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23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

Citizen Kane and the meaning of Rosebud

Citizen Kane has long been acclaimed as a work of genius and endlessly dissected by critics. But a mystery still lies at the heart of this masterpiece. On the eve of Orson Welles’s centenary, Peter Bradshaw comes up with his own theory about the film’s clinching moment<p>S<i>pitting Image</i> once made a …

The only way to save the EU is for the UK to leave it

Xenophobic. Racist. Jingoistic. Nativist. Parochial. The 52% of British voters who hit the EU eject button might be all of those things. But they were also backing the right horse.<p>The vote repudiates a vision of Europe that rewards companies at workers’ expense. It’s a rebuke of a government that …

Economics

Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional

If you’ve ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap seems to set you off. You might snap at your spouse for forgetting to buy coffee filters, respond brusquely to a well-meaning co-worker, or blink back hot …

Sleep

Americans have already forgotten their history of backsliding on racial progress

Who was the first baseball player in the major leagues? Most people think the answer is Jackie Robinson. But in fact, a number of black players joined the major leagues during the period known as Reconstruction following the Civil War. It wasn’t until 1887 that managers and teams collectively …

War

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Rival protests in Venezuela amid economic crisis

Rival protests were staged in Venezuela, with the opposition campaigning to oust President Nicolas Maduro while a pro-government group demonstrated against new US sanctions on various Venezuelan officials.<p>On Saturday, thousands attended both the opposition's rally and the ruling Socialists' …

Nicki Minaj confirms Meek Mill breakup and hints at new project being in the works

<b>By Jay Mack<br>Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer</b><p>A year ago, during this time, Nicki Minaj was dropping obvious hints that she and Meek Mill were dating. This was …

Trump supporters v Black Lives Matter: watching a real conversation unfold

Amid the chaos and the clashes at Trump rallies Friday, a small group of people on opposing sides tried to reason with each other in St Louis – loudly, but civilly<p>As Trump supporters and protesters clashed outside rallies in Chicago and St Louis Friday, there was screaming, spitting and physical …

Black Lives Matter

Applebee's Accidentally Serves Kids Alcoholic Root Beer

Alcoholic root beer is all the rage right now, or so big beverage companies like Anheuser-Busch and Pabst would have you believe. With an alcohol content hovering around 5.5 to 6 percent, it's basically like A&W or Barq's with the added effect of getting you drunk, as some unlucky children in …

Hillary Clinton apologizes for praising Nancy Reagan's nonexistent AIDS activism

Hillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a "national conversation" about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal help in fighting the disease.<p>Clinton, one of two contenders for the …

Campaign violence and Donald Trump: Hardly surprising, entirely predictable

Violence splashed across the television screen Friday night like a horrific flashback from the 1960s, as fistfights and shoving broke out among thousands of supporters and opponents at a Donald Trump event in Chicago, drawing memories of police and protesters fighting in the streets of the same …

Donald Trump

Public Hanging of a Black Man Used as Table Decor: An Apology is Not Enough

I cannot fathom how anyone could be so ignorant as to think the use of the picture of the 1895 hanging of Richard Burelson in Texas on its tables would be funny. Nonetheless, Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota used the photograph with a comic caption above the condemned man's head which said, …

African-American News