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Black Kid Nearly Arrested Trying to Cash Scholarship Check

The student was in his first week in a coding boot camp. His experience demonstrates systematic challenges laid in front of poor people of color. Luckily his teacher was available to intervene, and tweet, the experience.

Comparison to Big Tobacco Has NFL Fuming

NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL is now so angry at the allegations that they have demanded that the Times’ editors retract the story.

Monsanto 2015 Sustainability Report: Does It Go Far Enough?

Reductions in water usage, a drop in emissions and bolder goals are among the highlights of Monsanto’s 2015 report. It also increased production of four key crops. Is that what consumers are looking for, and will its goals help us stave off climate change risks? We take a look at some of the issues facing Monsanto right now.

There Really Is a Gender Pay Gap — and It’s Worse Than You Think

Despite the fact that a woman is highly likely to get the presidential nomination for the Democratic party, a gender pay gap still exists. Several recent articles in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times reveal just how widespread and serious is the problem.

New App Lets You Split Your Dinner Bill Based on Privilege

EquiTable is a new app that allows users to split their group dinner bill into equitable (not equal) portions based on privilege. The app, which was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, uses real labor statistics to address income disparities between races and genders.

Donald Trump’s Global Stability Risk: Why We Really Need to Care

Yes America, the vote is out. U.S. voters may see the Republican front-runner as something of an infuriating curiosity, but apparently economic analysts in the U.K. aren’t laughing. The Economist Intelligence Unit just put Donald Trump’s potential presidency on the list of top 10 risks to global stability — right up there with the Islamic State. But it may not be for the reasons you’d expect.