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Viral video addresses ‘alternative facts’ about black history

The “Because of Them We Can” campaign has put out a video for Black History Month, and it’s gone viral with its message showing just what kids think …

Black History

Labeling Black Lives Matter As A Terrorist Organization Is Not Only Unjust, It's Dangerous

In 2013, a Florida court acquitted George Zimmerman, who killed the 17-year old Trayvon Martin because he looked suspicious, of murder and manslaughter. Following this decision, a hashtag erupted on Twitter, #BlackLivesMatter.<p>Using the hashtag to gather people, starting with the African-American …

The Civil-Rights Movement’s Lesson for Today’s Politics

“An American crucible,” Jelani Cobb, in <i>The New Yorker</i>, called the moment after the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, followed …

‘Oh My God’: Black Lives Matter Protester Arrested While Recording a TV Interview

“I’m not gonna hit anybody, I’m not gonna shoot anybody, I’m gonna speak to you, I’m gonna use my words,” she said.<p>Those were the last words one Black Lives Matter protester in Rochester, New York, before being arrested on camera during an interview with TWC News.<p>“Oh my God, oh my God,” she said as …

How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?

Dear Professor Gates:<p><i>I have uncovered an interesting and tragic family story. I was able to trace my family to a couple of former slaves: my</i> …

What Do White Parents Want in Schools? A Lot of White Kids.

A key question in the raging debate over school segregation is how much the personal choices of white and wealthy parents contribute to the isolation …

Winterborne Kingston dig unearths nine Iron Age skeletons

<b>Nine Iron Age skeletons uncovered during a dig could "completely change our understanding" of how ancient people lived, archaeologists claim.</b><p>The well-preserved remains were found by Bournemouth University students during a dig at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne Kingston, Dorset.<p>Lecturer Paul …

Archaeology

Gorilla Lives Matter: White Silence Regarding The Death Of Blacks

The petition garnering over 500,000 signatures in support of a downed zoo gorilla reveals the damning truth about white racial sensibilities when compared to their deafening silence following the recent gruesome deaths of 2 black men at the hands of white law enforcement captured on video. Why is …

David Brown, Dallas police chief, puts Obama to shame on race relations

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>What will I tell my children about the recent tragedies after the deaths of five police officers and the shootings of a number of …

Law Enforcement

Over 100 Black Celebs Got Together For A Secret Meeting Last Night, Here's What Happened

There's been a whole lot of talk about what SHOULD be done to find a solution to the current state of racial strife in America. Now, over 100 black …

A white man explains the context of the Black Lives Matter movement

“Black Lives Matter is an activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people. BLM …

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.<p>Most guys struggle in their dating lives because they choose not to assert themselves in fear of being rejected, or being deemed unmanly for …

Relationships

Most people think they're smarter, more attractive, and more virtuous than everyone else — here's what our brains do when someone suggests we aren't

In fact, according to social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson, unless you suffer from depression, it's highly likely that you have relatively high self-esteem.<p>In her book, "No One Understands You And What To Do About It," Halvorson defines self-esteem as the sum of all your positive and negative …

Psychology

Eric Garner's Daughter Says She Was Silenced At A Race Relations Discussion With Obama

<b>Update: July 15, 4:33 p.m. EDT:</b> "We took an extra 30 minutes to get to as many people as we could during the town hall," ABC News told us in a …

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls in April.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the 20th century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty and …

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Teaching

The Man Who Woke Up From a Coma With Memories of Another Person’s Life

Most of the time, when memory conflicts with reality, it’s in the little things: Your keys are somehow on the floor even though you <i>know</i> you left them …

The Brain