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Columbia Pledges $100 Million to Diversity Initiative

Early this month, Columbia University announced a pledge of $100 million committed to diversify its faculty and provide career development for professors and students from historically underrepresented groups, media outlets have reported.   (Image: iStock/DNY59)   The New York institution, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the …

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7 Things We Learned From Redman On The Breakfast Club

Every since jumping on the rap scene in the early 90’s, Redman’s been one of the very few consistently sharp MC’s in the game. Now more than two decades later the Brick City representative isn’t just a Hip-Hop star, he’s basically a household name.Today Reggie Nobel checked into the Breakfast …

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<em>The Atlantic</em>: Call and Response

What We’re Following Rushed Condolences: President Trump contradicted the account that Sergeant La David Johnson’s widow gave of their conversation about her husband’s death, reigniting the controversy over his condolences for grieving military families. The debate began when Trump falsely claimed that he had called “virtually all” the families of …

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New President Indicates Big Changes at the NAACP

Can the 108-year-old organization reestablish its prominence in today’s landscape of political activism? The NAACP announced over the weekend that it has elected Derrick Johnson as its 19th president and that it will take a new direction to propel the advancement of people of color. In a tweet, Johnson expressed …

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Alabama's GOP Primary Is Just a Preview

Alabama is usually such a happy place for Republicans. The state is not merely blood red; its conservatives thrill to the culture-war revanchism that the GOP has been peddling for decades. (I know plenty of Alabamans—family, mostly—who have felt sneered at and let down since George Wallace failed to become …

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