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6 Things President Trump Criticized Barack Obama For and Is Currently Doing Himself

It’s commonplace for presidential candidates—particularly “change” presidential candidates—to skewer the sitting president of the opposing party during the campaign. But as a candidate, Donald Trump took his attacks on President Obama to new lows, spearheading the racist “birther” movement (and …

Donald Trump

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

The strange robots of the US military<p>Atlas, the military's humanoid robot<p>Oops, robot fell down<p>Seriously, though. Atlas falls a lot<p>Ever seen a robot drive a car?<p>Atlas, The Next Generation<p>A 3D-printed robot<p>A robot with a grenade launcher<p>The best defense against IEDs<p>That's one way to test a robot's …

Robotics

We Can't Get Over This Newly Discovered Photo Of A Young Harriet Tubman

This new photograph of Harriet Tubman, which surfaced from an abolitionist album, came right in time for Black History Month.<p>During the second week …

These 10 life lessons from Albert Einstein will blow your mind wide open

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history.<p>While his …

The Imperfect Power of

Raoul Peck’s documentary brings to life James Baldwin’s urgent ideas about race in America, even if it leaves out a key aspect of the writer’s life and work: his sexuality.<p>A novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, James Baldwin was a writer with an arsenal of artistic talent and moral …

Black History

Why Is the White House Calling Its Yemen Raid a Success?

If the costly mission counts as winning, President Trump is right that Americans will get tired of it.<p>During the Obama administration, I repeatedly criticized the murky program of extrajudicial killings that slayed thousands of people—including hundreds of innocents—in countries including Pakistan, …

Al-Qaeda

The End of Facts in the Trump Era

If you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without ever having to tell the truth<p>The order …

Donald Trump

Sean Spicer Makes Up Atlanta Islamist Terror Attack

Kellyanne Conway is not alone in inventing a terrorist attack. Trump’s press secretary has repeatedly listed Atlanta among cities wracked by Islamist …

Donald Trump

14 iconic civil rights moments

Black History

Jeff Sessions's Fear of Muslim Immigrants

The Alabama senator and attorney general-nominee has a record of public statements portraying Muslim immigrants in menacing terms.<p>One of the first things Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions promised the Senate Judiciary Committee was independence.<p>Donald Trump ran on a vision of “law and order” …

Immigration

Pentagon leader assumes new role: Turning down the temperature on Trump

As President Trump’s new Pentagon chief, Jim Mattis has a long list of tasks ahead, including devising a more aggressive campaign to combat the Islamic State and restoring military readiness after years of budget cuts. But a few weeks into his tenure, the retired general’s most visible role has …

Jim Mattis

All the Things Refugees Left Behind, in Photos

In many ways, it all started with three words: “You fucking photographers.”<p>South African photographer Gideon Mendel was at the refugee camp in …

Coretta Scott King's daughter hits back over Elizabeth Warren silencing

Dr Bernice King issued a blistering critique of Republicans after Elizabeth Warren was silenced while reading a letter by Coretta Scott opposing Jeff Sessions<p>#LetLizSpeak: Senate’s silencing of Warren prompts rallying of support<p>Civil rights leaders reacted with fury to the move by Republicans to …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

15 minutes ago<p>Raiders fans are clamoring for Malcolm Butler to be the replacement for David Amerson.<p>40 minutes ago<p>Former Seahawks CB Brandon Browner …

College Football

Donald Trump using Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' playbook, says world expert on Nazi leader

A leading expert on the Nazi party has said there are similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.<p>Both men "bluffed" their way into power, …

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

Astronomy

Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Working with Marcus Garvey and others, she helped expand consciousness worldwide<p>Madam C.J. Walker is best known as the first African American female …

Black History

What Really Matters From Trump’s First 3 Weeks?

In this week’s politics chat, we try to separate the important, lasting storylines from the first three weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency from the …

The Dreams of Homeless People in San Francisco

<i>Honey run away from home because of her violent husband. She slept in her car, but it broke down. The police took it, so she had to sleep in the</i> …

‘African-American’ History Month Underscores A Fear Of Blackness

Last Thursday, the man who has referred to the Black community off and on as “The Blacks,” stripped away the word that gets a certain segment of White people as pressed as a silk tie: Black. February 2017 will now be known as “National African-American History Month,” thanks to President Donald …

Black History

70 Years After Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found, New Discoveries Await

In 1947, or late 1946, the first batch of Dead Sea Scrolls was found in a cave located near the site of Qumran in what is now the West Bank. These …

Archaeology

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Black History