“She was black, they were white, and race and sex were in the air.” That’s how a Washington Post columnist described the atmosphere that led to the brutal gang rape of Crystal Mangum by a group of Duke University lacrosse players in 2006. You remember, right? That was the violent, racially motivated hate crime that [...]
As a board member with the Opportunity Charter School (OCS) in Harlem, New York, I’m familiar with the challenges facing children in an urban community.
This is especially true for children who have learning disabilities. At OCS, students are taught with a focus on their individual learning needs. Parents are grateful that their child is part [...]
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OK, OK, my buddy Steve’s ex-wife (the marriage was officially dissolved yesterday) isn’t nearly as goofy as the woman in the following YouTube video, who complains about eviction from a luxury apartment and the measly 750k settlement her husband is offering to settle their, um, [...]
Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been [...]
I’ve been uncomfortable with one characterization in my blog on Howard Zinn, and have decided I want to correct and will ask our editor David Swindle to do so in the original text. This brief blog is by way of explanation. I’m uncomfortable with calling Zinn a “wicked man” and thereby putting him in the [...]
Roman Polanski’s wife wants you to know the truth about her husband. You’ll find that “truth” printed in thousands of articles, a handful with unfortunate headlines like these:
Roman Polanski’s Wife Talks About Sex Case
Wife Understands Women’s Shock at Polanski Sex Case but Says Today Is Not Permissive 1970s
The phrase “sex case” has been used in [...]