Quick Hits

Weekly roundup

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June 19-25, 2017

Making Oprah — June 24, 2017 via WBEZ

Talking About Race at Work Might Not Be The Worst Idea After All — June 23, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Title Fight — June 22, 2017 via SB Nation

#EbonyOwes shows publication took advantage of its prestige, freelancers — June 21, 2017 via PJ Star

Video footage shows Minn. traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile — June 20, 2017 via The Washington Post

The Not-So-Bitter Rivalry of Dean Baquet and Marty Barton — June 19, 2017 via via Politico

June 12-18, 2017

Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — June 18, 2017 via HBO

For Diamond Reynolds, trying to move past 10 tragic minutes of video — June 17, 2017 via Washington Post

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion — June 16, 2017 via Bloomberg

A Female CEO of a Big Bank? The Odds Are Now Greater Than Zero — June 15, 2017 via Bloomberg

Uber CEO to Take Leave, Have Diminished Role After Scandal — June 13, 2017 via Bloomberg

Embrace Diversity…Of Clients and Advisers — June 12, 2017 via The Wall Street Journal

June 5-11, 2017

What Has Slack Done to the Office — June 11, 2017 via New York Magazine

Kellyanne Conway wants the media to cover a President Trump that may not exist — June 5, 2017 via The Washington Post

May 29 – June 4, 2017

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Paris Agreement — June 4, 2017 via HBO

15 Years Later, 2017 Needs Its Own ‘The Wire’ — June 2, 2017 via Variety

‘Underground’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons at WGN Americas — May 30, 2017 via Variety

May 22-28, 2017

5 people, 3 generations of 1 suburban family, all 2017 graduates – May 28, 2017 via Chicago Sun-Times

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets – and is burying those he can’t — May 27, 2017 via Yahoo News

Hillary Clinton Is Furious. And Resigned. And Funny. And Worried. – May 26, 2017 via New York Magazine

Here’s why so much news seems to break in the evening — May 25, 2017 via Marketplace

Australia’s ‘Stolen Generation’ Tell Their Stories — May 24, 2017 via The New York Times

Why the Teen Summer Job is Disappearing — May 23, 2017 via The Wall Street Journal

May 15-21, 2017

Stupid Watergate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — May 21, 2017 via HBO

Trump’s Classified Disclosure Is Shocking But Legal — May 20, 2017 via Bloomberg View

Miley Cyrus Faces Rightful Backlash in Light of Past Cultural Appropriation — May 19, 2017 via Teen Vogue

Trump’s White House Defies Media Superlatives — May 18, 2017 via The Washington Post

Jimmy Fallon Was On Top of The World. Then Trump Came. — May 17, 2017 via The New York Times

My Family’s Slave — May 16, 2017 via The Atlantic

May 7-14, 2017

The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth — May 12, 2017 via ProPublica

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Challenge Your Premise — May 9, 2017 via Marketplace

John Oliver pleads with viewers to revive net neutrality fight — May 8, 2017 via The Verge

The Empathy Of “S-Town” Doesn’t Extend to Black People — May 7, 2017 via BuzzFeed

May 1-6, 2017

Buffett Laments ‘Roadkill’ Who Lose Jobs, Say U.S. Must Help — May 6, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Where Have All The Black Businesses Gone? — May 5, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Don’t Make Housing for the Poor Too Cozy, Carson Warns — May 4, 2017 via The New York Times

Puerto Rico Files for Historic $70 Billion Debt Restructuring — May 3, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Why the Phrase ‘Late Capitalism’ Is Suddenly Everywhere — May 2, 2017 via The Atlantic

Trump Weighs Breaking Up Wall Street Banks, Raising Gas Tax — May 1, 2017 via Bloomberg News

April 25-30, 2017

‘Burn, Baby, Burn’: What I saw as a black journalist 25 years ago – April 30, 2017 via The Los Angeles Time

Kevin Coval on Daily Show — April 29, 2017 via The Daily Show

Prisonville in Southern Texas Could Soon Be Back in Business — April 28, 2017 via Bloomberg Businessweek

Michael Bloomberg’s Net Worth Is $47B, How Will He Use It? — April 27, 2017 via 60 Minutes

How Newt Gingrich became the go-to Trump interview for every story about the Trump White House – April 26, 2017 via The Washington Post

‘If You Take Out Kenan Thompson, the Studio Will Explore’ — April 25, 2017 via HuffPost

April 17-24, 2017

Transcript of AP Interview with Trump — April 24, 2017 via Associated Press

When Passover Is About American Slavery – April 21, 2017 via The Atlantic

An Idaho sheriff’s daunting battle to investigate when children of a faith-healing sect die — April 20, 2017 via The Los Angeles Times

In Kiron, Iowa, pop. 229, the meaning of life, a death and another cup of coffee — April 19, 2017 via The Washington Post

How The New York Times decides which stories to link to (and which ones to match) — April 18, 2017 via Poynter

Easter Sunday Is Basically The Beyonce of Sundays So Be Prepared — April 17, 2017 via Very Smart Brothas

April 10-16, 2017

Wrongfully convicted men go from serving time to serving others — April 16, 2017 via ABC News

The SVU Detectives Ranked From Best to Worst — April 15, 2017 via Betches

Trump administration moving quickly to build nationwide deportation force — April 14, 2017 via The Washington Post

Tavon Tanner, a bullet, and what happened on the streets of Chicago — April 10, 2017 via Chicago Tribune

April 3 – 9, 2017

She was pregnant and broke. She signed up for Uber – and fell into debt — April 9, 2017 via The Washington Post

No Post-High School Plans? Chicago Doesn’t Think You Should Graduate — April 7, 2017 via Bloomberg News

March 27 – April 2, 2017

In Ohio County that Backed Trump, Word of Housing Stirs Fear — April 2, 2017 via The New York Times

For April Ryan, Clashes With the White House Bring a New Kind of Prominence — March 31, 2017 via The New York Times

Sessions Threatens to Cut Police Money for Sanctuary Cities — March 27, 2017 via Bloomberg Politics

March 20-26, 2017

Allowing Obamacare to collapse isn’t the political trump card the president assumes — March 26, 2017 via The Washington Post

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs — March 25, 2017 via Bloomberg Businessweek

Georgia non-profit says it unwittingly gave $25,000 to white nationalist Richard Spencer — March 24, 2017 via The Los Angeles Times

Virgin Islands Joins States in Protesting Repeal of Obamacare — March 23, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Puerto Rico Governor Is Set to Make the Case for Revising Utility Debt Deal — March 22, 2017 via Bloomberg News

John Herbers, Who Vividly Covered the Civil Rights Era for The Times, Dies at 93 — March 21, 2017 via The New York Times

Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — March 20, 2017 via HBO

March 13-19, 2017

Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dead at 88 — March 19, 2017 via The New York Times

A year later, HB2 has cost North Carolina millions. How worse could it get? — March 18, 2017 via Charlotte Observers

Whom to trust when it comes to health-care reform? Trump supporters put their faith in him. — March 17, 2017 via The Washington Post

Rachel Maddow Lands a Scoop, Then Makes Viewers Wait — March 16, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Emanuel’s short-term budget solutions will cost $1 billion in interest — March 15, 2017 via Bloomberg News

An Ohio County Is About to Foreclose on a $5 Million Basket — March 14, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Chance the Rapper Talks His Grammy Wins, His Daughter, and Upcoming Album — March 13, 2017 via Complex

March 6-12, 2017

In a Place of Need, An Unhealthy Contradiction — March 12, 2017 via The Washington Post

During his political rise, Stephen K. Bannon was a man with no fixed address — March 11, 2017 via The Washington Post

Department of Justification — March 8, 2017 via The New York Times

Putin destroyed Russia’s independent press. Trump seems to want to do the same — March 7, 2017 via The Washington Post

In Conversation with David Letterman — March 6, 2017 via Vulture

Feb. 26-March 5, 2017

Michelle Obama surprises D.C. students, talks struggles and life goals for two hours — March 5, 2017 via The Washington Post

Chance the Rapper to Rauner: ‘Take our kids off the table’ — March 3, 2017 via The Chicago Sun-Times

Kansas, facing a huge budget deficit, wonders what to do next. Consensus is elusive — March 2, 2017 via The Los Angeles Times

Prison Bonds Are Going Through the Roof Thanks to Trump’s Immigration Policy — March 1, 2017 via The Wall Street Journal

Developers of affordable housing in California are on pins and needles over Trump’s tax plan — Feb. 28, 2017 via The Los Angeles Times

Bank of America to Trump: Taxing Munis Won’t Raise Very Much – Feb. 27, 2017 via Bloomberg News

If the L.A. Times hadn’t broken an embargo in 1940, the Oscars envelope mix-up might not have happened — Feb. 26, 2017 via The Los Angeles Times

Feb. 19-25, 2017

For decades they hid Jefferson’s relationship with her. Now Monticello is making room for Sally Hemmings. — Feb. 21, 2017 via The Washington Post

Checking in on Ferguson’s economy after Michael Brown — Feb. 20, 2017 via Marketplace

Muni-Bond Buyers Shouldn’t Expect Financial Reports Anytime Soon — Feb. 19, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Feb. 12-18, 2017

Sanctuary Cities May Not See Borrowing Hit From Trump Order — Feb. 18, 2017 via The Wall Street Journal

Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes — Feb. 17, 2017 via The New York Times

No Labels: Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler — Feb. 16, 2017 via The Undefeated

10 Things the World Doesn’t Know About Chance — Feb. 15, 2017 via Sports Mockery

The History of Black History Month — Feb. 14, 2017 via Ebony

How Anna Nicole Smith Became America’s Punchline — Feb. 13, 2017 via BuzzFeed

When ‘Good Hair’ Hurts — Feb. 12, 2017 via The Atlantic

Feb. 5-11, 2017

“Black People Would Be Wealthy If We Stopped Buying Jordans And Weave” Has Always Been And Will Always Be Bullshit — Feb. 11, 2017 via Very Smart Brothas

Puerto Rico Collapse Over Bond-Market Pall Over Pacific Islands — Feb. 10, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Aretha Franklin Announces Her Retirement — Feb. 9, 2017 via The Guardian

The Big Reason Whites Are Richer Than Blacks in America — Feb. 8, 2017 via Bloomberg News

A Reporter Explains What Out-Of-Towners Keep Getting Wrong About Chicago Violence — Feb. 7, 2017 via Chicagoist

Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2017

What’s  Ahead for Munis? Forecasters Who Got It Right Make Calls — Feb. 1, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Jan. 23-29, 2017

This Is What It’s Like to Come to the United States as a Refugee — Jan. 29, 2017 via The Atlantic

Donald Trump’s situation isn’t new — presidential conflicts of interest date back to George Washington —  Jan. 28, 2017 via Marketplace

How Author Timothy Tyson Found the Woman at the Center of the Emmett Till Case — Jan. 27, 2017 via Vanity Fair

Wilbur Ross and the Era of Billionaire Rule — Jan. 26, 2017 via Bloomberg Businessweek

U Up? — Jan. 25, 2017 via The New Yorker

Who Didn’t Go To The Women’s March Matters More Than Who Did — Jan. 24, 2017 via The New York Times

What the Equinox CEO knew about lifestyle branding before the rest of us — Jan. 23, 2017 via Marketplace

Jan. 16 -22, 2017

A Scene from the D.C. Women’s March — Jan. 21, 2017 via New York Magazine

American Carnage: The Trump Era Begins — Jan. 20, 2017 via The Atlantic

Odd Lots: How The Big Bull Market in Bond Could Come Crashing Down — Jan. 19, 2017 via Bloomberg News

The View From Room 205 — Jan. 18, 2017 via WBEZ

Why’s This So Good? Ta-Nehisi Coates and “My President Was Black” — Jan. 17, 2017 via Nieman Storyboard

Citizens Say Goodbye to First Lady Michelle Obama — Jan. 16, 2017 via The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Jan. 9 – 15, 2017

A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump — Jan. 15, 2017 via The Washington Post

Jolted by Deaths, Obama Found His Voice on Race — Jan. 14, 2017 via The New York Times

What the Investigation Into the Chicago Police Department Found — Jan. 13, 2017 via The Atlantic

ABC, Home of ‘Black-ish,’ Says Diversity Includes Trump Backers — Jan. 12, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago — Jan. 11, 2017 via The White House

Alabama Trounces Clemson And Everybody Else in the College Football Money Game — Jan. 10, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Viola Davis’ Call to Adventure — Jan. 9, 2017 via The New Yorker

Jan. 2 – 8, 2017

How a week of Trump tweets stoked anxiety, moved markets and altered plans — Jan. 8, 2017 via The Washington Post

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie — Jan. 6, 2017 via The Huffington Post

Where Is America’s Heartland? — Jan. 4, 2017 via Bloomberg News

The Unraveling of College Football Starts With All Those Empty Stadiums — Jan. 3, 2017 via Bloomberg News

Uncovering a Tale of Rocket Science, Race and the 60s — Jan. 2, 2017 via The New York Times

Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017

Should We All Just Stop Calling 2016 ‘The Worst’? — Dec. 28, 2016 via NPR

Obama’s exit interview: I could’ve won again — Dec. 26, 2016 via CNN

Dec. 19-25, 2016

Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block — Dec. 25, 2016 via The New York Times

Bored, Broke and Armed: Clues to Chicago’s Gang Violence — Dec. 24, 2016 via The New York Times

Who Didn’t Lose 2016 — Dec. 23, 2016 via Vulture

Insurance Policies on Slaves: New York Life’s Complicated Past — Dec. 22, 2016 via The New York Times

Watch Chance the Rapper’s Retro Holiday Tribute to President Obama On ‘SNL’ — Dec. 21, 2016 via DNAinfo Chicago

How newsrooms can stop being so white — Dec. 20, 2016 via CNN Money

Chance the Rapper: The Artist of the Year — Dec. 19, 2016 via MTV News

Dec. 12-18, 2016

Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It — Dec. 18, 2016 via The New York Times

The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America — Dec. 17, 2016 via The Atlantic

Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets – in the tweets themselves — Dec. 16, 2016 via The Washington Post

Wells Fargo Tie-Up That Scarred Prudential Generated $4 Million — Dec. 15, 2016 via Bloomberg

‘Collateral Beauty’ Is a Misguided Astonishment of Hollywood Therapy — Dec. 14, 2016 via The Village Voice

My President Was Black — Dec. 13, 2016 via The Atlantic

Dec. 5-11, 2016

Rex Tillerson, From a Corporate Oil Sovereign To The State Department — Dec. 11, 2016 via The New Yorker

Racism with No Racists — Dec. 10, 2016 via Tressiemc

‘Evil, evil, evil as can be’: Emotional testimony as Dylann Roof trial begins — Dec. 7, 2016 via The Washington Post

The post-truth world of Donald Trump is scarier than you thought — Dec. 6, 2016 via The Washington Post

Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa — Dec. 5, 2016 via Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2016

Tracking Trump’s Web of Conflicts — Dec. 4, 2016 via Bloomberg News

‘Insecure’ is actually very secure in itself — and secure at HBO —Dec. 3, 2016 via The Undefeated

Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary — Dec. 2, 2016 via the Associated Press

Wall Street Wins Again As Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires — Dec. 1, 2016 via Bloomberg News

A Latina Disney Movie Princess? The Wait Isn’t Over — Nov. 28, 2016 via The New York Times

The US government is already quietly backing out of its promise to phase out private prisons — Nov. 27, 2016 via Quartz

Nov. 21-27, 2016

I went on CNN. Little did I know I’d be mistaken as an alt-right leader. — Nov. 27, 2016 via The Boston Globe

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS — Nov. 26, 2016 Bloomberg News

Death of a Young Black Journalist — Nov. 25, 2016 via The New Yorker

16 Classic Thanksgiving Episodes of TV Shows That Aren’t “Friends” — Nov. 24, 2016 via BuzzFeed

U.S. Risks ‘Day of Reckoning’ on Stronger Dollar, Memani Says — Nov. 23, 2016 via Bloomberg News

What TV journalists did wrong — and The New York Times did right — in meeting with Trump — Nov. 22, 2016 via The Washington Post

Kanye West Seen Surrendering $30 Million With Abrupt End to Tour — Nov. 21, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Nov. 14 – 20, 2016

California Democrats Are Ready for Political War — Nov. 20, 2016 via Bloomberg News

The Conflicts in Ivanka’s ’60 Minutes’ Look — Nov. 19, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Chicago’s history as a sanctuary city started in 1985 — Nov. 17, 2016 via Chicago Sun-Times

This Man Is The Most Dangerous Political Operative — Nov. 16, 2016 via Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Private Prison Stocks Are Surging After Trump’s Win — Nov. 15, 2016 via Bloomberg News

This Is Who We Are — Nov. 14, 2016 via The Atlantic

Nov. 7 – 13, 2016

Dave Chappelle tackles Donald Trump in hilarious and heartfelt ‘SNL’ monologue — Nov. 13, 2016 via Mashable

Can Trump Save Their Jobs? They’re Counting on It — Nov. 12, 2016 via The New York Times

Buffett Faults Trump’s Trade View, Says Markets Will Still Thrive — Nov. 11, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Trying to Make Sense — Nov. 10, 2016 via Show About Race

107-year-old woman who danced with the Obamas on what a Trump win would mean for America — Nov. 8, 2016 via Vox

John Oliver Regrets Begging Donald Trump to Run for President — Nov. 7, 2016 via The Hollywood Reporter

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 2016

Trump’s Inconvenient Racial Truth — Nov. 1, 2016 via The New York Times Magazine

Overcoming loss in the middle of a historic campaign — Oct. 31, 2016 via CNN Politics

Oct. 24-30, 2016

Gannett-Tronc Deal in Doubt as Banks Pull Financing — Oct. 28, 2016 via Bloomberg News

The Writer Who Was Too Strong To Live — Oct. 27, 2016 via DeadSpin

Oct. 17-23, 2016

Black Jeopardy — Oct. 23, 2016 via Saturday Night Live

The New Focus on Children’s Mental Health — Oct. 21, 2016 via The Atlantic

JPMorgan CEO Dimon Signals He Expects Clinton to Beat Trump — Oct. 20, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Real Estate Seen Hurt by Brexit Unease of Wait Now, Invest Later — Oct. 19, 2016 via Bloomberg News

LendingClub Slumps on Credit Deterioration, Higher Rates — Oct. 18, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Moelis Adds Ex-Teva CEO Yanai for Health-Care, Technology Deal — Oct. 17, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Oct. 10-16, 2016

The white flight of Derek Black — Oct. 15, 2016 via The Washington Post

Janney Adds Merrill Team Managing $800 Million in Connecticut — Oct. 15, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Berkshire’s Gen Re Promotes Brogan to CEO of Aircraft Risk Unit — Oct. 14, 2016 via Bloomberg News

JPMorgan Conducts ‘Deep Dive’ Review After Wells Fargo Lapse — Oct. 13, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Left Behind By A Fallen Soldier, and Fighting Flashbacks 10 Years Later — Oct. 12, 2016 via The New York Times

AllianceBernstein’s $7 Billion AIG Outflow Ends Six-Year-Old Tie — Oct. 11, 2016 via Bloomberg News

Donald Trump’s Barrage of Heated Rhetoric Has Little Precedent — Oct. 10, 2016 via The New York Times
Oct. 3-9 2016

Recording Williamsburg’s Latest Transformation, and Raging Against It — Oct. 9, 2016 via The New York Times

This Wasn’t a Debate. This Was National Gaslighting. — Oct. 9, 2016 via Slate

51 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Grey’s Anatomy — Oct. 8, 2016 via BuzzFeed
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2016

Scandals — Sept. 26, 2016 via Last Week Tonight
Sept. 19-25, 2016

Ghetto Life 101 — Sept. 25, 2016 via NPR

Charlotte’s economy is strong but inequality remains — Sept. 24, 2015 via Marketplace

Seth Meyers Proves He’s the Anti-Fallon — Sept. 23, 2016 via The Atlantic

No, I’m from New York — Sept. 22, 2016 via The New Yorker

Why Warren Buffett Is Still So Important to Investors Today — Sept. 21, 2016 via The Street

Man fatally shot by Tulsa police was unarmed, chief says, as ‘disturbing’ video is released — Sept. 20, 2016 via The Washington Post

No, CNN is not biased for Trump, CNN host Brian Stelter says — Sept. 19, 2016 via Recode

Sept. 12-18, 2016

What O.J. Simpson Means to Me — Sept. 18, 2016 via The Atlantic

Trump is trying to rewrite the history of birtherism. This is what really happened. — Sept. 15, 2016 via Think Progress

NBC Faces Storm of Criticism After Presidential Forum — Sept. 12, 2016 via CNN

Sept. 5 – 11, 2016

Remembering a Hero, 15 Years After 9/11 — Sept. 11, 2016 via The Wall Street Journal

Millennials have discovered ‘going out’ sucks — Sept. 10, 2016 via Vice

This was 9/11 if you were a kid —  Sept. 9, 2016 via The Washington Post

Chris Matthews accidentally revealed why Matt Lauer failed so badly in challenging Donald Trump — Fusion via Sept. 8, 2016

Is Media Grading Trump On A Curve — CNN via Sept. 7, 2016

African Americans worry Trump has awoken a resentment that won’t go away — Washington Post via Sept. 6, 2016

Are We in a Mattress-Store Bubble — Freakonomics Radio via Sept. 5, 2016

Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, 2016

Georgetown’s slavery announcement is remarkable. But it’s not reparations. — Sept. 3, 2016 via Vox

Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past — Sept. 1, 2016 via The New York Times

Franchesa Ramsey explains why these “excuses for slavery” need to stop — Aug. 29, 2016 via Blavity

Aug. 22-28, 2016

The Overlooked Consumer Group With Billions to Spend — Aug. 28, 2016 via The Atlantic

Plight of urban poor still moves author — Aug. 27, 2016 via The Chicago Tribune

How Chance the Rapper’s Life Became Perfect —Aug. 26, 2016 via GQ

How Things Work — Aug. 25, 2016 via Gawker

Why the Louisiana flood wasn’t covered as widely — Aug. 24, 2016 via CNN

Ivanka Trump doesn’t pay interns. Should all interns be paid? — Aug. 23, 2016 via The Tylt

The New York Times has created a newsroom0-wide team for covering race — Aug. 22, 2016 via Poynter

Aug. 15-21, 2016

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight Donald Trump — Aug. 21, 2016 via HBO

What it’s like to report on 2016, in 26 torturous, hilarious seconds — Aug. 18, 2016 via The Washington Post

National Guard Deployed in Milwaukee Amid Unrest Over Fatal Police Shooting — Aug. 16, 2016 via The New York Times

Donald Trump says media is out to get her — Aug. 15, 2016 via CNN Money

Aug. 8-14, 2016

In New York, ice cream truck jingle jangles nerves — Aug. 14, 2016 via Marketplace

The Best Presidential Candidate for Jobs Isn’t Running in This Year’s Election — Aug. 13, 2016 via Bloomberg

FTC to Crack Down on Celebrity Posts That Aren’t Clear Ads — Aug. 12, 2016 via Bloomberg

Big Toy Makers Clash With the Inventors They Depend On — Aug. 11, 2016 via Bloomberg

NBC Buys Rights to ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchises — Aug. 10, 2016 via Bloomberg

This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal. — Aug. 9, 2016 via Vox

Hannity Fires Back at CNN’s Stelter for Calling Out His ‘Dangerous’ Rigged Election Talk — Aug. 8, 2016 via Mediate

Questions & Answers on Voter Fraud — Aug. 9, 2016 via The New York Times

Aug. 2-7, 2016

Body cams give close-up, disturbing views in fatal police shooting — Aug. 7, 2016 via Chicago Tribune

Hilary Clinton to Address Joint Black and Latino Journalist Convention — Aug. 6, 2016 via BuzzFeed

Why Some Young Women Say Ho-Hum to Clinton’s Historic Achievement — Aug. 5, 2016 via Bloomberg

National Association of Black Journalists at USC wins Student Chapter of the Year Award at NABJ/NAHJ Convention in DC — Aug. 4, 2016 via USC Annenberg

6 scribes from The New York Times who ‘write good’ — Aug. 3, 2016 via Poynter

Bottled Water to Outsell Soda for First Time This Year — Aug. 2, 2016 via Bloomberg

July 25-Aug. 1, 2016

How journalists can do their crucial job in the next 100 days — Aug. 1, 2016 via Washington Post

After Khan speech, pocket Constitution becomes best-seller — July 31, 2016 via PBS

At 6, Ruby Bridges became a civil rights icon. At 61, she’s hitting the campaign trail. — July 30, 2016 via Washington Post

The 250 People, Places and Things Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List — July 29, 2016 via The New York Times

Tempur Sealy Surges After U.S. Housing Market Help Fuel Results — July 28, 2016 via Bloomberg

Barnes & Noble Aims to Recapture Magic With Harry Potter Release — July 27, 2016 via Bloomberg

Why Sandra Cisneros Split From Chicago —July 26, 2016 via Chicago Magazine

Pokemon Go Memorializes Tamir Rice, 12 Year Old Shot by Cleveland Police — July 25, 2016 via Fortune

July 18-24, 2016

Say farewell to VHS (if you hadn’t already) — July 21, 2016 via Engadget

Back-to-School Spending Set to Rise 11% as Confidence Grows — July 22, 2016 via Bloomberg

Mell at W. Englewood Anti-Violence Rally: ‘We Need to Support Each Other’ — July 21, 2016 via DNA Info

Trump Haters Bring Potential Windfall to Urban Outfitters — July 19, 2016 via Bloomberg

How Violence Affects the Children Who Witness It — July 18, 2016 via Chicago Magazine

July 11-17, 2016

Kevin Durant Puts His Money and Celebrity Behind Postmates — July 16, 2016 via Bloomberg

Podcasting Has An Ad-Skipping Problem, Too — July 15, 2016 via Wall Street Journal

Climbing Walls Are Moving Into a Shopping Center Near You — July 14, 2016 via Bloomberg

