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Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A New Book on the Idea of Reparations

<b>Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave</b> …

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Stan Van Gundy Wrote A Powerful Piece On Why Athletes Who Protest Are ‘Patriotic’

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich receives and deserves tremendous credit for his willingness to speak out about the social and cultural issues that have sparked athlete protests across most of the major American sports.<p>He isn’t alone among his NBA colleagues in speaking out. Steve Kerr has …

50 Company Stocks to Watch in 2018

Figures were compiled or calculated by Bloomberg’s Global Data division from the most recent company and/or broker reports as of Sept. 15 unless …

Donna Brazile Sells Out, A Sad Way To End A Career

Her new book will only hurt the party she claims to love.<p>Only a few weeks ago I signed a petition to keep Donna Brazile on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). I defended her as a good Democrat who worked hard over the years to elect Democrats. What a difference a few weeks make.<p>Today I am …

BUTTER PECAN CAKE RECIPE

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided<br>2 teaspoons baking powder<br>2-2/3 cups chopped pecans<br>2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>3 cups all-purpose …

People Are Officially Done With John Kelly After His 'Absurd' Civil War Comments

The White House chief of staff blamed the war on a "lack of compromise."<p>John Kelly, chief of staff to President Donald Trump, angered many on Monday when he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that the Civil War was caused by a “lack of ability to compromise.”<p>Kelly had been seen by some as a voice of …

Donald Trump Cries Obstruction as He Transforms the Federal Courts

Because of Republican obstructionism under Obama, this president has far more vacancies to fill—and he’s doing so quickly, with sometime outrageous …

Judiciary

The First Amendment: Text, Origins, and Meaning

Learn about the rights protected by the First Amendment<p>The founding father most concerned—some might say obsessed—with free speech and free religious …

Eminem Calls Out Donald Trump During BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher (Video)

“Dear White People, That’s how you use your white privilege,” comments a Twitter user<p>Rapper Eminem just delivered the cypher of the year and, …

Protesters at TSU prevent state representative's speech

There was controversy on the Texas Southern University campus right before the cancellation of one lawmaker’s speech Monday.<p>After dozens of …

America didn't like NFL players protesting police violence. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

After Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against black Americans, between 61 and 72 percent of …

African-American News

Has America Gone to Hell?

On April 4, 1968, only a couple of hours before he would be assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in his room, working on his Sunday sermon, …

Black History

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

For exquisitely flaky biscuits, F&W's Grace Parisi makes sure to do two things: Use lots of cold butter and chill the dough before baking it. <b>More</b> …

Look at All These Monuments From Around the World That Honor Those Who Fought Against Slavery

When Haiti unveiled Le Negré Marron statue in 1967, it became a symbol for freedom of black people across the world. The sculpture is a reminder of …

Black History

How a slave made off with a Confederate war ship — and became an American hero

For weeks, Robert Smalls had been watching them. Noting their comings and goings. It was risky, but it was the only way his plan would work.<p>The year …

Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp and Crab Meat

This seafood gumbo starts with a roux, and it's packed with a variety of shellfish, including oysters, shrimp, and crab.<p>Feel free to adjust the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

While gathering data on the slave trade is not new, using these data to compile comprehensive databases for the public has become feasible only in …

What was the Korean War? The 1950s-era conflict is why North Korea still hates us today.

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to escalate — but for North Koreans, feelings of aggression and anger toward America are nothing …

Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege

Whenever anyone slips the words “white privilege” into a conversation, it immediately builds an impenetrable wall. For some white people, the words …

Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks

Lights, smartphone camera, action<p>By now we're all familiar with the basics of smartphone photography: You pull out your phone and push a button. But if you really plan to preserve those memories for posterity, then you'll want your phone snaps to look their best. So up your phone photo game with …

Mobile Photography

Trump should claim victory on the border and abandon his foolish wall

It was his sure-fire applause line, one he pulled out of his rhetorical grab bag whenever he saw he was losing the enthusiasm of a crowd: “I will build a big, beautiful wall and Mexico will pay for it!” If we are lucky, though, now that he is president,<p>Donald Trumpwill renege on this, his biggest …

Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have at Least 1 Black Teacher: Report

A new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University economist says that black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are …

Angela Rye Blasts 'Bigot' Joe Walsh Because She's Sick Of His Racist Ish

During an explosive segment on CNN on Tuesday (March 28), Political Commentator <b>Angela Rye</b> blasted conservative Former Congressman <b>Joe Walsh</b> for the …

Angela Rye