalist Sees Challenges as an Investing Edge

“Black Founders Matter” started out as a T-shirt design. Now, a once-jilted start-up founder is trying to turn it into a moneymaking strategy.

#black-founders-matter-venture-capital-fund, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #kauffman-foundation, #michel-marceau, #race-and-ethnicity, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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We Need to Recruit More Black Americans in Vaccine Trials

Pharmaceutical companies and the government must step up their efforts to enroll a diverse group of volunteers.

#black-people, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Birth a New American Theater

Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.

#income-inequality, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #theater, #unemployment, #web-original-programming

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Michele Roberts Helped Put ‘Black Lives Matter’ on N.B.A. Courts

Michele Roberts grew up in the South Bronx and made her way to the pinnacle of the legal world before becoming the head of the players’ union.

#basketball, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-players-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #roberts-michele-a

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A Director Turns an Immigrant Into a Modern-Day Jesus

Milo Rau has retold the Passion of Christ through the story of migrant workers in Italy fighting for rights and citizenship.

#bible, #black-people, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #matera-italy, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #rau-milo, #sagnet-yvan, #the-new-gospel-movie, #venice-international-film-festival

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The Doctor Tackling a Coronavirus Mystery in Children

Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi treated some of the world’s most horrendous infectious diseases before fleeing Venezuela. Now that experience is helping him untangle MIS-C.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dengue-fever, #genetics-and-heredity, #hispanic-americans, #kawasaki-disease, #parasites, #parenting, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #race-and-ethnicity, #venezuela

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Musicians on How to Bring Racial Equity to Auditions

Conductors, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that.

#american-composers-orchestra, #bergauer-aubrey, #careers-and-professions, #chicago-symphony-orchestra, #classical-music, #dworkin-afa-s, #gonzalez-granados-lina, #hiring-and-promotion, #hollywood-bowl, #labor-and-jobs, #laing-alex, #mcgill-anthony, #minorities, #new-york-philharmonic, #payton-stevens-joy, #race-and-ethnicity, #raimi-max, #slatkin-leonard, #sprott-weston, #underwood-titus, #united-states, #wilkins-thomas-1956, #yim-ed

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James Gordon Bennett Medal Is Renamed by F.D.N.Y.

The James Gordon Bennett Medal will now be named for Chief Peter J. Ganci, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #bennett-james-gordon-jr, #black-people, #discrimination, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #ganci-peter-j, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

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Trump’s Fear of Black Competence

The false idea of Black people as irresponsible, erratic and dangerous is not new.

#black-people, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Byron Lars Is Still Here

As a Black designer in the 1990s, he was heralded by insiders and overlooked by the fashion system. So he created his own.

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #lars-byron, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail

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Can the ‘Instigator-in-Chief’ Win on ‘Law and Order’?

Extracting political power from racism and fear is a Trump specialty. Will it work one last time?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-1988, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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