“If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see.
It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood.
Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.”
In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.”
“In the years following the Civil War, Booker T. Washington devoted his life to helping blacks transition out of slavery and into freedom. While his ideas were never fully embraced in his time, today, more than a century later, they remain strikingly relevant. Derryck Green from Project 21 explains.”
Judge releases Utahn charged in U.S. Capitol riot despite objections
“Restrictions ordered for John Sullivan, who prosecutors say ‘thrives at inciting chaos’”
Democratic politicians shift positions on lockdowns as Biden inauguration looms
“After months of vigorously imposing lockdown measures across the country, high profile Democratic politicians have begun shifting their positions on lockdowns as Biden's inauguration approaches.”
‘We Just Wanted Our Voices To Be Heard.’ Capitol Protesters Speak Out
“In the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot during a Donald Trump rally, corporate media won’t talk to the protesters or try to understand their point of view. So I did.”
Facebook’s Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role
“Fliers and hashtags promoting the pro-Trump rally circulated on Facebook and Instagram in the days and weeks beforehand”
"We did it!"
“To make this clear. CNN was embedded with BLM/Antifa pretending to be Trump supporters videoing them incite a riot. This is freaking huge. If CNN is allowed to maintain its press access anywhere in DC there needs to be a serious overhaul of our entire system.”
Feel Good Now—Pay Later
“The Biden stimulus is crammed with goodies but makes no economic sense.”
COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study ShowsNW adds: Interesting timing here. Especially since people were raising questions eight and nine months ago.
After Capitol riot, Biden backs domestic terror law. It's a predictably misguided response.
“Even if aimed at white supremacists, new legal powers will inevitably be used in the same way existing ones are: against Black and brown people.”
Trump declassifying trove of FBI memos exposing Steele's motivations, ties to impeachment witness
“Once-secret documents will show Steele told FBI he leaked Russia collusion narrative to counteract Clinton email scandal.”