Brett Crenshaw

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The short life of the National Colored Base Ball League

Lasting two short weeks, the National Colored Base Ball League embodied much of the Black baseball experience in the 1800s.On October 28th, 1886, a …

The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Africans in Early America

In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. The story …

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy, According to Pulmonologists

Healthy aging is about more than your heart, brain, or joints—keeping your lungs in tip-top shape is important too. Here's what doctors recommend for …

Black Periodicals and the Politics of Racial Uplift

During the mid-twentieth century, the economic growth following World War II marked an incredible period of production and consumption in the United …

Trump found Holocaust museum 'amazing' — which has many people cringing

Even before<p>President Trumpsigned the guest book at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum during his visit Sunday, his administration had faced accusations that it was insensitive to the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany.<p>Instead of putting those accusations to rest, the visit …

Robert Glasper Shows How J. Dilla Created 2 Of His Most Magnificent Samples

Hip-Hop music has been one of movements. In its earliest days, Hip-Hop was a fusion of sounds as disparate as Salsa and Punk, Dance Music and Funk. …

Gorgeous photos from the ‘Harlem of the West’ show the glory days of the San Francisco jazz scene

Duke, Ella, and the rest stopped by the Fillmore District<p>San Francisco’s Fillmore District used to be one of the hottest nightlife spots in the …

New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

The last five years have been exhausting for Andrea Turner. Lights out for the 69-year-old meant sleeping for a couple of hours before being jolted awake in the middle of the night and lying there electrified.<p>“I was exhausted all the time, from the time I woke to the time I went to bed,” says …

Sleep

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

50 Years Ago This Week: Meet the Little-Known Judge Defending Civil Rights

<i>Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME</i> …

Obamacare Vs. American Health Care Act: Here's Where They Differ

NPR looks at how the Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Act differ in terms of insurance marketplaces, the individual mandate, guaranteed coverage and insurance subsidies.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Health care, repeal and replace, the ACA, the AHCA - what does it all mean, and how does …

Health Care

Tillerson Bumbles Around Asia

The secretary of state’s first big trip abroad did not go well.<p>The Trump team’s early forays into Asia couldn’t have gone better. In early February, Defense Secretary James Mattis received high praise for his trip to Tokyo and Seoul, reassuring nervous allies that the Trump administration would …

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise | About the Film | American Masters | PBS

<i>First feature documentary on the author/activist includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and</i> …

Black History

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

Gold Review

A forgettable film featuring yet another transformative performance from Matthew McConaughey.<p>Matthew McConaughey’s return climb from being the star …

About that Trump tweet: Confidence has climbed for years

President-elect Donald Trump is already taking credit for the economy.<p>"The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS! Thanks Donald!" Trump tweeted Tuesday night.<p>Consumer confidence, as measured by a business association …

Meet the congresswoman poised to tear up Obama's education legacy

Storytelling Won The Election

I am an idiot novelist and screenwriter and I know the dumb reason why Trump won.<p>I tell stories for a living. I think a lot about how thunderingly …

The South Wins The American Civil War 155 Years After Outbreak Of Hostilities

In a remarkable turn of fortune, the Confederacy of the United States has won the American Civil War, despite it appearing to have been …

War

Barack Obama’s Wrong: The New Cold War's Only Just Begun

From propaganda to missile deployments, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is testing Obama’s resolve—while claiming to be America’s victim.<p>In one of the …

Black as We Wanna Be

In her 2003 book <i>Regarding the Pain of Others</i>, Susan Sontag explored some questions about the ever-evolving technology of photography and what it does …

Reinforced Records 10th Birthday 1999.12.17 @ Fabric London

New Archive Presents The Chicagoan, Chicago’s Jazz-Age Answer to The New Yorker (1926 to 1935)

Copyright The Quigley Publishing Company, a Division of QP Media, Inc.<p>Chicago’s famed “second city complex” didn't spring from organic feelings of …

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Are celebrity wine-makers destroying an ancient art?

The wave of celebrities who dabble in winemaking, led by the likes of Trudy and Sting, Angelina and Brad, is turning tidal.<p>Summer brought the launch of Drew Barrymore’s signature rosé and Roger Daltry’s champagne (it marks The Who Hits 50 tour). Others who’ve attached their known names to wine …

Kill Sinus Infection in 20 Seconds With This Simple Method And This Common Household Ingredient!

<b>Kills sinus infection with this simple method and this common household ingredient</b><p>Sinusitis is a common condition in which the tissue lining of the …

Criticize Donald Trump? Sure. Question his sanity? That's nuts.

It has come to this: Critics are calling Donald Trump crazy, and he’s calling Hillary Clinton the devil.<p>Most. Bizarre. Campaign. Ever.<p>Now Trump didn’t directly call his opponent Satan, although a Google search brings up images of HRC with horns or a pitchfork. He said at a rally in Pennsylvania …

Gen. Dempsey To Fellow Officers: Stay Off The Political Battlefield

Two retired generals spoke at the national political conventions last month — one in favor of the Democratic candidate and one for the Republican.<p>At the Democrats' convention, Marine Corps Gen. John Allen offered a thinly veiled swipe at Donald Trump.<p>"But I also know that with [Hillary Clinton] as …