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Police at the University of Massachusetts have arrested a Vermont man they say was pilfering laptop computers from students at the Amherst campus' main library. Police say 30-year-old Christopher Desjardin of Colchester, Vt., was arrested this week
Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. He is a contributing editor for The Root. ( The Root ) -- America is not yet done with the illness of racism, the electoral success of Barack Obama notwithstanding. Yet most white folks
Anniversaries are, strictly speaking, not necessary, but neither is art, friendship or many other of the most important things in life. We observe them by taking time out of the present to remember the past. It is a way of marking time, of measuring
Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. ( The Root ) -- Obama deserves very high but perhaps not superlative marks for his second inaugural address. It had more the character of an inside-the-park home run, not a grand slam...
Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. ( The Root ) -- Although 2012 did not produce the Mayan apocalypse, it did produce an unending drumbeat of claims for "postracial America." So much so, I suspect, that if Harlem
Why I Won't Vote' Not voting in the age of Obama has become almost a taboo subject among African Americans. After record black voter turnout helped elect the nation's first black president in 2008, the decision not to vote is regarded by many as an
Andrea Jackson of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library Archives Research Center; Deborah Johnson Simon of the Study Center of African and African Diaspora Museums/Communities; Viktor Osinubi of CAU's humanities department; Asha
Friday, Jun. 29, 2012 More Information Would America have been America without her Negro people? That question, posed by W.E.B. DuBois more than a century ago, echoes in a new exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +
There are no African Americans who are 100 percent black with 100 percent African ancestry, according to a prominent Harvard University professor and genealogy professor. During a visit Tuesday to Grambling State University, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A Downing Street royal wedding party 'Over the longer term I suspect that government will accept more fully that periodic festivals and lunches will only take us so far.' Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP "The problem of the 20th century", wrote WEB Du