Emmanuel Leonard

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Sam White’s incredible hustle as an ally

What first started as a few popular shimmy videos with his brothers of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity quickly turned Sam White into a lightning-rod …

Social Media

The Pastors Out to Save Millennials’ Souls

They’re called church planters—and they’re spreading seeds for what could be thousands of new congregations. And they’re finding many young urbanites …

What Do Trump Supporters Mean When They Say "Politically Correct"?

No One Knows Anything, BuzzFeed's politics podcast, visits a Trump rally.

Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

Ah, the cardigan: your granny's cozy go-to used to be available year-round, but in limited quantities and colors. It was considered the sartorial equivalent of flossing: necessary, but not glamorous.<p>"The cardigan used to be something to keep you warm in the work place," explains Teri Agins, who …

Trump's success with evangelical voters isn't surprising. It was inevitable.

The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries brought with it quite a few surprises for political pundits. The support the real estate mogul and reality TV star has drawn from white evangelical voters seems to have particularly flummoxed the experts. On the face of it, the affinity seems …

Religion

As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

America's culture war, waged in recent years over gender roles, sexuality and the definition of marriage, is increasingly being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. On one side are the Christians determined to resist trends in secular society that appear to conflict with biblical teaching. …

Africa’s Tech Gold Rush

Africa is on the verge of something big. This seems to be a quiet, cautious consensus in some investment communities. The past year has been peppered with stories of tech startup hubs emerging across the continent, from Lagos to Kigali to Agadir. The model of American tech entrepreneurship looks to …

Stock Markets

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?<p>Howard University fights to join the tech boom.<p>By Vauhini Vara | January 21, 2016<p>Photographs by …

A fiber Internet frenzy is coming to Atlanta, but it will be a while before you can get online

When Howard Fore, a web and mobile app developer in East Atlanta, heard talk of ultrafast fiber-optic Internet service coming to Doraville a few …

Telecoms

Oprah: The Most Important Thing I've Learned About Branding

The billionaire talk-show host believes building a great brand is all about consistency.<p>Oprah Winfrey used to insist she was not a brand, until she realized what a brand really was, the talk-show host and media mogul told an audience of thousands at the QuickBooks Connect 2015 conference …

Talk Shows

Why This Gay Couple From 'Survivor' Is Staying With Hillsong Church

Despite the church's dubious stance on homosexuality.<p>NEW YORK (RNS) The only thing worse than a false story is a partial one.<p>That was the real lesson behind an article published on a conservative Christian website last week claiming that the Hillsong Church was allowing an “openly homosexual …

Puerto Ricans face punishing drought amid economic slump

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans are learning to live without water on an island that already was suffering an economic crisis.<p>A severe …

In Charleston, We Saw Christianity at its Best

Although young people are deserting Christianity in waves, the faith and humanity of the families of the Charleston Nine could be an inspiration.<p>When …

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Catholic Church's Persecution Of Waldensians

Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church's "non-Christian and inhumane" treatment in the past of the Waldensians, a tiny Protestant movement the Vatican tried to exterminate in the 15th century.<p>Francis made his plea during the first ever visit by a pope to a Waldensian …

Face-off: Ranking the 9 Best Comics-Based TV Shows

With Marvel, DC Comics, and others loading up the airwaves with TV shows based on various properties, we can pretty safely call this the Golden Age …

Comics

Obama’s ancestral homeland in Kenya had lots of hope, but got little change

KOGELO, Kenya — Barack Obama Okoth was tugging at his Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, trying to remember everything he could about the man he was named after.<p>“He lives in America, and he’s a king,” the 7-year-old said after a long pause. It’s easy to understand why the young Barack would think so. He …

Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone's song and it's beautiful

On July 10, RCA Recordings will release a Nina Simone tribute album called <i>Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone.</i> Lauryn Hill released a statement …

100 Homes In 100 Days: How A Startup Plans To Rebuild Haiti Where The Red Cross Failed

One by one, New Story is crowdfunding the construction of new homes–and being completely open about how each dollar is spent.<p>After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti leveled entire neighborhoods, the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars to help rebuild. Five years later, according to a …

New York man, jailed for 3 years without trial, kills himself

A 22-year-old man who spent three years in a New York jail -- despite never being charged with a crime -- killed himself Saturday.<p>Kalief Browder was 16 when he was arrested in 2010 for allegedly stealing a backpack in New York City.The teen's family was unable to raise the $10,000 bond to release …

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

8 Essential Tips To Keep Your Phone's Battery Healthy

What that battery is made of, how it works, and how to keep it working well<p>That phone in your pocket is a modern miracle. Ditto the laptop on your desk, the tablet in your backpack, maybe even the watch on your wrist. And regardless of what each is capable of, they all have one cornerstone …

These are the 25 best cities for finding a job

A new Glassdoor study ranked America’s 50 biggest cities and come up with the best 25 for workers.<p>The formula weights each city’s housing …

The Baltimore mom caught on video berating her son in the riots: 'I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray'

Toya Graham found her son wearing a hoodie and mask during rioting that broke out in Baltimore on Monday, and she yanked him out of the crowd to scold him.<p>A bystander videotaped Graham hitting her son on the head while yelling at him for "doing this dumb s--t."<p>"I turned around and I look in this …

The Hidden Politics of Video Games

How your Xbox shapes the way you see the world.<p>Imagine that video games had been invented in the Middle Ages. From dawn to dusk, you have toiled in the fields for your master. Now, curled up next to the smoky fireplace of your flea-infested peasant hut, you turn on your 12th century Xbox and play …

It’s All About the People: Framing the Human Story of Detroit

Picture Stories<p>Picture Stories<p><i>This video is part of our Exposure series, in which National Geographic photographers share the stories behind their images. Listen to photographer Wayne Lawrence talk about his assignment photographing the people of Detroit.</i><br>***<p>If your portraits are not as good as …

Framing

Christians who use the language of Jesus being uprooted by Islamic State

BEIRUT — Suhail Gabriel was in bed when Islamic State militants stormed his village in eastern Syria, firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Gabriel rushed his wife and daughter onto his motorcycle and sped through the early-morning darkness, he later recalled.<p>“We left in our pajamas,” …

How Nairobi Built a Thriving Tech Community

Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.<p>NAIROBI, Kenya — In 2009, a submarine fiber optic cable landed on the beaches of Mombasa, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of here. The president, ministers and dignitaries greeted its arrival …

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …