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Trump Administration Vows 'Biggest Tax Cut,' 'Largest' Overhaul In History

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:48:00 -0400

The White House is issuing tax-plan guidelines today. It's not likely to get taken up soon, but Trump's Treasury secretary is pledging to move quickly — and to achieve 3 percent growth.



Donald Trump: Great For Ratings, But What About Governing?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400

With limited accomplishments chalked up, as he approaches 100 days in office, the president still seems to be stuck on one thing: how many people are tuning in.



5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:08:00 -0400

The documentaries attempt to complete the picture of what transpired in LA in 1992 after Rodney King was beaten by police, showing how the riots affected a wide swath of Angelenos.



In 'Chewing Gum,' Tracey Is The Quirkiest And Freest Character On TV

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:58:00 -0400

For Black women, there is an added benefit to watching Tracy's weirdness in Netflix's hit show in all its glory.



Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Trump is the first president without political, military or government experience. And experts argue that he's faced setbacks because of it.



Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:31:00 -0400

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.



Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:01:00 -0400

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.



This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

Karma, man.



How Young Muslims Define 'Halal Dating' For Themselves

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0400

Young Muslims find a middle ground for fostering romantic relationships between what is permissible and what is forbidden.



A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:49:00 -0400

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.



'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:32:00 -0400

The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups — especially black Americans.



Simple Beats Nuance, Which Is Part Of Why Trump Isn't Releasing Those Tax Returns

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:56:00 -0400

This has been said repeatedly, but it's worth repeating: There is nothing preventing the president from releasing his taxes while under audit.



We Asked People What They Know About Taxes. See If You Know The Answers

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Results of a new Ipsos poll conducted for NPR suggest Americans may be sending a garbled message when they voice their opinions on taxes.



How One Inmate Changed The Prison System From The Inside

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:59:00 -0400

The abbreviated story of Martin Sostre, a revolutionary prisoner who challenged and changed the American prison system from his cell in solitary confinement.



Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:12:00 -0400

The politics of respectability were complicated this week when a 69 year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.