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Today is your last day to get the best-selling headphones on Amazon at their lowest price ever

The Mpow 059 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones have been the best-selling headphones on Amazon for as long as we can remember, because they offer such …

Tech Trends

Monday's Best Deals: Samsung's Best TVs, YETI Hopper, Nerf Guns, and More

Thomas Allen Harris Goes Through a Lens Darkly | Blog | Independent Lens | PBS

The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery …

Why this year's personal taxes could hold a painful surprise

Accountants are bracing for unusual confusion in this year’s federal income tax season, with millions more people than last year learning they have …

Retirement

Kerri Chandler Giving Away 43 Unreleased Or Vinyl-Only Songs For Free

Kerri Chandler is feeling generous this week. The New Jersey legend is giving away for free 43 songs that were never released digitally. The tracks …

Music

24 Breathtaking Animated Movies on Netflix That Adults Will Love

Sure, Netflix has its share of gritty movies and TV shows tailor-made for binge watching, but sometimes even grownups just want to escape into fantastical worlds where animals can talk and the rules of physics don't seem to apply.<p>Start searching Netflix's vast selection of animated titles and …

Animation

29 curvy models you need to follow on Instagram

Be prepared to girl crush HARD.<p>We spend more time than we would like to admit scrolling through our Instagram, so why not make that time more enjoyable by staring at beautiful, inspiring women (in-between Spongebob memes of course).<p>The Curve section of Cosmopolitan UK is your go to point for all …

Curvy

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

Listen to H.E.R.’s new EP I Used To Love Her: The Prelude

Hear six new tracks from the R&B singer and rapper.<p>H.E.R. has stolen a lot of hearts with a smooth, anonymous R&B, including Missy Elliot, who named …

Bryson Tiller

First Listen: The War And Treaty, 'Healing Tide'

It’s not surprising that The War and Treaty, a married duo comprised of Michael and Tanya Trotter, have received comparisons to Ike and Tina Turner. …

Music

Amazon takes up to 40% off select board games with deals starting at just $7

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking up to <b>40% off</b> select board games starting at <b>$7</b>. Everything in today’s sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and just about all of the games carry 4+ star ratings. There’s something for everyone in Amazon’s …

Board Games

The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

The sharecroppers who gathered at a small church in Elaine, Arkansas, in the late hours of September 30, 1919, knew the risk they were taking. Upset …

Black History

Mid-Year Review: Revive’s Favorite Jazz Albums of 2018 So Far

July marks the halfway point of 2018. To celebrate, the Revive Music editorial team put together nine of our favorite jazz releases of the year thus …

Brandon Coleman – “Giant Feelings” (Feat. Patrice Quinn & Techdizzle) Video

Brandon Coleman, aka "Professor Boogie," plays in Kamasi Washington's band, and beyond that, he's worked with everyone from Flying Lotus to Childish …

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals so far (updated)

The waiting is over: <b>Amazon Prime Day</b> officially kicked off as of noon PT (3 p.m. ET), and we're highlighting the best deals here. The 36-hour sale features more than 1 million deals and ends Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PT (Wednesday at 2:59 a.m. ET) -- though we expect some straggler deals to continue …

Amazon Prime Day US – Deals that are actually a good buy

After a bumpy start for Prime Day in the US with Amazon’s site crashing just as Prime Day launched, all is well and restored for Prime members to try …

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Cyclists

The Cyber Monday of the summer has arrived.<p>Amazon Prime Day has arrived! The Cyber Monday of July where there is a high probability that some of your favorite gear will likely be on sale at some point in the next 24 hours.<p>With so many deals to sort through, we decided to help you out. Below you …

Barack Obama’s New Summer Reading List Has a Theme

Barack Obama just shared his summer reading list, and it has a theme: Obama will be traveling to Africa for the first time since he left office, and his reading list is, accordingly, full of African authors. On July 17, Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg to mark …

The Best Free DVD Rippers

Too many DVDs lying around? Need a way to turn them digital? You can turn them into digital files with the right software. These three programs will …

Software

Best hats for men 2018: ace all-season style with these trendy titfers

By Carys Lowry-Carter<p>Hats on men can be… tricky. But think back, past the awkward phase of Redditors in fedoras, to the glory days of Sinatra, Grant …

If You Itemize Your Deductions, It's Time For A Checkup On Your Taxes

Did you itemize your deductions on a Schedule A last year? If so, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages you to do a quick checkup on your taxes. By plugging your current tax data into the withholding calculator on the IRS website, you can do a “paycheck checkup” and avoid any nasty …

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Anat Cohen: Musical Zelig

We're exploring. It's incredible how I like the encounters with other musicians. —Anat Cohen<p>Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at …

Hidden portraits: rare photos of African American life get a spotlight

In 1861, African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass took the stage at Boston’s Tremont Temple Baptist church and declared: “To the eye and spirit, pictures are just what poetry and music are to the ear and heart.”<p>It was part of his speech Pictures and Progress, one of the most historic …

Covered California sees big rate hike from federal tax law, but not from Trump's legal moves

Covered California’s premiums are expected to rise significantly next year. But the head of the state’s insurance exchange said the Trump administration’s legal bid to dismantle protections for people with preexisting medical conditions will likely not contribute to the increases.<p>Health plans will …

Health Care

AfriCOBRA: the collective that helped shape the black arts movement

With bright Kool-Aid colors (“Everyone was drinking Kool-Aid,” said the original member Barbara Jones-Hogu), political slogans and portraits of Duke Ellington and Malcolm X, the AfriCOBRA art movement was first founded in 1968 on the south side of Chicago by five artists who wanted to define a …

#SummerReading: Recommended New Books on the Black Experience

<i>With summer quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of recommended new non-fiction books. All of these books, which were published as early as</i> …

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Meet Mariah Parker, the Georgia Politician Who Was Sworn In on a Copy of Malcolm X's Autobiography

“I had always told myself people like me don’t run for office.”<p>Twenty-six-year-old Mariah Parker went viral this week after being sworn in as an Athens-Clarke county commissioner in Georgia on Tuesday, June 5. The new commissioner is black, openly queer, a PhD candidate in linguistics, a rapper, …

Black History