Dominique Virgil

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Grammys 2016: 12-year-old Indonesian jazz prodigy Joey Alexander nominated for top awards

On tourist island of Bali, jazz pianist who mentored Joey Alexander prepares to watch his protégé as youngest nominee in history hopes for Grammy honours<p>Peering out from beneath his mop of curly dark hair and behind his oversized glasses, Joey Alexander seems barely able to see across the top of …

What happens to Supreme Court cases this year?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> This Supreme Court term was already set to be a blockbuster and consequential. Justices are considering a major challenge to public sector unions, a race-conscious admissions plan at the University of Texas, the first big abortion case since 2007, challenges to voting rights, the …

Even if Sanders wins the popular vote, Clinton could still get the nomination

The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way – and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning

You've Never Seen These Black History Photos Before

The New York Times is publishing never-before-released photos from its archive.<p>The New York Times is diving into its photo archive this month in search of "unpublished black history." The archive, known as the Morgue, is a library of photographs and negatives that lives in a subbasement. It’s an …

Black History

Jailed for joining ISIL - British woman gets six years after returning from Syria

A twenty-six year-old British mother who took her toddler son to Syria has been jailed for six years for belonging to the jihadist group ISIL.<p>Tareena Shakil who is a former health worker from Birmingham in central England, is the first woman from the UK to return from the self-declared caliphate, …

Indian Court Rules That Hindu Women Can Now Be the Head of Their Own Families

In a significant decision Monday, a top court in India’s capital city New Delhi ruled that women are eligible to become the legal head of a family, a …

India's Supreme Court will review law criminalizing gay sex

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Tuesday said it will review a decision over whether to uphold a colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex in a victory for homosexual rights campaigners at a time when the nation is navigating a path between tradition and modernity.<p>Gay rights activists …

LGBTQI

North Korea's planned rocket launch angers US, South Korea and Japan

Japanese prime minister condemns ‘serious provocation’ and Washington demands tougher sanctions for defying UN resolutions<p>The United States, South Korea and Japan have condemned North Korean plans to launch a rocket carrying a satellite – a further major breach of UN resolutions following a nuclear …

Looted 'priceless' ancient treasures from Pompeii found in Swiss storage lock-up

Hundreds of priceless antiquities including fragments of fresco from Pompeii as well as terracotta pots, decorated vases, busts and bas-reliefs were …