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Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle | Cornel West

The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: his view of black America is narrow and dangerously misleading<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question …

Cornel West

The best dating apps and sites for men in 2018

Gone are the days when a subscription to an online dating site came with a free, complimentary stigma.<p>According to data from Match.com, almost half of singles in the U.S have tried online dating and it's safe to say most people won't raise an eyebrow if they find out a couple met via an online …

Relationships

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

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Abandoned nuclear bunkers from around the world

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Housing

In their rush to become global, hipster-friendly cities risk creating spatial apartheid

The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer, popular with hipsters everywhere. Sidewalk tables were occupied by attractive young people; a pleasant tableau of the multiracial middle classes eating wood-fired pizza and playing with their smart phones.<p>It …

Urbanism

The Hetzer: The Killer Tiny Nazi Tank You Never Heard Of

By 1943 it was obvious to the Germans that their tank production could not keep pace with battlefield losses. One of their efforts to expedite …

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

The 9 most Incredible Canopy Walkways around the World

Canopy walkways, also known as treetop walks, provide you access to the upper levels of the forest through a series of bridges that spread throughout …

Anne Frank, and America’s dangerously shallow understanding of the Holocaust

<i>This week marks the 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s family going into hiding. We originally published this essay May 6.</i><p>When White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested in April that atrocities carried out under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were in some way worse than those of Adolf …

Holocaust

Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

“Why do they hate us?”<p>It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. …

How Humble Moss Healed the Wounds of Thousands in World War I

The First World War had just begun, and already the wounds were rotting on the battlefield. In the last months of 1914, doctors like Sir. W. Watson …

The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front

"Patton's Panthers" was one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II, fighting a continuous 183 days at the front and inflicting heavy casualties on the Germans while crews racked up accolades from their peers, including three Medal of Honor nominations in their first month of …

Military

It's been 76 years since one of World War II's worst atrocities — the Bataan Death March

After the surprise attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japan turned its focus to elsewhere, sweeping through the Pacific.<p>In early January, Japanese forces landed in the Philippines, a US territory where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were …

U.S. Army

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North Africa

9 Trips to Take With Your Significant Other

Traveling with someone is one of the best ways to really get to know them.<p>If you’re considering taking the next step and turning your significant …

I was rejected by every PhD program I applied to. This year, I got into my top choice. Here’s how

Around this time last year, I was reading my final rejection letter from the University of California-Berkeley. It wasn’t much of a surprise. By the time the email appeared in my inbox, four other universities—Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania—had already denied me …

College & University

From Wristwatches To Radio, How World War I Ushered In The Modern World

Imagine you're a military officer in World War I. Armies have grown so large, you can no longer communicate just by the sound of your voice or the wave of your hand. You need to synchronize movements of troops and artillery, far and wide.<p>You need a wristwatch.<p>"The entire process of using artillery …

Watches

'With Their Bare Hands' tracks America's ascension to military power during WWI

In his superb account of the final, violent throes of World War I, military historian Gene Fax tells of an American lieutenant who watched as ambulances pulled to the side of the road to let the artillery, "which had priority," pass.<p>"From time to time," the lieutenant wrote, "our men would glance …

World History

As the US entered World War I, American soldiers depended on foreign weapons technology

On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and entered World War I. Since August 1914, the war between the Central and Entente …

How It Feels to Lose Your Religion

We spoke to a former Jehovah's Witness, a Jew, and a Muslim about leaving their faith and community.<p>Abandoning religion doesn't just mean turning your back on God. You're potentially losing your closest family members, friends, home, lifestyle, and your sense of identity. It's kind of like a …

Operation Barbarossa: Unseen Second World War photographs by Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen

World War One in colour: Graphic artist Frédéric Duriez gives us a new look at the conflict

Was Slavery the Primary Cause of the Civil War?

The argument over whether slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War is one of the most controversial topics in American history. It is a subject …

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

"Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools."<p>So said President Trump at the White House recently. It's a familiar lament across the political spectrum, so much so that you could almost give it its own acronym : PKTIFS (Poor Kids Trapped In Failing Schools).<p>Where there's …

Fareed Zakaria on the most powerful man in the world

<i>Watch Fareed Zakaria's documentary on Vladimir Putin, "The Most Powerful Man in the World," on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Why would Russia have interfered in America's 2016 elections? More to the point, in a country where little happens without the nod from President Vladimir Putin, …

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Prince Charles

Trump Budget Proposal Reflects Working-Class Resentment of the Poor

You could almost hear the gasps from both sides of the ideological divide when President Trump unveiled the outline of his first budget late last month, proposing to slice $54 billion from the discretionary civilian budget next year to pay for a beefed-up defense.<p>That part of the budget pays for …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

On May 30, 2018, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From...<p>On June 18, 2018, Bell’s …