Isaac Lampkin

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7 Things That Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

Is the early hour a magical time for productivity—or just pure misery?<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions.<p>Hoping the same magic would rub off on me, I traded in my usual 6 a.m. rise time for …

Tim Cook

The pros and cons of intermittent fasting

A registered dietitian's take on one of the most talked about weight loss trends.<p>For most people, the word fasting brings up the notion of prolonged periods without food or maybe even drink. Some people fast periodically for religious reasons or medical necessity (say, before a procedure). But a …

Holistic Medicine

Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the …

Black History

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

Clarence Franklin, Aretha Franklin’s Oldest Son

Clarence Franklin, Aretha Franklin’s eldest son, was born when Franklin was just 12-years-old, on March 28, 1956. Rumors swirled about his parentage, …

Aretha Franklin

NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

The recent discovery of bodies of black prison laborers beneath a construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, is forcing the state to confront its difficult history.<p>When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in …

Black History

Recipe: Tuscan Tortellini Skillet — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you need another reason to keep that cast iron skillet out on the stovetop, let this five-ingredient dinner be it. The cheese tortellini cooks …

Recipes

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Behind the Yakuza: documenting the women of Japan’s mafia

The underworld infamy of organised crime has long been romanticised in pop culture. On the silver screen, cult classics like <i>The Godfather</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> have shaped the public’s perceptions of what being a mobster means. In 2015, Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> shifted the focus towards Colombia’s criminal …

Japan

Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

4 Companies Founded By Millennials That Are Making Millions On Amazon

In its 23-year ascent to global retail dominance, Amazon has become not just a sales channel for consumer brands, but a complete business model. The ability to quickly build a consumer brand that can reach hundreds of millions of customers while requiring virtually no warehousing is a winning …

eCommerce

He planted a tree every day for 40 years and transformed this island into a paradise.

He’s built an incredible oasis one tree at a time.<p>In 1979, 16-year-old Jadav Payeng was heartbroken when he spotted several snakes that had died from …

Safe-Space

Police violence, cliques, and secret tattoos: fears rise over LA sheriff 'gangs'

We suspect there are a lot of victims of this gang John Sweeney<p>John Sweeney knew from his four decades as a civil rights lawyer that something about the police shooting of Donta Taylor was off.<p>Taylor, a 31-year-old African American, had been walking from a friend’s house in Compton to a nearby …

Civil Rights

27 Things That'll Restore An Ounce Or Two Of Your Faith In The World

Not everything is bad.

Robert Martin, Tuskegee Airman who flew ‘63 and a half’ combat missions, dies at 99

By Olesia Plokhii<p>Robert L. Martin, a combat pilot who said he flew “63 and a half” missions during World War II as part of the barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen, was shot down over German-occupied territory on the 64th and spent five weeks trying to return to Allied lines with the help of Josip Broz …

Military

Lost Tuskegee Airman Identified

For the first time, remains from one of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen declared missing during World War II have been positively identified, the Pentagon …

U.S. Army

What Is China Doing In Africa?

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa.<p>What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue.<p>The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is …

China

A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender

I came to and a dude was dragging me by my hair and cops started kicking me in the head – Del Africa<p>We demonstrated against police brutality. And we did so uncompromisingly. Slavery never ended, it was just disguised – Janine Africa<p>The photograph is one of the standout images of the 1970s black …

Black Panther

Dahomey mothers: The all-female army that protected modern-day Benin

The Dahomey mothers or Amazons were a group of elite all-female soldiers, who were trained to kill and protect the Kingdom of Dahomey, in modern-day Benin.<p>They started by protecting the king, but would go on to fight against the French.<p>They are the fourth story in a new eight-part series, African …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

This 35-Year-Old CEO Is Selling $40 Jars of 'Sex Dust' to the Masses — and People Are Hooked

Moon Juice guru Amanda Chantal Bacon has a new deal with Sephora for a full line of supplements and skin care.<p>Within 20 minutes of meeting Amanda …

Selling

Thibodeaux's historic tour of FAMU: 'one of the best trips ever'

The top-rated football standout in the nation enjoys an active day on The Hill sight seeing and fully embracing HBCU culture<p>Kayvon Thibodeaux's …

Los Angeles

The Black Panthers still in prison: after 46 years, will they ever be set free?

It’s like the atmosphere is pressing down on me, closing in all around me Albert Woodfox on solitary confinement<p>The idea that black men armed and prepared can fight for the rights of black people was exciting, intriguing Jalil Muntaqim on joining the Panthers at 15<p>Antoinette Russell vividly recalls …

Black Panther

It’s called vomit fraud. And it could make your Uber trip really expensive

The next time you use Uber, check your bill. The trip could turn out to be expensive — not just for the distance but for a type of fraud that is on …

Transportation

Hidden smartphone codes for Android and iOS

Roughly 77 percent of Americans use a smartphone, according to a Pew survey, but phones still hide secrets that most people might not know about. …

Codes

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man’s quest

Today the city of Sugar Land is a sprawling suburb southwest of Houston, home to Imperial Sugar Co., shopping malls and endless cul-de-sacs. But more than a century ago, it was a sprawling network of sugar cane plantations and prison camps. Sugar Land was better known then as the Hellhole on the …

Black History

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …