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What Happened to the Plan to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

Two years ago this week, the Treasury secretary announced civil rights and women’s icons would be on America’s money. Now that plan is in serious …

Black History

I Am Queen Mary, Denmark’s 1st Public Monument Honoring a Black Woman, Recalls a Fierce Rebel

Denmark just got its first public monument to a black woman, and what a phenomenal woman she was.<p>On Saturday, two artists revealed a 23-foot statue …

Women of Color

If this trailblazing journalist hadn’t been a black woman, you would know her name

Ethel L. Payne covered the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the White House, becoming a storied—and feared — journalist<p>One night in 1947, police …

Journalism

‘The Blood of Lynching Victims Is in This Soil.’

By preserving soil from sites where blacks died from lynchings, a museum aims to help America acknowledge the racist brutality in its past.<p>The color palette inside the jars is an array of browns. The rich, red clay found throughout Alabama, where men and women did backbreaking work from before …

Florynce Kennedy Is an Intersectional Feminist Hero Worth Honoring During Black History Month

As an advocate for women and people of color, Florynce Kennedy fought for the rights of marginalized communities and empowered underprivileged Americans.<p><i>For one month a year, the nation sets aside much-needed time to highlight the achievements made by black Americans and the challenges they</i> …

Black History

Black Lives Matter activist in Missoula: These are times that 'require us to act'

If you see what’s happening today in America and do nothing, then you also likely would have done nothing during the Civil Rights Movement, one of …

She was a maid at 9, wrote a hit song at 11 — and won a Grammy at 93

Elizabeth Cotten was never famous, and almost slipped into total obscurity<p>“Domestic, 71, Sings Songs of Own Composition in ‘Village,’” ran a <i>New York</i> …

Can Apple Make You Want An iPad Again?

When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad to an enthusiastic crowd in 2010, he called it a “truly magical and revolutionary product.” “It’s the best …

IPad Air

The Global Water Crisis

As California (and the world) grows thirstier, investors are looking at water in a new way.<p>The United Nations predicts that about half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, with some of the poorest and fastest-growing regions the most affected.<p>A major driver …

The Difficulty of Being Simone Biles

She might be the best gymnast ever. But her hardest trick may have been tuning out issues of family and race<p>Periodically, the <i>whump</i> of sinew against …

Simone Biles

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Design

Inside Interior Designer Leanne Ford's Renovated Pennsylvania Schoolhouse | GQ

Everyone's got that dream of moving to the country, gutting some architectural gem you picked up for next to nothing, and making it into the getaway home to end all getaway homes—all with your own hands. Leanne Ford, a stylist turned interior designer, actually did all that. A few years back Ford …

Dining Rooms

Inquiry launched after West Point black female cadets raise fists in salute

The prestigious West Point military academy has opened an inquiry after 16 black female cadets posed for a photo with fists raised in militant style.<p>The pose struck by the cadets, dressed in their gray uniforms while standing on the steps of barracks in late April, is seen by some critics as an …

17 cheap and easy ways to hack your Ikea furniture

If you're a millennial (or anyone who appreciates a good deal), most of your furniture is probably from Ikea.<p>The Scandinavian retailer is known for …

Medicine

The First Undersea Art Museum In The Atlantic: Swim Through Hundreds Of Life-Size Sculptures

More than 400 life-like sculptures rest eerily on the ocean floor, recently installed off the coast of Lanzarote, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, to create the Museo Atlantico, the first underwater art museum in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>Just opened to the scuba diving-and-snorkeling public, the fantastic …

Art

50 Of The Most Famous Historic Houses In America

Take a virtual road trip around the country through the lens of America's most historic and storied homes.<p>Take a virtual road trip around the country through the lens of America's most historic and storied homes. From Gilded Age mansions to humble farmsteads, here are our picks for the most beloved …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Africans in India: Pictures that Speak of a Forgotten History

An exhibition on Africans in India, highlighting the long history of African communities in India, opens on March 21<p>India and Africa have a shared …

The Forgotten History of an African American Soldier Turned Rebel Leader in the Philippines

Recent films and plays highlight critical alternative voices our history lacks. <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>, <i>Chocolat</i>, <i>Suffragette</i> and <i>Red Velvet</i> portray forgotten or unexplored people and events. This is only the beginning, I hope, of a groundswell of artistic review of history which should include David …

Black History

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons — Taking Freedom Back

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually …

Comics

Women's History Month: 10 Recommended History Books on Black Women

It's Women's History Month, a time when we celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions of women in the United States and other parts of the globe. Its origins can be traced to the early twentieth century when Germany, Denmark and other socialist countries began to observe International …

Black History

Serena Williams stunning white dress to the Vanity Fair

Tennis ace, Serena Williams, looked incredible in this elegant lace number with flowing fishtail train at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party yesterday …

Serena Williams

Here's How You Should Spend This #BlackHistoryMonth Bonus Day

This only happens every four years, act accordingly.<p>1. Get a fresh line-up.<p>2. Oil your scalp.<p>3. Dance to "Fight the Power" like Rosie Perez at the beginning of <i>Do The Right Thing</i> for 24 hours straight.<p>4. Wear Jordans with your suit.<p>5. Post a selfie showing off your melanin just because.<p>6. Get your …

Clyburn: Sanders' Education Plan Is A Disaster For Private Black Colleges

“You've got to think about the consequences of things. [If] you start handing out two years of free college at public institutions are you ready for all the black, private HBCUs to close down? That’s what's going to happen."<p>ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — Days after endorsing Hillary Clinton, Rep. Jim …

Meet The 63rd Black Woman In American History With A Physics Ph.D.

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a 32-year-old theoretical astrophysicist. Her academic home is arguably the nation's most elite physics department, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>In one sense, she is among a dying breed. Prescod-Weinstein is a pen-and-paper theorist. "Basically I do …

University of Washington

Serena Williams posts sweet tribute to her late dog, Jackie

In a series of Instagram photos posted Tuesday, tennis superstar Serena Williams mourned the loss of her adorable dog, Jackie Baila Pete Williams, who Williams said died this week at age 16.<p>"Today really is hard for me," reads the caption on a collage of Williams with Jackie, the first of three …

Tennis

Writing and Limitless Intelligence

I used to think of a person's intelligence like a computer. Just as some computers have bigger hard drives and faster processors and more RAM than other computers, so too some people's brains, the supposed source of our intelligence, were faster and had more storage and were more nimble than other …

Scientific Method