Adam Sobsey at Indyweek: Walking in black women’s footsteps: Two important new histories of the Civil Rights movement (Content note: rape)
Little’s case was a tough one. For one thing, African-American women had been victimized for centuries by white sexual violence in the South, but fear of reprisal kept most crimes from being reported, let alone prosecuted.
Michael Miner at Chicago Reader: It Didn’t Start With Sam
Examine a news shop across town staffed by judgmental people you run into a lot and you’ll linger over every nuance. But every New Yorker knows Chicago is a simple, bawdy town and Sam Zell is a billionaire Hell’s Angel. Broad strokes will do—let ‘er rip.
Jake Nicholas at JH Weekly: State resources for sale
It would be easier, Million reasoned, to get the water out of the river in Wyoming above Flaming Gorge or just at the mouth. That way, Million could utilize existing infrastructure and land rights easements for his pipeline along the I-80 corridor in Wyoming.
Bill Forman at Colorado Springs Independent: The force is still with him
Then again, those who skew left-of-center, as Democrats occasionally do, are less naturally inclined to line up and stand at attention than their right-wing counterparts.
Jefferson Dodge at Boulder Weekly: Tea party crashers
The tight races for governor and U.S. Senate have some wondering what effect the Tea Party movement in Colorado will have on those contests and certain ballot initiatives.