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Franklin McCain, One Of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who in 1960 sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina and launched a sit-in movement that would soon spread to cities across the nation, has died.<p>North Carolina A&T State University said Friday morning that McCain died Thursday "after a …

9 things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington

"I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."<p>The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1963, but this was not …

FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

<i>President Obama delivered the following remarks at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial.</i><p><b>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:</b> To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, …

The other side of Martin Luther King: images from the civil rights struggle

Amid the celebrations around the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I had a dream' speech, a small but powerful photographic exhibition in central London contains some of the most evocative images I have encountered from that time.<p>Trolley Books are hosting the show Marching to the Freedom …

Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor

All over the country, lawyers who defend poor people in criminal cases have been sharing their stories about painful budget cuts. Some federal public defenders have shut their doors to new clients after big layoffs. And in many states, the public defense system has operated in crisis for years.<p>But …

Declassified NSA files show agency spied on Muhammad Ali and MLK

The National Security Agency secretly tapped into the overseas phone calls of prominent critics of the Vietnam War, including Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and two actively serving US senators, newly declassified material has revealed.<p>The NSA has been forced to disclose previously secret …

Franklin McCain, civil rights leader who helped spark sit-ins, dies at 73

Franklin McCain, the African-American civil rights leader who helped launch sit-in protests against whites-only policies at lunch counters in the South, died at the age of 73, his alma mater and family said Friday.<p>McCain and three classmates at North Carolina A&T State University were dubbed the …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Our 8 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Because Nothing Is Better Than Cheesy Pasta

You'll forget about Kraft<p>Macaroni and cheese is hands-down one of our favorite pastas. Whether it's loaded with bacon, topped with bread crumbs, or …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Breakfast

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Breakfast

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

Cooking

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

<i>You can make this creamy, ridiculously easy, vegan broccoli soup two ways, curry spiced or savory.</i><p>For someone who has such definite opinions about …

Staying Clean During Christmas Party Season

Last week on DDP Radio, my fellow hosts and I discussed the intriguing topic of staying the course with clean eating during the holidays so we don't find ourselves in January with the unpleasant task of having to work double time to get back to where we were. I mean, January's a depressing enough …

Getting Over That Seasonal Slump

Winter blues come in all forms, which has got me thinking: what's the reason behind the seasonal slump? Yes, there's less daylight, less vitamin D. Yes, the leaves are gone, the grass is brown, and the color palette outside my window is a smattering of grey tones.<p>If you live in the northeast like …

Nutrition IQ: Sweet Potatoes vs. Carrots

692<p>SHARES<p>If a beta-carotene contest were held, sweet potatoes and carrots would tie for first place. But beyond that, which of these veggies wins an …

Nutrition

What is Almond Flour?

26<p>7<p>Shares 33<p><b>Is almond flour the same as almond meal or ground almonds?</b><p>Yes. If you are unsure, check the ingredients on the package; the only …

11 Items to Pick Up at the Market Now

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: There's more than just greens at your local farmers market right now. (But you should pick up some of those too.) Here's what you should be putting into your basket.</i><p><b>1.</b> Citrus …

Nutrition IQ: Apples and Cancer Prevention

0<p>SHARES<p>Do not underestimate the healing powers of the simple apple! Studies have shown that the more apples we consume, the greater protection we …

Clean Eating Recipes

I would like to start off my saying that I do realize there are men who read my blog. So I will extend my apologies for this momentary lapse in …

Nutrition IQ: Foods to Boost Energy

83<p>SHARES<p>Working as a health coach in NYC, I've found that many of my clients come to me for help to boost their energy levels. There comes a time …

Winter Kale Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette | Recipes

As a Canadian I’m obligated to love winter, and believe me, I do, but at some point after the holidays are over I get tired of heavy flavous, braises …