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Haiti 2010 earthquake: then and now – in pictures

Three years after the earthquake that claimed between 230,000 and 300,000 lives in Haiti and left 1.5 million people homeless, reconstruction continues slowly. These images show scenes of devastation in the capital, Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the quake, and how it looks today. …

Why Is Timberland Planting Trees In Haiti?

A recent Forbes blog covered the news that Timberland has supported the planting of over 2 million trees in Haiti. My first reaction was that this is absolutely great. My second reaction was why?<p>Why is an American company best known for high quality outdoor shoes planting trees in Haiti? Why has …

Comparing Black People to Apes: It’s Worse Than You Thought

Dear Race Manners:<p><i>Last night we had a couple over as dinner guests. The wife is an old friend of my wife’s, from Chicago. I never liked her. She</i> …

Michelle Obama

Doctors, nurses 'bring a lot of biases' to work with Indigenous patients, study finds

The legacy of residential schools and segregated 'Indian hospitals', as well as the attitudes of some health care professionals, continue to be …

Indigenous people say racism-tainted drive-by violence all too common

Indigenous people in multiple cities say having something thrown at you from a passing vehicle is so common, people don't even bother to report the …

Thunder Bay

Ugandans give warm welcome to South Sudanese fleeing violence – in pictures

Humanitarian response,Conflict and development,Global development,Migration and development,Uganda,Refugees,South Sudan,Africa,World news<p>Last year, almost half a million people arrived in Uganda, escaping conflict in South Sudan. More than 270,000 found shelter in Bidi Bidi camp, where the local …

Africa

Here’s Why Trump’s Rhetoric Is Dangerous for Black People

In a so-called listening session last week to kick off Black History Month, some African Americans surrounded President Donald Trump at the White …

Criminals beware! Google's AI can now identify faces from heavily pixellated images

Two artificial intelligence systems built by Google are able to transform a heavily pixellated, low quality, image into a clear photo or a person or …

Why has Cameroon blocked the internet?

<b>Three weeks after reports that Cameroon had blocked the internet in English-speaking parts of the country, residents say services have yet to be restored. So what is going on?</b><p>Cameroonians have little doubt that pulling the plug on internet services for about 20% of the population is an intentional …

Internet

In Kenya, politics split on ethnic divide

When Kenyans cast their ballots to pick the president, the roles played by ethnicity and tribalism are likely to be decisive. A youth alliance armed …

Do Big Cats Get Hairballs?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

Ancient History

Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Working with Marcus Garvey and others, she helped expand consciousness worldwide<p>Madam C.J. Walker is best known as the first African American female …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Art Galleries

Meet Aisha, a former antelope hunter who now tracks Boko Haram

How Aisha Bakari Gombi, ‘queen hunter’ in the fight against the world’s deadliest terror group, became a heroine in north Nigeria<p>As seven abducted women and four children were being taken deeper into Sambisa forest, Aisha Bakari Gombi received a call.<p>The voice was familiar: an army commander asking …

Africa

Frederick Douglass, Refugee

Throughout modern history, the millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.<p>Frederick Douglass, author, orator, editor, and most important African American leader of the 19th century, was a dangerous illegal immigrant. Well, in 1838 he …

Black History