Freedom vs. Emancipation: The Celebration of Juneteenth

Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, declaring all slaves as legally free, it actually took years before the news traveled to all parts of the country, writes Henry Lous Gates, Jr. in his piece What Is Juneteenth?. It was also harder to enforce the Executive Order in …

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ICE chief won’t say if family separation policy is humane

Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), appeared on CNN Tuesday evening to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the southern border. According to a recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, 2,000 migrant children were separated from their parents between April 19 …

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New York is suing Trump administration for violating constitutional rights of separated families

New York is suing the Trump administration for the release of immigrant children, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday afternoon. In a statement, the governor’s office described it as a “multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump administration on the grounds that the federal government is violating the Constitutional rights of thousands of immigrant children …

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Elon Musk’s Long Obsession With Sabotage

“The forces arrayed against us are many and incredibly powerful,” Musk wrote in a different email, sent to Tesla employees in February 2017 after a former production wrote in detail on Medium about the company’s working conditions—long hours, excessive mandatory overtime, a shortage of manpower, and frequent injuries. “This is …

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