Ferguson Fails in HUD Grant Bid

(Ferguson, Missouri) Ferguson, Missouri was not selected as a recipient for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding. The town – which became a national symbol for racial and economic inequality in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown – factored…

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 2015 Recipients

(Above: writer and MacArthur Grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates speaking at the University of Michigan) The MacArthur Foundation – one of the highest profile grant-giving organizations in the world – announced its 2015 recipients on Tuesday. Given to artists, scientists, writers, and important thinkers, each “genius” grant…

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