Jesse’s Recent Stories
Politics Nov 28Many African-Americans see two sides to Ben Carson
For many African-Americans, the vast majority of whom are Democrats, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics…
Politics Nov 05Ben Carson stands by statement that Egyptian pyramids built to store grain
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain — not as tombs for pharaohs.
Politics Nov 04New report reveals half of black millennials know victim of police violence
Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.
Politics Oct 10Renewed call of ‘Black lives matter’ at 20th anniversary of Million Man March
Black men from around the nation returned to the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for changes in policing and in black communities.
Nation Sep 28Asians will become largest U.S. immigrant group in 2055, study finds
WASHINGTON — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study.
Politics Sep 19Black Lives Matter movement won’t endorse a presidential candidate
The Black Lives Matter network will skip a presidential endorsement but keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United States, one of the group's founders says.
Nation Sep 16Census: Poverty numbers stay just about the same
WASHINGTON — The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.
Nation Aug 05Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly
A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason.
Nation May 20Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore
The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering the vehement reaction that the earlier protests got from police, politicians and some members of the public.
Nation Apr 04National survey shows whites more likely to approve of police hitting citizens
Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color,…