"It doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. It is poverty that is motivating them to do it, and it is inhuman.”
To get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity.
New documentary featuring Angelou's own narration delves deeply into the life of the iconic civil rights activist, poet, dancer and singer.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy isn't like a stone statue with fixed significance and predictable contours -- it takes on different meanings depending on the American cultural climate at a given moment.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Raising the minimum wage, how Oprah Winfrey enabled a self-help disaster, the media vexxing of Hillary Clinton, and we look for the worst judge in Americacom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: Raising the minimum wage, how Oprah Winfrey enabled a self-help disaster, the media vexxing of Hillary Clinton, and we look for the worst judge in America.
You'll have to wait to see for sure when the interview airs later this week. Because the whole point of this pseudo-event is, in the end, really just about drumming up television ratings.
The Oprahpocalypse is upon us. On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey made her final speech in a farewell sequence that has spanned several months since her announcement that she was pulling the plug on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Great, but did she give away any cars?
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton top the USA Today/Gallup Poll lists of the most admired men and women in 2010 Obama has lost some love since last year, but still has more admiration among Americans than the rest of the top 10 combined (more).