United States

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104

by Matt Schudel Washington Post August 26, 2015

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Montgomery, Al...

George M. Houser, organizer of an early Freedom Ride, dies at 99

by Emily Langer Washington Post August 22, 2015

George M. Houser, a white Methodist minister who helped lead an interracial bus trip across the segregated South in 1947, an act of nonviolent resistance that years later inspired the better known Freedom Rides that stirred the civil rights movement, died Aug. 19 in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 99....

Louis Stokes, Congressman from Ohio and champion of the poor, dies at 90

by Dennis Hevesi New York Times August 19, 2015

Louis Stokes, who as the first African-American congressman from Ohio helped focus federal attention on the nation’s poor and led a special House investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died on Tuesday at his home in a Cleveland s...

Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights leader, dies at 75

by Roy Reed New York Times August 17, 2015

Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights, notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P., died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75....

Black poverty differs from white poverty

by Emily Badger Washington Post August 13, 2015

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Coke funds scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets

by Anahad Carter New York Times August 9, 2015

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories....

A year after Ferguson, housing segregation defies tools to erase it

by John Eligon New York Times August 8, 2015

ST. LOUIS — When she tore open the manila envelope on a sweltering morning in early June, Crystal Wade thought she had unlocked her ticket to freedom. “The St. Louis Housing Authority is pleased to inform you,” the letter read, “that you have been determined eligible to participate in our Ho...

U.S. food aid: Charity begins at home. More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder refo...

by IRIN News July 30, 2015

The owners of US ships responsible for delivering food aid are now in line to receive millions of dollars in new subsidies as a result of proposed reform, news reports say. Under current law, almost all American food aid – worth around $1.8 billion in 2014 – must be purchased in the United State...

How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie

by Lenny Bernstein Washington Post July 27, 2015

You've heard for years that the French and Japanese are much thinner than Americans because their diets are so much better than ours. A new mathematical model assesses why that is and how much thinner Americans could be if they changed their eating habits....

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