July 4-10, 2016

Review: `OJ: Made in America,’ an Unflinching Take on His Rise and Fall —July 6, 2016 via The New York Times

BREAKING: Barack Obama is still a very, very good candidate — July 5, 2016 via Washington Post

June 27 – July 3, 2016

Who Is The Real Eric Garcetti — June 29, 2016 via Los Angeles Magazine

Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years. — June 29, 2016 via The Washington Post

How White People Got Made — June 28, 2016 via Medium

Jesse Williams says black lives matter – we break down why his BET speech matters — June 27, 2016 via The Los Angeles Times

June 20-26, 2016

June 13-19, 2016

Melania Trump on Her Rise, Her Family Secrets, and Her True Political Views: “Nobody Will Ever Know” — June 19, 2016 via GQ

In a Race to Save a Man on the Tracks, a Reminder of What’s Good in the World — June 17, 2016 via The New York Times

Johnson Publishing sells Ebony, Jet magazines to a Texas firm — June 16, 2016 via Chicago Tribune

How a Chicago reporter ‘explodes stereotypes’ with unexpected stories about the city — June 15, 2016 via Columbia Journal Review

Remembering the Victims — June 14, 2016 via CNN

Donald Trump just barred Washington Post reporters from campaign events — June 13, 2016 via The Washington Post

June 6-12, 2016

Slow Jam the News – June 12, 2016 via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The ‘L’ You Say — June 9, 2016 via Chronicle of Higher Learning

Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker — June 8, 2016 via BuzzFeed

The Quinceanera, a Rites of Passage in Transition — June 7, 2016 via The New York times

‘A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action’: Dad defends Stanford sex offender — June 5, 2016 via The Washington Post

May 30 – June 5, 2016

Diana Rauner’s dual roles put her in the eye of the budget storm — June 5, 2016 via Crain’s Chicago Business

Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, Artistic Giants of Postwar Harlem — June 4, 2016 via The New York Times

Just a murder-suicide in a small UCLA office. And so America shrugs. — June 3, 2016 via The Los Angeles Times

Twenty years after welfare reform, we return to West Virginia — June 2, 2016 via Marketplace

‘Roots’ Returns for the Black Lives Matter Generation — June 1, 2016 via Daily Beast

The Short Life of Deonte Hoard — May 30, 2016 via BuzzFeed

May 23-29, 2016

The End of Black Harlem — May 29, 2016 via The New York Times

Harvard grad subs speech for powerful poem — May 28, 2016 via USA Today College

13, right now — May 27, 2016 via Washington Post

Obama: World leaders ‘rattled’ by Trump — May 26, 2016 via Politico

The Heirs — May 25, 2016 via New York Magazine

The New York Times future is beginning to take shape — May 24, 2016 via Poynter

Now, there’s one more reason to be a journalist — May 23, 2016 via The Washington Post

May 16-22, 2016

The New York Times Brings Students Journalism Institute to New York City in Collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism — May 22, 2016 via The New York Times

Signs that you might already be suffering from post-Obama depression — May 21, 2016 via Blavity

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Commencement Speech at UPenn — May 19, 2016 via HeatStreet

The legacy of Harold Washington — May 18, 2016 via Chicago Reader

May 9-15, 2016

Whites and blacks in Chicago are living in two totally different cities — May 9, 2016 via Marketplace

The Adventures of Mark Twain’s debt — May 6, 2016 via Marketplace

April 30-May 5, 2016

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Puerto Rico — May 3, 2016 via Last Week Tonight

The Most Career-Minded Generation — May 2, 2016 via The Atlantic

The Chart Shows Who Marries CEOs, Doctors, Chefs and Janitors — May 1, 2016 via Bloomberg

Beyonce’s Lemonade: A Lesson on Appreciating Art That Wasn’t Made For Me — April 30, 2016 via Consequence of Sound

April 24-29, 2016

Why are so many great black TV shows missing from streaming services? — April 29, 2016

A Farewell to Al Jazeera America — April 28, 2016 via The Nation

North Siders Visit Englewood For First Time: ‘Just A Regular Neighborhood’ — April 27, 2016 via DNA Info Chicago

In uncertainty of college, newspapers provide identity — April 26, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Barack Obama, the first-alt comedy president — April 25, 2016 via The Washington Post

April 18-23, 2016

Why we grieve artists we never met, in one tweet — April 21, 2016 via Vox

The age when people are the most popular, according to science — April 19, 2016 via The Washington Post

National Group Therapy — April 18, 2016 via Slate

April 11-17, 2016

How newsroom pressure is letting fake stories on the web — April 17, 2016 via The Guardian

The NFL’s schedule making team — April 16, 2016 via The Los Angeles Times

What a historically black college looks like after bankruptcy — April 15, 2016 via Slate

Julianna Margulies: ‘The Good Wife’ Finale Is Nothing But Brilliant — April 14, 2016 via The Daily Beast

Why the Poor Die Young — April 13, 2016 via The Atlantic

Bouncers Are Putting Their Lives on the Line to Keep Bars Safe — April 12, 2016 via Chicago Magazine

April 4-10, 2016

American Idol will be missed — April 8, 2016 via The Atlantic

Mr. Ten Percent: The Man Who Built — And Bilked — American Soccer — April 7, 2016 via BuzzFeed

Nostalgia plays a role in ‘lame-duck’ students — April 6, 2016 via Daily Trojan

SNL skewers Trump’s ‘bad week with women’ — April 5, 2016 via The Hill

Trump accidentally speaks truth of anti-abortion politics — April 4, 2016 via Salon

March 28 – April 3

When faraway tragedies are ignored, it’s not always the media’s fault — April 3, 2016 via Chicago Tribune

The Perfect State Index: If Iowa, N.H. Are Too White To Go First, Then Who? — April 2, 2016 via NPR

Roscoe’s Chicken And Waffles Goes Bankrupt? — April 1, 2016 via Jet Magazine

A model first lady, despite receiving unprecedented scorn – March 31, 2016 via The Washington Post

“Millennial” should be more inclusive — March 30, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Are quality-of-life issues spurring Chicagoans to move out? — March 29, 2016 via Chicago Tribune

These struggling twentysomethings have never even heard of ‘millennials’ — March 28, 2016 via Fusion

March 21-27, 2016

What we’re doing missing when we buy into the ‘millennial’ myth — March 27, 2016 via Fusion

Intentionally Accidental: NPR’s “Next Gen Radio” — March 26, 2016 via LinkedIn

Donald Trump’s Social Media Ties to White Supremacists — March 25, 2016 via Fortune

What young journalists can learn from Michael Feeney — March 24, 2016 via Columbia Journal Review

Two Decades of Portraits of the People Living in Los Angeles’ Imperial Courts Housing Projects — March 23, 2016 via Slate

No, New York Times, millennials are not at fault for the death of the workplace — March 22, 2016 via The Guardian

The most baffling moments from Donald Trump’s Washington Post ed board interview — March 21, 2016 via The Washington Post

March 14-20, 2016

‘Old but not cold’: Four very longtime friends anticipate turning 100 this year — March 19, 2016 via The Washington Post

Why frat bros can throw parties but sorority sisters aren’t allowed to — March 18, 2016 via The Washington Post

Where to turn when there’s nowhere to turn — March 17, 2016 via Marketplace

Introductions and Story Ideas: Next Gen Radio USC Kicks Off — March 16, 2016 via NPR’s Next Generation Radio

Student organizations host journalism workshops for South LA high school students — March 15, 2016 via USC IDEA

Proud of Obama’s Legacy, Blacks Are Sad to See Him Go — March 14, 2016 via The New York Times

March 7-13, 2016

How Trump Happened — March 13, 2016 via Slate

Donald Trump fans are not actually hard to find in California — March 10, 2016 via Los Angeles Times

The Risk I Will Not Take — March 9, 2016 via Bloomberg Politics

9 most interesting moments of the Democratic debate — March 8, 2016 via Politico

USC must diversify its scholarship offerings — March 7, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Feb. 29 – March 6, 2016

Millennial Reporters Grab the Campaign-Trail Spotlight — March 6, 2016 via The New York Times

Oakland Tribune, Once a Model of Newsroom Diversity, Is Folding — March 5, 2016 via The Root

March for justice: Students trace footsteps of the civil rights movement — Feb. 29, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Feb. 22-28, 2016

How Older Women Are Reshaping the U.S. Job Market — Feb. 28, 2016 via Wall Street Journal

Why Electing Hillary in ’16 Is More Important Than Electing Obama in ’08 — Feb. 27, 2016 via The Daily Beast

Jesse Owens Was Brave. So Were 17 Other Black Athletes. — Feb. 26, 2016 via The Huffington Post

Why White Death Rates Are Rising — Feb. 25, 2016 via The New York Times

What’s holding back US apprenticeships — Feb. 24, 2016 via The Wall Street Journal

Trump joke isn’t funny — Feb. 23, 2016 via the Chicago Sun-Times

The futile fight to save Autumn, a 1-year-old victim of gang violence in Compton  — Feb. 22, 2016 via The Los Angeles Times

Feb. 15-21, 2016

In Photos: A Short History Of Official Funerals For Supreme Court Justices — Feb. 21, 2016 via NPR

Could a mall in Baldwin Hills become the next Glendale Americana? — Feb. 20, 2016 via Los Angeles Times

The Digital Dirt — Feb. 19, 2016 via The New Yorker

Stephen Colbert Will Be ‘Forever Grateful’ to Antonin Scalia — Feb. 18, 2016 via Daily Beast

Kendrick Lamar had the most important performance at the Grammy’s — Feb. 17, 2016 via USA Today

At Theranos, Many Strategies and Snags — Feb. 16, 2016 via Wall Street Journal

John Oliver Slams Republicans Attempting to Block Obama’s Supreme Court Choice — Feb. 15, 2016 via Daily Beast

Feb. 8 – 14, 2016

Meryl Streep’s defense of all-white film festival panel flops — Feb. 11, 2016 via MSNBC

On ‘Scandal,’ Olivia’s new red leather trenchcoat means everything you think it does — Feb. 10, 2016 via Washington Post

Students address urban crowding problem in contest –Feb. 8, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Feb. 1 – 7, 2016

Photos test millennials’ ties with black history — Feb. 7, 2016 via Daily Trojan

“You’ll Be Here Forever” — Feb. 6, 2016 via Every Goddamn Day

President Obama’s inability to integrate a divided America — Feb. 5, 2016 via The Los Angeles Times

Self-education is vital to political engagement — Feb. 4, 2016 via Daily Trojan

Hard work is irrelevant — Feb. 3, 2016 via NPR

Diversity Reigns at SAG Awards After Oscar Controversy — Feb. 2, 2016 via Variety

Hillary Clinton Goes Back to the Dunning School — Feb. 1, 2016 via The Atlantic

Jan. 25-31, 2016

How Trump Is Exposing Media’s Diversity Problems — Jan. 31, 2016 via The Atlantic

York & Fig: A most interesting intersection — Jan. 30, 2016 via Marketplace

Why Are Americans Ignoring Trevor Noah — Jan. 29, 2016 via Slate

Black stunt men and women still fighting — Jan. 28, 2016 via Marketplace

Getting Rid of Bosses — Jan. 27, 2016 via The Atlantic

SNL Vaporizes Hollywood For Snubbing Black Actors at Award Show — Jan. 26, 2016 via Mediate

How Sarah Palin created Donald Trump — Jan. 25, 2016  via The Atlantic

Jan. 18-24, 2016

How Sarah Palin created Donald Trump — Jan. 25, 2016  via The Atlantic

Instead of an Oscars Boycott, Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith Should Do What Eddie Murphy Did in ’88 — Jan. 24, 2016 via Slate

Best Hikes in Los Angeles — Jan. 23, 2016 via Modern Hiker

Film Shows Clinton Aide’s Own Struggle With Anthony Weiner Scandal — Jan. 22, 2016 via The New York Times

In Remembrance of The Prince of Egypt — Jan. 21, 2016 via Black Nerd Problems

Rahm Emanuel is suddenly hanging out with black people a lot — Jan. 20, 2016 via Fusion

18 Things You Never Realized “Boy Meets World” Taught You About Life — Jan. 19, 2016 via BuzzFeed

When Martin Luther King Jr. took his fight into the North, and saw a new level of hatred — Jan. 18, 2016 via Los Angeles Times

Jan. 11-17, 2016

Why Wikipedia Is In Trouble — Jan. 16, 2016 via TIME

United’s Quest to be Less Awful — Jan. 15, 2016 via Bloomberg

Chance the Rapper Raised $100k to Make Coats for Chicago’s Homeless — Jan. 14, 2016 via Mask

Twelve Things Journalists Need to Remember to be Good Economic Reporters — Jan. 13, 2016 via Nieman Watchdog

‘White privilege’ just made an appearance in the presidential race. — Jan. 12, 2016 via The Washington post

Jan. 4-10, 2016

A World Without Work — Jan. 10, 2016 via The Atlantic

Trevor Noah’s Segment on Obama and Gun Control — Jan. 8, 2016 via Esquire

Dec. 14 – 20, 2015

NBA lends its name and its stars to a gun violence campaign — Dec. 25, 2015 via The New York Times

