Critical Race Theory Battle Invades School Boards—With Help From Conservative Groups

“In towns nationwide, well-connected conservative activists, and Fox News, have ramped up the tension in fights over race and equity in schools.”

Source: NBC News
Published: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)

Lost Children

“The threat of death was part of life at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. So why is it so hard to determine how many children died there?”

Source: CBC News
Published: Jun 13, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,317 words)

Alan Turing’s Biggest Fan Remains the Real Enigma

What was behind one Colorado woman’s obsession with the code breaker? Derangement? A kind of fetish? Or something else?

Source: Westword
Published: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,400 words)

The Bison and the Blackfeet

“The species biologists call Bison bison is known in the Blackfoot language as iinnii, in Arapaho as bii or heneecee, and in any Indigenous plains language as a synonym for life itself.”

Source: Sierra Magazine
Published: Jun 14, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,660 words)

The State of Ohio vs. a Sex-Trafficked Teenager

“The criminal justice system mishandled 15-year-old Alexis Martin’s case. Now she’s living with the consequences.”

Published: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,300 words)

Benji Is One Down Dog

The blue heeler “is one of the most famous canines in America, but he hasn’t let it go to his sweet, soft little head.”

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 2, 2021
Length: 7 minutes (1,900 words)

If We Can Soar: What Birmingham Roller Pigeons Offer the Men of South Central

“But there’s a deeper story behind what the birds offered them then and still offer today, with men entering their fifth and sixth decade raising Birmingham Rollers. A why shaped by race, place, and gender. A why that traces the plight of Black men in the U.S., landing us squarely in the prevailing systems of inequality that still exist today.”

Source: Pipe Wrench
Published: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,574 words)

Love and the Burning West

“She nearly died while fighting a fire. All she could think about was the tragedy of dying while still a virgin.”

Source: Shondaland
Published: Jun 9, 2021
Length: 6 minutes (1,667 words)

‘The Foot Soldiers’: A Neo-Nazi Skinhead Gang Terrorized Dallas in the Late 1980s

“The racist white nationalist movement has deep roots. Some run directly back to Dallas and the violent Confederate Hammerskins.”

Source: Dallas Observer
Published: Jun 9, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,624 words)

Pecos Jane Has a Name

“… it was left to some still-unknown tipster with an apparent interest in obscure cold cases to reignite the search for Pecos Jane’s identity. Were it not for “Jacy J,” the mystery might never have been solved.”

 

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Jun 14, 2021
Length: 27 minutes (6,971 words)