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#104: “Slavery Didn’t End in 1865. It Evolved.”

Hello and welcome to The Highlighter #104! Today’s issue falls early in my birthday month, that prime
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#104: “Slavery Didn’t End in 1865. It Evolved.”
By Mark Isero • Issue #104 • View online
Hello and welcome to The Highlighter #104! Today’s issue falls early in my birthday month, that prime eight-plus-percent portion of the year when the peaches are plentiful. If you also have an August birthday, let me know; we have to stick together.
I’m proud of this week’s articles, three of which come from publications not previously highlighted in the newsletter. We begin with a piece on Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit on the history of lynching in the United States, prepared in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative. The second piece, an exposé involving Seattle high school football coaches, student-athletes, district officials, and federal laws geared to protect homeless students, is my pick of the week.
Don’t get so engrossed in your reading, though, to miss this week’s pet photo. It’s a winner. (Keep sending your submissions!) Closing out today’s issue are two excellent articles about industries going in opposite directions. First there’s the burgeoning newspaper industry, as detailed in a piece about the New York Times and the Washington Post. Then there’s the floundering weight-loss industry, as revealed in a piece about Weight Watchers and its recent push to attract Millennials. Enjoy this issue!

“Slavery Didn’t End in 1865. It Evolved”
Homeless students drawn to Seattle schools by sports are often cast aside when the season’s over
In Zeneize, my family’s Italian dialect from Genoa, “sampinghe” means paws. My dad, who spoke the language, loved animals, particularly those with good sampinghe. Here is Delia, who belongs to loyal subscriber Allison, showing off her sampinghe.
In Zeneize, my family’s Italian dialect from Genoa, “sampinghe” means paws. My dad, who spoke the language, loved animals, particularly those with good sampinghe. Here is Delia, who belongs to loyal subscriber Allison, showing off her sampinghe.
Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War?
Weight Watchers Cruise: What It’s Like to Diet on Vacation
Podcast Update: I loved this week’s episode with loyal subscriber Erin! We talked about teaching, immigration, and This American Life’s recent episode, “Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville,” which I highlighted last week. The podcast’s popularity continues to pick up, so if you’re interested, check it out on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. Also, feel free to let me know your thoughts about the podcast so far. If you want to be a guest on the show, by all means, sign yourself up! I’d be happy to have you.
Giveaway Update: Drum roll, please! Who gets the three-month digital subscription to either the New York Times or the Washington Post? Loyal subscriber Trisha, that’s who! Congratulations, Trisha. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Be sure to keep reading The Highlighter newsletter and listening to The Highlighter podcast for upcoming giveaways. They will be lucrative.
Is it the end? Unfortunately, it is. But don’t you worry — The Highlighter will be back next week on Thursday at 9:10 am. Until then, let’s please welcome new subscribers Salem, Rebecca, Kiera, David, Pietro, and Randy. Let’s keep this momentum going strong, loyal subscribers, by spreading the word about this newsletter. Also, if you feel moved, vote this issue thumbs-up or thumbs-down below. Have a wonderful week!
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