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Expect Mercedes to step up in Bahrain and give F1 rivals a sterner test

The misjudgments that hindered Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne are unlikely to be repeated in a Bahrain race that should tell us more about the credentials of Ferrari and Red Bull<p>In Bahrain this weekend, Mercedes will be confident they have eradicated the problem that cost them an almost certain win at …

Auto Racing

New York Knicks: Could Michael Beasley be back in 2018-19?

Michael Beasley has been able to revive his career with the New York Knicks. Should the Knicks bring the veteran forward back for the 2018-19 …

At Tuskegee, U.S. experimented on black men with syphilis for 40 years

On May 16, 1997, five elderly African-American men attended an extraordinary White House ceremony. Then-President Bill Clinton looked each of them in …

Instead of maligning Africans, Trump and the West should beg their forgiveness

I'm sure some readers will have forgotten Donald Trump's recent disparagement of the entire African continent. But Africans haven't, you can be sure. Africans know perfectly well what Mr. Trump meant by "shithole countries."<p>It's true Africa has some serious problems, but even someone like Mr. Trump …

Jaylen Brown Spoke Candidly About The Issue Of Racism In America

Jaylen Brown is one of the smartest players in the NBA (his intelligence was even used as a knock against him coming into the league), and the second year man out of Cal is not afraid to speak his mind.<p>With the Celtics over in London to play the Sixers later this week, Brown sat down with The …

Too Terrified to Enter an Arena of Ideas? The Debate Over Cornel West's Critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dr. Cornel West speaks at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 3, 2009. (Photo: James Stewart)<p>When the history of resistance to …

CVS Fires Pharmacist For Following CDC Guidelines

pop life<br>(Image by frankieleon) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Pharmacists Have Become The Gate Keepers For The Opioid Massacre<p>The opioid …

Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality

<i>Soul Searching</i> <i>is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.</i><p>Let’s start off with gratitude: Thanks …

Is the United States Gun Culture Rooted In the Enslavement of African People?

America loves its guns, and the country remains an outlier in terms of the proliferation of firearms and gun violence, with around 5 percent of the …

This is what happens when a black cop calls out racism in her own department

Lt. Yulanda Williams The truth teller 27 years in uniform<p>“I’m black and I will never be blue enough. I will never be able to prove to some that I …

Justice

Texas student newspaper blasted over anti-white 'Your DNA is an abomination' column

next<p>prev<p>A Texas college's student newspaper is apologizing after coming under fire for running an opinion column called "Your DNA is an abomination" that accuses white people of being oppressors who “shouldn’t exist.”<p>The apology from Texas State’s University Star came just hours after the column …

Farrakhan: Trump should repent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to repent for America's …

Donald Trump

About Half of the Texas Church Shooting Victims Were Children

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — About half of the victims killed in the worst mass shooting inside a house of worship in U.S. history were children, including one who was only a year old, Texas officials said Monday.<p>Twenty-six people were shot dead during the Sunday massacre at First Baptist Church in …

Baptist Church

Michelle Obama For President: If The 2020 Dem Primaries Were Today, Ex-First Lady Wins Nomination, Poll Shows

If a woman is to finally serve as President of the United States, Michelle Obama has the best chance to make a strong run and win. What is more, …

The deadlier drug crises that we don’t consider public health emergencies

Alcohol and tobacco kill far more people than opioids. Should they be considered an “epidemic”?<p>In 2016, this drug was linked to more deaths than guns, car crashes, or even HIV/AIDS at its peak. Actually, it was associated with more deaths than guns and car crashes <i>combined</i>.<p>I’m not talking about …

“Schools are segregated because white people want them that way"

Nikole Hannah-Jones on the persistence of segregation in American life.<p>“Schools are segregated because white people want them that way. ... We won't fix this problem until we really wrestle with that fact.”<p>That’s what Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine writer and recipient of a …

Sebastian Gorka warns of “black African gun crime” in Sinclair Broadcast appearance

The former Trump adviser is bringing his xenophobia and bigotry to local news stations<p>"Black crime" was no longer just a racist tag for far-right websites Monday, after Sebastian Gorka started talking about "black African gun crime" on Sinclair Broadcast stations.<p>Gorka, a former White House adviser …

The Black Person’s Guide to The Walking Dead

<b>What’s up, bruh? Why do you look so depressed?</b><p>Because <i>The Walking Dead</i> returns Sunday night and it always makes me a little upset.<p>Advertisement<p><b>But I</b> …

Is atheism the reason for Ta-Nehisi Coates' pessimism on race relations?

In his latest book, Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of America’s leading public intellectuals, betrays an atheistic worldview devoid of redemption<p>In February 2007, Ta-Nehisi Coates had lost his third job in seven years and was scrambling to find work to support his family. A little more than a year later he …

Atheism

Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: 'We shall overcome'

Singer and civil rights activist, 90, holds Pittsburgh audience spellbound with tales of his life and denunciation of Trump as a national ‘mistake’<p>Harry Belafonte appeared dazed, struggling to stand with a cane as an aide guided him slowly to his place on stage. Having caught his breath, the …

Activism

2 States Ravaged by Opioids Show Difference Faith Makes

HANOVER, N.H.—There is a strong correlation between lack of religious attendance and illicit drug use, research shows in contrasting two states hit …

These Are the Best Photos of Michelle Obama, According to Her White House Photographer

<b>LET GIRLS LEARN</b><p>In her new book, <i>Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer</i>, former official White House photographer …

Michelle Obama

Bush Slams Russian Effort to 'Exploit Our Country's Divisions'

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday chastised Russia for alleged cyberattacks during the 2016 election, charging it was an effort to turn "Americans against each other" and "exploit our country's divisions."<p>Bush urged America to "harden its own defenses" in the face of "external attacks on …

George W. Bush

America's opioid genocide

There is a genocide going on in this country. And it is a judgment on this nation that we all but ignore it.<p>We treat other lethal threats much more …

Thom Hartmann: The America I knew has almost disappeared

What’s left of our democratic institutions are under siege<p>Like an alcoholic family that won’t discuss alcoholism (proving Don Quixote’s warning never to mention rope in the home of a man who’s been hanged), far too many Americans are unwilling to acknowledge or even discuss the ongoing collapse of …

Gregg Popovich Issues Blistering Takedown of ‘Soulless Coward’ Donald Trump

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has made no secret of his opinion of President Donald Trump, but he took his criticism to another level on Monday …

Donald Trump

I went to School with the Vegas Shooter

This is where Paddock and Palast were bred: Sun Valley, the anus of Los Angeles. Steve's brain was too big to end up on the tracks. He lived in empty …

Las Vegas Shooting