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You Are a Miracle

December 11, 2014<p><b>By John Holland</b><p>Do you know how much of a miracle you truly are? Many people come to my events in the hopes of connecting to a soul …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

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10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

Single mother graduates from UCLA with three degrees

A single mother of three boys, Deanna Jordan, graduated over the weekend from UCLA with three degrees.<p>Jordan grew up in Compton and, by 22, was a …

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The League of Extraordinary Black Gentlemen

"As an upper-middle-class black male, I am seen as part of the solution class tasked with rescuing my nation from its problem and my race from itself."<p>In “Strivings of the Negro People,” the seminal 1897 essay published in <i>The Atlantic</i>, the renowned writer W.E.B. DuBois succinctly captured the issue …

How to Market a Book and Strengthen Your Author Platform with Goodreads

Imagine a magical place that gathers together 17 million of the most passionate readers who want to talk about, review and buy your book.<p>A place that …

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Hands Off Assata Campaign

Assata: Exile since 1979<p>On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, …

Langston Hughes showed me what it meant to be a black writer

One of my first columns on these pages didn't make it into the paper. I'd written about the Nato bombing of Bosnia and the comment editor at the time thought I should stick to subjects closer to home. "We have people who can write about Bosnia," he said. "Can you add an ethnic sensibility to …

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Beyonce Is Naked and Covered in Glitter on the Cover of Flaunt

Beyonce is everywhere this year: On the cover of Vogue. At the Super Bowl. In H&M ads and Pepsi commercials. On stage in countries all over the world …

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The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)

Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a lawyer for the Workers Accident Insurance Institute. How did Kafka produce such fantastic creative works while holding down his day job?<p>By sticking to …

Jourdan Dunn Reveals Racist Encounter With Makeup Artist, Wouldn't Touch Her Black Skin

Model Chanel Iman recently spoke out about dealing with racism in the fashion industry and now Jourdan Dunn is following suit.<p>The 22-year-old British beauty has landed campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry, graced the cover of Vogue Italia and Teen Vogue, and won Model Of …

Why I Wont Watch 12 Years a Slave

Ok, so I am one of the few people in the country who will pass on seeing the movie 12 Years a Slave. This blockbuster has won numerous awards culminating with prestigious Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. From the buzz, it appears that very few were …

Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know (PHOTOS)

As Black History Month comes to a close, we've picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Whether through sculpture, photography, video or performance, each artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a …

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Top Ph.D. Programs Eye Genius Black Boy

<i>Considered a free agent in the world of academia, award-winning McNair Scholar Juwan Z. Bennett prepares for the signing of a lifetime.</i><p>"How does it feel to be a black man with options?" is a frequent question posed to one of Philly's hottest free agents by his associates at Yale, Northwestern and …

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Do You Know How Powerful Your Thoughts Are?

In the theater of one's mind is a multi-dimensional consciousness in which our thoughts point our attention in a particular direction. Neuroscientists have discovered that repetitive thoughts form neural pathways as neurons that fire together get wired together. Thus, the more a particular thought …