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This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more

KRACK attack is especially bad news for Android and Linux users.<p>Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows …

Information Security

How Missy Elliott Became an Icon - Miss Elliot Interview and ELLE Cover Story

<i>This article appears in the June 2017 issue of ELLE, on newsstands now.</i><p>At the photo shoot, the accoutrements of being her precede her. A tray of acrylic nails and an almost-empty bottle of professional-grade nail polish remover are carried by Bernadette Thompson, the Takashi Murakami of …

Aretha Franklin

10 foods that can help prevent diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association.<p>Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells …

Nutrition

This Is the Best Meal for Staying Full While Trying to Get in Shape

When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, finding satisfaction in lighter, less carb-focused meals is one of the most difficult parts. If you …

Tupac Shakur's death: Biggest conspiracy theories about 2Pac's murder

From faking his death to Biggie Smalls plotting, here are the BIGGEST conspiracy theories surrounding Tupac Shakur's death.<p>Rapper Tupac Shakur, …

‘Unsolved’: Luke James, Aisha Hinds & Letoya Luckett Cast In USA’s Tupac Shakur Biggie Smalls Pilot

Luke James (<i>The New Edition Story</i>), Aisha Hinds (<i>All The Way</i>) and Letoya Luckett (<i>Rosewood, Ballers)</i> are set for key roles in <i>Unsolved: The Murders of</i> …

Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Has Died: Target of the Biggest Drug Bust in History

It took an invasion by the U.S. to take out the bloody dictator Manuel Noriega in what was likely the most expensive and largest drug bust in history.<p>…

30 Easy Clean-Eating Lunches to Try This Month

So you’ve vowed to only eat clean, whole and unprocessed foods this month. (You’re amazing.) But when you’re late and frazzled and running out the …

Saying Goodbye To A White House That Welcomed Hip-Hop

Eazy-E was invited to the White House by mistake in March of 1991. It was for a lunch fundraiser being held by then-president George H.W. Bush; Eazy …

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

Black History

CBD can protect marijuana users from getting too stoned. Here’s how

Selective breeding for THC due to prohibition has caused a steady increase in the THC content of cannabis flowers and created a culture of consumers that has followed suit.<p>THC content is often the lead, and sometimes the only, data point for both (uninformed) sellers and consumers alike. As the …

Cannabis

How Black America Saw Obama

I stood in Grant Park on election night 2008, along with more than 200,000 other people, and watched as a man I’d known as a fellow member of a Chicago church, a man I’d worked to help get elected, took to the stage. He would be the first black president of the United States of America. My joy at …

Aretha Franklin

Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Best Non Hip Hop Albums Of 2016

What’s going on world! With 2017 just started, I would be remiss if I didn’t make a list of some great 2016 projects that weren’t Hip Hop or rap. …

And Still I Rise – Black America Since MLK

Now Playing: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Part 1<p>Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise looks at the last five decades of African …

African-American News

3 Questions That Make You Instantly Happier

You can train your brain to extract more joy from life and work.<p>Most people foolishly believe that events create emotions. In fact, it's your interpretation of events--your thoughts--that create your emotions. Realizing that gives you incredible power to improve your experience in life and at …

When 'Colored' Turned 'Black'

As a white teenage civil rights marcher in the 60's, I remember when 'Colored' became 'Black,' and suddenly I was an outsider. It was proposed that if we Caucasians could call ourselves 'White' and take pride in our various European heritages, former Negro slaves could call themselves 'Black' and …

Black History

So Does Using Marijuana In Pregnancy Hurt A Baby Or Not?

As more states legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, questions about the drug’s effects on a fetus will become a more central public health concern. One significant flaw with most studies looking at marijuana use in pregnancy is that researchers do not take into account that a …

Pregnancy

Scientists came to a fascinating conclusion after looking at the DNA of thousands of people with depression

Yet for decades, scientists have known surprisingly little about what genes are linked with the development of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).<p>A new study aims to change that. In their paper, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, a team of scientists pinpointed 17 genetic tweaks, or SNPs …

Mary + Jane: MTV releases trailer for weed comedy

Best friends Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe) are determined to be the “great ganja-preneurs of the east side” in the new trailer for …

What We Owe the White House Slaves: $83 Million

The slaves who built the White House got no pay—but their owners got up to $60 a year. So here’s what America really owes the builders’ …

Black History

Mapping the Great Migration: Black Americans' Exodus To The North

<b>In 1910, 83% of African Americans lived in the South</b>, about the same percentage that had lived there since at least as far back as 1790.<p>In the 60 years that followed, growing racism and a lack of economic opportunities in the South led more than <b>6 million</b> African Americans to migrate north. The pull …

'People have harboured this animosity for a long time': Why Baton Rouge is back at the centre of US civil rights protests

Dianne Jemison Pollard’s home was abuzz with activity.<p>She was a very young girl – only aged three – but she remembers clearly the crowds pouring into the living room in Baton Rouge where her father, a Baptist pastor, was coordinating the first major civil rights protest the United States had ever …

In an era of Black Lives Matter protests, history offers a powerful lesson

A black man tackled and killed outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge. A black man shot dead during a traffic stop for a broken taillight in Minnesota. Five police officers killed in Dallas by a black man seeking to slay "white people, especially white officers."<p>The conjunction of tragedies in …

Law Enforcement

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Police and black Americans: a relationship worse than in the 90s

The longer injustices in policing remain unaddressed, the longer they fester. This poses a danger to us all – as the tragic events in Dallas demonstrate<p>The civil rights icon the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr once said: “That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind; the time is always …

Justice

Dallas shootings: the latest chapter in a painful racial history

Bring the Dallas murderers to justice. And the killers of black people too | Gary Younge<p>Read more<p>A horrific week of violence in the US has cast into sharp relief the troubled relationship between black communities and law enforcement. This latest cycle of violence began with the police shooting …

Law Enforcement

Scientists: Marijuana Can Help Deteriorate Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Disease

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

For Independence Day, a Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

To celebrate the 4th of July, when Americans commemorate their country’s birth, I’d like to offer a few comments on Thomas Jefferson.<p>No one is more …