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Why Racism Towards ‘Star Wars’ Black Stormtrooper is Ironic

The Internet is still cooling down after the official teaser trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> dropped last week.<p>With a re-imagined lightsaber, …

Star Wars

It’s Okay To Laugh: “That’s Racist With Mike Epps” Tackles The Taboo, With Humor

Mike Epps talks to Co.Create about hosting the AOL Originals web series and playing Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic.<p><i>That’s Racist with Mike Epps</i> isn’t so much about pointing fingers as it is about getting people to talk honestly and openly about racial stereotypes, and it does so …

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nutrition

Fear Dominates Politics, Media and Human Existence in America—And It’s Getting Worse

<i>“Fear is the mind-killer” – Frank Herbert, Dune</i><p>People cannot think clearly when they are afraid. As numerous studies have shown, fear is the enemy of …

Mental Health

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

The Logic of Whiteness

by Ronald A. Kuykendall<p>The recent fatalities involving black men and white police have a long history, coupled with a pattern of government inaction …

New York City

Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first

Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The pair of S6 phones succeed the Galaxy S5, Samsung's prior flagship announced one year ago, and will be available across the world starting on April 10th. All four major US …

Phones

Stop drastic dieting, ditch sugar and load up on oysters, eggs, chicken: The 10 foods you should be eating for healthy and shiny hair

• <b>Sudden weight loss can impact the health of your hair</b>• <b><br>Eat foods which are high in healthy fats for shiny locks</b>• <b><br>Avoid refined carbohydrates and foods</b> …

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

Pope celebrating Easter Mass<p>Concerns grow over China's space station potentially dropping through the sky<p>Violence escalates in the Middle …

Middle East

5 essential books that broke racial barriers

Seventy-five years later, <i>Native Son</i> is still iconic.<p>Richard Wright's novel, which was published on March 1, 1940, was a groundbreaking work about …

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

Police launch investigation into fresh reports of racism by Chelsea fans

British Transport Police and Staffordshire Police probe claims of racist and abusive behaviour by supporters on train from London to Manchester<p>Police have launched an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester on Sunday …

Soccer

Racism 101? WashPost Highlights Colleges 'Teaching Ferguson' and 'Racial Flashpoints'

Sunday’s <i>Washington Post Magazine</i> put this on the cover: “Teaching Ferguson: How Professors Are Using Racial Flashpoints in the Classroom.” Yes, …

Staten Island

West Ham warn fans on racism as probe into anti-Semitic chants gets under way

Kick it Out campaign: Investigating video footage of chants<p>West Ham supporters have been told they face life bans for inappropriate behaviour as an …

Challenging Medical Racism And Physicians’ Preference For White Patients

The current issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> (NEJM), one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the country, lends its …

Finger Lickin’ Racism: College Serves Fried Chicken, Collard Greens & Cornbread On Black History Menu

College Serves Fried Chicken On Black History Menu<p>What the hell is a Black History Menu??<p>Via The Grio reports:<p>A black history menu” at Wright State …

Black History

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Geraldo doesn’t like how black people dress

Geraldo Rivera takes things in a vaguely racist direction, while Donald Trump wonders why Jewish people like Obama<p><b>1. Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn’t love me or America because he’s not like us.</b><p>There is one sure sign of America-hatred, and it is running for and winning the presidency twice. While …

Donald Trump

Granada is top location for stag and hen weekends

GRANADA has become Spain's favourite destination for groups celebrating hen or stag parties, largely due to its exciting attractions and low prices …

Five little-known gems in Portugal

If you don't know Portugal beyond the Algarve and Lisbon, check out these alluring areas, from the coast to the mountains<p>Serra da Estrela mountains, Centro<p><b>Good for: design lovers</b><br>The clack of looms can be heard again in the heart of Portugal's highest mountain range, where part of an abandoned wool …

North Korea
Soccer

National Geographic Travel

The Fug Girls' Best and Worst of the Oscars 2015 Red Carpet

Most Divisive: Emma Stone.<p>They say that the Oscars are Hollywood's prom, the Super Bowl of red carpets, the film industry's night of nights. Which is why everyone who shows up generally brings it. The question, of course, is whether the "it" they brought was fabulous perfection or a total freaking …

Better than a museum ban: Let's follow selfie stick etiquette

Selfies, and increasingly selfie sticks, have become a global addiction, particularly among travelers who want to capture the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal without asking a passer-by to snap their photo.<p>Love it or hate it, selfie culture is here to stay.<p>Museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in …

Men support women's rights in Turkey... by wearing miniskirts

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not unusual for men to join the fight for women's rights. But it is if they choose to wear miniskirts while they do it.<p>The brutal murder of a Turkish woman, Ozgecan Aslan, 20, who allegedly fought off a sexual assault before her body was burned and dumped in a riverbed, has sparked …

Feminism

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

Pantry Items That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

Nothing lasts forever, and that's especially true when you're talking about food. Sure, expiration dates are overused, difficult to judge and don't actually mean that much, but food doesn't stay fresh or at its peak for eternity. While we may be stating the obvious, we also know that people need …

Kitchens