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Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel

Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and an avid supporter of Donald Trump, earned headlines this week for his defense of the president’s adultery with a porn star. Regarding the affair and subsequent financial payments, Jeffress explained, “Even if it’s true, it doesn’t …

Faith

Why Bother with a Country Like Swaziland?

<b>Sunit Bagree is Senior Campaigns Officer at Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)</b><p>Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are experiencing some of the worst …

South Africa

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries.<p>The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and conducted by a …

Africa

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya<p>Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man …

Africa

"Things Jesus Never Said" Is Trending After House Republicans Passed Their Health Care Plan

"Sorry, I would heal you, but leprosy is a pre-existing condition."

Hidden Figures Upholds the Legacy of 3 Extraordinary Black Women Who Changed the World

<i>Hidden Figures</i> is the riveting and inspirational story of three black female mathematicians who excelled against all odds at NASA. Many of us are …

Women of Color

Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

Social media makes it too easy to share photos of our travels. That means that often, we millennials take and share photos without necessarily …

Developing Countries

The GOP Tried To Fix Its Woman Problem After 2012. It Failed Miserably.

WASHINGTON― When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by double digits among women in 2012, it seemed as if the GOP’s “woman problem” had hit its nadir.<p>Conservative state legislatures across the country appeared obsessed with restricting abortion. Romney had awkwardly boasted in a debate that he had …

How 'Pepe the Frog' went from harmless to hate symbol

Feels bad, man.<p>Denizens of the darker corners of the Internet turned an innocent frog comic into a hate symbol of the "deplorable" alt-right.<p>"Pepe the Frog" first appeared in 2005 in the comic "Boy's Life" by artist and illustrator Matt Furie. The comics depict Pepe and his anthropomorphized animal …