For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding are a way of life

‘The Basketball Game.’ Ron TarverPhotographer Ron Tarver grew up in Fort Gibson, a small town in Oklahoma where horses, cattle and Wrangler jeans were embedded into the rhythms of everyday life. His grandfather was a cowboy admired for his roping abilities, and many of his family members owned ranches in the area.

But he wanted, he told me, “to get away from horses,” and in 1983, he landed a job as a staff photojournalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he found himself drawn to a range of subjects, from storefront churches to star jump-ropers.

Then, in the early 1990s, he photographed North Philadelphia’s drug culture, spending periods of time living in heroin dens and crack houses. Burned out from the despairing subject matter, he decided that for his next undertaking, he wanted to do something that would lift his spirits.

Sometimes he’d be walking around in the park, and he’d see a

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Search engine targets sharing of course documents on Course Hero

Image: Zackary Dixon and Kelly George, both professors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, were at a faculty meeting and commiserating about Course Hero, a website students use to upload and share documents related to their courses, when an idea came to them. What if they could come up with an automated way to help professors identify content from their courses that had been shared on the site, and request its removal?

Professors have long been concerned about the risk of student cheating posed by students sharing copyrighted course documents, including tests and quizzes, on Course Hero, which bills itself as “an online learning platform of course-specific study resources.”

Ask any faculty member if they know about Course Hero, and they’ll say, “I’ve heard a little bit about it, but tell me more,” said George, an associate professor in Embry-Riddle’s College of Aeronautics, which has its main campuses in Arizona and Florida. “You open your

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