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It is true that black beans are not usually included in Middle Eastern cuisine and chickpeas or fava beans are the more commonly found pulse crops. …

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Listen: Voice recordings of black slaves

This video of the January 12, 1999 broadcast of <i>Nightline</i> is really quite remarkable. It shares clips of voice recordings made in the mid-twentieth …

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

This Tangy Carrot Slaw Goes with Whatever's for Dinner

This carrot slaw is sweet and tangy, due to a healthy amount of Dijon mustard in the dressing, and bright and fragrant, thanks to a heap of sliced …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

The Sapphire Caricature: The Racist Origin Of The Angry Black Woman

The Sapphire Caricature portrays black women as rude, loud, malicious, stubborn, and overbearing.1 This is the Angry Black Woman (ABW) popularized in …

Women of Color

One of the last Blockbuster stores in the world has a hilarious Twitter account

Despite what you may believe, Blockbuster is alive and well. Okay, maybe not well, but alive and possessing a funny Twitter account.<p>The video store …

At Creativity Explored, Adults With Disabilities Express Their Own Sexuality

“Just because someone has a developmental disability doesn’t mean that sense of sexuality is non-existent.”<p>“Everybody has a sexual nature to them,” curator Amy Auerbach explained during a phone conversation. “Just because someone has a developmental disability doesn’t mean that sense of sexuality …

Film dialogue often reinforces stereotypes about race and gender, a machine learning study confirms

There’s a way to help fix the problem: put more women in writer’s rooms<p>In news that should be no surprise to anyone who follows the film industry, a new study has found that men speak more than twice as much as women in film, and often, the dialogue that is given to women helps reinforce gender and …

Former Teacher Uses Mind-Bending Makeup Illusions to Split People into Pieces

Makeup is often lauded for its transformative beauty effects, but the pinnacle of its power is best demonstrated by creating stunning 3D illusions. Mimi Choi, a former school teacher turned makeup artist, has recently wowed us with her ability to alter herself and others into surreal versions of …

This Is the Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Trust us, your summer skin will be eternally grateful.<p>So you know when you moisturize your legs and then go to the bar, and three ’Yoncé songs later …

Comic Series Where Only Black People Have Superpowers Gets Film Adaptation

Source: Black Mask Studios<p>Studio 8 will be bringing the comic book series to the big screen.<p>In a report from Deadline, Studio 8 Executive Vice …

A Lot of White People Are Mad About Procter and Gamble's 'The Talk' Video

Last month, Procter & Gamble collaborated with community-building platform My Black Is Beautiful for a short video titled “The Talk.”<p>The all-too-real …

The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

We visited the matriarchal villages of northern Kenya to see what its like to live without men.<p>Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli …

Why Women Get Criticized for Being Candid at Work

The stereotype of the "catty" female boss can, to some, make giving constructive feedback seem like an act of spite.<p><i>This article is a response to Olga Khazan’s</i> Atlantic <i>article “Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?”</i><p>Olga Khazan’s recent article “Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?” examines …

Unsun Cosmetics Is One Of The Few Companies Making Sunscreen For Black People

We love Frank Ocean as a singer/songwriter, but did you know his mom is a bonafide beauty entrepreneur? Katonya Breaux started Unsun Cosmetics after …

Clementine Ford: Isolation from platonic touch is a tragedy of modern manhood

In the male students' interactions with each other, she found that homophobia was rife as a bullying tactic between both enemies and friends. The …

Dear Men of "The Breakfast Club": Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators

<i>Janet Mock addresses the controversy following her appearance on the problematic radio show.</i><p>I was not naïve when I entered the TriBeCa studio of “The Breakfast Club,” a hip-hop radio show that bills itself as “the world’s most dangerous morning show,” hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God, and …

Diddy Tweet Shows White Women Get All Insecure When Sistas Are Complimented

It seems as if every time a black woman gets a social media shoutout from a black man, e.g. Kofi Siriboe and most recently, Diddy, white people start …

Learn how to start your own business with these online courses

Will all the bills to pay, mouths to feed, and fidget spinners to spin, it can be hard to make enough money to make ends meet. And with inflation and …

Why Residents of 'Black ZIP Codes' Can't Breathe

Your location determines your risk of asthma more than any other factor, new research finds<p>Asthma is a lifelong affliction—crippling and expensive to manage. But it doesn’t affect everyone the same. The disease is much more prevalent among black and Puerto Rican children.<p>A new working paper, …

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Why you should make time for creative side projects

Making time for a side project is an ambition lots of creatives strive for. After all, design is a broad discipline with plenty of different skill …

From Rick Ross to Tyga to R. Kelly, We Aren't Holding Predatory Men In Music Accountable

Although we didn’t need it (or ask for it), July has done an amazing job of providing numerous reminders that men can behave badly without facing …

The brown woman’s burden: India’s long-held love for white skin

“Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlours in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that only fair skin is beautiful.<p>From Sunday classified ads touting the marriageability of an “MBA graduate. 5-½ ft. English medium. Fair complexion” to elderly aunties advising …

The Racist Economics Of Interracial Porn

The porn industry may be able to push boundaries in a way that mainstream film is unable to, but when it comes to race and equal pay, its systems are …

9 Protein Powders That Actually Taste Good

You know by now that a diet rich in protein can help with weight loss, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help you build lean muscle. But you also know that you can only stomach grilled chicken breasts so many meals per week before dietary boredom will completely derail your efforts. While there …

In defence of the gold digger and the fight for class, economic and gender equality

<b>By Sabrina Maddeaux</b> <br>She take my money when I’m in need<br>Yea she’s a triflin friend indeed<br>Oh she’s a gold digger way over town<br>That digs on me— Kanye …

Black women have been calling out R. Kelly for years. Nobody listened.

Because black girls don’t matter enough to enough people to make him disappear.<p>I’m tired of people still defending R. Kelly.<p>Singer, songwriter, and R&B producer Robert Sylvester Kelly has come under fire once again for sexual abuse of young women. This time, he allegedly held young women as young …