Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
"The state of Black America is in crisis—and we see justice challenged at every turn." So says this year's National Urban League assessment of racial equality in the U.S., which considers employment, income, housing, education, health, social justice, and civic engagement. The 39th edition of the State of Black America , released Thursday, is...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A burn pit in Balad, Iraq. (Photo: Ryan Lackey/cc/flickr)
Environmental toxicologist Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani will be awarded the 2015...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A political declaration from the United Nations Commission on the Status of...


Israel's murder of four Palestinian children playing on a beach in Gaza City was witnessed by many bystanders, including journalists who have relayed harrowing accounts and photos as they watched the terrified boys run for their lives. Killed were Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakariya Ahed Bakr, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakr, 11, and Ismail Mahmoud Bakr, 9. Warning: Graphic. Also heart-shattering, and untenable.