Mario B. Williams isn’t afraid to speak truth to power. From suing the Trump administration four times to securing adequate medical care for prison inmates to winning a seven-figure settlement for the family of a young man killed by police, Williams has taken on a number of high-profile cases. And, while he has won millions
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R&B music seems to be headed in a more up-tempo/genre-bending direction, with its artists getting assists from rappers and others to create hits. As a result, this appears to be the perfect time for the return of one of the more underappreciated vocalists in the game: Urban Mystic, and his undeniably powerful voice. He has
First 100, Madam VEEP, Harris brings a smooth learning, getting to know people approach to the Oval Office.
The second coming has always been about Christendom, but what does it really mean? Afrofuturism is a key component. When black folks begin to think in first world terms, though it may seem like a return to the past, it’s the way of the Universe, it’s the recycling, not of repeated patterns, but a energy
Young Miller Tha Don tasted music success early. As a teenager, he was part of Romeo’s Rich Boyz group. Romeo, the son of Master P and cousin of Young Miller Tha Don, formed the group that produced the hit “You Can’t Shine Like Me.” Master P’s influence took Young Miller Tha Don from New Orleans
WASHINGTON — As a 20-year physical therapist in Washington, D.C., Dr. Jason Henderson has worked with many disabled people. But there is another reason why shaking Henderson’s hand feels like squeezing a brick. In a Southeast Washington church, twice a week, Henderson becomes the Sensei for a group of young men. There, he uses martial arts
For Black men, being tall increases threat stereotyping and police stops Young Black men are stereotyped as threatening, which can have grave consequences for interactions with police. We show that these threat stereotypes are even greater for tall Black men, who face greater discrimination from police officers and elicit stronger judgments of threat. We challenge
SYDNEY — Sugar cane could be the answer to Australia’s enormous plastic pollution problem, a pair of Sydney-based entrepreneurs say. About 70 billion pieces of soft “scrunchable” plastics are used in Australia each year, many of which are food packaging. Very little is recycled, and much of it ends up in landfills or the ocean. That’s a problem Grounded
WASHINGTON, D.C. — College is often seen as some of the best years of young people’s lives. However, that changed in 2020 with COVID-19. The pandemic meant students struggled to balance personal anxiety and their college studies. Many were forced to return home after living on campus, and to take up their studies in virtual classrooms.
Last year was a difficult year for most. The spread of the pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt. For former junior middleweight boxing champion Tony Harrison, the pandemic claimed the life of the man who taught him his craft: his father, Ali Salaam. As Harrison prepares for his upcoming bout against the tough-as-nails