A black Hermoine already existed in fans’ imagination — Dec. 24, 2015 via CBC

The Best Podcasts of 2015 — Dec. 23, 2015 via The Atlantic

A Year of Good Things — Dec. 22, 2015 via Slate

Streaming TV Isn’t Just a New Way to Watch. It’s a New Game. — Dec. 17, 2015 via The New York Times

Black Coder for Hire — Dec. 16, 2015 via International Business Times

Pres. Obama Sings Hotline Bling — Dec. 15, 2015 via Global Grind

Dec. 7 – 13, 2015

15 Questions Unanswered In The ‘Serial’ Finale — Dec. 13, 2015 via The Huffington Post

What to Read, Watch and Listen to When Season 1 of Serial is Over — Dec. 12, 2015 via Slate

A New History of Prohibition — Dec. 11, 2015 via Slate

Supreme Court Justices, Don’t Reject Diversity. Celebrate It. — Dec. 8, 2015 via The New York Times

Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2015

Mitchell: McCarthy overstayed his welcome — Dec. 4, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Rahm Emanuel just lost it on Politico’s Mike Allen, and boy it was awkward — Dec. 3, 2015 via Washington Post

Garry McCarthy out as Chicago Police Department superintendent — Dec. 2, 2015 via Chicago Tribune

Charles Koch: ‘I don’t like politics’ — Dec. 1, 2015 via Marketplace

This victory removes all doubt: Make Clay Helton head coach — Nov. 30, 2015 via Los Angeles Times

Nov. 23-29, 2015

The letter of recommendation I’ll never forget — Nov. 28, 2015 via Salon

Chicago newswoman smacks down Fox guest — Nov. 27, 2015 via Raw Story

Analysis: Realistic images of Chicago violence interwoven into ‘Chi-Raq’ — Nov. 23, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Nov. 16 – 22, 2015

How Dead Authors Are Making a Killing in Hollywood — Nov. 22, 2015 via The Hollywood Reporter

How has Twitter changed news coverage — Nov. 21, 2015 via Illinois News Bureau

2015 Chicagoans of the Year — Nov. 20, 2015 via Chicago Magazine

Ben Carson defends his street cred — Nov. 19, 2015 via Mic

Even in tragedy, study abroad has value — Nov. 18, 2015 via Daily Trojan

What students of color are fighting for on college campuses — Nov. 17, 2015 via Los Angeles Times

Nov. 9 – 15, 2015

Would University of Missouri students have needed to go to such extremes if they were needed — Nov. 11, 2015 via Los Angeles Times

LGBT resource center smallest in the US – Nov. 10, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Millennials reaching middle age and starting to earn real money — Nov. 9, 2015 via Reuters

Nov. 2 – 8, 2015

Somerville Place celebrates its 20th anniversary — Nov. 8, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Aspiring model killed in drive-by had just gotten first contract — Nov. 7, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Virtual Reality: Behind the Scenes With a Ballerina at Lincoln Center — Nov. 6, 2015 via Wall Street Journal

How the Government Polices What Student Debtors Spend — Nov. 5, 2015 via Bloomberg Business

Technology helps long-distance relationships — Nov. 4, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Rachel Dolezal admits to being born white — Nov. 3, 2015 via International Business Times

Deterioration of public school arts program has been particularly jarring in L.A. — Nov. 2, 2015 via Los Angeles Times

Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2015

Black joy matters — Nov. 1, 2014 via Blavity

Breaking the Story: The Chicago Schools Superintendent Scandal — Oct. 30, 2015 via EWA

Why are the baby boomers desperate to make millennials hate ourselves? — Oct. 29, 2015 via The Guardian

Diversity is for white people — Oct. 28, 2015 via Salon

More pressure means millennials need help — Oct. 27, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Are Chicagoans to blame for south central’s crime? — Oct. 26, 2015 via The Elkhart Truth

Oct. 19 – 25, 2015

Career Advice to my Daughter on Graduation Day — Oct. 22, 2015 via Forbes

BuzzFeed’s New Diversity Numbers Show Digital Media Giant Has Caught Up With The Washington Post — Oct. 21, 2015 via IB Times

Compare presidential candidates — Oct. 20, 2015 via Graphiq

CNN Democratic Debate Backlash — Oct. 19, 2015 via the International Business Times

Oct. 12-18, 2015

Why Do So Many Americans Think They Have Cherokee Blood? — Oct. 18, 2015 via Slate

Medill Newsmakers: Attaining Peaceful Race Relations (Video) — Oct. 17, 2015 via Medill Reports Chicago

Celebrities should play role in race discussions — Oct. 16, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Documents, former players point to Steve Sarkisian’s alcohol use at Washington — Oct. 15, 2015 via The Los Angeles Times

Annenberg hosts Hack the Gender Gap for women — Oct. 14, 2015 via Daily Trojan

What Really Keeps Women Out of Tech — Oct. 13, 2015 via The New York Times

Millennials, you literally cannot call yourselves adults until you take this pledge — Oct. 12, 2015 via Los Angeles Times

Oct. 5-11, 2015

Raven-Symone Rips Black Names, But Forgot About Her Own — Oct. 11, 2015 via Ebony

The Question at the Heart of ‘The Good Wife’ — Oct. 10, 2015 via The New Yorker

Dicing with death — Oct. 9, 2015 via The Economist

Sidmel Estes, 60: Media trailblazer was admired mentor — Oct. 8, 2015 via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Here Is Where Each Generation Begins and Ends, According to Facts — Oct. 7, 2015 via The Atlantic

The Washington Post’s Arc platform powers Willamette Week site — Oct. 6, 2015 via The Washington Post

Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere — Oct. 5, 2015 via The New York Times Magazine

Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2015

The Plot Against Student Newspapers? — Oct. 4, 2015 via The Atlantic

Does Open Data Need Journalism? – Oct. 3, 2015 via Reuters Institute

Are Cops Really Racist? — Oct. 2, 2015 via The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Plot Against Student Newsrooms — Oct. 1, 2015 via The Atlantic

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind — Sept. 30, 2015 via Technology Review

Twitter Verification Is Meaningless — Sept. 29, 2015 via The Atlantic

FOMO Is Essential for Brands to Attract Millennials – Sept. 28, 2015 via The Huffington Post

Sept. 21-27, 2015

How The Arizona Republic found success with storytelling events — Sept. 27, 2015 via Nieman Lab

Living on Almost Nothing in America — Sept. 26, 2015 via $2 A Day

For a Glimpse at Twitter’s Future, Check Out This App — Sept. 25, 2015 via Variety

Young activists getting results — in Chicago, across the nation — Sept. 24, 2015 via Chicago Tribune

Who’s Behind Newsweek? — Sept. 23, 2015 via Mother Jones

Why newsrooms should care about virtual reality — Sept. 22, 2015 via Journalism.com.uk

What the world got wrong about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — Sept. 21, 2015 via The New York Times

Sept. 14 – 20, 2015

These are the schools driving America’s student loan crisis — Sept. 20, 2015 via The Washington Post

Community Restaurants in South LA — Sept. 19, 2015 via KCET

The Truth about Chicago’s Crime Rates — Sept. 18, 2015 via Chicago Magazine

Where the Republican presidential candidates stand on Kim Davis, Planned Parenthood and other big issues — Sept. 17, 2015 via The Washington Post

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration — Sept. 16, 2015 via The Atlantic

FERPA eliminates lazy college kid stereotype — Sept. 15, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Sept. 7 – Sept. 13, 2015

Millennials Must Pass On The Memory of 9/11 — Sept. 12, 2015 via Neon Tommy

The regrettable demise of the made-for-TV genre — Sept. 11, 2015 via The Week

Austin Beutner is out as L.A. Times publisher — Sept. 10, 2015 via L.A. Times

I played ‘Slave Tetris’ so your kids won’t have to — Sept. 9, 2015 via The L.A. Times

What Mom never told you about filling out applications —  Sept. 8, 2015 via All Digitocracy

Crimes Women Are More Likely Than Men to Commit — Sept. 7, 2015 via Vocativ

August 31- Sept. 6, 2015

Chicago Reporter ends print edition — September 6, 2015 via Crain’s Chicago Business

Backpack Makers Rethink a Student Staple — September 5, 2015 via The New York Times

The 6 Versions of Kanye We’d Like To Have Back (And Give Awards To) — September 4, 2015 via Blavity

My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence. — September 3, 2015 via The Washington Post

5 tips for getting started in data journalism — September 2, 2015 via Poynter

Salon apologizes for calling Nicki Minaj’s speech ‘savage’ — September 1, 2015 via Poynter

How Hurricane Katrina Changed Journalists’ Values — August 31, 2015 via Maynard Institute

August 24-30, 2015

Higher Education’s Real Censors — August 30, 2015 via Salon

‘This Is Not Going Well’ —August 29, 2015 via Slate

Behind the Story: How Chicago Magazine exposed the truth about the city’s crime rates — August 28, 2015 via IRE

Why the Fight for Dyett is Bigger than One Chicago School Closing —  August 27, 2015 via Seven Scribbs

Nearly 20 Years Ago, Lauryn Hill Made an Album So Perfect It Nearly Ruined Her Life — August 26, 2015 via Mic

L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack of transparency’ — August 25, 2015 via Poynter

Where Black Lives Matter Begin — August 24, 2015 via Slate

August 17-23, 2015

Times Regrets ‘Slave Mistress’ in Julian Bond Obituary — August 20, 2015 via The New York Times

Comic showing the difference between Latino and Hispanic — August 19, 2015 via Vox

At many local newspapers, there are no reporters of color — August 18, 2015 via Columbia Journal Review

August 10-16, 2015

The Coding of the American Mind — August 15, 2015 via The Atlantic

Dangerous Tropes — August 14, 2015 via Slate

When candidates try too hard on social media — August 13, 2015 via CNBC

Sun-Times story on minimum wage win reporting honor —August 12, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

New Details Emerge in the Death of Chicago School Board President Michael Scott — August 11, 2015 via Chicago Magazine

Floetry inducted into South Shore Prep artist’s Hall of Fame — August 10, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times Entertainment

August 3- 9, 2015

Prince Talks Up His New Music Industry Beef During Surprise Interview — August 9, 2015 via BuzzFeed

Jon Stewart, Sarcastic Critic of Politics and Media, Is Signing Off — August 7, 2015 via The New York Times

18 Times Black Actors Played Journalists — August 6, 2015 via NABJ Monitor

Abortions won’t drop if Planned Parenthood loses federal funding — August 5, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

No Shootings Since ‘Army’ of Moms Set Up on South Side — But They Need Help — August 4, 2015 via DNAinfo

July 27-August 2, 2015

The Power of Images with #SamDuboise — July 31, 2015 via Fusion

Between The World And Me: Black American Motherhood — July 30, 2015 via The Atlantic

The Politics of Blood: HIV Criminalization in the Modern Era — July 29, 2015 via Medium

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection — July 28, 2015 via The New York Times

The Art of the Side Hustle — July 27, 2015 via For Harriet

July 20-26, 2015

12 Ryanair Moments That Are Way Too Real — July 26, 2015 via BuzzFeed

A Few Good Reasons to Drop Out of Art School — July 25, 2015 via The New Yorker

Charleston’s rival newspapers just merged. Is two-paper Detroit next? — July 24, 2015 via Columbia Journal Review

The Nick Minaj debate is bigger than Taylor Swift’s ego — July 23, 2015 via The Guardian

Undocumented Steinmetz grad to attend White House summit – July 22, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

The rival ‘nightcrawlers’ of Chicago TV violence are having a moment in the light — July 21, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Englewood students’ book envisions a more peaceful neighborhood — July 20, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

July 13-19, 2015

Residents say North Center day care facility will fill a need — July 16, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Marlene Sanders, Pathbreaking TV Journalist, Dies at 84 — July 15, 2015 via The New York Times

July 6-12, 2015

Jenny Horne: How a descendant of the Confederacy helped vanquish his flag — July 12, 2015 via The Washington Post

Those headed for the top add print to their digital reading — July 11, 2015 via Financial Times

How the Tribune Saved American From Fourth of July Lockjaw — July 10, 2015 via Chicago Magazine

Rahm Emanuel: ‘I Am Not An Education Reformer’ — July 9, 2015 via The Atlantic

Shootings Few and Far Between on Northwest Side — July 8, 2015 via DNAinfo Chicago

One Summer Chicago offers students lessons in work, life — July 7, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

What Schools Will Do to Keep Students on Track — July 6, 2015 via The Atlantic

June 29 – July 5, 2015

In Praise of the Teen Summer Job — July 5, 2015 via Wall Street Journal

Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in the film Nightcrawler is this dark decade in a nutshell — July 4, 2015 via Vox

How to stay safe around (illegal) Chicago fireworks — July 3, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times Thrive

As teachers picket, some worry about special ed cuts — July 2, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

LA Press Club recognizes Intersections for South LA reporting — July 1, 2015 via Intersections: South LA

