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These Images of the Black Experience Offer a Corrective to the Lily-White Photo World

The new issue of 'Aperture' highlights the joys, struggles, and beautiful complexities of life as a black person in America.<p>It doesn't take a large amount of research to see the dearth of black and POC faces within the world of photo-editing. From <i>TIME</i> to the <i>Fader</i>, to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, <i>National</i> …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intel officials: North Korea 'probably' has miniaturized nuke

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Some U.S. intelligence analysts now believe that North Korea "probably" possesses a miniaturized nuclear warhead, several U.S. officials told CNN.<p>The assessment has yet to become a formal consensus view of the U.S. government. But it reveals just how far along many in the U.S. …

North Korea

‘You’re Damn Right’: Beck Slams Religious Trump Backers, Says ‘No Real Christian’ Would Vote for the New York Mogul

Conservative TV and radio show host Glenn Beck offered probably his strongest rebuke yet of those supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a live studio show Thursday.<p>Responding to online criticisms of his decision to “take on” evangelicals who support Trump, Beck told his …

What We Know About the Massive Brawl Involving Two Moms That Left a Teenager Dead

It was closer to a combination of "A Clockwork Orange" and "Kids" than your typical schoolyard scrap<p>Nine people arrested in connection with a deadly brawl in Georgia. Mugshots courtesy Richmond County Sheriff's Office<p>A dispute between two high schoolers in Georgia escalated on Friday to the point …

Obama dances tango in Argentina, comes under criticism

BARILOCHE, Argentina (AP) — Dancing the tango, relaxing with family in picturesque Patagonia, catching a baseball game with Cuba's Raul Castro — it's been an unusual week for President Barack Obama.<p>His tour of Latin America left him on the periphery as the world grappled with terrorism and other …

The Trailblazing Life of J.L. Turner Sr., One of Texas' First Black Attorneys

These are the remains of a legendary legal career. Turner, born in Dallas as the son of a freed slave, hung his shingle in the city in 1898. Over the …

Black History

Cornell University Builds a Database of Historical Runaway Slave Ads and You Can Help

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York has begun a project to compile a database of historical runaway slave advertisements published in newspapers. …

Did Africans Sell Africans Into Slavery? Let’s Ask Some Africans

“African chiefs were the ones waging war on each other and capturing their own people and selling them. If anyone should apologize, it should be the …

A retired lawyer opens first US slavery museum with $8.6 million of his money

John Cummings has redeveloped an antebellum plantation in Louisiana where more than 350 slaves labored. Americans must ‘take responsibility’ for the …

Black History

“They’ve got to kill me. They can’t afford to let me live”: Inside the amazing friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

<b>Cover detail of "Blood Brothers" (Basic Books)</b><p>How Malcolm X helped shape Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali — and a symbol of black pride and independence<p>Randy Roberts • Johnny Smith<p>March 20, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X”<p><i>The</i> …

KING: Handful of black folk support white supremacy by going on TV to bash Black Lives Matter, showering Donald Trump with love

In times of great oppression, we must never be surprised when the oppressed bend over backwards for the oppressor.<p>It's sad, yes, but …

Donald Trump

Israel reportedly to raise Egypt border fence to block African migrants

The fence between Israel and Egypt, Jan. 2, 2012. (Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash 90)<p>(JTA) — Israel reportedly plans to increase the height of its fence on …

Israel

Second Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice resigns over pornographic email scandal

A second Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice quit the bench Tuesday in a widening scandal over raunchy and otherwise offensive emails that he and others exchanged with friends and lawyers.<p>Justice Michael Eakin's decision to retire marks the latest fallout since embattled state Attorney General …

Harvard University scraps controversial crest tied to slave owner

Harvard University has retired the shield emblem of its law school linked to an 18th century slave owner. The decision comes in the wake of other …

Black History

Donald Trump’s Complicated Relationship With Jewish Voters

Ari Fleischer is familiar with the rough-and-tumble of presidential politics. A former spokesman for President George W. Bush, he’s on the board of …

Study: white Southerners in counties that had more slaves are likelier to back Republicans

What drives white Southerners' support for Republicans today? A new study, to be published in the <i>Journal of Politics</i> later this year, suggests it's not only modern issues, education, age, and racial demographics — but also the state of slavery in 1860.<p>The study, from political scientists Avidit …

Civil Rights

Parents Beware: Transgender Bathrooms Coming to a School Near You

When people talk about things like transgender bathrooms and co-ed locker rooms in schools I immediately think of California or New York. I <i>don’t</i> think of a little town in the Midwest, surrounded by cornfields.<p>And yet, that is exactly where I came face-to-face with it when Bellevue, Nebraska, the</i> …

Little Known Black History Fact: Rosa Lee Ingram

<b>Rosa Lee Ingram</b> and her two teenage boys were at the center of one of the most explosive capital punishment cases in United States history. In 1948, …

What Happened When 2 Black Reporters Attended The Biggest Conservative Conference In The U.S.

A lot of staring, for one thing.<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Huffington Post reporter Tyler Tynes was sitting in a corner of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center transcribing audio when a man walked up to him. The man -- tall, middle-aged and white -- asked Tynes if he'd been the person …

Descendant of slave who stole rebel ship named museum head

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The great-great-grandson of a slave who commandeered a Confederate ship and took it to Union forces blockading the South Carolina coast is the new president and CEO of the planned $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston.<p>Museum officials announced on …

Black History

Think Trump was crude? The Founding Fathers were just as bad

NEW YORK (AP) — You could say politics has reached a new low with the "small hands" remarks from the Republican debate.<p>But the exchange over the size of Donald Trump's, um, hands is merely the most recent vulgarity in American politics. The history of crude remarks goes back to the Founding Fathers.<p>…

Bill Clinton

The Secretary of State is the state's chief elections officer, chief corporations officer, and supervisor of the State Archives and State Library.

Charles Z. Smith, the first and so far only ethnic minority to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court, is comfortable in his skin. He was born …

'Just Say No': How Nancy Reagan Helped America Lose the War on Drugs | VICE News

Nancy Reagan, a former Hollywood actress and the widow of President Ronald Reagan, died at her home in California on Sunday at age 94, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most influential — and controversial — first ladies in American history.<p>The Reagans, who were in the White House from 1981 to …

Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany: “A Famous American Family” Made its Fortune from the Nazis | Washington's Blog

<i>By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, who publishes Global Research.</i><p>Image: George W. Bush’s Grandfather, Senator Prescott Bush<p><i>“A famous American family” made</i> …

Irish slave myths debunked

White supremacists (and vaguely racist uncles on Facebook) occasionally pipe up with the idea that the Irish were, effectively, held as slaves in …

Texas’ war on reality: State’s next likely school board member believes Obama was a drug-addicted gay prostitute

<b>Mary Lou Bruner (mlb4sboe.com/Phototreat via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Mary Lou Bruner thinks Marx invented climate change, and she’s likely to sit on the Texas state school board<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>March 8, 2016 6:18pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may be dominating national headlines, but there are other …

School Administration

College Politics Textbook Includes Debunked Israel-Palestine ‘Map That Lies’ — and Publisher Responds

The McGraw-Hill Education book publisher said Wednesday that it would temporarily stop selling one of its college world politics textbooks so that it could review a previously discredited series of maps about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was included in its pages.<p>In October, MSNBC …

Four white men ordered to pay $840,000 for Jim Crow-style killing of Mississippi black man

Outings to “Jafrica” took place over the summer in 2011. The Mississippi teenagers from predominantly white Rankin County piled into cars and drove into predominantly African American Jackson. These trips were named for a portmanteau of “Jackson” and “Africa,” a nod to their specific and malicious …