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Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions

The Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee emails has roiled the first days of the party’s presidential nominating convention in …

Government

What Obama’s Dallas speech missed: Police brutality is rooted in race-based housing segregation and economic inequality

<b>Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service following the police shootings in Dallas, July 12, 2016. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Physical separation makes white Americans unable to empathize with the fear people of color experience every day<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>July 20, 2016 4:27pm (UTC)<p>The president of the …

Baton Rouge

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Neuroscience

Earth Just Experienced The Hottest June Ever Recorded

This marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.<p>The heat wave continues.<p>Last month was the hottest June ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This marks the 14th month in a row that global heat records have …

You’ll never believe how cheap new solar power is

Solar energy has grown 100-fold in this country in the past decade. Globally, solar has doubled seven times since 2000, and Dubai received a bid …

How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education

The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to …

Education

For affluent blacks, wealth doesn't stop racial profiling

When Ronald S. Sullivan starts teaching his class at Harvard Law School each semester, he asks his students how many of them have been spread eagle over a police car. Every year, it's the same answer: Two or three black students and maybe one other person of color raises their hand.<p>"These are the …

Harvard Law School

Baking Alaska: A regional example of global warming

The world is warming at an alarming rate. The year 2014 was the warmest since records began in 1880. Then 2015 was the warmest; and now it looks highly likely that 2016 will again break records.<p>Of the 15 warmest years on record, only 1998, a strong El Nino year, breaks the monopoly of the 2000s and …

More Sanders voters say they will choose 'other,' or not vote, than back Clinton

Supporters of rebel Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders are not following his lead in backing Hillary Rodham Clinton, detouring away from the establishment …

2 killed in shooting at Florida hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man entered a patient's room at a medical center in Florida early Sunday and opened fire, killing two people, authorities said.<p>The victims were an elderly female patient and a female hospital employee, who were sitting in the room, Titusville police Chief John Lau said.<p>Moments after the …

Republican VP Pick Mike Pence Criticized George H.W. Bush for Signing 1991 Civil Rights Act

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s record is being more heavily scrutinized since presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named him as his …

29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime and Cover-up Of 9/11

First and foremost, here is what you need to know when you listen to any member of our government state that the newly released 29 pages are no smoking gun -- THEY ARE LYING.<p>Our government's relationship to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is no different than an addict's relationship to heroin. Much …

Democrats struggle for unity as protesters swarm Netroots convention

Despite Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the party faces fears of civil war: ‘It’s important for progressives not to be taken for granted’<p>No sooner had the question been posed of where angry young activists would go after the Bernie Sanders campaign than a group of angry young …

What Economic Recovery? 62% of Americans Don't Even Have $1000 in Savings

<i>He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe</i><p>A key sign of financial health is savings; if one does not have a decent amount of money tucked away for a rainy day, it is a sign that all is not well. Americans have a very hard time sticking …

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Yes, the Saudi government helped the 9/11 terrorists

Now we know why the missing 28 pages on 9/11 were kept under lock and key for 15 years: They show the hijackers got help across America from Saudi …

The Teenage Inventor Revolutionising Bone Health

In collaboration with her peer Joanna Jurek, college student Dominika Bakalarz is working to change the way we treat broken bones.<p><i>This article was originally published on VICE Poland</i><p>"We just wanted to do something that will have an impact, that will make someone's life easier," said Dominika …

Read Nike CEO's Heartbreaking Letter to Employees About Race and Violence

In a letter to his 32,000 employees and shared exclusively with raceAhead, Nike Chairman and CEO Mark Parker spoke directly to the recent, troubling …

Democrats Have a Plan to Register 50 Million New Voters

Last week Democrats agreed on the strongest platform on voting rights in the party’s history. A key plank of that platform called for “universal …

Dad Killed with Son, 11, in France Attack Was Planning Surprise Birthday Party for Wife When They Returned Home

When the Copeland family got back from Europe, dad Sean planned to throw a surprise party for his wife, Kim, since she would turn 40 while they were …

Bernie Sanders will launch organizations to spread progressive message

WASHINGTON — His presidential aspirations behind him, Bernie Sanders is looking ahead to a busy future in which he continues to focus on nothing less than transforming the Democratic Party and the country.<p>In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, the Vermont senator detailed plans to launch …

Closed-Door Meeting’s Recording Reveals Newt Gingrich’s Real Thoughts About Donald Trump

Donald Trump

GOP Congressman Subpoenas Those Investigating Big Oil's Climate Cover-Up

Rep. Lamar Smith claims those probes are trying to "silence free speech."<p>In his latest showing of support for Big Oil, a House Republican has subpoenaed state attorneys general and environmental groups that are investigating whether companies like Exxon Mobil committed fraud by covering up the …

Atlanta Police Applauded For 'Exemplary' Behavior During Massive Protest

America, take note.<p>An estimated 10,000 people flooded the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday for a massive Black Lives Matter march that remained largely peaceful and contained.<p>There was no violence reported and only three arrests were made, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.<p>The …

Don't Stop The Revolution: The Sanders Movement After Orlando

Bernie Sanders' "political revolution" scored some impressive wins this weekend at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, adding to its victories last month in St. Louis. ABC News called the resulting document "exceptionally progressive."<p>Apparently Sanders had more leverage …

CNN Analyst Suggests Black People Are 'Prone To Criminality'

Really?<p>A CNN analyst argued on air Monday that it’s unfair to call out racism in law enforcement because black people are prone to committing crimes, sparking a heated shouting match with other guests.<p>In a panel on “New Day,” CNN law enforcement analyst and former NYPD detective Harry Houck said …

Kansas Cop Fired After Threatening 5-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

"Hold her close tonight," the officer wrote on the girl's mother's Facebook page. "It'll be the last time."<p>A Kansas police officer has been fired from his post after leaving a comment on a Dallas woman’s Facebook page that threatened her 5-year-old daughter.<p>Facebook user “Rodney Lee” published the …