Education Policy Roundup — June 30, 2015 via Politico

Alma Backyard Farms — June 29, 2015 via Angelus

June 22-28, 2015

How a bunch of Hollywood Jews saved little league baseball in South Los Angeles — June 28, 2015 via Jewish Journal

A black man and a white woman switch mics, and the result is amazing — June 27, 2015 via Daily Kos

Is it time for the Confederate flag to be as taboo as the Nazi swastika? — June 26, 2015 via The Washington Post

John Oliver takes aim at Confederate flag after Charleston shooting — June 25, 2015 via L.A. Times

Noble Charter recognized as one of nation’s best charter schools — June 24, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Mentoring programs push college-bound students to maximize application process — June 23, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

In South LA, anger and sadness in the wake of Charleston shootings — June 22, 2015 via KPCC

June 15-21, 2015

White Fragility, Silence, and Supremacy: Why All White Hands Are Bloody — June 21, 2015 via Black Girl Dangerous

Blackhawks parade, rally crowd estimated at 2 million — June 20, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

5 black Chicagoans who passed for white — June 19, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Blackhawks’ win means ‘everything for the city’ — June 18, 2015 via The Chicago Sun-Times

7 Tupac Songs That Still Resonate With Black America Today — June 17, 2015 via The Huffington Post

Advantage Academy student earns 13 years of perfect attendance — June 16, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for more diversity in tech development — June 15, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

June 8-14, 2015

The ABCs of Race — June 14, 2015 via The Inlander

Did NAACP president lie about her race? City investigates — June 13, 2015 via KXLY

Prison as Playground — June 12, 2015 via Slate

When You ‘Literally Can’t Even’ Understand Your Teenager — June 11, 2015 via New York Magazine

Des’ree’s right, you gotta be bad, you gotta be bold — June 10, 2015 via the AV Club

Uber wants to bump up number of women drivers — June 9, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma school — June 8, 2015 via The Washington Post

June 1-7, 2015

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up — June 6, 2015 via The New York Times

New Amanda Knox Film Has Beastly Twist — June 5, 2015 via Daily Beast

11 TV Struggles Every ’90s Kid Remembers — June 4, 2015 via BuzzFeed

TV Review: ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ Season 3 — June 3, 2015 via Variety

How to Find Your Place in the World After Graduation — June 2, 2015 via The New York times

May 25-31, 2015

As Black As I Wanna Be? — May 28, 2015 via Annenberg Radio News

Movement started by Hadiya Pendleton’s friends spawns national Wear Orange campaign — May 27, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Shames Rude Passengers with Brutally Honest Ad Campaign — May 26, 2015 via DNAinfo Chicago

Where are the first graduates of Urban Prep — May 25, 2015 via The Chicago Tribune

May 18-24, 2015

Why You Can Kiss My Mulatto Ass — May 24, 2015 via Buzzfeed

Previously on The Good Wife…10 episodes to catch you up for season 6 —  May 23, 2015 via AV Club

85 Films By and About Women of Color — May 22, 2015 via Indiewire

‘The Good Wife’ Season 6, Episode 3: Kafka In Action — May 21, 2015 via Mashable

Story Corps: My Brother’s Keeper — May 20, 2015 via Story Corps

Happy 90th Birthday Malcolm X — May 19, 2015 via Black Then

45 Photos Of Black Graduates Guaranteed To Make You Say ‘YASSSS’ — May 18, 2015 via Buzzfeed

May 11-17, 2015

The Time Machine: Mad Men — May 17, 2015 via TIME

What’s the right way to ask if someone’s gay? — May 16, 2015 via Columbia Journalism Review

Michelle Obama on being black — May 14, 2015 via The Washington Post

CTA unveils new bus-tracking system to fix ‘bunching,’ gaps — May 13, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Midas touch — May 12, 2015 via The Guardian

Only three presidents have visited all 50 states in office. Until now — May 11, 2015 via The Washington Post

May 4-10, 2015

Black death has become a cultural spectacle — May 10, 2015 via Salon

In British Comedy, Sometimes the Joke’s on You — May 9, 2015 via Huffington Post College

Do The Right Thing — May 8, 2015 via Criterion

How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere — May 7, 2015 via The Washington Post

What are you laughing at? — May 6, 2015 via The Guardian

Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor of Freddie Gray Case, Takes a Stand and Calms a Troubled City — May 5, 2015 via The New York Times

Baltimore: The Fire Next Time — May 4, 2015 via The Root

April 27 – May 3, 2015

Stevie Wonder Performs at Fundraising Kickoff for L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti — May 3, 2015 via Variety

How cycling through Amsterdam connected me back to USC — May 2, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Nerd Prom Is a Mess — May 1, 2015 via Politico

Watch A Video Of Obama’s Speech From The 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner — April 30, 2015 via The Huffington Post

SPJ/LA Announces Scholarship Winners — April 29, 2015 via Society of Professional Journalists

Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look  At IBM. — April 28, 2015 via The New York Times

Toni Morrison: ‘I’m writing for black people…I don’t have to apologise’ — April 27, 2015 via The Guardian

April 20-26, 2015

‘SNL’s Cecily Strong Asks Media Not to Talk About Hillary Clinton’s Appearance — April 26, 2015 via Variety

Why I love: The smart sensuality of ‘Love & Basketball’ — April 25, 2015 via The Washington Post

Life Itself review – a delightful tribute to a U.S. film critic Roger Ebert — April 24, 2015 via The Guardian

The Crisis of the African American Intellectual — April 23, 2015 via The Huffington Post

The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison — April 22, 2015 via The New York Times

The world went mad over Britain’s Prince George. But few care about the arrival of the second royal baby — April 21, 2015  via The Washington Post

April 13-19, 2015

Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about ‘Everyman,’ reconnecting with London and life since ’12 Years A Slave’ — April 17, 2015 via Time Out London

‘The Wire’ Was So Real Police Made Creators Change The Plot — April 16, 2015 via Complex

Comedians are turning the lights out… — April 15, 2015 via The Guardian

Why Sheryl Sandburg, Bill Bradley, and Oprah Winfrey Love Mellody Hobson — April 14, 2015 via Vanity Fair

Study Abroad: It’s Not All Black And White — April 13, 2015 via Huffington Post Black Voices

April 6-12, 2015

To Boldly Go Where No Body Has Gone Before — April 12, 2015 via Slate

This Is The Most Popular Place To Have A First Date — April 11, 2015 via Time

Here’s What Happened When A Troubled Liquor Store Started Selling Fresh Produce — April 10, 2015 via The Huffington Post Impact

Why international students are choosing London — April 9, 2015 via The Guardian

Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina — April 8, 2015 via The New York Times

What these colleges are doing on tuition is better than Stanford — April 7, 2015 via The Washington Post

Report On Retracted ‘Rolling Stone’ Rape Story Cites ‘Systematic Failing’ — April 6, 2014 via NPR

March 30 – April 5, 2015

Why is the White House Easter Bunny always so creepy? — April 5, 2015 via The Washington Post

Your Official Guide to Binge Watching The Good Wife — April 4, 2015 via Morning After

This is what happens when you fall asleep at a play — April 3, 2015 via The Chicago Tribune

“A Public Menace” — April 2, 2015 via Slate

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ — April 1, 2015 via The New York Times

From Christian Bale to Benedict Cumberbatch, Why British Actors Nab So Many American Roles — March 31, 2015 via The Hollywood Reporter

The Education of a Foreign Correspondent – March 30, 2015 via The New York Times

March 23-29, 2015

Your Straight Hair Doesn’t Equal Strength — March 29, 2015 via The New Republic

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear — March 28, 2015 via The Nation

Starbucks and Branding #Fail — March 27, 2015 via The Economist

The Night I Woke Up About My #BlackSuicide – March 26, 2015 via BuzzFeed

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: How Is This Still A Thing? — March 25, 2015 via HBO

What’s Keeping Black Students From Studying Abroad — March 24, 2015 via The Atlantic

Kerry Washington, ‘Glee’ Star Alex Newell Bring Down the House at the GLAAD Awards — March 23, 2015 via Variety

March 16-22, 2015

From the ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ to ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ an interactive map of songs about your city — March 22, 2015 via The Washington Post

When a solar eclipse was a terrifying thing — March 21, 2015 via The Washington Post

Loving U Is Complicated — March 20, 2015 via Slate

Gorgeous, Vibrant Photos of Istanbul Hidden In Plan Sight — March 19, 2015 via Slate

Black University of Virginia Student Reportedly Beaten By Police Over ID — March 18, 2015 via News One

‘Selma’s’ Ava DuVernay: ‘Studios Aren’t Lining Up For Black Protagonists’ — March 17, 2015 via Variety

Criticizing Columbia Journalism School’s $92,933 Price Tag Is Easy, Here’s Why You Shouldn’t — March 16, 2015 via Slate

March 9-15, 2015

Disney CEO to ‘Absolutely Prohibit’ Smoking in Films Made for Kids — March 15, 2015 via Variety

Read Full Text of President Obama’s Speech in Selma — March 14, 2015 via Time

The House That Thibs Built — March 13, 2015 via Grantland

What Happens When Teens Try To Disconnect From Tech — March 12, 2015 via NPR

An “Empire” Actor Came Out to Ellen and It Was Beautiful — March 11, 2015 via Cosmopolitan

Daylight Savings Time: How Is This Still A Thing — March 10, 2015 via Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

How Long Can a ‘Terrifying Psycho’ Outrun All of Facebook — March 9, 2015 via The Daily Beast

March 2-8, 2015

Red Summer — March 8, 2015 via Slate

What Orange Is The New Black Gets Right About Robert Frost — March 7, 2015 via Slate

Why Hillary Clinton Is Cursed – March 6, 2015 via Slate

Oxford: Better Than Fiction — March 5, 2015 via Daily Trojan

21 Things You Should Force Yourself To Do Every Day — March 4, 2015 via Thought Catalog

Best Quotes From Angela Davis: A Lifetime of Revolution — March 3, 2015 via Buzzfeed

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture — March 2, 2015 via The Washington Post

February 23- March 1, 2015

What Are Chicago’s Toughest Schools To Get Into? — March 1, 2015 via DNAinfo

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’ — February 28, 2015 via The Guardian

How Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, is still alive — February 27, 2015 via The Washington Post

US Postal Service Honors Maya Angelou With Forever Stamp — February 26, 2015 via NBCBLK

Study abroad tests life skills — February 25, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Bovard — February 24, 2015 via Daily Trojan

Wings do not fit in boxes — February 23, 2015 via Morning by Morning

February 16-22, 2015

Life, legacy of ‘greatest unknown medical pioneer’ celebrated — February 22, 2015 via Chicago Sun-Times

Marking Murder — February 21, 2015 via The Economist

Why Africa Is Hollywood’s Biggest Missed Opportunity – February 20, 2015 via The Washington Post

Re-election Bid Offers Test of Mayor’s Appeal to ‘Two Chicagos’ — February 17, 2015 via The New York Times

Map: In The world only these five countries have escaped European colonialism — February 16, 2015 via Vox

February 9-15, 2015

Spike Lee on His New Black Movie and How Black British Actors “Invaded” Hollywood — February 15, 2015 via Slate

Me and My Girls — February 14, 2015 via The New York Times

Jackie Robinson West, city reel at loss of team’s title — February 13, 2015 via Chicago Tribune

History of Lynching in South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names — February 12, 2015 via The New York Times

Black Alumni Association speaks out — February 11, 2015 via Daily Trojan

The Racist Movie That Made Hollywood — February 10, 2015 via Daily Beast

Orangeburg, SC, 1968: The massacre of students you may not have heard of — February 9, 2015 via Daily Kos

February 2-8, 2015

25 years ago today, the New York Times ran its first profile on Barack Obama — February 8, 2015 via Vox

The most important issue no one’s talking about in the mayoral race – February 7, 2015 via The Chicago Reader

Jimmy Fallon Re-Created The “Fresh Prince” Theme Song And It Was Better Than The Original — February 6, 2015 via BuzzFeed Entertainment

WATCH: ‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo Says Academy Prefers ‘Subservient’ Black Roles — February 5, 2015 via Variety

The Poetry of Malcolm London — February 4, 2015 via Vanichi Magazine

The Misguided Liberal Love for Megyn Kelly — February 3, 2015 via Slate

‘Female Husbands’ In The 19th Century — February 2, 2015 via NPR

January 26- February 1, 2015

Halve females prisoner number, says minister Simon Hughes — February 1, 2015 via BBC News UK

‘Ghettoside’ Explores Why Murders Are Invisible in Los Angeles — January 31, 2015 via NPR

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe as Twitter weeps for Miss Jamaica — January 30, 2015 via The Washington Post

Viola Davis Won Best Actress At The SAG & Gave The Most Empowering Acceptance Speech Ever — January 29, 2015 via Tea & Breakfast

Where’s The Empathy — January 28, 2015 via The New York Times

A Twist in the Murder of a 97-Year-Old Man: He Was Knifed 5 Decades Ago — January 27, 2015 via The New York Times

U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won’t Be Easy — January 26, 2015 via NPR

January 19-25, 2015

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America — January 25, 2015 via Columbia Journalism Review

