Andrew Hammond

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How big corporations are — and aren't — fighting global warming

Major companies in the U.S. and worldwide are increasingly taking steps to lower the carbon footprint of what they produce, how they ship goods, and …

Renewable Energy

With These Playlists, Never Worry About What to Play at a Party Again

You always want your party to be the one with the music everybody talks about afterward. It can be the difference between a good event and a …

Music

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

In a section of Georgetown called Houston, contractors are building out a new oil industry depot, capable of storing needed equipment, fuel, water, …

Foreign Policy

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

Howard Schultz wants to know if I drink coffee. The Starbucks boss is sitting on a balcony overlooking the company’s leafy farm in the Costa Rican …

Coffee

Why Yara Shahidi Wearing A Zoot Suit Is So Culturally Significant

The Grown-ish actress wore a modern day "zoot suit" to the MTV Movie & TV Awards.<p>Yara Shahidi never ceases to amaze us with her impeccable style and …

African-American News

Americans are drowning in student-loan debt. The U.S. should forgive all of it.

Politicians in both parties say getting a higher education is not only the ticket to the middle class but also that it is vital to America’s future prosperity. Yet they’ve created a system that prices college out of reach and forces children to take on growing levels of debt to pay the fare. That …

Student Finance

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Stars Celebrate Juneteenth at the James Beard House

Each year, the James Beard House hosts over 200 dinners featuring select world-class chefs who prepare unique tasting menus for guests. However, on …

James Beard

raceAhead: The Hidden Racism in Industrial Kitchens

June 19th is Juneteenth or Freedom Day, an annual holiday which commemorates the abolition of slavery in 1865, first in Texas, then across the …

Janelle Monáe

Opiate addiction and the history of pain and race in the US

“I have had little or no sleep, owing to the tooth ache or rather stump ache,” Elizabeth Drinker wrote in her diary one night in 1796. “One of my Eye …

Medicine

Have an Intellectual Night In With the Best Documentaries on Netflix

Whether or not history is doomed to repeat itself, there is always something valuable to learn from the past. Thanks to Netflix, finding information …

Royal Family

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

Health Care

There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.<p>And if those workers wanted to? They'd have to work 122 hours a week. Every week. All …

Housing

First Generation Me: The Complexities Of Nationality, Ethnicity And Race In The Diaspora

It wasn’t until my first visit to Ghana when I was 12 that my identity was first brought into question. I proudly said I was Ghanaian at the border …

African-American News

When Caribbean Culture Meets Gentrification

Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of Camilo José Vergara’s</i> Crossroads <i>project. Previous stories covered Newark’s “Four Corners” and the Bronx’s “Hub.”</i><p>West Indian, African, African American, and Latino cultures …

African-American News

For decades officials imposed regulations to restrict African Americans’ use of public beaches – and the fight for equal access is far from over<p>Summer has arrived, which, for many Americans, means day camps for children, afternoons lounging by a pool, and weekend trips to the beach. But for many …

African-American News

The tragic yet resilient story of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide off U.S. coast in 1803

The stories of slave resistance, many of us know, have to do with bloodshed, violence, and destruction. But there are other acts of resistance whose …

Black History

Langston Hughes Documentary, ‘I, too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled’ to Explore His Life & Work

Scholars and directors of <i>I, too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled</i>, <b>Darren Canady</b>, award-winning playwright, and <b>Randal Maurice Jelks</b>, …

Black History

Africa Rising.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) We seldom hear any good news here in the United States about the African continent but there are many positive indicators about its …

Economic Development

Why Is It So Hard to End Poverty in America?

Forty-six million people in poverty. Fifteen million more since the year 2000. An increase of nearly 50 percent in the new century. Fifty years since …

Social Issues

Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.<p>Image above: Kiarra Boulware and her niece at Penn North, an addiction-recovery center in Baltimore<p>One morning this past September, …

African-American News

Why West Coast home prices are surging

Housing markets out west are on fire.<p>Prices are rising, supply is tight and competition among buyers is fierce. That's all good news for homeowners. Not so much for buyers.<p>Home prices have risen faster than wages in many cities, creating an affordability issues for buyers — especially first …

Real Estate

On the Frontier of Apocalypse

As the events in Afghanistan unfold, the scariest place on the planet may be just next door. Patched together like Frankenstein’s monster by the British under Lord Mountbatten, Pakistan, a nation mired in hypocrisy, has partially repudiated its ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban in order to squeeze …

The Vietnam Syndrome

Agent Orange, used by the U.S. to defoliate Vietnam’s jungles, has now poisoned a third generation. From Ho Chi Minh City to the town of Ben Tre, photographer James Nachtwey and the author confront that ecocide’s most shocking legacy—horrifyingly deformed children—even as new lawsuits could bring …

Vietnam

9/11: The Tapping Point

What if, two years before the 9/11 attacks—with the installation of a cell-phone-and-Internet system in Afghanistan—the U.S. had been handed complete access to al-Qaeda and Taliban calls and e-mails? A secret deal was in place in 1999, the author reveals, but Washington dropped the ball.<p>One morning …

Pixar's John Lasseter steps down from Disney in wake of #MeToo

John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Company’s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging “missteps” in his behaviour with staff members.<p>Disney announced on Friday that Lasseter – one of the most illustrious and powerful …

Animation

Trump torpedoes G7 effort to ease trade spat, threatens auto tariffs

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threw the G7's efforts to show a united front into disarray after taking aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding he might double down on import tariffs by hitting the sensitive auto industry.<p>Having left the Group of Seven …

Donald Trump

Inside Singapore Airlines' luxe new Dreamliner, where everyone has a window seat

Image: Singapore Airlines<p>Singapore Airlines have always been ahead in the game when it comes to luxury, but their brand-new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner …

Singapore Airlines

How far have fares really fallen since the golden age of flying?

Glorified armchairs, vast expanses of floor space and champagne for all: we sacrificed it long ago in favour of crushed knees, plastic tray tables, and ever-shrinking seats.<p>But for all the measure of legroom we've lost over the years - from the industry standard of 34 inches in the 1980s, to an …

Aviation

Employees at this Chick-fil-A will soon make more than some teachers

For Chick-fil-A fans looking to make a decent living, one location in Sacramento, California, just raised the bar (much, much higher) when it comes to paying its employees.<p>In an effort to create more longterm job opportunities, Chick-fil-A franchise owner Eric Mason will raise his staff's hourly …

Chick-fil-A