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Photos Depict the Legacy of the First Black Panther Chapter Outside California

Fifty years ago this month, the first Black Panther Party chapter outside of California was founded in Seattle. The city’s chapter was officially …

Black Panther

#DianteYarber: California Cops Gun Down Father of Three in Hail of Bullets. His Crime? Sitting in Walmart's Parking's Lot

Barstow, California, police officers fired what sounded like over 30 bullets into a car in Walmart’s parking lot, killing Diante “Butchie” Yarber, …

San Bernardino County

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Mark Twain

29 Ways to Be More Mindful Right Now

As much as I would love to be able to sit down for a few minutes, close my eyes, and clear my head without squirming or feeling like I would rather …

Mindfulness

The Mindful Way to Kick a Craving

The second of the four noble truths teaches that craving leads to suffering. But that would be obvious to anyone struggling with …

Mindfulness

A Spiritual Guide Reveals The Best Way To Meditate If You're Ridiculously Stressed Out

You're sitting there trying to meditate, because you're feeling stressed out. Your eyes are closed, you're sitting in lotus position, and you're …

Meditation

How To Gain The Inspiration To Write By Letting Go

Walking towards the railway station near Manchester Airport, it is cold and the skies are grey, but the month is April and the sun filters through …

Meditation

A journey of many years: Thandi Ntuli's sensational jazz album, 'Exiled'

Jazz pianist and vocalist Thandi Ntuli's music is on the move. Tseliso Monaheng goes along for the trip

Jazz

All power to the image: Huey, the peacock throne and the enduring visual legacy of the Black Panther Party

In the weeks after Marvel’s “Black Panther” exploded into box offices across the United States, essays drawing the inevitable connection between the …

Black History

How a 4th-century Taoist concept is treating anxiety

The concept of non-action might just be the most powerful action to take for curbing anxiety.<br>Read More

Martial Arts

“Jazz Is Nutrient-Dense Music People Want”: Miles Mosley On Jazz’s Past, Present And Future

Wearing a beret is cool again, thanks to Miles Mosley. But there’s more to him than sartorial elegance. That’s because the Los Angeles-born bassist …

Universal Music

The Revolutionary Genius of Cecil Taylor

One warm summer evening in the mid-nineteen-eighties, the pianist Cecil Taylor was scheduled to give a solo performance at a concert hall on the Lower East Side, all tickets sold at the door. Expecting a clamoring crowd, I got there an hour early; I was the first person to arrive. When the doors …

Piano

25 years before Black Panther, a box-office bomb broke ground for black superheroes

<i>With</i> <i>Age Of Heroes</i>, <i>Tom Breihan picks the most important superhero movie of every year, starting with the genre’s early big-budget moments and moving</i> …

Comics

Eric Edson's Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons

CSUN Professor Eric Edson‘s Top 23 Screenwriting Lessons<p>1) 00:05 – First Life Lesson<br>2) 02:14 – Drawer Full Of Scripts<br>3) 04:58 – Typical Screenwriting …

Screenwriting

Things I Never Knew About Writing Comics Until I Wrote Comics

I’ve spent most of my professional career writing about comics (and video games), putting forth what I understand about the art form’s mechanics and …

Comics

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

Black History

Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy

The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one. King’s courageous and compassionate example shatters the dominant neoliberal soul-craft of smartness, money and bombs. His grand fight against poverty, militarism, materialism and racism undercuts the superficial lip …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Artist Daring to Paint God as a Black Woman

For two months last spring, Harmonia Rosales reimagined the creation story Michelangelo painted in the Sistine Chapel. If you followed the artist on …

Art

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking

The Riots That Followed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, Tennessee, one day before his assassination. King’s Memphis speech focused on the ongoing sanitation workers’ strike, and he reaffirmed his commitment to fight injustice with nonviolent …

Black History

Prince's greatest pranks and practical jokes

<i>After Prince's death in 2016, many of the remembrances and tributes revealed that he was a notorious prankster and practical joker. Here's a</i> …

Jokes

Jesse Williams and John Legend Talk Race in America

“America is cool because of black people. Our music is black. Our aesthetic is black … We are as American as you can be, and what do we get for it?”<p>Editor’s Note: Read <i>The Atlantic</i>’s special coverage of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.<p>John Legend and Jesse Williams are known mainly as, respectively, …

Black History

Beverly teen musician finds his groove on Chicago's jazz scene

In the music studio of his grandmother's Beverly home, Micah Collier stands almost as tall as the upright bass that has become his voice, his purpose and, at times, his best friend.<p>Eyes closed, arms wrapped around the biggest string instrument known to jazz outside of a piano, his fingers deftly …

Flute

The NAACP's Youth & College Director Just Let Them Know What Time It Is at the #MarchForOurLives Rally

Tiffany Loftin, the new Director for the NAACP Youth and College department showed up today at the March For Our Lives Rally and let everyone know …

March for Our Lives

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

Black Women Are Not ‘Sassy’ — We’re Angry

When it comes to black women, sometimes Americans don’t recognize that sass is simply a more palatable form of rage. Americans adore sassy black …

Feminism

How Isolation, Stigma and Shame Are Killing Black Women Living With HIV

“Before I was diagnosed with HIV in 1994, I was a huge people person, but afterwards, I didn’t want to be bothered with the world,” Gina Brown, a …

Women of Color

Jordan Peele, 'Get Out' Stars Have A Breakout Night At The Oscars

Making history and turning heads.<p>"Get Out" was trending on Twitter on Oscars Sunday even before the red carpet even began. As the stars of the …

Where are all the films about poor Americans?

Buried within the Trump administration’s recent budget was a proposal to sharply cut food stamp funding. In its place would be a box of government-provided foods, a scheme sure to be a boondoggle benefiting only the companies who get contracts to produce and deliver these packages. The plan offers …

Trump Administration

10 Lies and Misconceptions About the Hood That We Need to Stop Spreading and Believing

Today, East Liberty—a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s East End—is a hypergentrified concentration of boutique hotels, upscale retail, luxury lofts and …

Home Depot