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Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

This Couple Created A Multilevel Curriculum To Teach All Ages Financial Literacy

Financial literary is an essential topic not often taught to individuals at an early age. More notably, the financial trials that plague misinformed kids eventually grow to haunt adults in a similar way.<p>For a majority of kids growing up without a safety net or parents who’ve achieved true financial …

Personal Finance

Kendrick Lamar’s Onstage Outrage: Why Rap Should Retire the N-Word for Good

In all the years I’ve been debating race and racism with white people, the most common response some have offered in their own defense hinges on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

This Sex Position Reliably Gets Women Off

Sex therapists give us all the NSFW details on making the position work.<p>All good things in life could use some improvements, including your go-to bedroom moves.<p>Case in point? The missionary position. You and your partner may count this classic sex position as a favorite because of the intimacy it …

Relationships

Ta-Nehisi Coates Breaks Down ‘Shockingly Ignorant’ Kanye West’s Embrace of Trump, ‘White Freedom’

"Freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant," he writes<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates blasted Kanye West in a lengthy new essay for The Atlantic, accusing him of being “shockingly ignorant” and for practicing “white freedom.”<p>“Like Trump, West is shockingly ignorant,” …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Race & Ethnicity

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

9 game-changing facial toners for acne-prone skin

When a pimple pops up, you have a few tricks up your sleeve like spot treatments and power serums to fight that sucker. But it turns out that your …

Skin Care

How to make asparagus sing? Mustard, soy sauce and honey

Asparagus is by far the favorite vegetable of the d'Arabian family. All four of my school-aged daughters truly love it. I can serve nearly three pounds of asparagus at the table a couple of times of week to my family of six, and the girls will still argue over who gets the last stalk.<p>I say this not …

Food

5 Foods That De-Bloat Your Stomach Faster Than Any Other

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store …

Nutrition

When Black Women Were Required By Law to Cover Their Hair

In the 1700s, the Tignon Laws forced Black women in Louisiana to wear head wraps because their beautiful, elaborate hairstyles were considered a threat to the status quo.<p>Growing up, I always wanted to tame my mane. It was tempestuous, wild, big, thick, and rough—the complete opposite of what my …

Hair

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

The DASH Diet Is Great For Weight Loss, So Why Is No One Following It?

Our dietitian busts 4 common misconceptions about the DASH diet—plus why you might want to consider it.<p>The DASH diet often flies under the radar, …

Nutrition

With This 1-Minute Video, Will Smith Describes the 1 Thing That Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Best of all, it that one thing applies to everyone -- and to every pursuit.<p>We all have goals. We all have dreams.<p>So what separates the people who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don't?<p>Here's what Will Smith -- the Grammy Award winning, Oscar nominated actor, producer, …

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

The Outbound Journal

Switching To A Keto Diet Can Transform Your Body & Mind In These 5 Awesome Ways

When diets become buzz-worthy, it’s usually because either someone you know or a celebrity shares their before-and-after stories that have little to …

Eating chia seeds every day cleared up my skin — here are 6 reasons why you should eat them too

Nearly everyone has their healthy go-to — a specific supplement, fruit or vegetable that they'll tell you changed their life. I've usually taken that advice with a grain of salt, assuming a single ingredient can't drastically change your body. But once I found my go-to, I realized I had been …

Enslaved Black People: The Part of the Trail of Tears Narrative No One Told You About

Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as …

Black History

A Chinese mother raising her son in the US reveals the biggest differences between American and Chinese parenting

My son was born in the US to a Chinese mother and a British father. He may speak fluent Mandarin, use chopsticks, say "lift" instead of "elevator," and enjoy Weetabix and crumpets at breakfast, but he calls New York home.<p>There's much more to multicultural parenting than language and food. In the …

Parenting

Report: White Men Stockpile Guns Because They’re Afraid of Black People

In a clear case of reverse racism, an obscure, little-known discipline called “science” has revealed that the vast majority of gun owners are …

Louis Vuitton's New Sneaker Is A Gamechanger | V Magazine

Louis Vuitton has been no stranger to the sneaker trends that have been seen on the runways the past few seasons. For their SS18 collection, the …

The One Ingredient You Need to Cook Juicy, Flavorful Chicken Breasts Every Time

When you’re done with a jar of pickles, chances are you’re not saving that leftover juice for your future.<p>But let us tell you…that’s a big mistake. …

What the Koch Brothers Want Students to Learn About Slavery

As the late historian Lerone Bennett Jr. wrote: “It had never happened before, and it has never happened since, in America.” During Reconstruction, …

Sick of Cardio? These Transformations Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights ASAP

There is so much advice on how to lose fat and sculpt your body that it can be overwhelming when you're a fitness beginner. Should you focus on cardio alone, start squatting double your weight, or just jump head first into a life of CrossFit? The questions and corresponding answers are endless. …

People say this Vitamin C serum you can get on Amazon is clearing up their acne — see the amazing before-and-after pictures

When most people think of buying beauty and skin-care products, cosmetics stores like Sephora and Ulta Beauty typically come to mind. However, Amazon is quickly becoming a go-to destination for under-the-radar and affordable beauty products.<p>The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay previously went viral …

Skin Care

Carvil is the Ultra-Stylish Parisian Shoe Brand You Need to Have on Your Radar

The Bob Dylan–approved brand’s classic loafers and rock-and-roll boots are making waves Stateside.<p>Cary Grant, Alain Delon, Bob Dylan—aside from all …

China’s Ugly Exploitation of Africa—and Africans

Beijing is often a step ahead of Washington in Africa, as Secretary of State Tillerson is likely to find out this week. But China’s not exactly …

The Politics of Poor Whiteness

<i>*This post is part of our roundtable on Keri Leigh Merritt’s</i> Masterless Men<i>.</i><p>Occasionally a book comes along at a timely historical moment. Keri Leigh …