Brentin Mock

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A Pre-Debate Cheat Sheet for Fact-Checking Trump's Urban Whoppers

Let’s make telling the truth great again.

David Goldman/AP

Donald Trump Is Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk

Stop-and-frisk has not been going “incredibly well” in New York City, as Trump says—or in any other city.

Alex Brandon/AP

Can Self-Driving Cars Protect Black People From Police Violence?

If automated vehicles can change and save so many lives, we should talk seriously about how they can protect black lives.

M. Spencer Green/AP

Where Crime Is Rising in 2016

There is still no catastrophic crime wave overtaking the U.S., but the situation in Chicago cannot be ignored.

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What to Do About Baltimore's Confederate Monuments

The city is making this a more complicated ordeal than it needs to be.

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The Racial Justice Flaws in California's Climate Bill

California’s climate change bill has reduced overall greenhouse gas emissions, but not air pollution in black and Latino neighborhoods.


Re-Investing in the Bronx—and in Hip Hop

Forbes implores those who’ve made millions off of hip hop to invest back in the borough it was born in.

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​​​​​​​As Black Travelers Turn Away, Airbnb Creates New Anti-Bias Policies

The new guidelines are a step in the right direction, but black leisure consumers may not wait around for the company to make things right.

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On Immigration: Who Said It, Trump or White Supremacist Madison Grant?

The Republican candidate is cribbing from the early 20th-century white supremacist and eugenicist Madison Grant.

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White People Do Sell Drugs, Despite What Maine's Governor Says

Governor Paul LePage believes black and Latino drug dealers are polluting the white state of Maine.

Tae-Gyun Kim/AP

Is the EPA Doing All It Can to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning?

A lawsuit filed by a group of environmental organizations tracking lead’s effects says no.

Morry Gash/AP

Wisconsin's Voter ID Ordeal Just Got More Complicated

In July, a court found a good, secure solution for voters without access to photo ID. Now it’s been taken away.

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The U.S. National Park Service Grapples With Its Racist Origins

At its milestone centennial, the National Park Service wrestles with how to diversify its visitors and workforce.

Amy Harris/AP

No Prison for Big Freedia Over Housing Voucher Fraud

The New Orleans Bounce music legend has been caught in the crosshairs of the city’s complicated housing policies.

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Baltimore Police Say Aerial Surveillance Is Not a 'Secret Spy Program'

The department has been using technology developed for Iraq war operations on the city since January, and failed to tell the public.

Chris Keane/Reuters

Trump's Vigilante Twist on the Voter Fraud Myth

Donald Trump is playing on well-worn Republican suspicions that data just don’t bear out. His suggestions are racist and dangerous, say experts.

Steve Helber/AP

The Battle Over Voting Rights for Former Felons in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe just made it possible for 13,000 former felons to vote. Will they actually be able to?

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The Lost Voting Potential of Millions of 'Disappeared' African Americans

A new study shows how the high early death and incarceration rates of African Americans skew election outcomes.