1619 Project Is Bolder Than Ever in New Doc

The stated aim of the 1619 Project is to recenter American historical discourse around “the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans,” and in some senses it has been a victim of its own success. Launched in a 2019 issue of the New York Times Magazine that coincided with the 400th anniversary of chattel slavery in the colonies that became the United States, the project was received with enthusiasm in many quarters and predictable outrage in others. As right-wingers raged against the willfully misunderstood concept of critical race theory, a curriculum released alongside the 1619 Project became their chief target.

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‘Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul’ Skewers Religious Hypocrisy

There’s a devilish, damnation-worthy idea at the heart of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, writer-director Adamma Ebo’s satire about the pastor and first lady of a Southern Baptist mega-church who scramble to reclaim their past glory—and keep their marriage alive—after a scandal sends their congregation scattering. Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), the staggeringly charismatic pastor of Atlanta’s Wander to Greater Paths Baptist Church, is the source of all the trouble, having instigated more than one illicit affair. But it’s his dutiful wife, Trinitie (Regina Hall), who’s left to do most of the heavy lifting. She’s chosen to stand by her husband’s side, facing up to his misdeeds and trying to clean up his messes, even as…

How to Get Help If Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled

If you had a bad experience flying this summer, know that you weren’t alone.

More than 5,800 complaints about airlines were filed last June—an increase of nearly 270% compared to the same month in 2019, according to new data from the Department of Transportation (DOT). As analysts predicted, airlines faced staffing shortages, weather issues, and pent-up demand for getaway vacations, which led to a surge in cancellations and delays.

Some help is on the way. On Wednesday, several major U.S. airlines—including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines—updated their customer service agreements by committing to pay for travelers’ meals and hotel accommodations if they delayed or canceled flights due t…

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

More than 18 million Americans were behind on their credit card payments at the end of 2022. And with climbing interest rates amid decades-high inflation, that debt is getting very expensive.

Anyone with debt knows that it can cast a long shadow over household finances. Credit card debt in particular is rising at its fastest clip in more than 20 years as Americans owe a record $986 billion on their credit cards, a 14.7% increase from a year ago, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Read More: How to Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt

As the Fed continues to raise interest rates to contain inflation, credit card holders are feeling the pinch of higher borrowing costs. Average credit card rates, at 19.9%, are at th…

Musk Issued Subpoena in JPMorgan Epstein Suit

Elon Musk was issued a subpoena by the US Virgin Islands in its lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of knowingly benefiting from Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking.

The U.S. territory said in court papers it had reason to believe Epstein may have referred or attempted to refer Musk to JPMorgan as a client. Several other billionaires, including the Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have also been issued subpoenas by the USVI.

Musk’s attorney Alex Spiro didn’t respond to questions about the subpoena via email, but the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer addressed the issue on Twitter in a response to a posted article, calling it “idiotic.”

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