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Gene Demby

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Who Remembers the MOVE Bombing?

Friday, May 22, 2015

In 1985, Philadelphia police bombed a city block and killed 11 people. This month, NPR's Gene Demby reported on the anniversary and discovered much of his audience had never heard of it.

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2 Biker Rallies: One White, One Black — One 'Badass,' The Other, Just 'Bad'

Friday, May 22, 2015

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?

Monday, May 18, 2015

A common reader response to our look back at the shocking 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia: "Never heard of it."

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What It's Like Living On The Block That Philadelphia Bombed 30 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Longtime Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

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I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Philadelphia native Gene Demby was 4 years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.

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Baltimore's Marilyn Mosby Introduces Plot Twist With Surprise Charges Against Cops

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's top prosecutor stunned many with the charges she brought against the officers in the Freddie Gray case, and her performance in that press conference raised lots of eyebrows.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Chris Rock On The Whiteness Of Baseball: 'Baseball Should Be Terrified'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The comedian delivered a funny, pointed monologue on HBO's Real Sports about the loneliness of being a black baseball fan in 2015 — and why baseball should be very, very concerned.

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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of media storm after the release of hacked emails show that he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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It Took Two Centuries, But The Native Hawaiian Population May Be Bouncing Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

By some estimates, the entire population of Native Hawaiians was almost wiped out just a century ago. But now their numbers may be near what they were before their first contact with Europeans.

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Some Key Facts We've Learned About Police Shootings Over The Past Year

Monday, April 13, 2015

The details of the deadly police-involved shooting of Walter Scott bear some strong resonances with many of the cases of police violence that have made headlines over the past year.

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Proposals To Diversify NYC's Top High Schools Would Do Little To Help, Study Finds

Friday, April 03, 2015

One of New York City's thorniest political issues is over how to make its elite high schools more representative. A new study says that many popular proposals won't help diversity — and might hurt it.

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The Fear Of Black Men In America: How It Feels To Be A Problem

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In the #FearAndRace discussion, hundreds of people weighed in on what it was like to navigate the world as black men seen as a threat, and how they did it.

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This Isn't The First Time Network TV Discovered Black People

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A recent Deadline article worried over whether network TV is becoming too brown. It missed some really important history.

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Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Justice Department crunched years of data after Charles Ramsey, the city's police commissioner, requested that it look into how and when his officers used deadly force.

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From Hot Sauce To Diapers, 'Superconsumers' Of Color Buy More Of, Well, Everything

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new Nielsen report shows that wooing customers of color has got to be in every company's game plan.

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Off The Menu: Realness Is A Matter Of Taste

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A new documentary about the spread of Asian-American cuisine got us wondering about how we remix pieces of culture — and how we police them for authenticity.

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Earl Lloyd Was Basketball's Jackie Robinson. Why Isn't He Famous?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first black player, wasn't celebrated like Jackie Robinson, but today, Lloyd's league occupies a far bigger place in the black — and global — imagination.

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Does The Redskins' 'Free Speech' Claim Hold Water?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The much-maligned N.F.L. team is suing the federal government for taking its trademark away. Thing is, they're probably right.

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Leonard Nimoy's Advice To A Biracial Girl In 1968

Friday, February 27, 2015

When a young girl with a black mother and white father wrote to a teen magazine in 1968 about not fitting in, the Star Trek actor responded at length about how Spock navigated two cultures.

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