Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan chair in ethics and political values and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also a professor of history. He is the author of several books, most recently, " The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. " The views expressed here are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. The article below contains spoilers for 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier.' (CNN) Note: This op-ed contains spoliers for 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.' As a lifelong comic book fan, I see a Black Captain America as a long-overdue revolution in popular culture -- one that recognizes, rather than runs away from, the centrality of the struggle for racial justice to the larger American project. Peniel Joseph "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ," the six-part Disney series … [Read more...] about Why a Black Captain America changes everything
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Denver Post sports writer Mike Chambers responds to questions in the Avs Mailbag periodically during the regular season. Pose an Avalanche- or NHL-related question for the Avs Mailbag. As we get closer to the playoffs, I’m curious what your thoughts are about the modified regular-season schedule that has seen the Avs play only seven teams, meaning playoff matchups beyond the divisional rounds will be against other strong teams they haven’t seen at all this year. The Avs have certainly looked like the best team in the league over the past few months, but I’m a little worried that their outstanding regular-season record is partially a result of most of their games coming against five teams that they’re just clearly more talented than. Toronto, Tampa, Washington and several others will be much tougher competition. Any concerns that, aside from Vegas and maybe Minnesota, the Avs won’t be tested against other top-tier teams until the final playoff rounds? — Matthew, Denver … [Read more...] about Avs Mailbag: How long will it take Philipp Grubauer to get back in game shape?
The United States has poured trillions of dollars into its economy during the pandemic, and if President Joe Biden has his way, it will continue doing so for the next several years. While most of the attention to the stimulus and recovery payments in the U.S. has focused on the domestic economic impact, economists have their eye on another side effect: the "spillover" benefits to the rest of the world. "The government is sending out checks to everybody," said Joseph Gagnon, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Households and state and local governments are buying all kinds of supplies for education and health care — we haven't had a government budget deficit this big since World War II." Even though it is currently impossible to say what percentage of the stimulus money coming from the federal government will be spent rather than saved, the "massive" amount of money involved guarantees large economic impacts, Gagnon said. A 'phenomenal … [Read more...] about Does US Economic Stimulus Boost the Global Economy?
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy said : “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” President Joe Biden launched his own moonshot last week with an ambitious pledge to reduce America’s emissions of climate-changing pollution by at least 50 percent from 2005 levels — about 35 percent below current levels . Biden’s plan, if realized, will change the scope and direction of American life for generations to come. And just like Kennedy’s, Biden’s vision could very well leverage innovation, ingenuity, and technology that secures American leadership through the remainder of the century. Sixty years ago, in April, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first … [Read more...] about Biden’s moonshot
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday ! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week : Monday, 572,200; Tuesday, 572,674; Wednesday, 573,381; Thursday, 574,329. President Biden Joe Biden Tulane adds Hunter Biden as guest speaker on media polarization Trump discussing resumption of MAGA rallies: report Biden's unavoidable foreign policy crisis MORE told Congress and the American people on Wednesday that “millions of jobs” can result from his proposals to spend $4 trillion in less than a decade to expand the government’s reach into upgraded roads, broadband, health care, child care, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden to country: ‘Turning peril into possibility’