Jess Vaughn

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Here’s Why Trump’s Rhetoric Is Dangerous for Black People

In a so-called listening session last week to kick off Black History Month, some African Americans surrounded President Donald Trump at the White …

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You Marched, Now What? 5 More Ways To Make A Change During Donald Trump's Presidency

After one of the most divisive elections in history, women across the nation are fearful, and rightfully so. Here are five ways to continue to resist …

Donald Trump

7 Young People on Their Views of Gender

About two years ago, I began photographing transgender and “gender-expansive” children and young adults in the United States and Europe. I wanted to ask this question: “Who are we beyond ideas tied to our gender?” The answer is critical not only to the transgender community, I believe, but to …

Why I Had Mixed Emotions About The Women's March

Black women are entitled to our anger and frustration.<p>Millions turned out on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the world. I wasn’t one of them.<p>It isn’t that I was against the core ideals of the march, or sided with those who thought it was just a bunch of …

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

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Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

Books

Shaun King Is Not Rachel Dolezal: What the Media Gets Wrong About Race in America

<b>By Malaika Jabali</b><br>As <b>they have in the past</b>, the conservative truth spinners behind the online media outlet Breitbart News Network have initiated an …

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. Trial: White Supremacist in Kansas Shootings Takes Stand

OLATHE, Kan. — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.<p>Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who is acting as his own attorney, called himself …

I Can't Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the …

National Parks

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

14 incredible national parks around the world

From the grassy planes of the Serengeti to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, these are the parks that are worth traveling the world to see.

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery. - Vox

Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves.<p>The site I worked at most frequently had more than 100 enslaved workers …

Black History

Did Slaves Feel Fortunate? And Other Questions Asked Of A Plantation Tour Guide

Over at Vox, a white woman who until recently was a tour guide at a historic Southern plantation recounts some ... interesting questions she got from the mostly white tourists she encountered over the years, some of whom had jaw-dropping ideas of what slavery was really like.<p>Margaret Biser is …

Black History

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

Farewell to America | Gary Younge

Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP<p>A protester confronts police after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer in 2013.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/30/1435671011856/5a6f4b5b-5869-48fb-99ce-42972b8f5e20-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP<p>A protester …

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Forget About Meditation. This Simple Practice Can Change Your Life

Your yoga teacher, shrink and shaman all told you that you should practice meditation. You saw Ellen Degeneres endorse TM -- that's Transcendental Meditation for those who've lived under a rock for the past 50 years -- on TV and thought perhaps it was time to invest $1000 in your spiritual growth. …