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Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion …

Black History

Listen to first-hand accounts of lives in slavery

The Library of Congress releases early 20th-century recordings of interviews with formerly enslaved African-Americans.<p>As the Civil War came to its …

Black History

Monticello Finally Acknowledges That Sally Hemings’s Life Wasn’t a Romance

<i>The Sally Hemings exhibit at Monticello (Photo courtesy of Stacey Evans)</i><p>Sally Hemings, an enslaved Black woman who bore at least six of Thomas …

Feminism

Why We All Need to See 'The Rape of Recy Taylor' on Starz

By Diedre Johnson @diedremichelle<p>Jazz singer Dinah Washington’s classic song, <i>This Bitter Earth</i> teamed with contemporary composer Max Richter’s …

Recy Taylor

Ads for runaway slaves in British newspapers show the cruelty of the ‘genteel’

When an 18-year-old slave named Ann ran away from her master in 1727, the newspaper advertisement seeking her capture said she was wearing a brass collar that read, “Gustavas Brown . . . his Negro.”<p>When 16-year-old Quoshey fled on Christmas Day 1700, the ad in a local paper said he had “E.A.,” the …

Black History

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: All the rumors in one place (Updated July 17)

<i>In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.</i><p><b>Update (07/17):</b> The hub below has some new information including the speculated release date of the Note 9, as well as some new press renders. There’s …

Samsung Galaxy

2018 Nissan GT-R review: More bark, less bite - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> Added composure makes the GT-R a far more amicable daily driver without losing any of its incredible dynamic punch.<p><b>The Bad</b> Old bones -- and old tech -- still keep the GT-R from being a truly well-rounded supercar.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Nissan GT-R is better than ever in a number of ways, and …

Nissan GT-R

The hanging jellyfish air plant is the must-have houseplant of the moment

According to Waitrose...<p><b>Low-maintenance, quirky air plants – which grow without the need for soil – are proving to be the houseplant of choice, according to new sales data from Waitrose.</b><p>Already boasting so many health and decorative benefits, houseplants are also proving to be popular across …

Plants

Two 4,500 year-old homes found near Giza pyramids

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient homes near the Giza pyramids in Egypt. The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force more than 4,500 years ago.<p>The residences were found in an ancient port at Giza that flourished at a …

Ancient History

The American Flag Was Sewn in Part By A Teenage Black Girl

The history that’s not in your school books.<p><i>OG History is a Teen Vogue series where we unearth history not told through a white, cisheteropatriarchal lens.</i><p>In a famous oil painting, artist R. McGill Mackall depicts Mary Pickersgill, the woman most known for designing the Star-Spangled Banner in …

Black History

It’s Time to Stop Calling it ‘The Great Migration’

For people of color watching over their shoulder this Independence Day, the fear of police interference harkens back to a historical moment with a much-too-benign label.<p>Last week, a white woman, Linda Krakora, called the police on a 12-year-old black boy for mowing a lawn too close to her property, …

Black History

The “New Black Globalization” – Connections of diasporas and African countries; recent visit by king of Yorubas to Brazil encourages calls for black nationalism

<b>Note from BW of Brazil:</b><i> The recent visit by King Oni of Ifé, leader of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, is being hailed as an important symbol of a</i> …

Africa

17K-Mile 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring 5-Speed

This 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring is finished in Vintage Red over black leather and is described as a completely stock example with just 16,800 original …

The Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001 is the 4C we deserve

The diminutive Alfa Romeo 4C coupe was a stunner when it debuted at the Geneva motor show in 2011, and we were even more pumped when it was decided …

No Reserve: 1983 Porsche 928S 5-Speed

This 1983 Porsche 928S is equipped with a 4.7-liter V8, a rear-mounted 5-speed manual transaxle, and a limited-slip differential. The car has …

2006 Honda S2000

This 2006 Honda S2000 is finished in Silverstone Metallic over a 2-tone black and red leather interior and was recently acquired by the seller from …

1970 Porsche 914-6

This 1970 Porsche 914-6 is finished in Tangerine over black and was purchased by the seller five years ago. The numbers-matching 2.0-liter flat-six …

1987 BMW 325iS 5-Speed

This 1987 BMW 325iS is a 2-door example powered by a 2.5L inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential. The seller …

​The beautiful Ballito Beach House in Cape Town

We’re off to Ballito for today’s homify 360° gem, as it’s this quaint little holiday town in KwaZulu-Natal that plays host to quite a remarkable …

South African History: Cape Town's District Six

In 1867, the South African city of Cape Town was divided into twelve Municipal Districts. Of these, District Six was one of the inner city's most …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

Johannesburg and Accra: Inching their way up the urban food chain

Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west. This …

What Locals Love About Cape Town

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I fell in love with <b>Cape Town</b> at first visit, on the Tree Canopy walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.<p>For Sarah Khan, a former New Yorker who moved to Cape Town and married a local, it’s all about the views. “Biases aside, it’s just the most beautiful city in the …

Cape Town

Decades of volatility test Ethiopia’s young leader | Financial Times

It is not every day a prime minister admits that his country is in chaos, that the leadership is tainted by corruption and that the government has …

Africa

Jesse Jackson on 'economic apartheid' in South Africa

US civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson says the struggle must continue against “economic apartheid” in South Africa.

Abiy Ahmed has a chance to lift the lid on freedoms in Ethiopia | Financial Times

Abiy Ahmed has one of the most precarious balancing acts to perform of any leader in Africa. He was sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister on April 2 …

Africa

Social Cohesion among South Africans, and between South Africans and Foreigners: Evidence from the South African Reconciliation Barometer 2017

Elnari Potgieter<p>01 Mar 2018<p>23pages PDF<p>Download<p>Content partner<br>• Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)<br>• Region<br>• South Africa<br>• Subject<br>• Migration<br>• Human …

'Most South Africans aren't economically free'

American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says South Africa still needs to defeat a form of apartheid based on resources, as the majority of …

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A …

34K-Mile 1998 BMW M Roadster

This 1998 BMW M Roadster was originally titled as a commercial vehicle in Illinois and spent its early years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was brought to …