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How American Cities Fine Their Black Citizens To Make Up For Budget Shortfalls

A new analysis from Priceonomics shows that the cities with the worst ticketing practices for minor offenses all happen to have large African American populations.<p>Cities usually make their money from taxes on property, sales, and income, plus money from the federal government. But if a city has a …

The Secret History Of The Photo At The Center Of The Black Confederate Myth

A 160-year-old tintype depicting Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas, both in Confederate uniform, has long been used as evidence that slaves willingly fought against the army that aimed to free them. Following the national backlash against Confederate iconography, Silas's descendants seek to …

Anonymous Reveals Full List Of Alleged KKK Members

"The reality is that racism usually does NOT wear a hood but it does permeate our culture on every level."<p>The hackivist collective Anonymous released a much-anticipated list of people it claims are members or supporters of the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday night.<p>The group targeted the KKK in the wake of …

3 Super Easy Ways To Get Thicker, Shinier Hair

<b>Here's how to maximize your hair's potential.</b><p><i>By Kari Molvar</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Christopher Ferguson)</i><p>Take a cardio dance class with New York City trainer Katherine Greiner and the first thing you notice is her ripped, washboard-flat abs. The second thing: her enviably strong, glossy brown hair. "I …

Monsanto to Mexico honey farmers: Our soya seeds not to blame for woes | Reuters

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Monsanto Co on Friday denied that plantings of its genetically modified soybeans have impacted bees, led to deforestation or caused damage to the honey production industry in two Mexican states.<p>A bushel of soybeans are shown on display in the Monsanto research …

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die

Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015.<p>The Counted, a project working to report and …

Law Enforcement

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have?

You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some aspect of your personality, like “What kind of candy are you?” or “Which Disney Ear Hat should you wear?” or “What Office …

10 states where taxpayers get the worst bang for their buck

Slide 1 of 12<p>Residents of these states get the least bang for their taxpayer buck. According to a survey released Monday by WalletHub.com, people …

Employment