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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President Joe Biden has picked Eric Lander to be his White House science adviser. As a complement to this appointment, we have a letter that Biden wrote to Lander on January 15. In that letter, the now-46th president began by recalling a much earlier letter, written by the 32nd president. As Biden said, “ In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authored a letter to his science advisor, Dr. Vannevar Bush, posing the question of how science and technology could best be applied to benefit the nation’s health, economic prosperity, and national security in the decades that would follow the Second World War.” That long-ago letter from FDR to Van Bush, his military science adviser, dated November 17, 1944, proved to be one of the most far-reaching documents in modern American history. Even as World War II raged, FDR, seeing the enormous contribution that American science and technology had made to the war effort—everything from penicillin to analog computers to the atomic … [Read more...] about PINKERTON: Joe Biden Echoes FDR On Science And Medicine. That’s A Good Thing
close Video Teachers unions lobbying CDC is all about 'politics and power': Reason Foundation director Reason Foundation director of school choice Corey DeAngelis weighs in on the teachers unions trying to lobby the CDC to delay schools from reopening amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Federation of Teachers, one of the nation's most powerful teachers' unions, are under fire after a report that the union influenced CDC guidelines on school reopenings . "This really confirms what we knew all along, that the whole school reopening debate has been more to do with political partisanship and power dynamics than safety and the needs of families," Reason Foundation's Corey DeAngelis told " Cavuto: Coast to Coast " on Monday. TOP TEACHERS UNION LOBBIED CDC ON SCHOOL REOPENING DeAngelis cited studies including one he co-authored finding a correlation between strong teachers' … [Read more...] about Critics slam CDC after teachers union influences guidelines: ‘Based in politics and not science’
Dear Amy: I have a question about my daughter. She and I were estranged from the time she was 16 until she was 28. I don’t know why this estrangement happened. I haven’t asked — and I won’t. We’re back together now, and now we have the relationship I’ve always wanted. She visited me for a week over the holidays and we had a wonderful time. She and I are going to Ireland on holiday in October. I’m concerned that I might do the same thing that alienated her years ago, but not knowing what it was, I can’t monitor my behavior against it. Should I ask her to tell me if I annoy her? (Annoyances are bound to happen.) Should I keep quiet and hope for the best? – Adoring Mom Dear Adoring: It’s hard to imagine not even being curious about the reasons behind over a decade of separation between an adoring mother and her child, but your lack of curiosity about it tells me that either you already know, or that you have a very high tolerance for being controlled by … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: Mother-daughter estrangement remains a mystery
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?