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Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

Black Girl Magic | HuffPost

Iraq is worried that Donald Trump says he may re-invade to take their oil

The intelligence and foreign policy communities are worried about the implications and legality of Trump’s idea<p>When President Donald Trump gave a speech before the CIA Memorial Wall in Langley, Virginia, the American intelligence community was not the only group listening. Trump's off-the-cuff …

Donald Trump

President Trump Now Owns These 7 National Security Challenges

For President Trump, the easy part is over.<p>During the 2016 campaign, Trump slammed the U.S. national security and foreign policy establishment as run by people who were "so dumb," "predictable" and played for "a bunch of suckers."<p>Now he owns it.<p>Trump's inauguration makes him responsible for …

National Security

Trump Set to Sign Executive Order That Could Reopen CIA 'Black Sites'

The order would also encourage the Pentagon to keep using the prison at Guantánamo Bay.<p>President Donald Trump may sign an executive order Wednesday that could allow the CIA to reopen its "black sites," or secret detention centers, reversing an order President Obama signed to shut them down in 2009, …

Donald Trump

Iranian Voices Slam Donald Trump's Reported Visa Ban as 'Shameful'

TEHRAN, Iran — President Donald Trump provoked an angry backlash from Iranian voices after reports he would block visas for citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African countries and temporarily ban most refugees.<p>Trump was expected to sign executive orders Wednesday barring visas from Syria, Iraq, …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama's original sin: America's post-racial illusion

Barack Obama’s refusal to use his position as president to intervene on behalf of African Americans is a stain on his record many activists will never forget<p>In the first hours of the new year in 2009, just weeks before Barack Obama was to be inaugurated as the next president, shots rang out in …

Death Row

After blaze at firefighter’s home, investigators arrest his neighbor — a former firefighter

Kenneth Walker knew Matthew Jurado, his family said.<p>Walker, a volunteer firefighter, and Jurado had taken training courses together, authorities said. They lived across the street from one another in North Tonawanda, N.Y. Jurado, Walker’s wife said, had been in the family’s apartment.<p>“I am angry …

Crime

When The Supreme Court Decided Black Lives Don't Matter

On November 12 1984, a Black man named Dethorne Graham had a run-in with the police in Charlotte, North Carolina. Graham was a diabetic. He felt an insulin reaction developing and asked a friend named William Berry to drive him to a convenience store where he could purchase orange juice to …

Justice

25 Zucchini Recipes for Weight Loss

Confession: I'm a bit spoiled, thanks to the fact that my family owns a local farm in my hometown. Every summer, I get to take full advantage of the …

5 under-the-radar summer getaways

With so many people on the move all around the world, why not turn your attention to these understated and peacefully crowd-free destinations? In these calmer getaways, you can meet locals, enjoy regional cuisine, and explore untouched oases.<p>Plan a more peaceful summer escape with our list of 10 …

Santa Fe

12 Incredible Last-Minute Vacations That Don't Cost A Fortune

Photo courtesy of Hotel Esencia.<p>The only thing more oppressive than waiting for summer to arrive is the number of days between now and the next long weekend. We know: All you want is to sit by a pool (or, better yet, the ocean) with a cocktail in hand, and your iPhone nowhere in sight.<p>Thankfully, …

Santa Fe

Herbal Elixirs To Drink Every Day For Gut Health

The gut is the primary player in our immune system, and it's home to more than 400 species of bacteria.<p>Many healing traditions theorized that, in …

#Recipe : Honey Garlic Salmon

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 (about 3 ounces each) salmon fillets<br>4 tablespoons honey<br>2 tablespoons soy sauce<br>juice of 1 lime<br>3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced<br>½ …

Modern African Women Don Their Ancestors' Clothing, Because The Past Matters

"Resilience is the ability to return to the original form after being bent, compressed, or<p>stretched; elasticity," photographer Joana Choumali told The Huffington Post."The ability to recover readily from adversity."<p>This idea of strength in plasticity is at the core of Choumali's photography series …

Africa

White People’s Favorite Questions About ‘Black’ People Answered By A ‘Black’ Person

In honor of the ever-warm fuzzy racial climate in America, I, Kindra Joyce Ferriabough, a self-identified Black 4th generation American who you’ve …

Here's Why Black People Don't Go Vegan

In your mind's eye, what would a group of vegans look like?<p>There's no right answer, but I bet that your mental depiction of veganism is predominantly (if not exclusively) white.<p>Veganism has been seen as a "white thing" for quite some time, and it's not completely off. The vegan community <i>is</i> …

Green Living

From running shoes to carbon sinks: four surprising uses for algae

<i>Toxic algal blooms are a problem in ecosystems around the world, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that algae is an environmental villain. But as</i> …

Sharpton presses Sanders: 'What about the race element' in income inequality?

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton early Thursday said Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe Hill's 12:30 Report GOP, vet groups react with …

Middle-class

Forget the Oscars. Why Aren't We Angry About the Lack of Diversity in the Entrepreneurial World?

The announcement of this year's Oscar nominees has created a great deal of controversy, most of which revolves around the roster's lack of diversity.<p>Conspicuously absent this year are several strong performances by African Americans, such as the red hot director/actor team of Ryan Coogler and …

Entrepreneurship

NBC pays tribute to African American history with new Jesse Owens documentary

The intersection of race and athletics has become an increasingly popular documentary subject, embodied most recently by ESPN’s epic O.J. Simpson series.<p>Now NBC is now offering a new entry to the canon: “More Than Gold,” a story of Jesse Owens’ historic performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, …

New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded

The #ProjectDiane report finds that the ridiculous amounts of money flowing from VCs to tech companies stops if the company was founded by a black woman.<p>Black women lead just .04% of the total number of women-led tech startups in the U.S., according to a newly released report by Digital Undivided’s …

Marc Andreessen's 'colonialism' gaffe? A symptom of Silicon Valley bias

A offensive remark about colonialism by a Facebook board member hit a nerve with those who feel the tech industry is dominated by an out of touch elite<p>After an irate Facebook board member wrote that India is better off under colonialism, many in Silicon Valley’s large and influential Indian …

Silicon Valley

Sanders says he’d be better for race relations than Obama

Race relations would be better under a President Bernie Sanders than they’ve been under President Barack Obama, according to the Vermont …

Race Relations

Rival movie awards to highlight diversity gap days before Oscars

Beasts of No Nation, Chi-Raq, Concussion, Creed, Dope and Straight Outta Compton will compete for best picture at #OscarsSoWhite-inspired ceremony<p>Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is to stage a rival awards show just days before the Oscars with the aim of showcasing the diverse Hollywood talent ignored …

Award Shows
Government
Government

White People Were So Offended By This Equality Video, It Was Banned

All it took to set people off in Henrico County, Va. was a simple cartoon about racial inequality.<p>Last week, Glen Allen High School hosted a …

Why Is It So Hard To Believe Race Relations Would Improve Under Bernie Sanders?

Race was a key topic of conversation at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) each sought to establish themselves as the greatest adversary of racism and champion of communities of color.<p>Both candidates appeared to …