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  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture

     Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture
    A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
  • Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein

    Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein
    If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still basically at a loss for how to get going on the...
  • False claim at U of I

    Would a professor who claimed  that the English colonialist settlers were the indigenous population of North America be offered a job to teach American Indian studies at the University of Illinois? Yet the equivalent assertion that Palestinians are...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine

    Yuca, A Sacred Staple Of Latin American Cuisine
    It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca). Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
  • France's obligation to Africa

    France's obligation to Africa
    For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody...
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
  • Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska wins Cervantes Prize

    The author and journalist Elena Poniatowska, who gained fame in Mexico for her chronicles of social injustice and government repression, is this year’s winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish...
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations

    New Mexico: Albuquerque to host the Gathering of Nations
    An array of cultural experiences awaits visitors to Albuquerque later this month during the Gathering of Nations. The gathering, billed as the world’s largest assembly of indigenous peoples, will welcome tens of thousands of members from more than...