Jessie Dean Gipson Simmons, shown top center about age 37, c. 1961.
[Clockwise: daughter Angela, sons Obadiah Jerone, Jr. and Carl,
and husband Obadiah Jerone, Sr.; daughters Carolyn and Quendelyn are not pictured]
Simmons family archives
When Jessie Simmons applied for a teaching job in 1958, her application went to a separate file for "Negro teachers" and got rejected. An education scholar recounts how Simmons fought back and won.
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
Library subjects and call numbers can be the subject of controversy.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
An envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation’s only test run of the 2020 census.
AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989.
AP Photo/Mark Foley
Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
A sign behind Republican members of the committee during Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House Committee Wednesday.
Michael Cohen wants you to know that throwing your kid a ball doesn't make you a Red Sox pitcher. So he told lies, he says, but that doesn't make him a liar. A rhetoric scholar dissects his argument.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Old technology, but not obsolete.
It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
Cancer survivors are honored at a Relay for Life Event in Twinsburg, Ohio, in June 2009. Researchers found that many survivors do not like that label.
A recent study found that many people who have survived a cancer diagnosis do not like to be called 'survivor.' As World Cancer Day is observed on Feb. 4, their wishes are something to think about.
Car-free days could work in Nairobi where traffic, congestion and air pollution is a real problem.
A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a runoff presidential election in Bamako, Mali on Aug. 12, 2018.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
A senior couple being intimate.
Studies confirm what many older adults already know: They are sexual. And, studies also suggest that sex is good for them. But health care providers are reluctant to talk to them about the risks.
Daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning are out of the reach of many seniors.
November is National Family Caregivers Month; did they get your attention? If not, you are not alone. Family caregivers are overlooked by the health care system, and they are burning out. Here's why.
What happens to the leftovers?
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
Transgender employees still struggle in the workplace.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
A mascot for Alibaba’s online shopping site Tmall urges customers to buy on Singles Day.
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Chinese customers spend billions on Nov. 11. Why, and what does it mean for the global retail marketplace?
There’s no such thing as a free luggage tag.
Donor premiums are a common fundraising tactic. But recent research suggests that they are not cost-effective.
Meski ada banyak sekali kesaksian historis dan anekdot tentang keutamaan cuka, apa yang harus penelitian medis katakan tentang cuka dan kesehatan?
An 1899 photograph of the pressroom of the Planet, a newspaper in Richmond, Va.
To survive in 19th-century newsrooms, reporters would have to hustle to get by, even if it meant producing fakes, staging events and sharing work with reporters from competing newspapers.
The flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, including this Friendswood, Texas, house, will take years to repair.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.