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Plantation Tours Bypass The ‘Big House’ To Focus On The Enslaved
Plantations are revamping their tours to portray slavery more accurately and inclusively, hoping the past can help combat racial injustice today.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min cititePolitics
How Young Africans Find Liberation
When Africans began to shake off colonial rule six decades ago and formed independent states, new leaders used their roles in the liberation to justify their hold on power. Now a new generation of Africans has flipped the script. They want liberation
The Christian Science Monitor4 min cititeCrime & Violence
Europe Criticizes Trump Twitter Ban – But Not For Reason You'd Expect
In Europe, social media platforms like Twitter aren’t seen as having the right to bar speech. Rather, that ability should be limited to governments.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeMedical
Israel Is A Vaccination Leader, But It Labors To Reach Arab Citizens
Israel’s lauded immunization campaign must overcome Arab citizens’ mistrust, which exacerbates their doubts about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min citite
From Ella To Beyoncé: New Museum Celebrates African American Music
The new National Museum of African American Music chronicles the rise of Black musicians and their influence on American culture.
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Points Of Progress: FIFA Guarantees Maternity Leave, And More
In good news this week: The world's largest soccer organization ensures female players will receive maternity leave – plus more positive headlines.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min cititeAmerican Government
Truth, Lies, And Insurrection. How Falsehood Shakes Democracy.
At the root of the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week was a false claim of election victory. Disavowal by GOP leaders could help defuse mob anger.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeAmerican Government
CEOs Spurn Trump And His Allies: How Big A Blow?
Corporations are spurning politicians who challenged 2020 election results. The moves impose a financial penalty – not least on Donald Trump.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeCrime & Violence
Incitement, Sedition, And Conspiracy – Explaining Capitol Crimes
Legal fallout from Jan. 6 is likely to reach hundreds of cases. It could also affect free speech rights and shatter one last political norm.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min cititeAmerican Government
George Shultz And Robert Gates Offer Advice To The Biden Team
For the Biden team, George Shultz and Robert Gates advise caution regarding conflicts, stability in the Cabinet, and improved relations with allies.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeInternational Relations
Talk Or Fight? In Afghanistan, Signs Taliban Now Prefer Victory.
Whether the Taliban are serious about negotiating peace is a question that has dogged U.S.-backed Afghanistan talks since their inception.
The Christian Science Monitor15 min cititePolitics
Can The Vote Be Trusted? A Conversation On US Election Integrity.
Some call the 2020 presidential election “the most secure in American history.” But what does that mean? The latest “Rethinking the News” podcast.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min cititePolitics
George Wallace, Martin Luther King Jr., And The Power Of Forgiveness
George Wallace's apology to the congregation where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached underscores King's emphasis on the power of forgiveness.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min citite
Blursday, Doomscrolling, And The Words Of 2020
The year 2020 gave rise to so many new words that the editors at Oxford Languages couldn’t pick just one word of the year (WOTY).
The Christian Science Monitor3 min cititeAmerican Government
Dr. King Was Tracked By The FBI. In ‘MLK/FBI,’ Filmmakers Explore Why.
Why did the FBI follow Martin Luther King Jr.? The documentary “MLK/FBI” examines how King became a target, and considers his legacy.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min citite
As Ocean Empties, Senegal's Fishermen Risk Seas For New Life In Europe
Spain’s Canary Islands face an influx of migration, as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies many West African migrants’ determination to reach Europe.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min cititeAmerican Government
The Deterrent To Insurrection
Most Americans – including most Republicans – decry political violence like that against the U.S. Capitol. The moral norm of peaceful deliberation still works against the hate and fear behind armed protesters.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min cititeWorld
Transatlantic Alliance Due For A Reset. But What About China?
Europe’s bid for “strategic autonomy” and wariness of Washington are complicating President-elect Biden’s plan for a transatlantic China policy.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min cititePolitics
Forced Into Camps, Japanese Americans Found Respite In Football
In “The Eagles of Heart Mountain,” Bradford Pearson provides a compelling and necessary history of Japanese American incarceration in World War II.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min citite
‘Yellow Wife’ Takes A Hard Look At Choices Faced By Enslaved Mothers
A young, half-white enslaved woman must contend with horrendous decisions as she attempts to preserve what little family she has left.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
In A Brooklyn Kitchen, A Statue Of Liberty Spirit Offers A Fresh Start
Training for newcomers to the United States focuses on 10 weeks of culinary and job skills in the Brooklyn, N.Y., cafe of nonprofit Emma’s Torch.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeInternational Relations
End Of Yearslong Saudi-Qatar Feud Reunites Families, And A Region
The Saudi blockade of Qatar came at a high personal and economic price for Gulf residents. In its wake is a new appreciation for regional cooperation.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min cititeMedical
Why Protecting Prisons From COVID-19 Is Everyone’s Problem
Prison populations are at greater risk in a pandemic and their treatment has drawn attention, particularly in planning for vaccinations.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min cititeAmerican Government
Why Corporations Are Rethinking Political Donations
Big banks, big tech, and other major companies are pausing political contributions, primarily to Republicans, after election results were challenged. But Sen. Rick Scott has special reason for concern.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min cititePolitics
A Safe, Fair Vote? Why Pandemic Rules Fuel Concerns In Uganda.
Uganda’s elections will determine if President Yoweri Museveni wins a sixth term. Bobi Wine and other opposition candidates have faced restrictions.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min citite
In ‘The Opium Prince,’ The Personal Plays Out Amid The Political
In late-1970s Afghanistan, an agent of America's war on drugs must grapple with his conscience after committing an unforgivable act.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min cititeAmerican Government
Impeachment Vote: GOP Grapples With How To Address Capitol Violence
Some Republican lawmakers worried impeachment would inflame rather than stifle the passions behind the violence seen in Washington on Jan. 6.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min citite
‘Long Time Coming’ Excavates The Origins Of Modern-day Racism
Michael Eric Dyson unfolds history to explain how the structures of slavery were transmuted into contemporary institutions and practices.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min citite
Essential Shapes: Sculpture From The Ancient To The Avant-garde
A sculptor and an art critic celebrate human imagination across eras and continents as expressed through the art of sculpture.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min cititeInternational Relations
Beware Entanglements? ‘Realists’ Fret Over Biden Foreign Policy.
The Biden foreign-policy team’s goals include values that those from the “realist” school warn could also be a recipe for costly interventionism.
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