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Pop-Up L.A. Chef Sees Green in Weed Cuisine

The most common questions customers ask: ‘How high will this meal make me?’<p>Many entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis space have meandering, almost …

Beyond Brownies: The Science of Cooking with Cannabis

Full article reprinted with permission from America's Test Kitchen. The piece originally appeared online at the <i>Cook's Science</i> website. Author <b>Andy</b> …

Cannabis

How to break into the medical cannabis industry

As new medical cannabis economies emerge, technology companies are collaborating with scientists to develop innovative ways to dispense cannabis …

Cannabis

The 1st Successful American-Born Magician Was a Black Man

Magic

87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She Was Born at National African-American Museum 

First Pot-Focused Fund Lets Americans Legally Invest In Hot Biz

It's been difficult for Americans to legally invest in the world's booming marijuana business but a new online fund will let you do it at the click of a mouse.<p>Canadians are bringing a new meaning to the term "investor high," with the world's first marijuana-focused exchange-traded fund opening on …

Investing

The story of the British Black Panthers through race, politics, love and power

The experience of black people in the UK in the 1970s is examined in Guerrilla, a new drama series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. Now that story finds echoes in a powerful exhibition of photographs of the time<p>A group of girls pose with schoolbags stencilled with the words …

I Am Not Your Negro review – astonishing portrait of James Baldwin's civil rights fight

Raoul Peck dramatises the author’s memoir of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr and Medgar Evers, in this vivid and vital documentary<p>Raoul Peck’s outstanding, Oscar-nominated documentary is about the African American activist and author James Baldwin, author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire …

‘Iconic: Black Panther’ Ties Then With Now

<i>Artist Shepard Fairey’s portrait of Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale, part of the “Iconic: Black Panther” exhibit in Los Angeles. (Shepard</i> …

On Barbados, the First Black Slave Society

<i>Barbados was the birthplace of British slave society and the most ruthlessly colonized by Britain’s ruling elites. They made their fortunes from</i> …

Got writer's block? Lin-Manuel Miranda has a playlist for you

If you’re afflicted with writer's block, “Hamilton” creator<p>Lin-Manuel Mirandadoesn't want you throwing away your shot — and he's made a Spotify playlist to help you put pen to paper.<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright revealed his literary-themed playlist, titled "Write Your Way Out," on Spotify …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

16 Simple Ways to Make Running Feel Easier

Let’s be honest, running isn’t known for being easy. Even professional athletes who run for a living admit that yeah, sometimes it can be really …

Marathons

Pot of Gold: Tycoons and others are in frenzied race to win Pa. medical marijuana licenses

Multimillionaires and aspiring entrepreneurs are hustling round the clock for a shot at the pot of gold that could come with a state license to grow, …

Best marijuana strains: February 2017

<b>February may have brought upon trying times for the cannabis community, but the current presidential administration won’t stop us from enjoying the finest strains legally available any time soon.</b><p>As we head into springtime, do your part to rage against the machine and check out our list of the best …

Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As A Weapon Of Control

President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – …

Black History

2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 47 Total!

2016 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 47 Total!<p><i>Get these PDFs now before the links disappear.</i><p>For movie lovers and especially those interested in …

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

Black History

Reading Langston Hughes’s ‘Refugee in America’ in a New Light

On February 7, Justice Department lawyer August E. Flentje essentially told the 9th District Court of Appeals that the President should have the power to act unilaterally when it comes to banning certain people from entering the country. “This is a traditional national security judgment that is …

Black History

Minnesota search engine connects archives of African-American history: BTN LiveBIG

In 1976, as part of the Bicentennial celebrations, the United States government formally recognized and enshrined the month of February as African …

Black History

This wearable can record everything you say — then write it down

We've all been struck by a jolt of inspiration at the most inopportune moment, only to have the brilliant idea slip away before it can be jotted …

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Black History

On this day in black history: Debi Thomas wins singles, Marcus Garvey imprisoned and Gary Coleman is born

Black History Month: The Undefeated Edition Feb. 8<p><b>1925</b> <b>—</b><b>Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta</b><p>Jamaican-born political leader, entrepreneur and …

Black History

The incomparable Gordon Parks – in pictures

A new book celebrates the breadth of photographer and film-maker Gordon Parks’s work, including his images of a racially divided south in the 1960s, his fashion work for Life and Vogue, and the heartbreaking poverty of a Harlem family. I Am You is published by The Gordon Parks Foundation, c/o …

High School

Concert Photography Jobs: How to Make Money by Shooting Music

There are a lot more music photographers than there are music photography jobs — that’s just how it is in this corner of the industry. It’s a port of …

14 iconic civil rights moments

Black History

The most important black woman sculptor of the 20th century deserves more recognition

Unfortunately, little of her work survives<p>Augusta Savage started sculpting as a child in the 1900s using what she could get her hands on: the clay …

Black History

James Baldwin, In His Own Searing, Revelatory Words: 'I Am Not Your Negro'

James Baldwin is having a posthumous resurgence, but we are so in need of his words at this moment that it's hard to believe he hasn't still been writing every day since his death in 1987. In every genre Baldwin dabbled, from novels to political commentary to arts criticism, he found the core of …

Black History

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Self-improvement