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Delta Sigma Theta member named first African American Mayor of San Antonio

[Dallas, TX – January 12,2015]<p>If you have not heard about Sorority Sisters on on VH1, it has gotten a lot of back lash with its portrayal of Black …

African-American News

'Partially Privatized' Criminality Flourishes in North Korea

Kim Jong Un's regime is allowing private companies to produce and smuggle illegal products to raise cash for activities such as North Korea's nuclear program and missile tests, according to a report released Tuesday.<p>For decades, Pyongyang has propped up its beleaguered economy by being involved in …

North Korea

The world’s biggest democracy needs almost a million polling stations

930,000: the number of polling stations set up across India. This is a 11.9% increase over the number of polling stations set up during the last elections in the country, in 2009.<p><i>Source: How India Lives, a company founded by journalists, which seeks to increase the access and search of public data</i> …

Polling

Prosecutors sting Christie, Cuomo

Half a decade ago, Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo were a pair of untouchable lawmen who could do no wrong.<p>Their every subpoena became a splashy tabloid headline and their legal integrity was above public reproach. They won the governorships of New Jersey and New York running against political …

Website fiasco will taint legacy

Kathleen Sebelius waited as long as she could. She waited until the Obamacare enrollment season was over, and the once-broken website was so firmly back on track it held up under the last-minute surge.<p>She even waited for one last high point: her announcement at a Senate Finance Committee hearing …

The Future of Media Will Be Streamed

For music and movies as things you buy and own, this is the beginning of the end.<p>There was a day when music and movies were a simpler business. Movies made money from tickets. Bands made money from physical albums. Transactions took place between hands or across a register. The business model was a …

Watch The Apocalyptic Short Movie That China Tried To Ban

This short film, "Hong Kong Will Be Destroyed In 33 Years," has become a huge hit on Youtube in the past month, racking up over 600,000 views. But …

China

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

Officials hope less time at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.<p>Corn-flake capitalism has come to Sweden.<p>In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg decided to conduct an experiment. He replaced the three daily eight-hour shifts at his plant in …

What's A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

It's a classic example of supply and demand: How much would you pay for a bottle of fresh air in one of the world's most polluted cities?<p>When Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned home from a vacation in France, he brought with him a jar of clean air he had collected from Provence. At auction in a …

Happy Mother's (and Mentors) Day!

As a mother of three and author of <i>S.W.A.K.</i>, a novel of ultimate betrayal, I would like to salute all moms and mentors as we approach the Mother's day holiday on May 11, 2014.<p>The meaning of the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child" is indeed powerful and relevant. It takes more than one …

Leading a New Wave of Women Into Politics

The number of women holding state office in California is at an all-time low. The percentage of women in the state legislature peaked in 2005 -- at 30.8 percent -- and has been falling ever since.<p>We've lost one woman in the legislature during each of the past eight years. And this year, we could …

Government Shutdown

The Food Lab: Really Awesome Black Bean Burgers

Even in my earlier days as an unabashed eater of all things ground and beefy, I always had a place in my heart for black bean burgers. I'd occasionally sneak one off of my vegetarian friends during backyard barbecues. If a bar claimed to have excellent homemade black bean burgers, I'd order one …

Falafel Waffles = Wafalafels

This week, in our continuing quest to answer the all-important life question "Will it waffle?", we've had a number of deep failures, a couple of <i>meh, I'd eat that</i>s, and one rousing success.<p>A couple failures: frozen pierogi (they end up tasting like pierogi, only dryer and harder) and White Castle …

5 Gin Drinks You Should Make This Spring

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. If you've dealt with anything like this past DC winter, you're probably sick of the weekly blizzards and ready to bust out those hot pants (or whatever it is the kids are wearing these days). More importantly, it's time to start thinking about …

Meat Lite: Warm Whole Grain Salad With Fennel, Arugula, Prosciutto, and Pecorino

It's official: I've started getting excited about spring produce. I've been biding my time through this long, cold winter, duly eating my fair share of hearty squashes and potatoes and avoiding all thoughts of fresh, bright, <i>green</i> vegetables. Earlier today, as I strolled through the narrow aisles of …

Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Coconut Rice From 'The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone'

I have many friends who are vegetarian and vegan, and tofu (as well as its related soy products) plays a big part in their diet. I myself eat cubes of the stuff a few times a month, and have grown from having a begrudging acceptance of it to a true appreciation of its subtle flavor. I most often …

10 Spring Salads We Love

Gallery10 Spring Salads We Love<p>After a long, hard winter, spring is finally here. Ready to head to the market and stock up on the bounty of fresh produce? We've pulled together ten of our favorite salads to make the most of spring's vegetables. Check them all out in the slideshow or go straight to …

One-Pot Wonders: Vegan Quinoa, Broccoli, and Kale Curry

When I'm in the mood for a big bowl of flavor-packed vegetables, this is the recipe for me. Curried quinoa with caramelized broccoli and cauliflower makes for a high-protein meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes me feel great. It's a perfect weeknight dinner.<p>On a recent trip to …

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Veggie Burgers

Our Favorites!<p>The Original Gardenburger Veggie Burger<br>• MorningStar Farms Garden Veggie Patties<br>• Trader Joe's Veggie Burger<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>You want to know the honest truth? I've always been a fan of veggie burgers. Even when I was a devout …

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

Senate Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans unanimously voted against advancing the Paycheck Fairness Act. Forty-three voted against invoking cloture, joined by …

The Fading and Enduring Native American Imagery, Caricatures in Corporate America

Criticism over the NFL's Washington Redskins' logo reached an apex after owner Dan Snyder decided to continue using the name and created the …

Native Americans

How Children's Books Fuel Mascot Stereotypes

Debbie Reese has been interested in children’s literature for decades, and is especially focused on the ways in which Natives are depicted in young …