Tavis Smiley spent New Year's Eve at church — part of a long tradition of "Watch Night" that began in 1862, as slaves waited for news of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a comforting way to spend the holiday, and likewise, he's found good vibes for the new year in his playlist.
Commentary: Political innuendo becomes so confusing it sometimes feels as if we are living in a dark, dense fog. Foley’s death draws open a heavy curtain revealing a world in disarray and gives us a chance to see.
Commentary: Congolese youth await concrete commitments from government to put an end to the poverty that has affected the country for decades, despite having exceptionally rich soil and geological resources.
Commentary: Net Neutrality has finally become a kitchen-table issue and now everyone who cares about keeping the Internet free from discrimination has an opportunity to tell the Federal Communications Commission what they think.