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Blessed Are The Religious Right, For Theirs Is The Presidency Of Trump

For those outside of Christian spaces, it may seem counterintuitive that Donald Trump, a twice-divorced, ribald and obscene reality TV star and real estate tycoon, captured the vote of 81% of white evangelical Christians. But to those of us <b></b>Christians who witnessed the religious right’s backlash …

Make No Mistake, Trump's Government Shutdown Is About Racism

Lost in the shitstorm over “shithole” was another equally damning example of President Donald Trump’s blatant racism and sexism. It was an outward display of a mindset that in many ways has paved the way for the government shutdown we’re facing now.<p>Last week, NBC News reported that last fall, the …

Kentucky Just Made It Harder For Poor People To Get Health Care

It's what the Trump administration wants -- and more states will likely follow.<p>The Trump administration on Friday told Kentucky it can go ahead with its controversial Medicaid overhaul ― an initiative that would reduce benefits, require some beneficiaries to work, and generally make it more …

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Trump Condemned Racism As 'Evil.' Here Are 20 Times He Embraced It.

It's been over a year since his election, and Trump has only doubled down on his racist rhetoric and policies.<p>It’s been over a year since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, and he’s spent much of that time reaffirming the legacy of racism upon which he built both his campaign …

Exclusive: Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russia trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign — as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump …

Foreign Policy

Learn The 5 Key Elements Of Powerful Leadership Language

Words have power. Before you open your mouth learn to master the key elements of creating a cohesive culture at work.<p>Learning the language of leadership is, in a sense, like doing a whole person make-over. It means going from "me" to "we" in more than just the words.<p>Getting to be a leader has lots …

The KKK Killed This Little Girl 54 Years Ago. Her Sister Hopes The World Never Forgets

The next stop on HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour was Birmingham, Alabama, where we met Lisa McNair, the sister of Denise McNair. Denise was the youngest victim of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing by the KKK in 1963.

Baptist Church

'That Myth Is Dead': An Artist, Writer And Editor From MAD Magazine Talk Trump's America

The MAD team tells the story behind its eerily prophetic Norman Rockwell parody.<p>On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s plan to allow surplus military grade weapons including bayonets, grenade launchers and tanks to be transferred, for free, to local police …

Study: Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man

In contrast, Clinton supporters seemed relatively unmoved by racial cues.<p>All it takes to reduce support for housing assistance among Donald Trump supporters is exposure to an image of a black man.<p>That’s the takeaway from a new study by researchers Matthew Luttig, Christopher Federico, and Howard …

Hillary Clinton

White Woman Asks White Supremacists: ‘What Is Wrong With You?’

In a recent letter to the editor, Jonna Ramey said what we're all thinking.<p>Jonna Ramey, a sculptor based in Salt Lake City, may be white. But she sure doesn’t understand white supremacists.<p>Ramey, 67, recently told The Washington Post that she was horrified by last month’s fatal events in …

White Supremacism

Three top tips for happy houseplants

Succulents and similar are amazingly ‘in’; here’s how to get yours Instagram-ready<p>Though there are many glossy, beautifully arranged pictures of houseplants that take Instagram by storm, any horticulturist scrolling through has to reveal that many set-ups are clearly impossible. On Instagram there …

The Charlottesville protests are white fragility in action

Here’s why white men are acting like the victims in Charlottesville.<p>A lot of white men are marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, chanting slogans like “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us.” The rally suggests that white men are the real victims of the American political …

Race & Ethnicity

A Shared History of Struggle Should Unite India’s Dalits and African Americans in the Fight for Equality

For more than 4,000 years, the Dalits of India were called “the untouchables,” the lowest of the low. The Dalits are at the bottom of the Indian …

Are We Returning to Jim Crow?

When Donald Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America great again,” many of us saw it for what it was: coded language for taking the mask—or the …

Trump asked what minority Americans have to lose by voting for him. We now have a clear answer.

This is turning out exactly as many people feared.<p>A little less than a year ago, then-candidate Donald Trump made his pitch to black and Latino voters: “What do you have to lose?”<p>More than six months into his presidency, Trump is giving a very clear answer to that question: quite a lot, …

Civil Rights

Dear America, Tomorrow Isn't Promised

Black folks will not accept your attempts at apology or peace, and even when we seem understanding, that will be far from the truth.<p>I am exhausted with hearing about black people being killed, and I am even more tired of hearing people vandalize our graves with responses like “Well, tomorrow isn’t …

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Now, you could learn how to format all your scripts in most word processors, but it would take you hours to figure out all the right margins, …

3 last-minute ProWritingAid fixes that will make a huge difference in a short time.

We know that many of you, like us, need a fast-approaching deadline in order to really get down to the business of writing. The problem with doing it …

'What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?' Frederick Douglass, Revisited

"What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" posed Frederick Douglass to a gathering of 500-600 abolitionists in Rochester, N.Y., in 1852. Admission to the speech was 12 cents, and the crowd at the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society was enthusiastic, voting unanimously to endorse the speech at …

How to Lead Versus Manage, to Improve Your Team's Success

To engage workers, step back from the day to day and focus on proactive, inspiring leadership rather than reactive, putting-out-fires management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

The Truth About Cancer Fighting Foods | goop

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

29 Disturbing Pictures Of American Life Under Jim Crow

"Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world." —Rosa Parks<p>Until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, what became known vernacularly as "Jim Crow laws" wedged a painful …

Black History