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My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Siblings

The entire justice system here is run by black women. It's not a diversity experiment. They do things differently.

<b>South Fulton, Georgia (CNN) —</b> When LaDawn "LBJ" Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of "black girl magic."<p>Jones, the city solicitor in South Fulton, Georgia, was meeting for the first time with the city's municipal court staff. As she entered …

Justice

Backlash builds against Trump's policy splitting families at border, as he falsely blames Democrats

President Trump stood defiant Monday against a growing backlash over his administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy that since April has separated at least 2,000 children from their parents crossing the southern border, and he continued to falsely blame Democrats for the hard-line actions.<p>…

Immigration

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

Justice

13 inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

King's famous words are a reminder of how to live in any era.<p>Martin Luther King Jr.'s name is synonymous with the civil rights movement that swept …

Scientists discover a huge new human organ hiding in plain sight

Just when you thought we knew all there was to know about the human body, researchers just discovered an entirely new human organ. Called the …

New York University

Georgia woman found half-decomposed, crawling with maggots — and still alive, police say

A bedridden woman was found living in squalor in her home in northern Georgia, partly decomposing and covered in cockroaches and maggots, authorities said.<p>First responders discovered the woman, who is in her 50s, after responding to a call about an unresponsive person last week at the home in …

Crime

How to Make Whole Wheat Braided Egg Bread

Our beautiful Easter centerpiece bread offers a healthier take on the classic egg- and butter-enriched bread. It’s made completely with white …

Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is proposing a sweeping reassessment of U.S. foreign assistance with a view to punishing dozens of …

Life with the tribe: Intimate photos of people who take ox names at adulthood and use cow's urine to wash their hair

Oregon day-care worker gets 21 years for drugging children to go tanning

January Neatherlin told parents they couldn’t pick up their children from Little Giggles day-care center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. That three-hour …

Federal Naval Operations in the Vicksburg Campaign

Learn More About the Vicksburg campaign<p>Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve battlefields in America and protect the legacy of our nation’s defining …

Iowa nursing assistants, ages 23 and 26, accused of sex with psychiatric facility patients

Two licensed nursing assistants are accused of having sexual relations with patients from an Iowa psychiatric facility.<p>An investigation began when the Prairie View Management Facility in Fayette reported two patients had absconded Feb. 21.<p>Four days later, deputies with the Fayette Sheriff’s Office …

One chef’s social experiment: Charge minorities $12, white people $30.

Approach Tunde Wey’s lunch counter/sociology experiment at the Roux Carre market in New Orleans, and — if you’re white — you’ll have a decision to make. And it’s not just whether you want to try his jollof rice or his fried plantains. Wey serves his Nigerian food with a lesson about racial wealth …

Race & Ethnicity

A Michigan man hobbled into a Chicago hospital. His injury: a week-old gunshot wound from the Syrian civil war

The clerk at the intake desk was unfazed when Stevens said he had been wounded in Syria. She took his passport and told him to join the rest of the …

Shocking video shows Parkinson's tremors suddenly stop after surgeon cuts brain pathway

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.<p>Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.<p>The …

The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’

Its defenders claim to be standing up for uncomfortable truths, but race science is still as bogus as ever. By Gavin Evans<p>One of the strangest ironies of our time is that a body of thoroughly debunked “science” is being revived by people who claim to be defending truth against a rising tide of …

Science

Why we still can’t stomach Jimmy Fallon

<b>Jimmy Fallon (AP/Rich Fury)</b><p>That fatal Trump petting happened eons ago. Yet our distaste for “The Tonight Show” host lingers on<p>Melanie McFarland<p>February 21, 2018 12:00am (UTC)<p>Late night host Jimmy Fallon comes off as a sweetheart, a huge fan of pop music who improvises a song for any occasion and …

Comedy

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspring

Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown.<p>Previous work by the team found that male mice who were exposed to a mildly stressful event, such as being restrained, produced sperm that was richer in certain types …

Neuroscience

A story of sexual abuse: 'My grandfather was my father'

<b>Seventy-year-old Michael* always suspected his family held a secret. Then he found out - his grandfather was in fact his father.</b><p>My main memory of growing up in Cardiff's Butetown in the sixties was of the different cultures.<p>There were Spanish and Malaysian people, Portuguese and Africans, all with …

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Your breakfast won't know what hit it.<p>Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

Man in China spends too long playing with phone on toilet, suffers rectal prolapse: Report

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong: A man in China suffered a rectal prolapse after playing on his mobile phone for half an hour while on the toilet, local media …

Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch

It's hard to imagine that a blue dye sold in pet food stores in the U.S. to fight fungal infections in tropical fish could be a potent weapon against malaria.<p>A study published this week in <i>The Lancet Infectious Diseases</i> showed that might be possible. Researchers added doses of the dye to …

Public Health

'Give me one minute with that bastard.' Father rushes Larry Nassar after daughters give victim impact statements

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — A father who rushed Larry Nassar during his sentencing Friday was held in direct contempt of court, but will not be fined or detained.<p>"There is no way this court is going to issue any type of punishment due to the circumstances of this case," Eaton County Circuit Judge Janice …

Crime

This will give you an idea of how rich Grace Mugabe is

Harare — The extent of former first lady Grace Mugabe’s vast wealth came to light at the weekend when the one-time Zimbabwe presidential hopeful was …

Video shows Border Patrol officers asking Greyhound passengers for IDs, taking woman into custody

As a Greyhound bus pulled up to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., station on Friday afternoon, en route from Orlando to Miami, the driver announced there would be a “routine” security checkpoint.<p>Two uniformed officers boarded the bus and introduced themselves as Border Patrol agents, passengers told the …

Immigration

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.