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?
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
In its first 100 days, the Biden administration has successfully conveyed to the world that the United States is back on the global stage. Using well-sequenced and high-profile outreach, it has displayed a reinvigorated focus on repairing alliances and building partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region. The harder work of substantive international action still looms ahead, however, and will require the Biden team to back its welcome words with concrete actions — particularly as it seeks to advance its priorities on inclusive growth, climate change and innovation. To succeed, the administration will need to creatively utilize a wide array of existing international and regional platforms, while also building new coalitions of like-minded countries. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum can and should be an important part of this effort. Comprised of 21 Asia-Pacific economies, APEC has proven itself time and again to be a useful channel to foster new ideas on topics such as … [Read more...] about How to advance Biden’s plan for inclusion, climate and innovation in the Indo-Pacific
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