On Jan. 24, 2014, police found Josh Boren, a 34-year-old man and former police officer, dead in his home next to the bodies of his wife and their three children. The shots were fired execution-style on Borenâ€™s kneeling victims, before he turned the gun on himself.
The Will and Grace Factor: Here's the One Fundamental Way Millennials Are Different from Other Generations
GenForward is a nationally representative survey of Millennials led by Dr. Cathy Cohen from the University of Chicago fielded by NORC with oversamples of African American, Latinx and Asian American Millennials ages 18-34. This survey, taken from May 17 to June 3, 2018, includes interviews with 525 African American, 256 Asian American, 502 Latinx, and 553 white Millennials.
For many, skateboarding still conjures up images of Californian dudes called Brad and Jay tearing up sun-baked swimming pools in the 1970s, their tanned torsos and blonde hair contrasting perfectly with blue skies and billowing palm trees. Or perhaps, since the rise of street-based skateboarding in the 1990s, skateboarders are more commonly thought of as roving bands of risk takers, usurping public squares, stairs and handrails to create a punkish alternative to “normal” city life.
During a recent campaign rally in Tennessee, Donald Trump claimed that most African-Americans have been voting for the Democratic Party for over a century. He told supporters, “African-Americans vote for Democrats, for the most part. Vast majority. They’ve been doing it for over a hundred years.”
At one of his recent shows, the Pulitzer Prize winning rapper and emcee Kendrick Lamar asked a white fan to stop rapping the n-word.
Democratic Operatives Are Working to Elect More Black Candidates in Congressional and Governor Races
Though the Democratic Party is considerably more inclusive and diverse than other political parties in the country, it has not traditionally done well in recruiting black candidates for elected office or putting significant amounts of money behind them. With midterms approaching and the potential for big Democratic wins, the party has been grappling with the tension between going after white working-class voters and mobilizing its faithful black base. Clearly, this isn’t an either/or proposition. But some see it as such. This has meant that local and national Democratic groups have questioned the viability of black candidates and have not invested money into races that could be historic—and increase black voter turnout in November.
To get an accurate gauge on where “Roseanne” stands America’s on cultural phobias, don’t look at what the show is explicitly discussing. Rather, keep an eye on what Dan (John Goodman) and Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) discuss in passing, or what the producers show us without specifically talking about it.
It's no secret that there's a vast divide between the economic fortunes of black and white Americans. A new paper by the Equality of Opportunity Project attempts to shine a new light on just how hard that gap is to close. The study looked at the diverging fortunes of black and white men, and boys in particular. It found that even black men with affluent upbringings often fared worse than white men who grew up poorer.
The following excerpt is from The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, by Carl Anthony (2017, New Village Press)
The hype surrounding “Black Panther” has been as hyperbolic as any feat its characters might perform, with the film being praised for its layered story and what’s been described as its “Afrofuturist” cast. And “Black Panther” will be joined by “A Wrinkle in Time,” another film with blockbuster potential and an interracial cast.