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Bob Marley’s call for peace for Jamaica at the ‘Third World Woodstock’ The One Love Peace Concert attempted to bring calm and political unity to a country in turmoil

Chris Blackwell recalls, with pinpoint vividness, the moment Bob Marley walked into his London office. It was 1972, and Marley, along with fellow Wailers bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny (Livingston) Wailer, found themselves stranded after being invited to go to Sweden to do music for a film that had fallen through. The musicians, down and […]

Affordable solar power is coming to low-income minority neighborhoods Lower electric bills are the big attraction for financially stressed families

In the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Broadway Heights in San Diego, nearly half of the 192 homes have rooftop solar panels. Neighbor after neighbor talks about what they could now afford. They were paying $200 and $300 a month in electric bills. Now they’re paying zero to $50. “Now I can get my air conditioner!” […]

HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ raises questions about trust and ownership When it feels like everything has been stolen from you, what remains?

At its heart, HBO’s new adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story about trust: about earning it, sustaining it, deserving it and trampling it. It’s about what can result when trust is won — millions of people learn about a black woman who otherwise might have simply been known to microbiologists […]