“Walking While Black” Wins Paul Tobenkin Award

ProPublica reporter Topher Sanders and the Florida Times-Union’s Ben Conarck are the recipients of this year’s Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award for their joint investigation, “Walking While Black.” The story examined Jacksonville, Florida’s enforcement of pedestrian violations, showing sharp racial disparities in who gets stopped and penalized. ProPublica social visuals and graphics producer Lucas Waldron and…

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Has Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy been whitewashed?

Some activists are calling for a more radical retelling of the civil rights leader’s story. Video of How are today's activists reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s history? Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., how are social justice activists in the US remembering the iconic African-American civil rights leader? Critics of King’s…

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The Best Hood Movies

Best hood movies includes some of the greatest hood films set in, and about, the ‘hood. Hood films began appearing in the late ’80s and early ’90s, with the most widely-known examples being Boyz n the Hood and Hustle n Flow. These films explore themes of life in African-American urban communities, including poverty, violence, gangsters, education,…

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Why Wikipedia Keeps Overlooking Women

Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is also a problem on user-driven sites like Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website worldwide. In January, the English-language version of the online encyclopedia had…

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