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The Power of Story: From History to Her-story

Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Mike Oreskes, Al Franken, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, John Conyers, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. All recent inductees to an ignominious hall of fame.   This year has been exasperating on so many levels, but the gathering flood of stories about successful men sexually harassing […]

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The Demise of Net Neutrality Bodes a Grim Future for Public Media

The reason dystopian tales are so appealing is they play to our deepest fears about a future where technology, greed and lust thrive unbridled by human compassion, social justice and environmental consciousness. Dystopian thrillers may be exhilarating, but only because no one expects to actually live that way. As the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced […]

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Happy Birthday, Malcolm X!

For the perennial timeliness of his teachings and their influence on African American thought — especially in the current era of Black Lives Matter — we dedicate this special NBPC birthday salute to Brother Malcolm.

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12 Unforgettable Moments from the #JusticeForFlint Live Chat

NBPC partnered with Blackout for Human Rights to host a live online chat about the water crisis affecting the city of Flint, Michigan. Moderated by Van Jones, the NBPC and Blackout live chat featured a panel discussion with Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Rhea Boyd, Carmen Perez, Pastor Michael McBride, Rashid Shabazz, Rashad Robinson, Vien Truong and Flint residents Dollene and Diamond Turner. If you’re looking for the cliff notes version — or just want to re-live the highlights of what turned out to be an unforgettable dialogue — then here are 12 of our favorite moments and quotations from the #JusticeForFlint panel discussion.