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The NFL's players are 70 percent black; its fans are 83 percent white and 64 percent male, according to online sports site The Real GM . And when it comes to the controversy over the national anthem and players taking a knee, that statistic is playing a huge role. It leads to the idea, says Amira Rose Davis of Penn State University, "that 'you are good as entertainment, but once you have a voice, I don't want to hear you. You need to shut up and play.' " Some players, though, clearly are not...
Pine forests in New England could soon be at the mercy of an incredibly destructive insect. The southern pine beetle is making its way north. And a new study says climate change could speed up its migration.
It's now 35 years since his death in 1982, and over 45 since his last significant recordings were made. The pianist was 30 by the time he made his first session as a leader for Blue Note, and it took another decade before he began to develop a dedicated following and the respect of critics.
From the Archives
Devyn Moreno starts this podcast off with his piece about the video game, Call of Duty. Diamond Jimenez shares her commentary "Glasses", and finishing with a piece by Wesley Days who interviews his grandmother about growing up in the south during the Jim Crow era.
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In her day job, Chicopee, Massachusetts, attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud does family law -- divorce, custody, child support. But on her own time, she's filed civil rights lawsuits on behalf of Muslim communities who feel threatened, especially African-American Muslims like herself.