The building, constructed in 1890 as a synagogue and converted to a Christian church in the 1920s, was designed by the famous architectural firm headed by Louis Sullivan and his partner. It's the church where Thomas A. Dorsey perfected his cross of the blues with the sacred music into a sound that became gospel music. … [Read more...] about Wind knocks down wall of fire-gutted historic Chicago church
The ex-EPA staffers’ recommendations range from broad mandates — like increasing the agency’s actions across the board on the disproportionate exposure that Black, Hispanic and other minority communities and low-income areas have to all kinds of dangerous pollutants — to the specific, like which measures from Trump’s first term to focus on in the first 100 days of a new term. They also urge increased funding. … [Read more...] about 6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election
Unchecked, anti-Semitism in popular culture cross-pollinates online to amplify forces antithetical to justice. As African Americans seek solutions to their suffering, they deserve not to encounter hateful ideas disguised as knowledge and truth. How illuminating would it be for Cannon or The Breakfast Club to host not a rabbi but a respected scholar who has challenged the “Melanin Madness” and its attendant anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynist ideas that enjoy far too much exposure today? … [Read more...] about Why are anti-racism forces silent on anti-Semitism?
Nicknames are more of a public-friendly term, rather than official names, but the agency stated they will be working with diversity, inclusion, and equity experts in the field to provide guidance and recommendations for other nicknames and terms for review. … [Read more...] about NASA to reexamine offensive nicknames used for cosmic objects
Engel's district encompasses southern Westchester County and the Bronx in New York City. He had secured a slew of powerful endorsers, including the Congressional Black Caucus, Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California, fellow New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Massachusets Sen. Elizabeth Warren. … [Read more...] about Engel falls behind insurgent left-wing challenger in preliminary results, as Ocasio-Cortez wins primary