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The worst thing poor whites are inheriting could be a lack of hope

By Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Inequality between the rich and poor in the United States is not just about the dollars and cents in people’s bank accounts. Sometimes, the more powerful factor in people’s futures is not how much money they grew up with, but the expectations they were taught to have.<p>Carol …

Income Inequality

It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.<p>White Americans carried Donald Trump to the White House. He won college-educated white voters by a four-point margin over Hillary Clinton, …

Voting

A&E’s controversial 'Generation KKK' series is being renamed, adding civil rights partner

Amid the intense backlash from the promotion of the show, A&E is changing the name of its <i>Generation KKK</i> series, which is intended to explore the …

Can I Find the Slave Ports Through Which My Ancestors Came?

<i>Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Nov. 21, 2014.</i><p>Dear Professor Gates:<p><i>I am an amateur genealogy enthusiast seeking help with my family tree</i> …

Christmas and Resistance to Slavery in the Americas

It was a humid Christmas day in 1820 when twenty-five-year-old Santiago Martínez presented himself before the army commander stationed in the …

iPhone 8 Leaks: New Look, Liquidmetal, OLED Display

With the iPhone 7 already in the can, Apple is making big plans for the next generation iPhone 8. The 2017 iPhone release will mark the tenth …

The best 10 iPhone widgets for iOS 10

Several apps and Apple's own software allows you to send emails, check photos, and other common tasks without ever unlocking your phone.<p>In fact, Apple has placed even more emphasis on lock-screen widgets in iOS 10, the latest software version for iPhones and iPads.<p>If you swipe right on the lock …

4 students from same high school are found dead in a month

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in one suburban New York community has started with funerals, fear and frustration.<p>Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence.<p>On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th …

This is the real cause of generational wealth inequality in the UK

Most of the debate has focused on the housing situation. Millennials and Generation X workers are less likely to own homes than their parents, and a higher portion of their incomes are taken by housing rental costs, the IFS report says. It all dovetails nicely with the constant media headlines …

Pensions

Rumor : Microsoft working on a completely new smartphone — Surface Phone

Tech giants Microsoft who still can’t compete Apple and Android in smartphone market is now going to release a new Windows 10 phone, dubbed the …

Beyond “no justice, no peace”: In case after case, cops shoot black people and walk away. What can we do?

<b>A protester in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. (Getty/Justin Sullivan)</b><p>Cops who shoot unarmed black citizens are rarely even charged — and never convicted. I’m running out of answers<p>D. Watkins<p>October 2, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>What’s an activist to do? We fight, we plan, we petition, we strategize …

Carnell Snell Jr: Black teenager shot dead by police in Los Angeles in front of younger sister

Police shot dead a black teenager in front of his younger sister in a killing that has sparked angry protests in Los Angeles.<p>Officers from the city’s …

Ethiopia: many dead in anti-government protest at religious festival

Opposition party says stampede kills at least 50 people in chaotic scenes in restive Oromiya region<p>Scores of people are feared dead after police in Ethiopia fired teargas and warning shots to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggering a stampede.<p>The Oromiya regional …

Twelve ways to have a better iOS 10 life

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices brings a host of new features – not all of them immediately obvious. Here’s our pick of the best<p>Several buttons now have “3D touch”: they respond to the force used (iPhone 6S or newer devices). A hard press on the timer icon pops up …

Apps

Police embrace 'de-escalation' to reduce shootings, but some officers remain skeptical

Slow it down.<p>Police haven't always been trained to think that way. They're supposed to take immediate control of a situation, resolve the problem and move on to the next call. There are always more calls.<p>But the recent spate of fatal police shootings of unarmed black men — including Tuesday's …

Law Enforcement

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real

It's literally impossible to be racist to a white person.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Earlier in the summer, I wrote a column about Black Lives Matter Toronto in which I said people who've never experienced racism—particularly politicians and media pundits—should be careful when …

How to vote for president when you don’t like any of the candidates

Voters should adopt a ‘rejection’ rather than a ‘choice’ strategy when they feel they have two bad options – as is the case for so many in the 2016 election<p>How do voters select a candidate when no one they like is on the ballot?<p>Behavioral scientists have studied decision-making – including voting – …

31 FRIGHT NIGHTS: YOUR HORROR MOVIE VIEWING GUIDE FROM NOW TO HALLOWEEN

For a number of years now I’ve wanted to put together a horror viewing guide for October. Every time I tried I realized it was harder than I …

The U.S. government has used a section of the Patriot Act after 9/11 to criminalize people of color

<b>FILE - In his June 6, 2013 file photo, the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency hacking tool kit has set the information security world atwitter — and sent major companies rushing to update their defenses. Experts across</b> …

Donald Trump: Republican candidate goes off script at rally after tax revelation

Donald Trump's campaign announced on Saturday evening that the candidate would soon deliver a nine-sentence critique of comments Hillary Clinton made …

Jesse Williams Partners With 'Shark Tank'-Winning Scholarship App

<i>Jesse Williams at the BET Awards. (Matt Sayles / Invision/AP)</i><p>As a former high school teacher, actor/activist <b>Jesse Williams</b> has seen how low income …

High School

Israel's role in South Sudan under scrutiny amid violence

Escalating violence in South Sudan is casting a light on Israel's murky involvement in that conflict and raising questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new strategy of strengthening ties with African countries.<p>Netanyahu has been forging alliances across Africa in an effort he says will …

Baltimore Wants Change to Scathing Police Culture

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ)–</b> Sweeping reforms are set to come out of the scathing department of justice report on the Baltimore City police.<p>But what should those …

Justice

Hyped "ground breaking" WhartonBrooks Windows Phone really just the Coship Moly X1 and Coship Moly PCPhone

US based company WhartonBrooks has been building hype around a “ground breaking” Windows 10 Phone that would “breaks the mold of current …

Windows Phone

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, AKA $250 Cookies: The Best Cookie You Will Ever Eat

Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, AKA $250 Cookies: The Best Cookie You Will Ever Eat<p>Updated on March 9, 2018<p>Mrs. Fields's Chocolate …

Start Dak Prescott, sit Jeremy Hill. Fantasy football starts and sits for Week 1

The wait is finally over. Football season is back and the hopes and dreams of real and fantasy teams alike are alive and well. You’ve made it past …

Column: Newton subjected to different rules than other QBs

The NFL says it's all about player safety.<p>Try telling that to Cam Newton, one of the league's biggest stars.<p>The way the Carolina Panthers quarterback was beaten up in a season-opening loss at Denver, one would think it is back to open season on anyone wearing a helmet and shoulder pads.<p>If nothing …

Serena Williams lost in the semifinals of the US Open, but she totally handled it like a champion

Yesterday morning, Serena Williams played Karolina Pliskova in the Semifinals of the US Open, and to the shock of everyone, Serena lost. Serena was …

Africa cracks down on social media

<b>As the mobile revolution continues to drive change across Africa, governments are rushing to introduce legislation to curb cyber crime and to regulate the use of social media platforms.</b><p>Security experts warn that African governments and commercial online services are vulnerable to criminals, who …

Social Media