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Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Grant Study | The Art of Manliness

Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths?<p>Is nature or nurture more …

Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3

Mr. Nobody<p>Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you chose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored …

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, Talks About His Move to South Africa

Yasiin Bey gave a beautifully thoughtful interview to Rolling Stone after Cape Town, South Africa’s big Music Exchange art conference in which he …

'Meet Your First Black Girlfriend' video racking up views

A popular video explaining to white men a few things they will encounter while dating a black women is racking up the views.<p>“Meet Your First Black …

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Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. …

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How Well Does News Media Cover Race? [Report]

If you’re a regular visitor to this site, chances are you feel that mainstream media typically do a poor job covering the depth and complexities of …

Infamous Toddler Video Sparks Dialogue in Northeast Omaha

Two weeks ago a two-year-old African-American boy from Omaha, Neb., made national headlines. A family friend had filmed video of the diapered and …

Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down

A Pennsylvania judge struck down the state’s voter ID law Friday, finding it puts an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.<p>The state’s …

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Boris Kodjoe Displays His Inner German Rap Skills On 'Arsenio' (VIDEO)

Before he gained notoriety in Hollywood, Boris Kodjoe spent his adolescent years in the south of Germany before relocating to America at the age of 19. And although he experienced difficulty adjusting to American culture, the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star mastered the language and recently …

The Leadership Philosophy of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In his book <i>Start With Why</i> Simon Sinek says "People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it."<p>Finding your "why" before communicating your "what" or your "how" to the world is critical to both business success and your personal growth. If …

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Late-Night Highlight: R. Kelly Sings Emotional Tribute Song For Nelson Mandela

The singer appeared on <i>The Arsenio Hall Show,</i> telling the story of how he once performed for Mandela at his home, and had written this song for him.

More French Troops Head to Central African Republic

More French troops are being deployed to the conflict-riddled Central African Republic in response to a rising sectarian clash, according to French …

Things Fall Apart: Mandela’s Sad Legacy of Successors

On the edge of the village of Mvezo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, on the spur of a hill looking out over a bend in the Mbashe River, there used to …

Five People of Color Named 2013 MacArthur 'Geniuses'

This morning, the MacArthur Founation named its 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows, commonly referred to as “Genius Grants,” and this year’s class …

Chicago Homicide Rate In 2012 Surpassed New York City, But FBI Warns That's Not The Whole Story

While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavorable distinction of having the biggest number next to its name.<p><b>Chicago tallied 500 incidents</b> of what the FBI calls "murder and nonnegligent …

State support urged for SA shooting survivors

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched on South African government buildings in Pretoria to protest at a lack of state funding for survivors of shootings at the Marikana mine, where 44 people died last year.<p>The demonstrators, including members of victims' families and opposition parties, marched on …

Movie-Goers Find Violence in '12 Years a Slave' Too Intense, Walk Out

Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” has been getting rave reviews for its realistic portrayal of the horror of slavery. But for fans in Toronto, where …

Octavia Butler's Message to the Grassroots

Adrienne Maree Brown was accustomed to bringing folks together. As a co-founder of the League of Young Voters and the Ruckus Society, Brown had led …

Obama vs. History

On the very site of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the nation’s first black president told America yesterday that …

Here's 15 Smart Women of Color on Twitter

The online business magazine Fast Company released a monochromatic list yesterday of the 25 Smartest Women to follow on Twitter. While the list …

Italian politician compares black minister to prostitute

Cécile Kyenge is target of racist remark on Facebook by Cristiano Za Garibaldi, deputy mayor of Diano Marina in Liguria<p>An Italian politician has likened the country's first black minister, Cécile Kyenge, to a prostitute in the latest in a barrage of racist insults that has shed light on resistance …

Where Is Black Film Today? This Chart Showing Annual Number Of Black Films Released May Help

A second tease. I know, you hate teases. Just bear with me. Your patience will be rewarded!<p>To recap what I said yesterday, announcing this monumental …

California Votes on Driver’s Licenses That Allow the Government (and Anyone With $40) to Stalk You

A Border Patrol agent checks cars traveling through a checkpoint along the California-Mexico border.Laura Embry/SDU-T/ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can …

After Protests, Brazil's Oil Money Will Go To Education and Healthcare

After this summer's massive protests against spending choices by the once-popular government, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has passed a law …