Why HBCU Medical Schools Matter

Every few months, there happens to be another breathless news story about racism in healthcare. Mass media seems shocked, progressives angrily tweet, while conservatives claim that somehow it was all President Obama’s fault. Meanwhile, the four relatively unknown and certainly underappreciated HBCU (historically black college or university) medical schools in the United States (Howard University,…

Why Ending Net Neutrality Might Doom History

On June 11, the FCC is putting an end to net neutrality, potentially creating an opportunity for ISPs to provide fast tracks for companies that can pay for them. How will this affect the voices of millions of people who can’t afford these fees? Will they reach less people? How does this affect the way our society records history today?

Stop Waiting For the Right Time… that Time is Now

By many accounts, Democratic Illinois state senator Alice Palmer, an African American educator and politician, was good at her job. She represented the 13th district, a diverse constituency that encompassed the poorer Chicago‚Äôs South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park to the South Shore and from the wealthier neighborhoods of lakefront west to the Chicago Lawn.…