Obama Drops Instantly Legendary Ad-Libbed Burn on Republicans During State of the Union — January 24, 2015 via Slate

Watch President Obama’s State of the Union — January 23, 2015 via Think Progress

State of the Union Speechwriter for Obama Draws on Various Inspirations — January 22, 2015 via The New York Times

CTA Says Goodbye To The 2400-Series Rail Car — January 21, 2015 via Chicagoist

The Myth of Gentrification — January 20, 2015 via Slate

King’s Family Build Its Own Legacy of Legal Battles — January 19, 2015 via NPR

January 12-18, 2015

‘Empire’ Cast and Creators: ‘We’re Showing Real Life’ — January 18, 2015 via Variety

Why I Love Documentaries — January 17, 2015 via Reblog

Why Can’t Hollywood Get Female Journalists Right — January 16, 2015 via New York Magazine

White House Film Festival Seeks Student Submissions — January 14, 2015 via Variety

‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement — January 13, 2015 via Daily Beast

The GOP Should Stop Lying About Obama’s Economy — January 12, 2015 via Daily Beast

January 5-11, 2015

Cecil Murray, South LA’s civic leader and spiritual guide — January 11, 2015 via Intersections: South LA

Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo on the ‘Divine Timing’ of ‘Selma’ – January 10, 2015 via Variety

The Rise of the Black British Actor — January 9, 2015 via BuzzFeed

10 Speeches by Black Women That Everyone Needs to Read — January 8, 2015 via Atlanta Black Star

Keisha Knight Pulliam Ousted From ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Over Refusal to Contact Bill Cosby — January 7, 2015 via The New York Times

NYPD Back-Turning Protests Continue at Funeral for Slain Officer — January 6, 2015 via Newsweek

Robin Roberts sheds ‘tears of admiration and profound gratitude’ for Stuart Scott — January 5, 2015 via Washington Post

December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Stuart Scott’s Legacy — January 4, 2015 via ESPN

45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed — January 3, 2015 via USA Today

Looking Back: Those We Lost in 2014 — January 2, 2015 via The New York Times

30 Things Journalists Do That Piss Off Other Journalists — January 1, 2015 via NewsCastic

The Future Is In Color — December 31, 2014 via Lemon Andersen

The Chicago Sun-Times’ 10 most shared tweets of 2014 — December 30, 2014 via Chicago Sun-Times

Torture, Race, Marijuana and 12 Other Big Issues of 2014 — December 29, 2014 via Washington Post

December 22 – 28, 2014

Hollywood’s race problem: An insular industry struggles to change — December 28, 2014 via Washington Post

The Worst Journalism of 2014 — December 27, 2014 via Columbia Journalism Review

2014: A Year in Pictures — December 26, 2014 via The New York Times

Demolished: The end of Chicago’s public housing — December 25, 2014 via NPR

The 17 Best New Shows of 2014 — December 24, 2014 via BuzzFeed

Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post Fellow — December 23, 2014 via Washington Post

Hip-Hop’s Huge Problem with Iggy Azalea Just Blew Up — And She Completely Deserves It — December 22, 2014 via Music.Mic

December 15 – 21, 2014

A Changing Mission — December 20, 2014 via San Francisco Chronicle

A Eulogy for Colbert — December 18, 2014 via Newsweek

North Korea Is Not Funny — December 16, 2014 via The Atlantic

‘The Newsroom’ Exits With a Funeral for Old Media — December 15, 2014 via The Atlantic

December 8 – 14, 2014

Why Publishing Stolen Sony Data is Problematic but Necessary — December 14, 2014 via Variety

Shonda Rhimes, Al Sharpton Blast ‘Racist’ Sony Emails — December 13, 2014 via Variety

Shonda Rhimes at THR’s Power Women Event: ‘I Haven’t Broken Any Glass Ceilings” — December 12, 2014 via The Hollywood Reporter

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Jokes About Obama and Race — December 11, 2014 via Variety

We’re in danger of becoming separate societies — December 10, 2014 via The San Francisco Chronicle

Dollree Mapp, 1923-2014: “The Rosa Parks of the Fourth Amendment” – December 9, 2014 via The Marshall Project

We Are Desensitized To The Melting Pot We Created — December 8, 2014 via WRKC 88.5

December 1 – 7, 2014

If It Happened There: Courts Sanction Killing by U.S. Security Forces — December 7, 2014 via Slate

Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood’s Race Problem: “It’s a White Industry” — December 6, 2014 via The Hollywood Reporter

Actually, Blacks Do Care About Black Crime — December 5, 2014 via Slate

This Brilliant Map Renames Each US State With A Country Generating the Same GDP — December 4, 2014 via Business Insider

In Conversation with Chris Rock —  December 3, 2014 via Vulture

Chris Rock Sums Up the State of Race in America in a Fascinating Interview —  December 2, 2014 via Slate

Jacqueline Woodson responds to Lemony Snicket author’s ‘ignorant’ racist remark — December 1, 2014 via The Guardian

November 24 – 30, 2014

Pain is Colorblind — November 30, 2014 via The New York Times

Raging Protestors Set Ferguson on Fire — November 29, 2014 via Daily Beast

Tracking the South LA protests online — November 28, 2014 via Intersections South LA

George Stephanopoulos’ Darren Wilson Interview Speaks Volumes About ABC News — November 27, 2014 via Variety

Ferguson Protests Reach USC Campus — November 26, 2014 via ATVN

USC locks down amid Ferguson protests — November 25, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Tia and Tamera Mowry Both Have Changed Up Their Hairstyles — November 24, 2014 via People

November 17 – 23, 2014

Finding Marlowe — November 23, 2014 via Los Angles Times

Ask an Ethicist: Can I Still Watch The Cosby Show — November 22, 2014 via Time

Man’s death touches’ an entire community,’ father says — November 21, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

Toni Morrison completely schools Stephen Colbert on the topic of racism — November 20, 2014 via Salon

Music Mogul Quincy Jones Honored at Ebony Power 100 Gala —  November 19, 2014 via Variety

The Cosby Show — November 18, 2014 via The Atlantic

November 10 – 16, 2014

U.S. to Revise Bush Policy on Treatment of Prisoners — November 16, 2014 via The New York Times

Is torture ever justified? — November 15, 2014 via The Economist

Why so few white kids land in CPS — and why it matters — November 14, 2014 via WBEZ

Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story? — November 13, 2014 via Washington Post

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Lottery — November 12, 2014 via Last Week Tonight

Braving the Flames for Racism — November 11, 2014 via Los Angeles Sentinel

Bill Clinton Predicts ‘Boogie Dance’ in Washington After Republican Senate Win — November 10, 2014 via Variety

November 3 – 9, 2014

‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert’ Strain to Lampoon Democratic Losses — November 9, 2014 via NPR

Catcall video goes viral — November 8, 2014 via CNN

‘The Kissing Case’ And The Lives It Shattered — November 7, 2014 via NPR

How ‘Titanic’ Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State — November 6, 2014 via Daily Beast

VH1 Gets to Be Black Without the Burden — November 5, 2014 via The Root

How Uber is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles — November 4, 2014 via The New York Times

Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat — November 3, 2014 via Columbia Journalism Review

October 27 – November 2, 2014

Rihanna, Miley Cyrus Spark Celebs to Give to HIV/AIDS Fight at amfAR Inspiration Gala — November 2, 2014 via Variety

Can C.L. Max Nikias Turn USC into the Stanford of Southern California — November 1, 2014 via Los Angeles Magazine

The “Dear White People” syndrome: Why movies are obsessed with light-skinned black characters — October 31, 2014 via Salon

Whatever It Takes — October 30, 2014 via The New Yorker

Why a Professor Is Teaching an Entire Class About Beyonce — October 29, 2014 via Slate

Why we link Ebola to fictional stories like ‘Contagion’ — October 28, 2014 via Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles cultural boom give city’s artists spaces they can call home — October 27, 2014 via The Guardian

October 20-26, 2014

34 Things People From Chicago Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners — October 26, 2014 via Movoto

Lionsgate’s Michael Burns, Rob Friedman Honored by Int’l Medical Corps —  October 25, 2014 via Variety

Clair Huxtable Is Dead: On Slaying the Cosbys and Making Space for Liv, Analise and Mary Jane — October 24, 2014 via Crunk Feminist Collection

The Wire: David Simon Q&A — October 23, 2014 via What’s Alan Watching?

Why New Cast Member Leslie Jones May Just Save Saturday Night Live — October 22, 2014 via Vanity Fair

‘SNL’ Has One of the Year’s Most Surprisingly Sharp Critiques of Poverty Aid in Africa — October 21, 2014 via Identities.Mic

Julia Roberts, Bob Greenblatt Support LGBT Community at GLSEN Respect Awards — October 20, 2014 via Variety

October 13-19, 2014

‘The Best of Me’ and the evil genius of the Nicholas Sparks empire — October 19, 2014 via The Washington Post

Her Own Kind of Annenberg — October 18, 2014 via Vanity Fair

Kevin Hart, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cast Joke About Reality Show, On-Set Chemistry — October 17, 2014 via Variety

The Beauty And Pain Of Falling In Love With The Right Person At The Wrong Time — October 16, 2014 via Elite Daily

Rieder: What’s next for Politico under Glasser – October 15, 2014 via USA Today

Luiz Rodriguez named LA’s poet laureate — October 14, 2014

The Gays Are Taking Over TV (Well Kind Of) — October 13, 2014

October 6-12, 2014

‘Dear White People’ Star Tyler James William Talks Afros and Chris Rock — October 12, 2014 via Variety

#TBT South LA: Church mothers, circa 1960 — October 11, 2014 via Intersections South LA

52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past — October 10, 2014 via Distractify

The culture wars are back and this time everyone can win — October 9, 2014 via Washington Post

Bill Maher 1, Ben Affleck 0 — October 8, 2014 via Daily Beast

Does Television Spanglish Need A Rewrite — October 7, 2014 via NPR

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Can Make You Feel ‘Lost’ — October 6, 2014 via The Root

September 29 – October 5, 2014

‘Last Week Tonight’ Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver Says — October 5, 2014 via Daily Beast

Gilligan’s Island At 50: A Goofy Show From a Time of TV Innocence — October 4, 2014 via Variety

Why Denzel Washington May Be the Last Pure Movie Star — October 3, 2014 via Variety

At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert — October 2, 2014 via Washington Post

John Oliver Is Doing Some Really Good Investigative Journalism — October 1, 2014 via Huffington Post

In Defense Of Ms. Hill — September 30, 2014 via Medium

Remembering The ‘Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’ — September 29, 2014 via NPR

September 22-28, 2014

Dear Professor, Some of Us Work 40 Hours a Week —September 28, 2014 via Huffington Post

Adrian Peterson’s actions reflective of cultural differences — September 27, 2014 via Boston Globe

9 stories to catch you up on why people are pissed at the NYT’s story on Shonda Rhimes — September 26, 2014 via Poynter

John Oliver rips apart the insane math of Miss American contest — September 25, 2014 via Vox

30 of Shonda Rhimes’ Stars Respond to New York Times’ “Angry Black Woman” Column — September 24, 2014 via The Hollywood Reporter

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ Sustains — September 23, 2014 via NPR

What if white men, not black women, were caricatured as ‘angry’? — September 22, 2014 via Melissa Harris-Perry

September 15-21, 2014

‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Cast Talks About Joining ‘TGIT’ in Shondaland — September 21, 2014 via Variety

33 Must-Read Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week — September 20, 2014 via Buzzfeed

As news business takes a hit, the number of black journalists decline —  September 18, 2014 via Pew Research Center

5 things white people need to learn about cultural appropriation — September 17, 2014 via The Daily Dot

Atlantic on the move — September 16, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

Since You Already Forgot About #Ferguson and #MikeBrown, Let Me Give You An Update — September 15, 2014 via OOGEE

September 8-14, 2014

Why Casual Dating Is Ruining Us All — September 14, 2014 via Thought Catalog

These 75 Iconic Photos Will Define the 21st Century So Far. Everyone Needs to See This. — September 13, 2014 via Distractify

The Falling Man — September 12, 2014 via Esquire

What Does Never Forget Mean on 9/11? — September 11, 2014 via Chicago Now

5 Traditionally Male Jobs You Didn’t Know Women Pioneered — September 10, 2014 via The Huffington Post

The Revictimizing of Janay Rice —  September 9, 2014 via The Nation
Watch John Oliver Discuss Student Debt and Go After For-Profit Colleges — September 8, 2014 via Slate

September 1-7, 2014

Q&A: Amanda Fuller Talks Playing Brittany Murphy in Lifetime Biopic — September 6, 2014

The Mindy Project Really Needs an Abortion Storyline — September 5, 2014 via Slate

How the rest of the world sees Ferguson — September 4, 2014 via Washington Post

“I am not afraid to die”: Why America will never be the same post-Ferguson — September 3, 2014 via Salon

Jackie Robinson West did hard part, now it’s up to the rest of us — September 2, 2014 via Sun-Times Politics

August 25-31, 2014

Watch Jon Stewart Take On Fox News Coverage — August 29, 2014 via Ad Age

Who’s In the Office? The American Workday In One Graph — August 28, 2014 via NPR

Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call ‘No Angel’? — August 27, 2014 via Vanity Fair

