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'Traveling while black' guidebooks may be out of print, but still resonate today

In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri.<p>Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. …

Guide Books

Make This Grilled Chicken Taco Bowl for Dinner Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

The 10 Most-Saved Summer Dinners Our Readers Love

Summer dinners are all about ease. When it's this hot out and there are so many other things I'd rather be doing than cook (like go to the beach!), …

Cooking

Send Help: I Can’t Stop Making This Sausage and Broccoli Pasta

By Amiel Stanek<p>It strikes the ideal balance between those ultra-rich, all-in pasta dishes and the kind of veggie-packed situation that's healthy enough to eat once a week.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>I’ve always taken a …

Cooking

Americans Say Barack Obama Was Best President of Their Lifetimes

A plurality of Americans named Barack Obama the best president of their lifetimes.<p>In a survey by the Pew Research Center, 44% named Obama the best or …

Barack Obama

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

The 5-Move Mobility Routine Everyone Over 40 Should Be Doing

Worried about a future where injuries or achy joints and muscles are more common? Try mobility moves.<p>Wine, cheese, and Meryl Streep may get better …

Exercise

This Is the Most Popular Chicken Thigh Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

As far as I am concerned, chicken thighs are the best part of the chicken. They're so flavorful and easy to cook that it's virtually impossible to …

Cooking

For the Best Chocolate Milkshake, Make a Black & White

One of my first gigs as a food writer was at my college newspaper. I reviewed local restaurants and covered breaking news like: The campus diner now has milkshakes! There were half a dozen flavors: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, Nutella, blueberry, and strawberry.<p>But there was something odd about the …

Dessert

Foods That Endomorphs Should Avoid

People come in different shapes and sizes, but generally can be categorized as one of three main body types -- ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph. Of …

Nutrition

Hit Musical Featuring Cotton-Picking White People Singing Slave Songs Closes Amid Protests

The world’s biggest jazz festival was forced to end the run of one of its most popular shows after protesters objected to the musical that featured …

Protest

Mushroom Chicken Piccata Recipe

"Classic Piccata reaches a new peak with the marvelous addition of mushrooms! This is a favorite in our family. Serve with rice and a green salad if …

Recipes

How To Make the Ultimate Marinade for Juicy Chicken — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

What if I told you that all the stress of grilling could be removed with one marinade? You'd totally be making that marinade tonight, wouldn't you? …

BBQ

The Real-Life Diet of Jeezy, Who Became a Distance Runner and Lost 60 Pounds

As he prepares for his first 10K, the Atlanta rap legend reveals how he fell in love with the treadmill—and why he can't fall out of it.<p>Throughout his musical career, Jeezy—real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, and former name Young—has become synonymous with hustle. For well over a decade, his triumphant …

Fitness

The US supreme court has taken a sledgehammer to the New Deal | Heather Cox Richardson

Now, ​Donald Trump is achieving their dream. But this scheme has created a crisis in American democracy<p>Of the three decisions the US supreme court handed down this week, the gay wedding cake case and travel ban cases were the latest battles in the culture wars that Republicans long have waged. The …

Middle-class

Rape victim's story is window on injustice, activism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point.<p>"Recy Taylor, a name I know, and I think you should know, too," Winfrey said, sketching the outlines of the …

Recy Taylor

Mom shoots New Zealand man who flew to US to confront teen he met online

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mother in Richmond, Virginia has shot a man who flew from New Zealand to the US to confront her 14-year-old daughter whom he had met online.<p>Troy George Skinner, 25, arrived at the girl's home in Richmond, Virginia last Friday, while armed with a knife, pepper spray and duct tape, …

Los Angeles

Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’

WASHINGTON – Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and …

Civil Rights

THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP – Keep it Coming.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) People find every week since Trump has been President that he keeps doing things and saying things that are racist, foolish, …

Donald Trump

Chicken Fajita Marinade Recipe

"This is a great chicken fajita marinade!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup beer<p>1/3 cup fresh lime juice<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>2 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 tablespoon …

Recipes

Fried Tandoori Chicken

For extra-juicy—and flavorful—fried chicken, chef Rupam Bhagat of Dum in San Francisco marinates his meat using the traditional two-step tandoori …

Food

Student in trouble on Alaska trek finds a husky is her guardian angel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Her mother was home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, watching on her computer screen late Wednesday night as a GPS tracker beamed a cluster of little dots showing that 21-year-old Amelia Milling could be in a cold river near Anchorage, Alaska.<p>“The feeling was sheer terror,” Sharon …

Pets

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Black History

Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll: US study

PARIS (AFP) -<p>The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported Friday.<p>The frequency of these killings has been cited as symptomatic of deeply rooted …

Mental Health

Black troops were welcome in Britain, but Jim Crow wasn't: the race riot of one night in June 1943

Bullet holes found in the wood surrounds of the NatWest Bank in Bamber Bridge, in Lancashire in the north of England, in the late 1980s led to the …

Civil Rights

8-Time All-Star Vince Carter Just Gave Rookies at the NBA Draft Some Great Financial Advice

The slam-dunk legend knows exactly what to do with a big paycheck.<p>It's been exactly 20 years since eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter began paying pro ball. Now, a new group of players has just been drafted into the NBA, and Carter offered them some really solid financial advice. In fact, it's so …

Personal Finance

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

Kids

Hidden portraits: rare photos of African American life get a spotlight

In 1861, African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass took the stage at Boston’s Tremont Temple Baptist church and declared: “To the eye and spirit, pictures are just what poetry and music are to the ear and heart.”<p>It was part of his speech Pictures and Progress, one of the most historic …

Black History

Sautéed Cabbage and Bacon

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon pieces and stirring occasionally, cook for about 3 minutes, or until the …

Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church have denounced him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border.<p>Members of the United Methodist Church from across the …