Archives for August 2016

Wisconsin Governor Activates National Guard After Milwaukee Protests

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Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Sunday after an angry crowd set fire to buildings and attacked police cars in response to a police shooting in Milwaukee. Read More

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Confirmed: Ryan Lochte, 3 Other U.S. Swimmers Robbed at Gunpoint After IOC, USOC Deny Reports

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Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed early Sunday morning by individuals posing as armed police officers, according to theU.S. Olympic Committee. Read More

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Video Extra #3 >>> This U.S. Fencer Is Named After a Warrior Queen—and It Shows

This U.S. Fencer Is Named After a Warrior Queen—and It Shows

Video Extra #2 >>> Roy Woods: “Down Girl”

Roy Woods: “Down Girl”

The Get Down and the Sanctuary of Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann’s grandiose new Netflix show hums with cinematic magic but has a real interest in the conditions rap rose from.

By: SPENCER KORNHABER

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After a deadly shooting at a T.I. concert in New York City earlier this year, the NYPD commissioner William Bratton gave a radio interview blaming the bloodshed on “the crazy world of these so-called rap artists who are basically thugs” who “basically celebrate violence they did all their lives, and unfortunately that violence oftentimes manifests itself during their performances.” Read More

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The Repeated Racism of Snapchat

As a startup, it can sometimes be hard to navigate the shifting sands of race, gender, and power. But some mistakes are easy to avoid.

By: ROBINSON MEYER

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REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS LOGO) – RTX17GXT

You are a small though extraordinarily wealthy technology company, afloat in a sea filled with other such companies. Some are larger than you, and some are wealthier. People in your industry use language that touches on noble virtues and planetwide connection. But in practice, you profit from a society layered with different kinds of oppression and discrimination. You have to decide how to use your wealth and power in a world that consistently falls short. What is your duty? Read More

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Video Extra >>> Jay Leno’s Garage: Ariel Atom

Jay Leno’s Garage: Ariel Atom

Video of the Day >>> Evolution of Dance: the 80’s to Now

Evolution of Dance: the 80’s to Now