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Ida B Wells: The Lynching at the Curve

African-American News

Before Rosa Parks there was Ida B. Wells

Rosa Parks

There is Much for Black People to Fear from Trump's 'Law and Order' Presidency #ABLC

In October 2016 during a campaign speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Donald Trump first laid out his “urban renewal agenda”—his “new …

Rorschach's Crime Bill

Bill Clinton’s unforced error on the trail places the 1994 Violent Crime Act back in play.<p>“The ones that won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Bill Clinton admonished protesters at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton today in Philadelphia. The protesters peppered him with questions about …

5 Kinds of Kitchen Trash Your Garden Will Love

The next time you're baking or making a cup of coffee, don't throw away the scraps.<p>The health benefits of chocolate are clear: It can lower the risk of heart disease and can decrease bad cholesterol. But many gardeners don't realize that chocolate husks, along with a few other waste products from …


Robert Reich: America’s problem isn’t free trade — it’s the demise of an entire economic system

Factory work was once the backbone of the middle class. Now it’s all but gone, replaced by low-paying service jobs<p>Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?<p>Clearly, America has lost a significant number of …

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A college degree is worth less if you are raised poor

People with more education have higher earnings. Boosting college education is therefore seen by many—including me—as a way to lift people out of …

Xi Jinping

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …