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7 Pot Stocks on Track to Deliver in Excess of 100,000 Kilograms of Cannabis a Year

Now introducing the marijuana industry's biggest players.<p>We're now just one month away from perhaps the biggest day in the history of the marijuana …

Cannabis

May We Forever Stand: A New Book on the Black National Anthem

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

Black History

7 Myths About Marijuana You Must Stop Believing

Of all the intoxicants out in the market, marijuana is perhaps the most misunderstood one. The debate about marijuana's benefits has been a …

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

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Don't Forget: The Infamous ‘Dred Scott’ Decision Was Largely About Preventing Blacks From Owning Guns

On this 161st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous decision in <i>Dred Scott v. Sandford</i> to deny American citizenship to any black person, whether …

The 12 key principles of financial success in today's world

Whenever a person makes a thoughtful decision, it's usually based heavily on a set of internal principles, whether that person can spell out those principles or not.<p>Principles are simply sets of internal rules that you live by. They're usually just a reflection of the things that you value, …

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Colombia. Leer en Español.</b><p>The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never …

CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice Debuts Online Archive on Slavery in New York

via jbhe.com The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, part of the City University of New York, has announced the…

City University of New York (CUNY)

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

The beginner’s guide to cannabis

Marijuana has always intimidated me. The very mention of it has me flashing back to the older boys in high school who were always trying to get me …

13 of the Best CBD Products We're Obsessed With — You Need to Try These ASAP

Whether you want to sleep better, relieve chronic anxiety, or reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a natural wonder. And if you're not already as obsessed as we are with this plant-based supplement, we guarantee you will be soon. Try any of these marvelous products — from edible goodies to topical …

The Heart of the Race Problem

“The problem, How to maintain the institution of chattel slavery, ceased to be at Appomattox; the problem, How to maintain the social, industrial, and civic inferiority of the descendants of chattel slaves, succeeded it, and is the race problem of the South at the present time. There is no</i> …

DISD keeps innovation at forefront with computer science instruction for every elementary student

In a high-tech world that becomes more techy by the day, it's easy for those of us of a certain age to feel left behind.<p>Now imagine what it's like to …

Expanding computer science in schools is a bipartisan opportunity

A bipartisan idea is a rare creature in Washington these days, but there is one issue that brings the parties together: the need to expand computer …

30 Books Every African-American Should Read

1. "Annie Allen" by Gwendolyn Brooks<p>A post shared by Sharyn November (@sn0vember) on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:25am PDT<p>1 of 27<p>2. "Up From Slavery" by Booker …

The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained in a cartoon - Vox

We stunt upward mobility and make college a finishing school for the affluent.<p>A few years ago, hundreds of college administrators received a survey in the mail. It was designed to figure out what they believed it takes to succeed in college.<p>The survey listed 12 skills that colleges generally expect …

Inside the Gun of the Black Panther Party

<i>This post is part of our</i> <i>online roundtable</i> <i>on Robyn Spencer’s</i> The Revolution Has Come<p>In 1973, Amar Casey arrived in Oakland to work at the Oakland …

Black History

Do I need a will? How to write a last will and testament, DIY templates and when to prepare one.

Death. It’s unavoidable, at least for now. And though you may be young and healthy now, if you are older than 18, you’re an adult — so it’s time to …

Jim Crow Laws Alive and Well in de Blasio’s NYC: Black and Brown People Still Targeted, Arrested at Higher Rates Than Whites, Report Finds

“Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York<i>,”</i> a revealing report commissioned by the Drug Policy …

Bill de Blasio

How much home can you comfortably afford?

The last thing you want is to be overstretched on your mortgage. Learn how to calculate the right price range that’s within your budget.<p><i>The material</i> …

Dear white people: Frederick Douglass explains the Trump resistance in “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

The former slave’s tribute to the American Revolution — and attack on American hypocrisy — rings loud in 2017<p>Every year on this day I read Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" This apex of American words and letters is a demand for citizenship and freedom. It …

Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie

Why are police officers rarely charged for taking black lives, and when they are, why do juries rarely convict?<p>Many Americans asked this question when a Minnesota jury decided that Philando Castile was responsible for his own death and that the officer who shot him, Jeronimo Yanez, did nothing …

Pew Research Center

Black Left Student Radicalism of the 1970s: The February First Movement

During the 1970s, Black student radicalism in the United States, which began in the 1960s with organizations such as the Student Nonviolent …

America's lynching history is now online

SAN FRANCISCO — Two years ago, a groundbreaking study on lynching documented the brutal mob violence that forced many African Americans to flee the south.<p>With help from Google, the racial justice group that published the study has transformed <i>Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial</i> …

Black History

Kevin McCarthy’s claim that ‘nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away’

<i>“We’re not taking a benefit away. Nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away.”</i> <b><br>— House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), interview on CNN, May 4</b><p>Before the House narrowly approved the Republican bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, McCarthy defended it in an interview with CNN’s Dana …

Health Care

Where Pot Is Legal: 3 New Marijuana Laws That Could Boost Cannabis On Stock Market If Passed

<i>This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.</i><p>It remains to be seen what Attorney General Jeff Sessions will or won't do with regard to …

What is “white supremacy”? A brief history of a term, and a movement, that continues to haunt America

<b>A member of the Ku Klux Klan in Hampton Bays, New York on November 22, 2016 (Getty/William Edwards)</b><p>First in a series: The term gets thrown around carelessly, but the history of this ideology is long and tangled<p>Anis Shivani<p>April 23, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>We must secure the existence of our people and …

Native Americans