Lauren McPherson

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Ten Years After the Deadly Hurricane Katrina, We Visited The Lower Ninth Ward

The Lower Ninth Ward is an area synonymous with Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. We recently took a personal tour of the area with one of its …

Kerry Reopens US Embassy in Havana: Pictures

John Kerry

Tolkien Fans May Soon be Able to Go Camping in a Hobbit Home

There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole …

Here's another sign that race relations in America have gotten really bad

The poll, which surveyed 1,205 people from across the country, asked respondents about a number of racial concerns. It found that about six in 10 Americans -- 57 percent -- viewed race relations as being "generally bad," a figure slightly down from the last month the poll was conducted in April, …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.<p><i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French …

National Parks

7 Travel Photography Tips Your Tour Guide Won't Tell You

This article is sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography. NYIP offers high-quality online photography courses that are affordable, …

Photography Tips

Persistent Racism in Housing Is a Tax on Blackness

In 1934, Homer Hoyt wrote a dissertation—“One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise of Its …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

English football fans stand up to racism with parody video after Paris metro incident

LONDON — After what was described as one of the most abhorrent incidents of racism in football last week, fans at another English football club have …

Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World …

This Oscar Dress Infographic Makes Hollywood's Diversity Problem Painfully Obvious

For people who love fashion, there are few events more exciting than the Oscars. Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year guarantees the most epic red carpet moments.<p>So when an infographic came out last year showing the dresses worn by every Best Actress winner since 1929, it was exciting to …

Red Carpet

Oscars: Patricia Arquette follows call for wage equality with tone-deaf comment on race

One of the most-discussed speeches at Sunday's Oscars ceremony was Patricia Arquette's, when she took the stage to accept the award for best …

“Racism begins in our imagination:” How the overwhelming whiteness of “Boyhood” feeds dangerous Hollywood myths

In what imaginary Texas would Richard Linklater’s characters not be surrounded by people of Mexican descent?<p>Grisel Y. Acosta<p>February 22, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>If a culture of people is deleted from our cultural artifacts, it destroys the quality of human life for all cultures involved. Afro-Latino …