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Secessionists push for South to break away from US again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are …

Rights & Freedoms

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

Bill Burr’s 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly—he regrets the error<p>The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.<p>Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and …

Inventions

Hubble Telescope Detects Stratosphere on Huge Alien Planet

A huge, superhot alien planet has a stratrosphere, like Earth does, a new study suggests.<p>"This result is exciting because it shows that a common …

Egypt unveils rare whale fossil museum to boost tourism

VALLEY OF THE WHALES, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled what it said is the Middle East's first museum dedicated to fossils that showcases an …

Whales

George Lucas says he sold 'Star Wars' to 'white slavers'

Lucas, who created the "Star Wars" saga, said he was against making the new movie "for the fans" and felt he sold the company he created, Lucasfilm, to "the white slavers," referring to Disney. [<b>UPDATE:</b> Lucas has issued an apology for his remark to Disney.]<p>This is somewhat surprising because Lucas …

How the Illuminati Stole the Mind, Soul, and Body of Hip-Hop

The true story of how an 18th-century secret society came to dominate today’s music industry (allegedly).<p>Have you noticed how a lot of musicians have …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

Justice

Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You're White

Arrest and summons data suggest where you live in the city has a lot to do with how likely you are to get hassled by cops for weed.<p>Each passing week sees a new front open up in the battle to stop arresting people for weed. On Wednesday, insurgent Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders …

Eat Your 3 Favorite Desserts in 1 Awesome Cake

Three's a party.<p>Something we can probably all identify with is the struggle of choosing between multiple desserts. On Thanksgiving, we're forced to make the horrible decision of either pumpkin pie or apple pie (or feel annoying and ask for a sliver of both). Because nobody should ever have to go …

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

Black History

Question William Lynch... Does Black Lives Really Matter?

Recently the <i>New York Times</i>, The Opinion Pages Editorial published an article: The Truth of 'Black Lives Matter', stating that...<p>Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas crystallized this view when he said the other week that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were he alive today, would be "appalled" …

Why are dinosaurs extinct? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Let’s clear something up right away. Dinosaurs aren’t extinct. Not entirely. Every magpie, pigeon, penguin, and ostrich alive today – every single bird – …

Paleontology

Slaves: The Capital that Made Capitalism

CapitalismEssaysRaceRace/isms<p>A re-post<p>— August 20, 2015<p>5<p>The slaves of General Thomas F. Drayton, 1862 © Henry P. Moore | Wikimedia Commons<p><i>This post,</i> …

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Business And Quit Your Day Job

It’s probably something that most people have dreamed of at some stage, turning a hobby or leisure pursuit into a successful business.<p>A lot of people are doing it, although for most, the money they generate does little more than cover their costs. So how do you turn something you just get a kick …

Small Business

'Don't call me Toby:' The story of the slave who fought back

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kunta Kinte Island sits at the mouth of the Gambia River. Though tiny -- it is barely big enough to house some ruins of its past and a baobab grove -- the role it has played in world history has been large indeed.<p>Because the Gambian river runs like an artery from the Atlantic into Africa, …

Black History

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Feel disrespected? Pull a gun

<b>(CNN) —</b> Feel disrespected? Pull a gun. Open fire. That'll teach 'em.<p>It's become the norm in the United States.<p>"We don't treat guns like they're instruments of death in this country." That comes from a man who knows. Lonnie Phillips lost his daughter, Jessica, to the monster who opened fire at a …

Guns

Samuel DuBose video appears to show two officers reinforced false account of police killing

Analysis of Cincinnati shooting’s aftermath reveals how multiple officers discussed claim – disputed as the basis of a murder charge – that Ray Tensing was ‘dragged’ by unarmed black man’s car<p>Police officers in Cincinnati appear to have corroborated a false account of the fatal shooting of Samuel …

Crime

Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read

You can’t talk about race until you fully understand America’s past.<p>Without understanding the past, it is difficult to grapple with the present. This became quite clear in the wake of the tragic attack in Charleston, when public dialogue swirled with myths, wishful thinking and deeply ideological …

Black History

Rachel Dolezal, Dylann Roof and the tragic history of white America’s love-hate relationship with “blackness”

White America’s pathological obsession with blackness — in one case as farce and another as unbearable tragedy<p>There is a thread connecting the seemingly opposed stories of Rachel Dolezal and Dylann Storm Roof, I’m sorry to say: America’s unhealthy obsession with blackness. Dolezal loved black …

Archaeologists Uncover A Colossal Pyramid Belonging To An Antediluvian Civilization In Romania

More archaeologists believe to have found a colossal 300-meters-tall pyramid in Romania dating back tens of thousands of years.<p>An intriguing mound …

Dino-chicken: Wacky but serious science idea of 2011 - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

Paleontologist Jack Horner has always been a bit of an iconoclast. In the 1970s, Horner, the curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont., and his friend Bob Makela discovered a Maiasaura nesting site, painting the first picture of dinosaurs as doting moms and dads. He's …

Dinosaurs

The Integration of Technology, Mindfulness, and Meditation for Entrepreneurs

Wisdom 2.0 shows that there are pathways to not just living with technology, but using it to create a healthier and welcoming world.<p>What do spirituality and technology have in common? A lot more than you think--and it's not just about taking virtual yoga classes or downloading meditation apps to …

Akashic Field and Consciousness

According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form …

Perfect Pound Cake Recipes to Bake for Dessert Tonight

Pound cake first originated in Europe in the first half of the 18th century, according to PopSugar, and was given its name because the original …

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

Justice

The United State's Terrorist Legacy of Lynching

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>The United States has a history of terrorism to atone for. (Photo: Petter Duvander)<p>The United States has …

Our election system’s anti-minority bias is even worse than you think

Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse<p>In the wake of the recent gutting of the Voting Rights Act, partisans were quick to jump on the opportunity to restrict unfavorable voters. Across the country, conservatives in particular have debated fiercely …