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Your Google account might be giving outside developers access to your data — here's how to disconnect apps you don't trust before they read your mail

You may not be the only one reading your messages in your Gmail account.<p>While Google itself has stopped scanning Gmail users' email, some third-party developers have created apps that can access consumers' accounts and scan their messages for marketing purposes, according to a new report in The …

Apps

‘We literally show up with our binder full of women’

The Black Women’s Congressional Alliance looks to promote diverse voices to work in the halls of Congress – even against the odds.<p><i>Subscribe to Women Rule on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Where are all the black women on Capitol Hill?<p>It’s the question that motivated Rhonda Foxx …

Women of Color

When Anthony Bourdain Called Out Putin and Trump—in Russia

The Season 3 episode of ‘Parts Unknown,’ released in 2014, saw the late TV traveler venture to Russia. It remains one of the most extraordinary …

Uncovering of the Women of the Nation of Islam

<i>This post is part of our online roundtable on Ula Taylor’s</i> The Promise of Patriarchy <i></i><p>In her 2008 seminal essay, “Women in the Documents: Thoughts on …

China’s Last Cave Dwellers Fight to Keep Their Underground Homes

GEBENG, China — When armed bandits prowled this remote, mountainous stretch of the southwestern province of Guizhou in the chaotic years before the founding of modern China, the ethnic Miao villagers hid in the region’s enormous caves.<p>And there they have remained, even after China was united under …

China

Hair Products Popular with Black Women May Contain Harmful Chemicals

Some cosmetics include compounds that have been linked with early puberty, obesity and increased breast cancer risk

Majority Minority: The challenges for people of color in the legal pot business

In this week’s episode of Majority Minority, we examine the challenges and obstacles that people of color face breaking into the mostly-white legal …

Addressing the violence in our community

Violence that blacks commit against one another in our own communities devastates families. One of the especially painful things when it involves …

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Anthea Hamilton on how she plans to top her Turner prize buttocks

Anthea Hamilton didn’t want to be an artist when she was growing up. She wanted to be an accountant. “I just loved maths,” she says earnestly. “Numbers and counting. I told my mum when I was about six.” Yet Hamilton was a frontrunner for 2016’s Turner prize and responsible for the show’s most …

East London

National Geographic: "For decades, our coverage was racist"

National Geographic’s Editor in Chief, Susan Goldberg, revealed on Monday that for decades the magazine has covered the world through a racist lens, …

Oral sex is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made …

How to Make a Yummy, Anti-Inflammatory Morning Drink to Start the Day Off Right

Whether you’re sticking to a strictly anti-inflammatory diet or you’re just looking to detox a bit, this morning drink has got you covered. Studies …

8 Slow Cooker Recipes To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

We love a solid one-and-done meal. That’s why our slow cooker gets a ton of use. It’s a lot less tempting to order take-out when you can so easily …

25 Amazing Books by African-American Writers You Need to Read

Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular …

Trump Tells His Favorite Pastor and His Porn Star Hush-Money Paying Lawyer to Save America’s Cities

Darrell Scott is spearheading the administration’s ‘black people plan’—as he calls it—along with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. It’s just unclear what …

21 Quotes On Womanhood By Female Authors That Totally Nailed It

Books can change the way we feel about ourselves. Sometimes, plots reflect our own experiences, guiding us through the future or refracting our memories through a new lens. Other times, we discover pieces of ourselves sprinkled throughout unfamiliar narratives, finding empathy and resonance in odd …

10 Plant Protein Sources to Try If You Want to Eat Less Meat

Because vegetarians and vegans know what's up.<p>February 13, 2018<p>A couple of years ago, I could never have imagined a life without meat. However, after …

Nutrition

Energy-boosting meal plan - TODAY.com

Here’s the problem with dieting. You go on a typical “diet,” only to find that its restrictions have sapped your energy, but not your weight. There’s a better way and it involves eating the foods that you love while focusing on the nutrients you need to keep you at your most energized self.<p>This …

Healthy Eating

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Nutritionists reveal tricks to boost your metabolism

Losing weight is not an easy feat, but we’ve got a few tips to give your diet a little boost — and the good news is it involves eating.<p>As well as …

Safety Antoinette 'Toni' Harris Joins Exclusive Company With College Football Scholarship

Antoinette Harris made headlines after Bethany College, an NAIA school in Kansas, offered her a scholarship to play college football.<p>Harris, a …

College Football

Inside Obama’s midterm campaign plans

In his first year back in private life, the former president has struggled with how to challenge his successor, but as the midterms approach he's preparing to take on a bigger political role.<p>Since leaving office, Barack Obama has struggled with how to do what no modern president has: take on his …

Government

8 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins You Should Start Eating in 2018 For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

Protein is an essential part of every diet. It helps maintain and build muscle, which helps burn fat and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Make …

Nutrition

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

Obama Teams Up with Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry in New PSA for Former President’s Charity

Barack Obama, Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry are all powerful forces in their fields. And in an inspirational new ad for the former president’s …

A Stunning New Film Documents a Decade in the Life of One Family

'Quest' filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski on spending more than ten years with the Raineys of North Philadelphia.<p>In 2005, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski was teaching photography for a program called New Jerusalem Now in North Philadelphia. One day after class, a student named J.C. Rainey invited him back …

Barack Obama

Doug Jones needs black voters to beat Roy Moore in Alabama. They aren't there yet.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sylvester Dawson will vote Tuesday in Alabama's Senate election, but he's hardly thrilled about the choices.<p>"Honestly speaking, I'm not that excited about either one of them," Dawson said of Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as he shaved a client at the barber shop …

Nearly 9 in 10 black Americans think Trump respects people of color less than whites

When President Trump announced plans to attend the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, it quickly kicked up a political firestorm. The NAACP called for Trump to skip the event, writing that the president’s “statements and policies regarding the protection and …

Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the bustling streets of Montreal whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to the Earth’s last ice age.<p>“It’s just beautiful,” said Luc Le Blanc, who found the network of …

Archaeology