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Was Dave Chappelle Crazy, or Were We?

When the comedian vanished in 2005, he gave up superstardom and a $50 million contract. White America called him crazy. But there's another side to his story — about race, mental health and a priceless taste of freedom — that everyone seemed to miss.

As Coronavirus Hits Africa, Doctors and Nurses Prepare to Strike

Kenya’s long history of health-care worker strikes over poor pay and conditions couldn’t come to a head at a worse time, but activists and experts warn that it’s unavoidable

Are Black People Really Safe From Coronavirus Because of Melanin?

How fake news helped this strange (and utterly false) coronavirus myth spin out of control

Nigeria’s Underground Livestock Trade Is Thriving on Facebook

Poultry farming has become so lucrative that many young people have ditched their city jobs — once a key marker of social mobility — to raise and sell chickens full-time