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Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's regime.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Spain</i><p>In 1933, little Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by a load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, in …

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Animals

Revolts, race, Russia: 60 years on, 1956 is disconcertingly similar to 2016

From the Suez crisis to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, 1956 was a particularly dramatic year – and its influence can still be felt 60 years on<p>Headlines filled with turmoil in the Middle East, racial violence in the United States and arguments about Britain’s place in the world. Not from 2016, but 60 years …

Thomas Chatterton Williams: My black privilege

A couple of years ago, I participated in an Aspen Institute symposium on the state of race. During the roundtable that followed the panels, as I spoke about my experiences growing up black in the 1990s, I was interrupted by a Latino sociologist and former gang member from UC Santa Barbara. People …

Bible Professor Believes This One ‘Mistranslated’ Word Means Eve Was Not Created From Adam’s Rib — but From a Very Different Body Part

A professor of the Bible in California has posed the theory that the Adam and Eve narrative in the book of Genesis was mistranslated and that Eve was created not out of Adam’s rib, but his baculum, or penis bone.<p>Ziony Zevit, a professor of biblical literature and Northwest Semitic languages at …

What did Jesus really look like?

Meredith J C Warren, <i>University of Sheffield</i><p>Currently making the news is a report on a reconstruction of what is being called Jesus's face. The …

Islamophobic hatred and anti-Muslim rhetoric has moved from the margins to the mainstream

As they gathered for the main Friday prayer service on 11 December, Muslims at the Islamic Society of Palm Springs heard a loud explosion and saw …

Muslims Shielded Christians During A Kenya Bus Attack By Suspected Islamic Militants

Monday saw a dramatic gesture by Muslims who protected Christians during a terror-based attack in Kenya. The event occurred near Mandera when a group of armed attackers (suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants) descended upon a bus full of passengers. The BBC details the scene, which saw Muslim …