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Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Population

Things Black People Say When You Might Be About to Catch Those Hands But You're Not Quite Sure

<b>1. “Aiight. Bet.”</b><p>If the “Aiight. Bet.” is accompanied by a lack of eye contact and a slight head nod—and not a shy lack of eye contact but eyes that …

Selling

Photography can be used to perpetuate stereotypical images of black people. I decided to question that.

My journey began in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the midst of a revolution that overthrew a 2,000-year-old monarchy and eventually led many of us into …

Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read

I can give you professional writing advice until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, I’m not a bestselling author or a member of America’s …

10 Signs Showing Aliens Could Be Contributing To Our World

Extraterrestrial life. For ages humanity has wondered is there anything else in the cold darkness of space. Some sceptic say there is no proof but …

The First Black Woman to Own and Run a Billion-Dollar Company Says That Trusting Yourself Is Key to Success

The ActOne Group founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd shares the mindset that helped her build an international business over the course of a four-decade career.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you</i> …

Women of Color

15 Photos That Show What Being Asian-American Looks Like

"Where are you really from?"<p>I’ve heard that question from more strangers than I can count; it's a ritual I've grown accustomed to as a half-Korean, half-white woman. Growing up in Vancouver, WA (a predominantly white area), I remember feeling a discomfort toward my features. People would always say …

Los Angeles

Don’t fall victim to organized crime at airport security

<b>DID you know airports are rife with thefts?</b>They are generally safe places, thanks to the high security, but even that is not immune to some criminal …

Here Are The 5 Scariest Horror Movies You’ve Almost Certainly Never Seen [Opinion]

Not only have you probably never seen these movies, you might consider that a good thing if you’re squeamish.<p>Every horror fan hits that wall where we …

Kayo Chingonyi: ‘The most formalist poetry I have been exposed to is rap lyrics’

As a kid I was never in trouble with the police, but certain interactions with them were fraught<p>When Kayo Chingonyi was awarded the £30,000 Dylan Thomas prize for his debut poetry collection, <i>Kumukanda</i>, he used his acceptance speech to thank some of his former school teachers, including one who had …

Being a Hollywood star doesn’t quite pay like it used to

Movie stars don’t shine as brightly as they did a decade ago.<p>In the 1990s and early aughts, the likes of Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Tom Hanks and Jim …

These Collagen Supplements Deliver Plumper, Better-Looking Skin

Collagen has been a hot topic in the world of wellness and beauty for years now. Here's what we know about it. First off, it's a protein that occurs …

How to Write a Second Person Story

Here’s what you should do if you want to master the most challenging perspective aroundImage by ReedsyYou’re an author looking to make a splash in …

Creative Writing

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

How Janelle Monáe and Black Panther Travel Through Time and Space

Sci-fi is reckoning with blackness—and making good-ass music and movies in the process.<p>Black people have a complicated relationship with movement. Our history is a timeline of displacement and transport: Slave ships. Underground railroads. Eviction from gentrified neighborhoods. As our history is …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Kanye Ain’t the Only Black Person Believing and Spreading Anti-Black Nonsense About Slavery

Kanye West is a cornball with low information and high-fructose corn syrup, but what he’s saying about slavery being a choice soaks in the same …

Art you can smoke: the strange and exquisite bongs worth $50,000

Expensive glass-blown pipes have evolved as an American folk art in the illegal market. Will legalization bring it into the light?<p>Below Kyle Tracey’s flatscreen TV there’s a velociraptor skeleton, perhaps 3ft long, in a hunting crouch. The mouthpiece is beneath a removable section of the tail. …

Going to Australia? How to Get an Electronic Travel Authority Visa

So you've decided to take a trip down under to Australia. But not so fast -- you can't just pack your passport and hop on a plane to the land down …

How lynching was used by whites to destroy competition from black business owners

<b>To the editor:</b> Many sincere white Americans have raised the question of why African Americans have failed to become as successful as other people of color, especially recent immigrants to United States. The article on lynchings sheds some light on the subject.<p>The story of the murder of Elmore …

Black History

Long-term antidepressant use linked to higher dementia risk

Antidepressants may significantly increase the risk of developing dementia, experts have warned.<p>A major new study, published in the British Medical Journal, found a “robust link” between the degenerative disease and the medication, even when taken up to 20 years before a diagnosis.<p>It suggests some …

Why Kevin Young's Brown poems are not only beautiful, but essential

Kevin Young perfectly illustrates poetry’s enduring vitality — and his new book reveals exactly why. A survey of American history through the …

Your 34 Suspenseful Page-Turners for Summer Reading

This Riot Recommendation of suspenseful page-turners for summer reading is sponsored by <i>Everything That Follows</i> by Meg Little Reilly.<p>Three friends …

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer is a thumb in the eye of Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kendrick Lamar has created the perfect fusion of politics and hip hop, and on Monday he got a Pulitzer Prize -- and of course he did. In a time when hip hop is supersaturated with vapid pop hits and petty feuds, Lamar is socially resonant and musically gifted. He is the voice of this …

Rap & Hip-Hop

New BLACK PANTHER Infographic Touts The Many Box Office Records Broken By The Marvel Movie

<i>Black Panther</i> far exceeded expectations at the box office and Disney has now released a fascinating infographic taking a look at the movie's many …

Black Panther

How do you write a novel? Leading Irish writers including Sebastian Barry and Louise O'Neill explain...

We all have a book in us, but just how do you get it out on paper? Some of Ireland's best writers tell Caomhan Keane what it takes to get the job done<p>…

Books

The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead

While literary novels are sidelined, crime fiction is fast developing as the most versatile narrative of our times<p>For years, crime fiction titles have topped the bestseller lists and library lending tables. That sales of the genre have now overtaken general fiction, as revealed at the London Book …

Books

How This 22-Year-Old Is Sketching A Space For Black Girl Animators And Making History While Doing It

Many of us grew up watching cartoons, and just like any aspect of media, representation matters both in front of screen and behind the scene. Or this …

Women of Color

The 22 most hipster cities in the world in 2018

Trendiest, most hipster-friendly cities in the world are mostly American, according to a new ranking — but they call got beaten to the top spot by a city in England.<p>The ranking, known as The International Hipster Index, comes from relocation company MoveHub. It compared 446 cities based on the …

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Scary Movie (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)<p>Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those …

Horror