Waves is a standout family drama with the rare authentic redemption story

Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Sterling K. Brown, and Renée Elise Goldsberry in Waves. | Courtesy of TIFF The director of It Comes at Night and Krisha returns with a bruising, beautiful story of hard-won grace. When, near the end of Trey Edward Shults’s extraordinary drama Waves, a father quotes Proverbs 10:12 to his teenaged daughter — “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers up all offenses” — it’s no glib pronouncement, no easy bow tied…

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I met Robert Mugabe in the late 1970s. What he told me still haunts me.

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Robert Mugabe addresses a crowd in Harare stadium during a political meeting in July 1984. | Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images The Zimbabwean rebel leader wanted to be a different kind of African president. He was — just not the way I thought he meant. “We are not going to make the same mistake the rest of Black Africa has made,” Robert Mugabe told me in the late 1970s in an interview for Newsweek….

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Smaller communities are “seceding” from larger school districts. It’s accelerating school segregation.

A new report finds that school “secessions”— the act of a neighborhood creating a smaller, separate school district, it reinforcing school segregation. | PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images A new study finds that an increase in “splinter” school districts are leaving poor and nonwhite students behind. America’s schools are becoming increasingly segregated, research has found, with black and Latino students attending schools that are more likely to be predominately non-white and low-income than that of their white…

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It looks like Uber is getting into the small loan business for its drivers

Uber may be considering lending money directly to drivers, based on a recent survey it sent out to some of its fleet. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Uber told drivers this week that it’s building a new financial product and asked them about loans. Critics are concerned it could be a payday loan system that’s predatory. Uber seems to be exploring the option of directly offering financial loans to its drivers. The ride-hailing giant sent out…

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