The world as we now see it!

Spotted: The protest scene outside the White House tonight ahead of the last night of #RNC2020 (📷Getty) pic.twitter.com/JJ4TZk8x5F — POLITICO (@politico) August 28, 2020 "All this happened on Trump's watch…we have a moral desert at the top," Rev. Jesse Jackson said from Kenosha, Wisconsin. "We're better than this. We must fight back. March until the…

The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

Nicole Phillip Some of the most glaring disparities in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America are spelled out in detail the United States often seems unable to countenance. Updated Jun. 19, 2020 5:07AM ET / Published Jun. 19, 2020 4:28AM ET  Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word…

How racism threatens the response to the coronavirus pandemic

A complex public undertaking like the coronavirus response depends a lot on public trust. But a legacy of systemic racism across multiple institutions has eroded that trust in many minority communities. The big picture: Health care has its own sordid history, from the Tuskegee Study to hospitals’ patient-dumping practices to substandard care for black mothers and babies. Consequently, minorities — especially black…

Just Press Pause!

Relax! It’s possible to slow down, recharge, and ultimately end up way ahead. The MH guide to taking a mental-health day. BY PETER ANDREY SMITHPHOTOGRAPHS BY FREDRIK BRODEN JOE VAN WYK, A 55-YEAR-OLD portrait photographer from Austin, makes a living capturing people’s best moments, even when his life feels totally out of focus. The business…