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I've Got Some Things to Say | by Romelu Lukaku

I<p>remember the exact moment I knew we were broke. I can still picture my mum at the refrigerator and the look on her face.<p>I was six years old, and I …

Soccer

Africans in America| Part 1 | Narrative

The years 1450-1750 brought enormous changes to the North American continent. The native Americans, or Indians, as the Europeans came to call them, …

Black History

The whitening process and transfer of ‘black money’ continues – 76% of Brazil’s World Cup stars marry white women: Is love really color-blind?

From left to right: Brazilian futebol stars Fernandihno with wife Glaucia Roza, Neymar with girlfriend Bruna Marquezine, Willian with wife Vanessa …

Brazil

There Could Be a Dangerous Problem With Using CRISPR on Humans, New Research Shows

Dammit.<p>You know already about the promise for CRISPR-Cas9 - it might revolutionize fields from medicine to agriculture.<p>It might also eventually cause …

Genetics

The history of freedom in Brazil was written by slaves that achieved their liberation; one reason for decline of slavery was what slaves did to achieve freedom

<b>Note from BW of Brazil:</b> <i>As most of us know, or at should know, history is always told from the perspective of the winners. As such, we often, if not</i> …

Black History

In the Justice System of South Fulton, GA, Black Women Hold Every Top Position

by Marshall A. Latimore via theatlantavoice.com As America waits to see if Georgia will make history by electing Stacey Abrams…

African-American News

10 People Who Cheated Reveal How They Got Caught & You’ll Cringe So Hard

When I suspect a partner might be cheating, I turn into a different person — one with a whole set of sleuthing skills I didn't even know I possessed. …

Relationships

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

'This Is America': The Childish Gambino video explained

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Glover had quite the weekend.<p>The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story," both hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, …

Music

These Photos Show the Evolution of Cameras and Portraits

<i>YouTube Screenshot/COOPH</i>It's hard to believe that photography has been a thing since the 1820s when Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the oldest known …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Faith

How Winston Churchill stole from India for Britain’s war

“I am glad to learn from the Minister of War Transport that a strict line is being taken in dealing with requests for cereals from the Indian Ocean area. A concession to one country at once encourages demands from all the others,” the prime minister commented in a memo on 10 March 1943. “They must …

How to Remove ANYTHING From a Photo in Photoshop

How many times have you taken a photo, thought it was great, and only realized later that there's something in the shot that you don't want to be …

10 Awesome Camera Hacks That Will Give a Unique Look to Your Photographs (VIDEO)

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, …

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

(Only) slavery (doesn’t) explain the current situation of black Brazilians

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>You would think that the title of today’s article would be totally obvious to anyone who reads it, but it doesn’t quite work</i> …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Diabetes

An African country reckons with its history of selling slaves

OUIDAH, Benin — Less than a mile from what was once West Africa's biggest slave port, the departure point for more than a million people in chains, stands a statue of Francisco Félix de Souza, a man regarded as the father of this city.<p>There's a museum devoted to his family and a plaza in his name. …

Black History

The Role of African Americans in World War I

Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the nation’s 9.8 million African Americans held a tenuous place in society. Ninety percent of African …

CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate

CRISPR gene editing is an enormously exciting area for molecular biologists, opening up new opportunities when it comes to editing DNA to fight back …

Genetics

Things Black Folk in America Must Do to Stay Alive.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) In 1963, speaking to the noted psychologist Dr. Kenneth Clark, James Baldwin describes the experience of meeting a 16-year-old …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Genetic Engineering

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Following his recent film showing you how Sean Tucker shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing …

First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

FDA

What Kwanzaa means for black Americans

On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, …

Here Are All the Public Figures Who’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein

Since the New York <i>Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth …

How to Make a YouTube Video From Start to Finish

As a budding YouTuber myself, every time Peter McKinnon uploads a new video, I'm taking notes. His growth on YouTube has been nothing short of …

Videography