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The head of National Museum of the American Indian on what we should all know

Kevin Gover, 61, is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. A member of the Pawnee tribe, he was born in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Anne Marie, live in Northern Virginia.<p><b>Do you prefer being called Native American or American Indian?</b><p>I’m indifferent. [Laughs.] As a …

Civil rights leaders fought to make voting easier. An Alabama Republican didn’t get the memo.

John Merrill thinks guaranteeing people the right to vote "cheapens" the civil rights movement’s fight to, well, vote.

Civil Rights

Boy says farewell to best friend, 91-year-old World War II vet from next door

Emmett Rychner was the first to move away. Two years ago, the young preschooler moved to a neighboring town, leaving behind his best friend, Erling Kindem, a World War II veteran who lived next door.<p>Last week, the time arrived for a final goodbye.<p>Erling, 91, died last Saturday, just three days …

World War II

Judge: North Carolina’s voter purge process is “insane,” calls back to Jim Crow era

“This sounds like something that was put together in 1901.”<p>A federal judge on Wednesday described North Carolina’s process for purging voters off the rolls “insane.” She argued it “sounds like something that was put together in 1901” — a time when black voters were deliberately suppressed on a …

Government

How to keep your iPhone from tracking your location in iOS 10

A quick peek at your iPhone’s location services settings is a (slightly creepy) reminder of how much of our privacy we entrust in Apple.<p>Allowing our …

Serena and Venus Williams to Launch Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, Calif.

Tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams are giving back to their hometown of Compton, Calif., in a huge way. The sisters have created the Williams …

Venus Williams

30 Must-Try Vegan Recipes That are Making People Drool All Over Their Laptops and Phones

Stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention, because it’s time to look at food. Not just any food, but some of the best food that you will ever …

Recipes

How Slavery Built America Into An Economic Power

The horrific legacy of slavery in America has long been documented. But in his 2014 book "The Half Has Never Been Told," historian <b>Edward Baptist</b> …

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Cast Iron Skillet

Autistic artist Stephan Wiltshire takes on Mexico

Autistic British artist Stephen Wiltshire who is known for his ability to create entire cityscapes from memory is tackling one of his biggest challenges yet – Mexico City.<p>Using his astonishingly accurate near photographic memory Wiltshire started sketching what he’d seen based on a half-hour …

Ina Garten's Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each)<br>• 2 tablespoons canola oil<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons fleur de sel<br>• 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons dry sherry<br>• Kosher …

Seafood

Thousands of Calif. National Guard vets ordered to repay reenlistment bonuses

A decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly 10,000 soldiers in the California National Guard have been ordered to repay …

Military

If You’re a Republican, You Have No Right to Bitch About America

Love guns? Hate abortion? Want a border wall? Good news! You already live in Donald Trump's idealized version of the country.<p>If there’s a unifying theory to this shitpuddle of an election, it’s that the people who are voting for Donald Trump are voting for him because they are, above all else, …

Vegan white lasagna with roasted butternut squash and spinach

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Roasted Butternut Squash<p>12 ounces cubed butternut squash<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• sea salt<p>Spinach<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 5 ounces baby spinach<p>Alfredo sauce<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1 large onion, chopped<br>• 2 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1 1/2 cups raw cashews or blanched almonds<br>• *3 cups water<br>• 1 tablespoon …

Recipes

The Radical Fashion Designers Behind Solange's 'A Seat at the Table'

We spoke with some of the world's most adventurous designers to learn the stories behind Solange's game-changing music videos for "Cranes in the Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair."<p>If Solange Knowles wears a brand, you know she is genuinely a fan of the work. The artist has long been a champion of …

Pasta Broccoli and Ricotta, Ancient Italian One Pot Pasta

Pasta Broccoli<p>Spaghetti pasta lathered in creamy ricotta and mixed with fresh green broccoli. This one pot pasta is a traditional recipe loved and cherished by my wife's family.<p><i>Watch video recipe:</i><p><i>Pasta Broccoli and Ricotta | One Pot Pasta | Italian Food Recipes</i><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>Spaghetti (300-500g)<p>1kg of …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

Butternut Squash Soft Pretzels with Dijon Apple Cider Sauce

Butternut Squash Soft Pretzels with Dijon Apple Cider Sauce<p>Prep time<p>1 hour 30 mins<p>Cook time<p>12 mins<p>Total time<p>1 hour 42 mins<p>Author: Finn<p>Serves: …

Recipes

'Moonlight' explores often unseen gay, black male experience

(Reuters) - A film about a young black impoverished man's struggle with his sexuality hopes to give a voice to characters not often seen in movies, according to the cast and director of "Moonlight."<p>"Moonlight," which debuted on Thursday at the London Film Festival after receiving strong reviews …

Boy who shot abusive neo-Nazi father will not be given chance to appeal conviction

An abused and troubled California boy who, under police interrogation, confessed to killing his neo-Nazi father, lost in a bid to overturn his …

21ish Best National Parks in the United States

The United States National Park Service is now over 100 years old and still going strong. After our many travels around the US, including a two month …

Steve Harvey and His Wife Marjorie Elaine Harvey Are the Low-Key Style Stars of Fashion Week

CHANEL S/S 2017<p>This season’s show may have been set in a cyborg future, but Marjorie’s look was head-to-toe classic turn-of-the-century …

Come Through Bawwwwwwwwdy: Serena Williams Flosses Them Yams For The Fader’s ‘America’ Issue

1 of 7<p>❯<p>❮<p>A post shared by The FADER (@thefader) on Oct 4, 2016 at 6:09am PDT<p>Serena Williams Talks Sports, Race And Ignoring Haters For The Fader Cover …

Cate Blanchett Is the First Celebrity to Wear Gucci Spring 2017—And It’s Amazing

Gucci’s Spring 2017 collection walked in Milan just 14 days ago; today, it’s walking on the back of one Ms. Cate Blanchett. The Oscar-winning actress wore Look 74 from the brand’s recent offering, an ivory and black silk wool gazar gown, to an IWC Gala Dinner in honor of the British Film Institute …

Tulsa shooting stirs memories of bloody race riot

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> When the police shooting of unarmed father Terence Crutcher happened on September 16 in Tulsa, the city's reaction was furious -- but peaceful.<p>There were prayer vigils at black churches and, within a week, first-degree manslaughter charges filed against the officer who shot …

Law Enforcement

Apple Slab Pie Recipe

Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping<p><i>Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping-this easy apple pie is made in a jelly roll pan and is perfect for feeding a</i> …

Lemon Pound Cake Cookies Recipe

"I was trying to make lemon cookies, but ended up making something totally different and I was glad with the outcome."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup white …

How a Little-Known Black Pioneer Changed Fashion Forever

Designer Ann Lowe stayed under-the-radar her entire life. Now, she's in the spotlight at the brand new National Museum of African American History and Culture.<p>Fashion designers have long rubbed elbows with the rich and famous. Once the elite deem a designer "noteworthy," their business is often …

Black History