Beyond a Simple Solution: Race Relations in Ferguson — August 26, 2014 via Time

Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise — August 25, 2014 via The New York Times

August 18-24, 2014

The Best and Worst of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — August 24, 2014 via Variety

Journalism Has a Diversity Problem. How Can We Fix It? — August 23, 2014 via Contently

Face it, blacks. Michael Brown let you down — August 22, 2014 via Medium

Let’s Be Real — August 21, 2014 via Grantland

A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking — August 20, 2014 via Upworthy

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police — August 19, 2014 via Huffington Post

The Problem With “Either…Or” & Binary Social-Media Activism — August 18, 2014 via WOHHIPHOP

August 11-17, 2014

Between Ferguson’s Police and Population, A Racial Divide — August 17, 2014 via NPR

Suicide contagion and social media: The dangers of sharing ‘Genie, you’re free’ — August 16, 2014

Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic — August 15, 2014 via The Root

Politicians Pay Tribute to Robin Williams, Whose Satire Didn’t Sting — August 14, 2014 via Variety

SF Chronicle Hopes Incubator Will ‘Turn Around Legacy Media Company’ — August 13, 2014 via PBS

Many Faces and One of a Kind: The Creation of Robin Williams — August 12, 2014 via Daily Beast

Robin Williams Joins Comedian Giants Gone Too Soon — August 11, 2014 via Variety

August 4-10, 2014

Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens — August 6, 2014 via Variety

Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — August 5, 2014 via NPR

Hollywood Films Fail to Represent Diversity in U.S., Study Shows — August 4, 2014 via Variety

July 28 – August 3, 2014

Inside the crumbling marriage of Jay-Z and Beyonce — August 3, 2014 via New York Post

Breaking socioeconomic codes at computer camp — August 2, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Gets a Boost From Its Animal Instincts at L.A. Zoo — August 1, 2014 via Variety

Class of 2025 — July 31, 2014 via Oregon Public Broadcasting

Diversity of cyclists growing in Boston — July 30, 2014 via Boston Globe

July 21-27, 2014

‘This should hurt everybody’ Hadiya Pendleton laid to rest — July 27, 2014 via Chicago Sun-Times

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world — July 26, 2014 via Aljazeera

A Seat at the Table: Post & Beam in Crenshaw Builds Community One Course at a Time — July 25, 2014 via KCET

Open Letter to the Born Again — July 24, 2014 via The Nation

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison — July 23, 2014 via HBO

10 Comics to Watch: Lena Waithe’s Pop-Culture Voice Comes Through in ‘Twenties’ — July 22, 2014 via Variety

Ethan Hawke’s Heartwarming Tribute To A “Boyhood” With Music — July 21, 2014 via BuzzFeed

July 14-20, 2014

Tired of Life: Encouragement for the Overworked, Stressed or Exhausted — July 19, 2014 via The Freedom Experiment

Daquan is a White Girl — July 18, 2014 via Medium

Study: ‘Sexy’ pictures on social media make women less competent, attractive to their peers — July 17, 2014 via Washington Post

‘Saturday Night Live’ Short-Timers Who Made It Big — July 16, 2014 via Variety

Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed — July 15, 2014 via Salon

What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence in Chicago — July 14, 2014 via NPR

July 7-13, 2014

When I Look In The Mirror —  July 13, 2014 via Vimeo

Cleveland: 10 Things Politico Should Know — July 12, 2014 via Huffington Post

Compton reassess native son Dr. Dre, a newly minted billionaire — July 11, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

The Trials of ‘Tammy’: Stop Policing Melissa McCarthy’s Body — July 10, 2014 via Daily Beast

Deadly Fourth of July Weekend in Chicago — July 9, 2014 via the Chicago Sun-Times

She’s Still Dying on Facebook — July 8, 2014 via The Atlantic

7 Life Lessons From ‘Forrest Gump’ on Its 20th Anniversary — July 7, 2014 via ABC News

June 30 – July 6, 2014

Hollywood Pastor Who Ministers to Big Celebs Has a Surprising Message About the Future of the Entertainment Industry — July 6, 2014 via The Blaze

‘The Walking Dead’ adds ‘The Wire’ star Seth Gilliam as series regular — July 5, 2014 via Digital Spy

Debbie Allen talks ‘A Different World’ reboot — July 3, 2014 via The Grio

‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’: Public Art Celebrates the Civil Rights Revolution — July 2, 2014 via KCET

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Midwest Upbringing, Working Relationship at ‘Tammy’ Premiere — July 1, 2014 via Variety

June 23-29, 2014

It’s Not Summertime Without You — June 26, 2014 via Thought Catalog

What Diane Sawyer’s departure from “World News” means for women, and for network news — June 25, 2014 via Slate

From Backup Dancer to ‘The Wire’: How A Scar Transformed A Career — June 23, 2014 via NPR

June 16-22, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry Shows Her Natural Hair Sans Braids and Her New Baby — June 22, 2014 via The Root

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde — June 21, 2014 via MoCADA

Starbucks college program an effective idea — June 20, 2014 via Daily Trojan

U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging — June 19, 2014 via Washington Post

25 Signs You’re Succeeding At Life (Even If It Doesn’t Feel LIke It) — June 19, 2014 via The Open Mind

‘Frogmen’: The O.J. Simpson Pilot the Public Never Saw — June 18, 2014 via Variety

Did This City Bring Down Its Murder Rate by Paying People Not to Kill? — June 17, 2014 via Mother Jones

June 9-15, 2014

The Racism Beat: What It’s Like To Write About Hate Over and Over and Over — June 12, 2014 via Matter

Public must focus on mental health in shooting — June 10, 2014 via Daily Trojan

June 2-8, 2014

‘Selfies’ should not be taken at graduation — June 5, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Tiananmen Square Tank Man: 25 Years Later, His Memory Lives On — June 4, 2014 via ABC News

The Kids of Yesteryear — June 3, 2014 via The New York Times

May 26 – June 1, 2014

Northgate Market and Jamie Oliver program boost South LA food landscape — May 30, 2014 via Intersections South LA

‘The Wonder Years’ cast has photo-filled reunion — May 29, 2014 via Today Entertainment

Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, A Teacher, and Great Human Being — May 28, 2014 via Daily Beast

10 Years After Its Premiere, ‘The Wire’ Feels Dated, and That’s a Good Thing — May 27, 2014 via The Atlantic

May 19-25, 2014

Plaza aims to boost Leimert Park community — May 23, 2014 via Intersections South LA

First Black Female Network TV Reporter Debuted 40 Years Ago — May 22, 2014 via Maynard Institute

City must encourage use of summer programs — May 21, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Education: Summer for Learning — May 20, 2014 via TIME

How Chirlane McCray Became New York City’s Ideal First Lady — May 19, 2014 via Slate

May 12-18, 2014

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange walk into an elevator — May 15, 2014 via NPR

May 5 -11, 2014

African-American Students Weighing Colleges’ Response to Racial Incidents Before Choosing — May 9, 2014 via Atlanta Black Star

Volunteers see river in a new light — May 8, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

The Original South Park, an Oasis in South Los Angeles — May 6, 2014 via KCET

South LA corner stores turn full-service — May 5, 2014 via Intersections South LA

April 28 – May 4, 2014

What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of NPR Facebook experiment — May 3, 2014 via Nieman Journalism Lab

Facing off against pollution in South LA neighborhoods — May 2, 2014 via Intersections South LA

Sterling situation raises questions — May 1, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Obama College Prep must consider location — April 30, 2014 via Daily Trojan

White students getting more spots at top CPS high schools — April 29, 2014 via Chicago Sun-Times

The death of Dantrell Davis — April 28, 2014 via Chicago Tribune

April 21-27, 2014

Donald Sterling alleged recording sparks action, anger across L.A. — April 27, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

There’s No Better Test for Millennials than the American City — April 26, 2014 via Daily Beast

Northwestern Football Players Cast Votes for Union — April 25, 2014 via The New York Times

CPS to build selective-enrollment high school named for Obama — April 24, 2014 via Chicago Sun Times

Schools should not threaten suspension carelessly — April 23, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals — April 22, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

April 14-20, 2014

Student voice on LAUSD will better diversify decisions — April 16, 2014 via Daily Trojan

NPHC looks to expand, rebrand — April 15, 2014 via Daily Trojan

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert — April 14, 2014 via Colorlines

April 7-13, 2014

Becoming Obama — April 12, 2014 via Vanity Fair

Students hold discussion with director John Singleton on ‘Higher Learning’, on-campus race relations — April 11, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Food reduction should trump federal standard — April 9, 2014 via Daily Trojan

20 Years Later, Rwandan Genocide Still Educates, Moves Students — April 8, 2014 via Neon Tommy

Why Did Chicago’s Middle Class Disappear? — April 7, 2014 via Chicago Magazine

March 31-April 6, 2014

Student-athletes must take caution before unionizing — April 2, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Divorcing Athletics from College: the Danger of Greener Pastures — March 31, 2014 via Wright and Left

March 24-30, 2014

Stephen Colbert, Racism and the Weaponized Hashtag — March 30, 2014 via Wall Street Journal

Will South LA benefit from SAT upgrades? — March 29, 2014 via Intersections South LA

South LA vs. South Central — March 28, 2014 via Intersections South LA

Trying to close the ‘word gap’ — March 27, 2014 via The New York Times

Informing teachers about grants vital to education — March 26, 2014 via Daily Trojan

‘Kimye’ on the cover of Vogue: Why do we reward lack of character — March 25, 2014 via The Grio

‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart Roasts CNN’s Malaysia Airline Coverage — March 24, 2014

March 17-23, 2014

Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books — March 22, 2014

March 10-16, 2014

Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books — March 15, 2014 via The New York Times

Government must not give up on Head Start programs — March 14, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Green Alleys to took root in South LA — March 13, 2014 via Intersections South LA

The Trial That Unleashed Hysteria Over Child Abuse — March 12, 2014 via The New York Times

Why Alzheimer’s Matters — March 11, 2014 via Huffington Post

Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of Chicagoland — March 10, 2014

March 3-9, 2014

BSA holds vigil for racial violence — March 9, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Sacramento hosts students — March 8, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Major Changes in SAT Announced by College Bound — March 7, 2014 via The New York Times

First Student Spotlight — March 6, 2014 via USC Black Student Assembly

School administrators must foster meaningful dialogue — March 5, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Tiny Digital Publisher to Put Newsweek Back in Print — March 4, 2014 via The New York Times

Democrats Try Wooing the Ones Who Got Away: White Men — March 3, 2014 via The New York Times

Feb. 25 – March 2, 2014

Injustice in the courtroom — March 2, 2014 via Daniel Hill’s Blog

Erasure Hurts: Why the Discussion About Pharrell’s Album Cover Matters — February 28, 2014 via For Harriet

And Now For the Further Adventures of Rahm the Impaler — February 27, 2014 via Esquire

Campuses must encourage support systems — February 26, 2014 via The Daily Trojan

Feb. 16-24, 2014

Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis and America’s Racist History — February 21, 2014 via The Daily Beast

What writing feels like today — February 19, 2014 via Wright & Left

Misappropriating Malcolm X and Nicki Minaj controversy — February 18, 2014 via Madame Noire

John Singleton to direct Tupar Shakur biopic — February 17, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn — February 16, 2014 via The Atlantic

Feb. 9-15, 2014

Can South LA alleys become pedestrian-friendly parks? — February 15, 2014 via KCRW

‘Impossible Dream’ documentary film pays tribute to Tom Bradley — February 14, 2014 via Intersections | South LA

Hard Times at Howard U. — February 13, 2014 via The New York Times

Crenshaw Boulevard comes to a crossroads — February 12, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown wins two-year delay in prison crowding caps — February 11, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

A turning point for Leimert Park Village — February 10, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

2014: The Year of the Intern? — February 9, 2014 via Los Angeles Sentinel

Feb. 2-8, 2014

No mom should have to bury her son — February 6, 2014 via CNN

George Zimmerman’s next big move — February 5, 2014 via Daily Beast

Happy Birthday, Facebook — February 4, 2014 via Washington Post

How much snow for a snowday? — February 3, 2014 via Huffington Post

Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014

What Black History Month Should Be – February 1, 2014 via Huffington Post

Trial over California teacher protection laws open — January 31, 2014 via The Los Angeles Times

Committing to Play for College, Then Starting 9th Grade — January 30, 2014 via The New York Times

Schools should enforce lockdown safety drills  — January 29, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Emanuel goes a bit too far with wisecrack about Abraham Lincoln — January 28, 2014 via Chicago Sun-Times

USC’s historical progression depicted in architecture — January 27, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Jan. 20-26, 2014

Most better off than parents — January 26, 2014 via Washington Post

41 times Buzzfeed told us who we are — January 25, 2014 via Washington Post

Beyond our broken dreams — January 24, 2014 via Chicago Tribune

Industry must accept bloggers’ rights — January 23, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Tim Scott Plans Black History Event With Former African-American Senators — January 22, 2014 via Roll Call

