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Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

White supremacy week at the White House: Even by Trump standards, the racism was dialed to 11

<b>Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Huntington, W.Va. (AP/Darron Cummings)</b><p>Trump’s overt racism isn’t aimed at liberals — it’s about distracting his base away from the Russia scandal<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>August 6, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is too dumb to be trusted to butter his own bread, but one …

Donald Trump

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The …

Civil Rights

Historically black college cancels Republican Senator John Cornyn's speech

Two days after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed during a commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University, another historically black …

Trump Administration Eases Restriction On Student Loan Debt Collectors

The Department of Education has told federal student loan debt collectors that they are to ignore previous guidance that restricted the fees they …

Trump’s executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it most

It lays the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump overhauled US refugee policy — laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>Trump signed an executive order Friday …

Trump tweets about SNL, Obama drops a 56-page article

While President-elect Donald Trump has spent his time recently tweeting about his disgust with <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and the alleged star power of his …

Trump team orders Obama-appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day

The mandate issued "without exceptions," according to a State Department cable sent December 23, threatens to leave the US without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada, and Britain, The Times reported.<p>In the past, administrations of both parties have often …

40 percent of black Americans distrust the criminal justice system: Why I’m one of them

For most people in society, their interactions with the police range from nonexistent to fairly neutral: that time the sheriff found you and your friends in the woods messing around and sent you home without notifying your parents.<p>That time when the police came over and helped you get your cat out …

How to Start Investing With Just a Little Bit of Savings | Investopedia

How does a person start investing? Most people invest by using mutual funds. A mutual fund is a portfolio (or collection) of stocks, bonds, real …

Investing

Dear white people: An open letter on race to Donald Trump’s supporters

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Many of you who voted for Trump reject the term “racism” — but it’s clear you don’t truly understand it. Read on.<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 17, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>Dear white Donald Trump supporters:<p>Since Election Day, I have received a good many emails from some of you who voted for …

31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

The hard truth about Terence Crutcher and Tulsa: What kind of white person do you want to be?

The killing of yet another unarmed black man by police shows little will change until White America joins the fight<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 21, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>If America were a song, the killing of unarmed black people by the police would be a standard chord progression or rhythm, the sort of …

Law Enforcement

Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."<p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a …

From religion to politics, Saudi Arabia feeling chill of isolation

Sunnism, the 200 or so Sunni clerics from Egypt, South Africa, India, Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Russia warned, <i>“has undergone a dangerous</i> …

Muslim woman perfectly shuts down bigot asking her why she was driving

<b>Sometimes, the best way to shut down a particularly loud bigot is simply to dash some knowledge their way.</b><p>Journalist Nargess Moballeghi received a …

Religion

NFL star Colin Kaepernick continues racial injustice protest during US national anthem and defends 'pig socks'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt with his arms folded during the performance of the US national anthem during a pre-season game in San Diego on Thursday, continuing his protest against racial injustice and police brutality.<p>Kaepernick, 28, has pledged to continue sitting during …

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Trump will have 'pretty good gut feel' in choosing for Supreme Court: Chris Christie<p>Senate Dem: Trump choosing 'right-wing fringe ideologues' for …

Clinton: Trump campaign built on 'prejudice and paranoia'

<b>Reno, Nevada (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton issued a blistering takedown of Donald Trump Thursday, accusing him of racism and arguing that "fringe" elements have taken over the Republican Party.<p>"From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton said at a campaign …

Donald Trump

Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality

Police and black Americans: a relationship worse than in the 90s | Al Sharpton<p>Read more<p>A long and deep legacy of white supremacy has always arrested the development of US democracy. We either hit it head on, or it comes back to haunt us. That’s why a few of us have pressed the president for seven …

How Hillary Clinton Ignores Peace

<b>Special Report:</b> Despite neocon-instigated chaos and bloodshed across the Mideast (and now into Europe), Hillary Clinton continues to advocate more …

Pentagon to repeal ban on transgender members

The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members next month, U.S. defense officials said.<p>The repeal …

The Supreme Court Just Ruled In Favor Of The Police State, And Sonia Sotomayor Is Not Having It

She lashed out at "lawless police conduct" that disproportionately targets black and brown Americans.<p>WASHINGTON -- In a powerful dissent to a Supreme Court ruling that took an expansive view of the limits the Constitution places on police misconduct, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday seemed to …

Race & Ethnicity

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

California is poised to become the center of cannabis culture

The other day, in a seaside cafe here, veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock gamely fielded my attempts to catch up on a subject I have failed to appreciate for far too long: the coming end of marijuana prohibition.<p>Earlier this month, the backers of a California initiative to legalize the …

Cannabis

Seven days, three speeches: one week in the life of having a black president

After seven years, Barack Obama is in his last months in the White House. When he leaves, nothing will be the same. For black people, nothing will be resolved<p>Like so many people I have unwisely loved, Barack Hussein Obama intrigues and infuriates and enrages and inspires and uplifts and disappoints …

20 best Chinese recipes: part 3

From Andrew Wong’s dry-braised beef in oyster sauce to Lucky Peach’s kung pao prawns – Observer Food Monthly picks the finest Chinese recipes<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 4<p>I learned the recipe for these ribs while I was in Sichuan and since then it has even found its way to the island of the …