Video: When white supremacists overthrew a government VOX

  • October 25, 2019

The hidden history of an American coup. Correction at 7:23: Cynthia’s ancestors lived in Wilmington, not her descendants. In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens–if not hundreds–of people. How did such a […]

Featured Rhythm & Prose

The Book of Martha – by Octavia E. Butler

  • March 26, 2019

In fact, seated as he was on his huge thronelike chair, he looked, she thought, like a living version of Michelangelo’s Moses, a sculpture that she remembered seeing pictured in her college art-history textbook about twenty years before. Only the pathway was a ribbon of pale light—starlight and moonlight. There was a full moon, brilliant, […]

Society & Culture

Cannabis and Harry Anslinger

  • February 12, 2019

Across the country, voters are pushing to decriminalize cannabis. Some cite overcrowded prisons as their reason. Others want less government regulation of leisure time. There is also a huge movement of Americans who want the plant to be treated like a medicine. Still, despite a plethora of studies finding that marijuana is not addictive, does […]