Schools should widen holiday criteria — January 22, 2014 via Daily Trojan

Life as a Female Journalist: Hot or Not? — January 20, 2014 via The New York Times

Jan. 13-19, 2014

Why the Snub of Fruitvale Station Hurts Most — January 19, 2014 via Slate

Smart, Poor Kids Are Applying to the Wrong Colleges — January 18, 2014 via Slate

A First Lady at 50, Finding Her On Path — January 17, 2014 via The New York Times

The Problem of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility — January 16, 2014 via The Atlantic

Colleges shouldn’t write off low income schools — January 15, 2014 via Daily Trojan

“I woke up like this” — January 14, 2014 via Salon

Jan. 6-12, 2014

Chicago’s Class — January 12, 2014 via Jonathan Lopez

Pregnant, and Forced to Stay on Life Support — January 8, 2014 via New York Times

White Supremacy Wins Again — January 7, 2014 via Salon

Dec. 30, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014

A Tragedy Compounded — January 4, 2014 via Daily Beast

Newspaper behind bars boasts compelling storytelling — January 2, 2014 via Los Angeles Times

Trayvon Martin and 2013 Revealed Harsh Reality Of Racism In America — January 1, 2014 via Huffington Post

Dec. 23-29, 2013

Beyonce’s Sample of the Challenger Explosion Isn’t As Random As You Think — December 28, 2013 via Slate

25 Documentaries That Will Make You Cry Uncontrollably — December 26, 2013 via Buzzfeed

‘I didn’t say get the story. I said get the kid his peaches’ — December 25, 2013 via Los Angeles Times

Visiting a Friend in Jail — December 24, 2013 via Caking

In planning run, Schnur will take leave of absence from Unruh — December 23, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Dec. 16-22, 2013

Life after death in Chicago — December 22, 2013 via The New York Times

The Rise of Beyonce, The Fall of Lauryn Hill: A Tale of Two Icons —  December 21, 2013 via The Feminist Wire

11 News Anchor Flubs — December 19, 2013 via Daily Beast

The Real History of the Word Redskin — December 18, 2013 via Slate

There is not a red America and a blue America. There is a “y’all” America and a “you guys” America — December 17, 2013 via Washington Post

Don’t look now, Megyn Kelly, but readers say Santa can too be black — December 16, 2013 via Los Angeles Times

Dec. 9-15, 2013

At South L.A. mall, a Claus with quite an effect — December 14, 2013

Invisible Child: Reasons to Dream — December 13, 2013 via The New York Times

Invisible Child: Finding Strengths in Bonds of Family — December 12, 2013 via The New York Times

Invisible Child: A Neighborhood’s Profound Divide — December 11, 2013 via The New York Times

Invisible Child: A Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation — December 10, 2013 via The New York Times

Invisible Child: GIrls in the Shadows — December 9, 2013 via The New York Times

Dec. 2-8, 2013

The Manhunt for Christopher Dorner — December 8, 2013 via Los Angeles Times

How Chicago should honor Mandela — December 7, 2013 via Chicago Reader

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95 — December 6, 2013 via The New York Times

15 of Nelson Mandela’s Most Inspiring Quotes — December 5, 2013 via Buzzfeed

2013 in Magazine Covers and Newspaper Front Pages — December 4, 2013 via Buzzfeed

USC assists in Alzheimer’s research — December 3, 2013 via USC News

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013

No More Slave Movies — November 28, 2013 via Nick Cannon

How Bulls fans should view Rose’s injury — November 27, 2013 via Bulls.com

Nov. 18-24, 2013

An Education Anything But Standard — November 21, 2013 via Wright and Left

In Places Like North St. Louis, Gunfire Still Rules the Night — November 20, 2013 via The New York Times

President Obama should never apologize for passing Obamacare — November 18, 2013 via Daily Beast

Nov. 11-17, 2013

3-D printing of guns will harm society greatly — November 17, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Offensive phrases that people still use in 2013 — November 16, 2013 via Business Insider

Are the Healthcare Website Delays President Obama’s Hurricane Katrina? — November 15, 2013 via Daily Beast

I Never Thought I’d Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student But I Was Wrong — November 14, 2013 via Upworthy

Media needs to reconsider coverage of mass shootings — November 13, 2013 via Daily Trojan

The Right’s Slavery Obsession — November 12, 2013 via Daily Beast

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges — November 11, 2013 via LA Times

Nov. 4-10, 2013

L.A. homicides down 13% in 2013, on pace for lowest total since 1966 — November 8, 2013 via LA Times

New Zealand teen rape cultures reveals itself on social media — November 6, 2013 via Jezebel

Out of Foster Care, Into College — November 4, 2013 via The New York Times

Oct. 28- Nov. 3, 2013

Kerry Washington addresses lack of diversity on ‘SNL’ – November 3, 2013 via Time

Lost Count: A Love Story to Victims of Chicago Violence — October 30, 2013

Asian students evaluate diversity at USC — October 28, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Oct. 21-27, 2013

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman inspired Halloween costumes cause uproar — October 27, 2013

White House official fired for tweeting under a fake name — October 23, 2013 via Daily Beast

African-American students evaluate their place at USC — October 21, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Oct. 14-20, 2013

Not a rivalry but a microcosm of the gun violence in Chicago — October 20, 2013 via SoundFuse

Conversation can’t save us — October 19, 2013 via Makiahisms

Am I crazy or is that racist? — October 16, 2013 via Gawker

Can I Touch It?: White corporate women wear black hair styles — October 15, 2013 via Slate

University imposes sanctions on The Row — October 16, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Oct. 7-13, 2013

From Miley to Macklemore: The Privilege Spectrum — October 13, 2013 via Hip Hop and Politics

Nobel Peace Prize announced — October 11, 2013 via Daily Beast

Petraeus discusses technology — October 9, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Chris Brown and boy rape culture — October 8, 2013 via Olivia A. Cole

Calif. governor vetoes bill to allow jury duty to noncitizens — October 7, 2013 via Los Angeles Times

Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 2013

Fresh Prince take on government shutdown — October 4, 2013 via Thought Catalog

The Problem with White People — October 3, 2013 via WrightandLeft

Social media fuels Chicago gang rivalries — October 1, 2013 via Wired

Ted Cruz and other GOP congressmen lose by acting like winners — September 30, 2013 via Daily Beast

Sept. 23- 29, 2013

CPS should restore Jesse Owens’ name to Chicago public school — September 26, 2013 via Chicago Tribune

CPS student arrested after bringing gun to school to protect himself — September 25, 2013 via Chicago Tribune

Assemblymember focuses on education — September 24, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Calif. governor allows embarrassing Facebook posts to disappear — September 23, 2013 via L.A. Times

Sept. 16- 22, 2013

Pageant brings out worst in America — September 18, 2013 via Daily Trojan

Sept. 9-15, 2013

Miss America exposes America’s underlying biases, bigotry — September 15, 2013 via BuzzFeed

Sept. 2-8, 2013

Sometimes change doesn’t come easy — September 4, 2013 via Chicago Business

Need to understand the Syria conflict? Read this. — September 2, 2013 via Washington Post

Aug. 26- Sept. 1, 2013

David Frost, acclaimed journalist, dies at 74 — September 1, 2013 via Daily Beast

Though 50 years since The Dream vocalized, it still rings true — August 28, 2013 via Daily Beast

Aug. 19-25, 2013

White privilege can influence, improve race relations between peers — August 22, 2013 via Cracking the Code

African American’s hero daughters fight to keep his name on Far South Side school —August 21, 2013 via Chicago Tribune

Aug. 12-18, 2013

The high price of a dream — August 17, 2013 via The Village Free Press

Is the country ready for a female president? The First Lady thinks so. — August 16, 2013 via Huffington Post

Media mogul Russell Simmons apologizes for Harriet Tubman sex tap parody — August 15, 2013 via The Grio

Russell Simmons dishonors Harriet Tubman in sex tape parody — August 14, 2013 via Radio Facts

More children die in Chicago from violence than any other city — August 12, 2013 via Chicago Reporter

Aug. 5-11, 2013

Killed, halfway home — August 11, 2013 via Emily Hauser

From tragedy comes change — August 10, 2013 via Red Eye Chicago

Interracial couple grows as the entertainment industry changes — August 5, 2013 via The Grio

July 29- Aug. 4, 2013

Englewood railroad deal to derail southside community — August 2, 2013 via Chicago Reader

Don Lemon and the rage of the privileged class — July 31, 2013 via the Grio

America’s obsession with guns masks dark reality — July 30, 2013 via the Daily Beast

July 22-28, 2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ shows the humanity of young black males — July 27, 2013 via Associated Press

Black Congressional Caucus to hold summit in light off violence in Chicago — July 26, 2013 via MSNBC

Politicization of tragedies shift focus away from the need for urgent action — July 24, 2013 via Smartypants

Chicago Bull gives his take on his hometown’s crime, violence — July 22, 2013 via NBC Chicago

July 15-21, 2013

Why children are so much better than us with race relations — July 21, 2013 via NPR

Obama brings nation together with speech, diffuses divisiveness — July 20, 2013 via Daily Beast

Detroit files for bankruptcy in line of economy and infrastructure ruin — July 19, 2013 via Weather.com

Trayvon — July 18, 2013 via Mickey Desruisseaux

Trayvon and Chicago — July 18, 2013 via Huffington Post

On Hoodies and the ‘Talk’ — July 17, 2013 via Code Switch

The problem with focusing on ‘black-on-black’ crime — July 15, 2013 via Daily Beast

July 8-14, 2013

George Zimmerman found ‘not guilty’ of Trayvon Martin killing, next steps for family, country
— July 14, 2013

White Supremacy prevails as George Zimmerman is acquitted — July 14, 2013

MLK’s Forgotten Plan to End Gun Violence in Chicago — July 9, 2013 via History News Network

Changing perspectives on internships lead to greater rewards — July 8, 2013 via Huffington Post

July 1-7, 2013

Independence Day a day to reflect, access our nation’s progress — July 4, 2013 via The Grio

Mayors still hold significance in urban communities of color — July 3, 2013 via The Grio

Reasons for why Rachel Jeantel was misunderstood in court — July 2, 2013 via Black America Web

Republicans seek to attack Clinton on age — July 1, 2013 via Daily Beast

June 24-30, 2013

Gun violence takes financial, emotional toll on the survivors
— June 30, 2013 via Huffington Post

How to keep youth involved in non-profits — June 29, 2013 via The Non Profit Times

And you thought color jeans were only for teens — June 28, 2013 via Daily Beast

America still needs to reevaluate views on black women — June 27, 2013 via Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Rachel Jeantel’s testimony marks progress, lack of progress with self-love in black community — June 26, 2013 via Gradient Lair

Colourism continues to consume black community, exposes its self-hate — June 25, 2013 via Huffington Post

‘Dark Girls’ documentary opens up conversation about colourism in the black community — June 24, 2013 via Gradient Lair

June 17-23, 2013

New documentary looks to celebrate black girls, darker skin colors — June 23, 2013 via Daily Beast

Solutions to improving the lot of black men in America — June 19, 2013 via Daily Beast

Fans perceive Paula Deen’s comments as racist — June 18, 2013 via Huffington Post

Parking meter changes confuse Chicagoans — June 17, 2013 via ABC 7 Chicago

June 10-16, 2013

Homophobic comments reveal larger issue with GOP — June 14, 2013 via Daily Beast

Accepted methods to reduce poverty in the country often prove futile — June 10, 2013 via Notes of a Lawyer, Writer & Single Mom

June 3-9, 2013

How national perspective shapes international news narrative — June 9, 2013 via Global Post

First Lady’s response to heckler generates a stereotypical response — June 8, 2013 via PolicyMic

Media questions Al Sharpton’s credibility on cable news — June 7, 2013 via The Daily Beast

A look at how gun violence leaves behind living victims — June 6, 2013 via Chicago Sun Times

Michael Jackson’s teenage daughter attempts suicide after troubling text messages — June 6, 2013 via The Daily Beast

Chicago parking meter deal changes pay times, days — June 5, 2013 via Chicago Tribune

Family, friends celebrate 16th birthday of slain Chicago teen — June 3, 2013 via The Grio

May 27-June 2, 2013

Chicago revitalization to prove long-lasting, consequential — June 2, 2013

Rahm Emanuel’s seeks to fundamentally change the structure of Chicago, angers many Chicagoans — June 1, 2013

Cheerios commercial receives racist reactions — May 30, 2013

George Zimmerman’s trial to move forward without Trayvon Martin text messages — May 28, 2013

May 20-26, 2013

Where do you stand on the death penalty? — May 26, 2013

Students across the nation protest racial injustice — May 24, 2013

Three U.S. cities to explore self, new experiences — May 23, 2013

Field Trip Tragedy in Minnesota — May 22, 2013

Chicago to close most public schools in city’s history — May 22, 2013

Kanye West’s “New Slaves” urges a reevaluation of our social views — May 20, 2013

May 13-19, 2013

Is Sorry Enough?: IRS controversy rocks the White House — May 16, 2013

Reevaluating our national tragedies — May 15, 2013

Safe driving — May 14, 2013

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