Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police. Now his mom may soon oversee them.

Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police. Now his mom may soon oversee them.

Lesley McSpadden could be elected to the Ferguson City Council on Tuesday. It’s been nearly five years since Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. It was an event that reverberated around the country, driving increased national attention to the ways that police violence affects communities of color, fueling increased calls for police reform and accountability. On Tuesday, Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, could get the chance to…

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HR experts: We’d nip Biden’s behavior in the bud

HR experts: We’d nip Biden’s behavior in the bud

Workplace conduct standards are no longer just about illegal behavior, but also what makes others uncomfortable. Human resources experts say that if former Vice President Joe Biden were facing the same complaints at work that he’s dealing with in politics, he’d probably require a conversation with management. Biden’s habit of touching, embracing, and otherwise interacting in questionable ways with women in public has been on display for years at political events. Biden, who is mulling a…

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Us’s Jason/Pluto theory, explained and debunked

Us’s Jason/Pluto theory, explained and debunked

Lots of people think Us’s Jason is a Tether. He probably isn’t. The more we think about Jordan Peele’s Us, the more we question what we thought we knew about the movie. That’s a testament to Peele’s layered filmmaking. There are so many references in the film, as well as allegories about class, Americans’ ugly history, and ideas about nature, nurture, and humanity. And, of course, there’s that enormous twist: Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) is actually…

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