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Watch 16-Year-Old Amandla Stenberg Explain the Problem With Appropriating Black Culture in Under 5 Minutes

"Don't cash crop my cornrows."<p>Amandla Stenberg might be best known as an actress (you probably recognize her as Rue in <i>The Hunger Games),</i> but someone needs to give this 16-year-old (yes, she is only 16!) a PhD in cultural history. The actress and (clearly, quite adept) student dropped some serious …

Scientists get their last look at Pluto's mysterious dark spots

The closer New Horizons gets to Pluto, the more puzzling the dwarf planet becomes.<p>The latest image released by<p>NASAhighlights four mysterious dark spots lined up along Pluto’s equator. Each of the spots is about 300 miles across, and they are evenly spaced along a dark belt that rings the planet’s …

A Woman Made A Comic Book About Abortion And It's Awesome

One woman is on a mission to demystify the realities of abortion -- using illustrations.<p>Writer and artist Leah Hayes created an illustrated book, <i>Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard</i>, which takes readers through the thought processes of two women who choose to have abortions -- one …

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft ready for Pluto fly-by

Scientists have regained contact with the probe before its encounter with the dwarf planet, after a nine-year journey from Earth<p>Nasa is all set for next week’s historic Pluto fly-by having reactivated the New Horizons spacecraft following a malfunction last weekend.<p>The 14 July fly-by will take …

South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

The debate over the racist connotations of the flag has raged since the massacre of nine black worshippers in a Charleston church<p>Nikki Haley, South Carolina's governor, has signed legislation which will remove the Confederate battle flag from the state's capitol grounds.<p>She ratified the bill which …

Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel

Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy<p>Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their …

Space Travel

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Lyme disease is spreading faster than ever and humans are partly to blame

Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to reveal being felled by Lyme disease. After months of withering fatigue, the Canadian singer-songwriter was finally diagnosed with the tick-borne illness and now expects a full recovery. Those who take longer to be diagnosed are often less fortunate. …

Disease

How I escaped my family's anxiety trap

In her grandmother's day it was known as melancholia, and treated with electro-shock therapy. In her mother's it led to clinical depression that left her confined to the house. Now, as research shows anxiety is passed down by our genes, Linda Kelsey explains how she broke free from her fearful …

Investigation Finds Asbestos in Crayons and Kids' Toys

Several brands of crayons and some children’s toy crime scene fingerprint kits were found to contain asbestos, a known carcinogen, in a recent …

Asbestos

Fox News doctor says men are allowed to hit women now because of the “gender equality movement”

Keith Ablow told “Fox & Friends” that a man should never hit a girl, even if that means banning co-ed sports<p>Fox News' resident "doctor" Keith Ablow blames co-ed sports and the gender equality movement for perpetuating a culture that tells people like Florida State University quarterback De'Andre …

The Daily Donald: More brands dump Trump — and new details on his friendship with a notorious sex creep

Corporations continue to drop like flies but the loons rush to defend Trump<p>Donald Trump is still running for the Republican nomination and is currently polling at 6.5 percent according to the Real Clear Politics average. Here are the latest developments in his circus of a campaign.<p><b>Corporations</b> …

NASA Could Soon Launch A Giant Solar Sail Beyond Our Solar System

Raise the e-sail<p>We’ve all seen Bill Nye’s Lightsail expedition, but now our friends at NASA are stepping in to take things a bit further.<p>In this year’s round of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) funding, NASA has funded it’s own Bruce Wiegmann and his team of solar propulsion experts to …

Iraq Court to Execute 24 Over Camp Speicher Massacre Near Tikrit

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court sentenced 24 militants to death Wednesday over the killing of hundreds of mainly Shiite soldiers during an ISIS offensive in northern Iraq last year.<p>As many as 1,700 soldiers were killed after they fled Camp Speicher, a former U.S. military base just north of Saddam …

The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

Fox News’ shocking racism effect: The alarming statistical relationships underneath conservative viewing habits

Even controlling for other variables, those who watch Fox News are more likely to hold a number of alarming beliefs<p>In the wake of Dylann Storm Roof’s horrifying act of terrorism in South Carolina, many have pointed to the negative influence of conservative media in incubating right-wing extremism. …

How Dylann Roof caught the virus of hate

Last week's massacre in Charleston has once again torn open America's primal wound. Many of us believe that, despite the spate of police killings of young black men, racism in America is on the wane. And now this. A race crime so vicious that you desperately want to believe the suspected killer was …

Dylann Roof and the stubborn myth of the colorblind millennial

The young age of Dylann Roof, who's charged with sitting alongside nine black churchgoers for an hour before standing up and shooting them dead, is …

Demographics

Wouldn't It Be Nice If Race Didn't Matter? But It Does

Recently, I have found myself thinking back to the early 1990s, around the time that I graduated from college, and how we talked about race relations …

Hillary: ‘We Can’t Hide’ From The Truth Of White Privilege

Black people aren’t making things up: The science behind ‘racial battle fatigue’

In the early 2000s, University of Utah researcher William A. Smith coined the term “racial battle fatigue” while studying how racialized …

The Office Can Be as Hostile as the Hood

There are multiple ways to kill a black body. Whether it is in an instant from a bullet, prolonged from the repeated blows of a police baton or slow and agonizing from the constant barrage of microaggresions in the workplace, the results are the still the same--the certainty of death. Black men and …

More money doesn’t help black families move up

When white and black families in the United States have the same household income, the white family is likely to be in the more affluent …

Demographics

Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Affect Opposite-Sex Marriage Rates, Study Finds

Imagine that!<p>The data sets are in, and marriage equality isn't the harbinger of death for "traditional" marriage between men and women, according to a study from the School of Community Health at Portland State University published recently in PLOS ONE.<p>The study took the number of opposite-sex …

The oblivious, casual racism of modern conservatism

In the wake of the Charleston massacre, the right has shown just how beholden to white supremacy it truly is<p>Sometimes racism isn’t about vicious bigotry and hatred towards those with different skin color than your own, let alone a willingness to walk into a church and massacre nine of those others …

How I Escaped Becoming Dylann Roof

My racist parents, church, and friends told me blacks were “taking what’s ours.” I almost burned down a black family’s home in revenge.<p>In 1975 Baton …

Farewell to America | Gary Younge

Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP<p>A protester confronts police after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer in 2013.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/30/1435671011856/5a6f4b5b-5869-48fb-99ce-42972b8f5e20-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP<p>A protester …

Call of Duty

After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Having clinched the long-sought prize of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some long-time advocates are now waking up to the realization that they need to find a new job. At least one major same-sex marriage advocacy group is preparing to close down and other LGBT organizations are retooling.<p>They …

McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision.<p>The Kentucky …