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African-American Influencers React To Non-Indictment Of NYPD Officer In Eric Garner Case

Less than two weeks since a decision was announced not to indict former Ferguson, Missouri police officer with the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, comes the legal decision in the death of Eric Garner.<p>On Wednesday, a grand jury voted not to indict New York City police …

Rat poison linked to India sterilisation deaths, with death toll expected to rise

Health officials investigating the deaths of more than 13 women who died after attending government-run family planning camps in eastern India believe that they were killed by medicine contaminated with rat poison.<p>All antibiotics bought from Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, a factory in the the eastern …

5 Lessons Traveling to Africa Taught Me About Being Black in America

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling to Ghana for 10 days to explore the history and culture of the region. And contrary to America's heightened fear that traveling to West Africa would give me Ebola, I am fortunate to reassure you that I am happy and healthy.<p>Now that your potential …

Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

This month, reports have come out that Laurie Holden, an actress from <i>The Walking Dead</i> TV show, had volunteered to be part of a sting in Colombia to entrap a local trafficker who sold girls as young as 12 into sex slavery. (Holden's job was to keep the girls distracted while the sting honchos were …

UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record<p>* Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event"<p>* Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination<p>* ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America<p>GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United …

UN human rights commissioner attacks security council for failure over Syria

The outgoing UN human rights commissioner has launched a blistering attack on the UN security council, saying that "international paralysis" and competing national agendas have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and allowed "killers, destroyers and torturers" in Syria to believe they can act with …

10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10<p>Image: Instagram<p>The year 2014 isn’t over yet, but it’s safe to say black women have been shattering news headlines and the …

Karyn Parsons' Mission To Share The Untold Stories Of Black History Heroes

Hilary Banks from "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" may not have been known as a fierce advocate for education. But the actress who played her sure is.<p>Last year, Karyn Parsons -- actress, mother, author and amateur historian -- founded Sweet Blackberry, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about some …

Mississippi Freedom Summer: 50 years on – in pictures

Freedom Summer, a program that brought mostly northern white college students to Mississippi to register black voters, turns 50. Three young civil rights workers were slain by Ku Klux Klan members on a country road in Neshoba County prompting a massive FBI search for them and their killers. The …

Homeless Man Gives Free Books To Kids Because 'You Don't Have To Be Rich To Change The World'

If anyone proves you should never judge a book by its cover, it's Philani Dladla.<p>Sporting a flat-bill baseball hat, a colorful, striped dress shirt and beads dangling from his neck, Dladla may not look the part of a stereotypical bookworm -- especially as he lives on the streets.<p>Termed the …

Thando Hopa: Choosing Pretty

...I don't know what the number of people with Albinism in Turkey is but I could tell that this was the very first time that he saw a Black woman who looks white. And he argued with me. He argued with me. He said: I'm telling you you are white. And I said: no, I'm not; I'm black. And he said: …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Spoken-Word Poet Spears 'Hunger Games' With Her Own Story

Poet and performer Imani Cezanne loves the "Hunger Games" fantasy series, but that hasn't stopped her from noticing a peculiar aspect of the trilogy.<p>"I can't help but notice how painting poverty in whiteface makes it fantasy, makes it fiction, makes a number-one-selling novel, a hit at the box …

Erykah Badu & Ledisi Share Beauty Advice From Their Mothers At 'Essence' Dinner

This Wednesday, Essence magazine celebrated two of its May 2014 cover girls -- neo-soul visionary Erykah Badu and eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi -- with an intimate event in New York City called "Journey To Beautiful."<p>Beyond the superstar guests of honor, the dinner and panel discussion brought …

These Women Are Breaking Gender Barriers At Rwanda's 1st Female-Run Ice Cream Parlor

It was not love at first bite when Chantal Kabatesi tasted ice cream for the first time.<p>"It was like eating hailstones," Kabatesi told NPR of her first spoonful of the treat. Despite her less than pleasurable trial run taste, Kabatesi is an employee at Inzozi Nziza, or Sweet Dreams, the very first …

The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans

If you think racism left professional sports with Donald Sterling, you're probably not looking close enough.<p>That's the message from All Def Digital, who dropped a video this week impaling the hypocrisy of punishing racism in professional sports. Using humor to lighten the message, the comedy sketch …

'Gospel Of Jesus's Wife' Papyrus Not A Forgery, Harvard Says

A fragment of an ancient Egyptian papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," unveiled in 2012, shows no evidence of being a modern forgery, as some critics had charged, according to an article published in the Harvard Theological Review.<p>The scrap of papyrus sparked controversy when it was …

Driving While Black and Brown and LGBTQ

My partner and I were coming home from a gathering with friends in the East Bay. We lived in San Francisco's Mission District at the time and were engaged in the nightly ritual of finding parking. We were two women in a car, holding hands and sleepily making plans for the week. We had to make …

The Living Prayer: 150 Years Of Watch Night

For 150 years African Americans have been gathering at church on New Year’s Eve to pray and celebrate new beginnings. We call this “Watch Night”. …

Black Music The Mis-Managed Gift

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the top Rhythm and Blues songs were about racial pride and self-love. Songs like “We’re A Winner,” “Higher Ground,” and …

Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

JuJu Harris didn't set out to write a cookbook, but then again, she didn't set out to accept public assistance to feed her son, either. Harris always wanted to work with nature.<p>"My dream job was, I was going to grow up and be a national park ranger," she says. It didn't quite work out that way. She …

An Open Letter to Lupita Nyong'o

Dear Lupita Nyong'o,<p>Thank you for showing the world what true talent and beauty looks like. Last night, I watched the 86th Academy Awards in awe of seeing a woman that looked like me and shared my story. When you accepted this coveted honor, tears rolled down my cheeks. I was reminded of what your …

Poor losing out in African boom, according to new report

Soaring economic growth in many African countries is coming at the expense of the poor, according to a new report that urges governments to overhaul their tax systems to halt rising inequality.<p>Despite a decade of high growth across the continent, the wealth created is not being equally shared and …

Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

Page: 1 2<p>Martice Sutton, avid traveler and founder, Girls Going Global (Image: File)<p>Change a girl, and you will change the world.<p>Whether we choose to …

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It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence

Download CDF's<p>new report.<p><i>"Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope — some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares</i> …

In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking | John Pilger

The richest land on Earth writes Aboriginal people out of history and pushes them to the margins. Like South Africa 30 years ago<p>The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the …

Nymphomaniac – first look review

Hang on to your seat back, your Bible, or the hand of a friend. Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac bludgeons the body and tenderises the soul. It is perplexing, preposterous and utterly fascinating; a false bill of goods in that it's a film about sex that is deliberately unsexy and a long, garrulous …

Study: 4 in 10 finish college where they start

WASHINGTON - Fewer than half of all students who entered college in 2007 finished school where they started, and almost a third are no longer taking …

19 Home Remedies You Won’t Believe Actually Work

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