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Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

This Sugar Substitute Helps You Lose Weight and Improves Your Health

First thing for the sugar wary or weary is to consider a healthy sweetener substitute. Unsulphered blackstrap molasses is at the top of the list. It …

This Homemade Drink Dissolves Kidney Stones, Cleanses Liver and Kills Cancer

One of the most health-beneficial plants on earth – ginger, is abundant in medicinal properties, among which it reduces inflammation, stimulates …

North Korea is more rational than you think

The assumption that the country is run by a lunatic is not only incorrect — it’s dangerous.<p>Would North Korea really fire a nuclear weapon at the US?<p>As belligerent rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalates to new heights, it’s a question that many …

North Korea

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Meditation

Rapper Joey Badass has a searing message about racism and white supremacy in the Trump era

At great risk to his livelihood, rapper Joey Badass has made no qualms about using his platform to call out racial hatred in America. Ahead of the …

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the …

Obama Administration

Egyptian film "Mawlana" provokes outcry over view of religion and state

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian box office hit that highlights the religious establishment's cosy relations with the state has provoked a backlash from Sunni Muslim clerics, with some calling for the film to be banned.<p>Adapted from a novel by prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa, "Mawlana" ("The …

5 Classic Records You Don't Own, But Should (IV)

In this fourth part of our ongoing <i>5 Classic Records You Don’t Own, But Should</i> series, it’s time to highlight five critically acclaimed but slept-on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

You are going to hear a lot in the next few weeks about Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the possible repercussions if it goes ahead.<p>What's the big deal if the US embassy moves to Jerusalem?<p>The short answer is that the symbolic decision to the …

Meet The Republican Governors Who Don't Want To Repeal All Of Obamacare

As congressional Republicans begin work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, many of the nation's governors want to make sure that their state budgets don't take a hit during the dismantling process.<p>They're most concerned about Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor that's run jointly …

Health Care

How to Lead with More Focus and Purpose | Inc.com

You've likely heard something about meditation recently. Maybe it was from a friend or colleague, or you read something online about the benefits of the increased focus and calm it can bring. Meditation has been catching on more and more in Western business culture over the past few years. There …

Meditation

Cecile Richards: There will be a health crisis for women if ACA repealed

<i>The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works for the podcast.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Predicting a health care crisis for millions of women if President Donald Trump and Congress move forward with …

Health Care

The ex-convict who will be a kingmaker in Nigeria’s ethnic political cauldron

Last month, James Ibori, a former governor of oil-rich Delta state in the south of Nigeria was released, after four years in a UK prison. He had been convicted by a British court for embezzling state funds during his eight years in charge. Ibori was released and deported after he had returned up to …

Africa

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Matter

This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Jo Ann Robinson is unfortunately overlooked by history<p>Earlier this week, the nation celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther …

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

Healthcare without Planned Parenthood: Wisconsin and Texas point to dark future

As Republicans prepare to defund Planned Parenthood nationally, those left to provide contraception and other services in states which have already done so say women of color and from low-income groups will surely be hit the hardest<p>In the remote western plains of Texas, the Midland-Odessa region is …

Health Care

Why Empathy Is Bad

In 1995, the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> published a revealing study, which centered on a story about a dying child. A team led by …

Empathy

The Expanded Emmett Till Act Comes at a Crucial Time

The measure expands the federal government's authority to investigate hate crimes from the civil rights era.<p>These are consequential times, but the bill President Obama signed this month might seem detached from them. After all, it's been more than 60 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered …

Rights & Freedoms

Give Someone a Good Read With 1 of These 26 Best Books by Black Authors

Looking for a great book? Looking for a great gift? Here are 26 of the best books by black authors published in 2016. They are realistic stories, …

Discovered Footprints In Tanzania Stir Debate Over Our Ancestor's Sex Lives

Whether you are an amateur paleontologist, a researcher or an enthusiast of fossil life, you must be well aware of the treasure of Tanzania. Tanzania …

Field of steam: How Kenya has become a geothermal superpowerOver the past 15 years, Kenya’s geothermal output has rapidly increased: from 45 to 533 megawatts according to KenGen figures. This accounts...

Over the past 15 years, Kenya’s geothermal output has rapidly increased: from 45 to 533 megawatts according to KenGen figures. This accounts for …

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let's face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

How People Fall Into and Out of Love

How People Fall Into and Out of Love<p>Updated on December 9, 2017<p>With modern analytical tools at their disposal, science has set its sights on how …

Top scientists met in secret to discuss creating the first artificial humans

Synthetic biology opens the door for custom designed humans whose only parents are a computer<p>Scientists can already produce viable artificial human …