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The racist disease we never discuss: Dylann Roof, over-policing and the real story about safety in America

<b>Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (AP</b> …

South Carolina

The Audacity of Talking About Race With the Ku Klux Klan

Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.<p>When musician Daryl Davis first met a member of the Ku Klux Klan he was the only black man in a country band. They were playing a gig at an all-white venue in Frederick, Maryland. …

Jerry Lee Lewis

How do we teach frat brothers not to rape?

Some might call Grant Genske an uncommon young man: He is a fraternity brother who regularly speaks out against sexual assault.<p>Genske, who is a …

“We are fighting for our lives”: The little-known youth movement rising against police brutality

<b>Police in riot gear detain a demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri, Aug. 19, 2014. (Reuters/Joshua Lott)</b><p>While the media focuses elsewhere, a vast, growing network of young organizers fight to show Black lives matter<p>Arianna Skibell<p>February 25, 2015 7:13pm (UTC)<p>A few months after the killing of Michael …

Justice

“I’m going to hold my nose and vote for ‘The Imitation Game'”: An Oscar voter reveals why “Selma” will lose, Michael Keaton will win and the secrets of her ballot

<b>Oscar statues are lined up backstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, March 2, 2014. (AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>She’s voting for J.K. Simmons because “he was in 5,000 episodes of Law & Order”<p>Anna Silman<p>February 18, 2015 4:20pm (UTC)<p>The Oscars are such a vaunted institution that it can be easy to forget …

Michael Keaton

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Will it cause Jews to leave?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The door is open, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said to Jews worldwide.<p>"Extremist Islamic terrorism has struck Europe again, this time in Denmark," he said Sunday. "We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe. To the Jews of Europe and to the …

Israel

Beyonce Says Family Ties to Civil Rights Movement Inspired Gospel Performance at Grammys as Ledisi Controversy Lingers

Beyonce recently shared the inspiration behind her Grammy performance after it sparked controversy on Sunday night.<p>The iconic pop star belted out a …

Civil Rights

Sorry, Ladies: Study on Women in Film and Television Confirms The Worst

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film has released its report on 2014, titled “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World,” and the news isn’t …

List-Worthy

Black girls are suspended from school six times more often than white girls

<b>(Kris Schmidt via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new report indicates that young women are being neglected in efforts to eradicate the “school-to-prison pipeline”<p>Jenny Kutner<p>February 10, 2015 4:31pm (UTC)<p>The harsh disciplinary penalties young black men encounter in school and in society compared to their white …

Women of Color

“Verbal rape”: Fox News guest loses it over Obama’s remarks on Islam and Christianity

<b>Star Parker (FRC Action)</b><p>Even Sean Hannity thinks Star Parker went too far<p>Luke Brinker<p>February 10, 2015 1:45pm (UTC)<p>The conservative furor over President Obama's remarks at last week's National Prayer Breakfast hasn't abated, reaching a new pinnacle of absurdity and offensiveness on Fox News last …

Sean Hannity

Trial to see how personalised treatment can fight cancer set to begin this year

A drugs trial designed to discover how personalised treatment can help in the fight against cancer begins later this year. Cancer Research UK has joined forces with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Pfizer to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients who have advanced lung cancer, the …

First Red Blood Cells Made From Adult Cells Ready For Human Transfusions

In the future, man-made cells could supplement or even replace donated blood.<p>One team of researchers has created red blood cells that are ready to go into human study volunteers. When the clinical trial testing the cells' safety starts, it will be the first time humans have ever received red blood …

Scientists explain how memories stick together

Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.<p>This …

Honeybees in East Africa Resist Deadly Pathogens

Bees in Kenya stay healthy despite parasites and viruses that collapse U.S. and European hives.<p>A surprising finding about East African honeybees lends new hope to the fight against colony collapses in the West. Scientists have discovered that bees in Kenya have strong resistance to the same …