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I Have Bipolar II Disorder, and This Is How I Keep My Symptoms in Check

When Mariah Carey revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, I admired her honesty and bravery for coming forward. The more public figures open up about their experiences with mental illness, the more we can help erase the unfortunate stigma attached to these disorders. As …

Mental Health

Newsweek tweets scarily tone-deaf photo of MLK Jr. in a casket

The next time you're thinking of tweeting a photo of a Civil Rights legend in a casket, just, uh ... don't.<p>Earlier today, the Newsweek twitter …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report

Alzheimer's Disease

Brown, John (1800-1859) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

John Brown on His Way to the Gallows, December 2, 1859<p>Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>John Brown was a controversial figure who played a major role in …

The Banality of White Nationalism

The existence of extremists like Tony Hovater doesn’t require extraordinary explanations—they stand in a long American tradition.<p>In 1963, Air Force Captain Ed Dwight was assigned as the deputy for flight test at the bomber test group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio. …

Civil Rights

Does cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' technology go too far?

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their …


Robert E. Lee Was Not An 'Honorable Man.' He Was A White Supremacist Traitor

Earlier last week on Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show <i>The Ingraham Angle,</i> Chief of Staff John F. Kelly called Confederate General Robert E. Lee an “honorable man” who “gave up his country to fight for his state.” Kelly also said that a “lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War. And …

Black History

Study finds antidepressants increase risk of death

This is depressing news.<p>Taking antidepressant medication increases the risk of death by 33 percent, according to a new study published …


The 10 best perfumes for men

'There's a virus in our country': The 'Trump effect' and rise of hate groups, explained

Not long after it launched in 1971, the<p>Southern Poverty Law Centermade a name for itself as a standard-bearer in the fight for civil rights.<p>Since then, the Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit has filed dozens of lawsuits over the years targeting groups that include law enforcement and government …

Philadelphia police identifies man who shot officer 'in name of Islam'

Edward Archer, 30, named as assailant of Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was shot at about 13 times in ambush-style attack on Thursday night<p>A suspect who wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush-style shooting and told investigators he launched the attack “in the name of Islam” has been …

Law Enforcement