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What Is Juneteenth? Remembering The Ending Of Slavery

• Clockwise from top left: Berkeley Juneteenth organizers Lucky R. Thomas, Delores Cooper, Orlando Williams, William Varner, David Varner, Ken Tramiel …

Black History

African American Science Fiction and Horror Authors - Sci-Fi & Scary

Today is somewhat popularly known as Juneteenth. For me, it wasn’t even a holiday I knew existed until I moved to the city. Which is kind of odd, …

Canadian Literature

Little Known Black History Fact: Emancipation Park

Juneteenth is the annual celebration of emancipation. It’s celebrated in June as news of slavery’s end hadn’t reached Texas and much of the …

Black History

What is Jim Crow?

An Overview of an Era in American History<p><b>Overview</b><p>The Jim Crow Era in United States history began towards the end of the Reconstruction Period and …

Black History

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American …

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It's important to note that though June 19th commemorates the collective emancipation of enslaved Black people, we essentially freed ourselves.<p>Every …

Black History

Today Is Juneteenth — Here’s What It Is and Why We Celebrate

Today President Trump issued an official statement: “Melania and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Juneteenth, a historic day recognizing the end of slavery.” If you’re confused about what this means, we’ve got you covered.<p>Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on …

Black History

What is Juneteenth? Day marks the end of slavery in the United States

Juneteenth is observed on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.<p>It is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.<p><b>Here's everything you need to know about Juneteenth:</b><p><b>What is Juneteenth?</b><p>On June 19, 1865, Major Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a …

Black History

The Gift of Black Folk and the Emancipation of American History

<b>“Our song, our toil, our cheer, and warming have been given to this nation in blood-brotherhood. Are not these gifts worth the giving? Is not this</b> …

Black History

‘I know something about marching’: John Lewis’s fiery speech at the Women’s March in Atlanta

Democratic Rep. John Lewis, who feuded with President Trump less than a week before the inauguration, stood up at the Women’s March in his home state of Georgia and delivered a rousing speech — one reminiscent of the 1960s, when he led the fight for civil rights in the country.<p>“I know something …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Game of Thrones’-style inmate fight club leads to charges against California deputies

The two inmates had no interest in fighting, San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi told reporters. But a San Francisco sheriff’s deputy was pushing for a brawl, officials allege, and the pair were concerned about what could happen if it didn’t occur.<p>“They were friends,” Adachi said Tuesday, …

San Francisco

Woman found dead in elevator 30 days after power cut off by building workers

A building maintenance crew has been detained after a woman was found dead inside an elevator that had its power improperly cut off 30 days earlier, local Chinese authorities have said.<p>The Gaoling district government in the north-western city of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, said on Saturday that two …

China

A Hand Model Casting Agent Told Us Donald Trump's Hands Are 'Childlike' and 'Severely Weatherbeaten'

Donald Trump has spent the last few days claiming his hands are "big" and "beautiful," but someone who judges hands for a living told us they couldn't measure up to Marco Rubio's paws.<p>The low point of Thursday night's Republican debate came when Donald Trump held up his hands. Marco Rubio, Trump …

Donald Trump

Joe's Crab Shack sorry for controversial picture

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A Roseville restaurant is under fire for an image found on a dining table depicting a hanging.<p>The Minneapolis NAACP says Tyrone …

African-American News

Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Rosa Parks is well-known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1955. But Parks' civil rights protest did have a precedent: Fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin, a student from a black high school in Montgomery, had refused to move …

Black History

Students Around The World Discuss Racism And Learn The World Isn't As Small As They Think

"The World Is As Big Or As Small As You Make It" | Sundance Institute from Sundance Institute on Vimeo.<p>What makes you happy? What are some stereotypes that people have about you? Have you experienced racism and, if so, how?<p>These are the questions kids from around the world are asking to learn about …

Documentaries

The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town

Thousands of people crammed into a haphazard housing project, surrounded by a massive river, and secured only by a system of dikes. It was a recipe for disaster, one that saw a growing city reduced to flooded marshlands in less than a day.<p>In the 1940s, Vanport, Ore. was the center of a booming …

Housing

Samuel L. Jackson Talks Childhood And Growing Up During Segregation

There's a never a dull moment with Samuel L. Jackson and the award-winning actor proved that yet again during his appearance on Monday's episode of "Live! With Kelly and Michael" where things got really personal.<p>Jackson, who is promoting his latest film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” took a few …

Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

How to find the fragile middle in a time of racial tension<p>My earliest memories of my father’s racism are rooted in the family dinners of my childhood.<p>Dad sat to my left, always. My mother sat across from me, with my little brother seated to her right. My two younger sisters sat at opposite ends. In …

We’ve Been Treated Like The Help: The Obamas Open Up About Their Experiences Of Racism In America

President Obama and the First Lady have spoken out about their experiences of being treated as second-class citizens due to the color of their …

Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry"

Writing for THR's current issue, the 'Top Five' writer, director and star tackles Hollywood's third rail as he explains what it's really like to be …

Cruel Medical Experiments Performed On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the mid-1800s, …

'Hidden Figures' Explores NASA and Civil Rights History

Before filming the movie "Hidden Figures," which will be widely released Jan. 6, the cast and crew studied up on the history of NASA in the 1960s and …

Black History

[Pic] This 160-Year-Old Cotton Sack is Stitched With a Slave Girl’s Family History

A 160-year-old cotton sack tells the story of the love slave mother Rose had for her daughter Ashley, who was ripped from in the 1850s when she was …

Black History

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie

This weekend, I had the opportunity to see Hidden Figures, a new biographical film following the lives of three Black women who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the earth. The film, which will be released nationwide on Jan. 6, is as inspiring and fun to watch as everyone told me …

Black History

The No-Nonsense Quote That Got Me Through The 'Hell' Of Divorce

<i>When we first launched HuffPost Divorce in 2010, we featured a series called "Divorce Aphorisms of the Day."</i><p><i>The series -- just like the section itself -- was the brainchild of the late Nora Ephron, a woman whose wit and wisdom on the subject of divorce and heartbreak is unparalleled.</i><p><i>"It crosses our</i> …

Relationships

This Man's Beautiful Memorial Museum to His Late Wife Is the Definition of True Love

"It was love at first sight. We actually had 59 years and 11 months."<p>A new music video going viral features the jaw-dropping home of a widower who created a museum filled with thousands of mementos and photos dedicated to his beloved late wife.<p>The band Mutemath turned Charles "LaLa" Evans's …

The One Resolution You Must Make For A MUCH Happier Relationship

When it comes to making positive changes to improve your relationship (and the way you feel about yourself), you might think you need a laundry list of steps and resolutions.<p>We disagree. We believe there is really only ONE essential resolution needed to dramatically improve your love life, whether …

A Closer Look at Nike's New 'Black History Month' Collection

Every year Nike Basketball celebrates Black History Month with a collection of kicks named the "BHM Collection." This year the collection is set to drop on January 18, which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.<p>The pack consists of the LeBron 13, Kyrie 2, KD 8 and the newly released Kobe 11. …

Black History

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships