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Pilots Swear By This One Carry-on Bag

And it's less than $150.<p>Finding the perfect carry-on bag is a bit of an oxymoron: what you need to pack can vary wildly, depending on your …

Hollywood could be sued for discrimination against female directors

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal US agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination – looks likely to take legal action against major Hollywood studios.<p>According to Deadline, the body is currently in talks to resolve charges that …

Rooney Rule

13 Black History Books That Belong on Every Kid’s Bookshelf

We’ve shared the films you should watch in honor of Black History Month and the books to add to your to-be-read list, but celebrating the African-American achievements and the struggle for civil rights shouldn’t be a solo affair. Today, we’re sharing children’s books that honor the legacy of …

What Can You Do With the World's Largest Family Tree? - The Atlantic

Your family tree might contain a few curious revelations. It might alert you to the existence of long-lost third cousins. It might tell you your 10-times-great-grandfather once bought a chunk of Brooklyn. It might reveal that you have royal blood. But when family trees includes millions of …

Genealogy

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

Yes, Jesse Williams Is Black Enough to Call Out America’s Racism

Almost as soon as Jesse Williams stepped off the stage at the BET Awards after giving a powerful speech about racism, activism, and Black folks …

Brexit and the Racial Fault Line Awakened in Britain

Brexit has re-awakened extreme racism in Britain<p>The United Kingdom is coming to terms with the majority of the British people voting to leave the …

Even Alice Walker Was Inspired By Jesse Williams’ Speech

Alice Walker is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, so when she speaks, we listen. Recently, <i>the Color Purple</i> creator picked up her pen …

[MUST READ] What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

<i>Happy July 4th family! Grab something cold out of the cooler, then sit back and read one of the greatest speeches of all time. We took liberty in</i> …

For Black Americans, Gun Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

Earlier this week, John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, prompted his fellow Democratic congressmen to stage a sit-in on the …

Then and Now

It’s our anniversary! On November 1, 1945, the very first issue of EBONY Magazine was published. Also on this day in 1951, JET Magazine was born. …

Black History

[THE WAY FORWARD] How Black America Can Survive, Thrive in the Trump Era

<b>Revolutionary Black Love Will Keep Us Alive</b><p>The greatest trick that White supremacy ever pulled was positioning racism as an individual’s belief …

How to Keep Up with #BlackHistoryMonth on Flipboard

February is Black History Month, and here are the ways to read and learn about the black experience in America. From historic civil rights moments like the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to police brutality and modern social media activism, there are decades of ground to cover. Here are …

Social Media

The real forgotten Americans: School-to-prison pipelines, poverty and crime down south

If Trump really wants to speak for forgotten Americans, he would travel to the Mississippi Delta<p>When Donald J. Trump assumed the presidency and put forth his agenda for our country, he proclaimed himself, as he did in the campaign, the voice of “the forgotten Americans.”<p>To Trump, these “forgotten …

Netflix's 'Dear White People' gets a release date

<i>Dear White People</i> star Logan Browning says "People's eyes bug out" at the title of her upcoming Netflix show. Be that as it may, the show has one …

How These 12 Black Women Made History

The future (and the past) is female (and black).<p>In 20th Century Fox’s <i>Hidden Figures</i>, we get a glimpse into the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Winston Jackson—all black, female mathematicians or aerospace engineers for NASA who had hands in sending Americans into space for the …

In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — The costumed characters at George Washington’s gracious estate here are used to handling all manner of awkward queries, whether about 18th-century privies or the first president’s teeth. So when a visitor recently asked an African-American re-enactor in a full skirt and head …

Black History

This Is The First Time Three Black Women Have Been Nominated In An Oscars Category

Finally, a bit of representation.

Entertainment

A history of sanctuary cities: How Black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Frederick Douglass called on free and enslaved people to defy state and federal laws that protected slavery<p>Barbara Krauthamer<p>February 9, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the …

Black History

How We Got Here: Essential Reading to Understand the History of Racism

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass went on to become one of the most brilliant and influential authors, abolitionists, and general champions of human rights in American history. While his first and most acclaimed book, <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass</i>, describes his brutal life as a …

Human Rights

Meet the 22-year-old woman running for mayor of Detroit

click to enlarge<p>Myya D. Jones has overcome a great number of obstacles in her 22 years of life. She helped raise her five siblings after her mother, …

Mental Health

Actor Ashton Kutcher Is Trying to End Modern-Day Slavery

Actor Ashton Kutcher — who co-founded international the anti-human-trafficking organization Thorn — gave senators several ideas Wednesday to end the trade in humans, including adaptable technology and steps to protect vulnerable refugees.<p>Seeking more funding for his organization at a Senate Foreign …

Congressional Committees

The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

12 Ways to Save Money and Add $5K to Your Bank Account This Year

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Mediacorp

Where to Buy the Attention-Grabbing Jeans We Saw at Fashion Week

<i>It’s day five of New York Fashion Week, and if those</i> <i>street style stars</i> <i>have gotten you inspired, we went and found some (not quite literal)</i> Strategist</i> …

Clothing

Supreme Is the Latest Brand to Pay Tribute to Obama

The New York streetwear label features him in its spring collection.<p>It seems that going political is a thing we can expect from streetwear monolith Supreme from now on. After throwing support Hillary Clinton's way in the election, the brand is back to being partisan with its latest …

Four great TRX exercises for your core

Apologies if you've been badgered by constant reminders that the muscles around your mid-section are involved in virtually any athletic movement you can do. But it's worth repeating that if you want to swing a golf club effectively and avoid back pain and injuries, strengthening the muscles from …

The 4-Minute Tabata Workout That Burns Calories and Builds Strength

This at-home workout takes only four minutes and requires zero equipment.<p>Stuck at home with no time to workout? Ditch the excuses—this Tabata workout …

Hopscotch Cardio Is Fun AND Fat-Burning

Remember doing hopscotch on the playground? This cardio move is just like that — and it'll help you break a sweat and burn up fat!<p>Get your heart pumping and work those legs while keeping your core stable and controlled.<p>Bouncing on the balls of your feet, jump your feet wide.<br>• Hop back to center on …