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Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald …

Donald Trump

Police barred these black activists from the House floor, while a white Nazi in blackface got in

The women were entitled to be there and speak, and still they were denied<p>Busloads of sharecroppers, truck drivers and cooks from Mississippi poured …

Black History

Starbucks Witness: Implicit Bias Exists and White People Need to Speak Up When They See It

When two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday for simply sitting there, being black, and minding their business, people in …

Justice

Black Teen Who Missed Bus to School, Gets Shot At While Trying to Ask for Directions

A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich. to ask for directions to …

Crime

Suspected White Supremacist Died Building ISIS-Style Bombs

Friends and family say Ben Morrow was a Bible-toting lab worker. Investigators say he was a bomb-building white supremacist.<p>Benjamin Morrow was found …

Crime

White people abandon diverse neighborhoods for racial, not economic reasons

When people of color move into a community, white people tend to move out. This phenomenon—known as “white flight”—is well-established in sociological research. It has, however, been much harder to come to a definitive conclusion as to why this happens.<p>On one side of the debate, researchers say …

Urbanization

Cruelty toward the poor trails Paul Ryan’s tenure in Washington

The curtain comes down on a career spent in the service of making life harder for ordinary Americans.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) announced …

Affordable Care Act

How To Make White People Uncomfortable

1. Be black<p>2. Be not white<p>3. Be not white and not American<p>4. Tell the truth<p>5. Cite facts<p>7. Talk about the present day<p>9. Say things like “Hi” and …

Unbridled

How this optical illusion made me question my reality

Are these colors even real?<p>The latest visual illusion to make me question my reality is a blurry swirl of colors that disappear if I stare at them for long enough.<p>The illusion popped up on the r/woahdude Reddit today, but versions of it have existed since at least 1804 when a philosopher named …

San Diego

Here are 5 reasons America is not -- and has never been -- a 'Christian nation'

“The United States is a Christian nation.” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this statement at a religious Right meeting or in the media, I …

Religion

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Law Enforcement

3D-Printed House Finished in a Day, Costs Less Than $10,000

Print your home like a movie ticket.<p>In the near future, suburbs might be built using a combination of high tech wood and volcanic ash. But a recent …

3D Printing

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Genetics

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

University of Cambridge

In America, White Women Can Get Away With Almost Anything

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu used bodily fluids, including spit and menstrual blood, to contaminate the belongings of her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe. Brochu admitted to licking Rowe’s utensils and smearing blood from a tampon onto Rowe’s backpack, but told police she …

Where Can Black Children Walk Out to Safety?

<i>To the black students who walked out of schools across the country yesterday: We see you. We watched as you stood there, brown skin shining, braids</i> …

Black Culture

This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

Nutrition

Report: White Men Stockpile Guns Because They’re Afraid of Black People

In a clear case of reverse racism, an obscure, little-known discipline called “science” has revealed that the vast majority of gun owners are …

Guns

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Affordable Care Act

Experiment Proves That Conservatives Are Little Baby Snowflakes Who Act the Way They Do Because Everything Terrifies Them

The most obvious answer when attempting to find the root cause for certain Americans being so obsessed with guns is fear. These people are scared of</i> …

Black Panther

10 Members of the Black Panther Party You Should Know

Black history is a level of intelligence that requires consistent daily acknowledgement. One month is not enough.<p>Founded in 1966 by <b>Huey P. Newton</b> and</b> …

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

Black History

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

America: Wakanda for White People

Before most of black America pulled their dashikis over their head and threw kente cloths over their shoulders for the <i>Black Panther</i> premiere, they …

Black Panther

The enormous number which could 'create a black hole in your BRAIN if you attempt to memorise it'

There is a number which is so big that it could create a BLACK HOLE in your brain if you attemped to memorise it, scientists have claimed.<p>The …

Billy Graham was on the wrong side of history

Racial tensions are rising, the earth is warming, and evangelicals are doing little to help. That may be Graham’s most significant, and saddest, legacy<p>When Billy Graham stands before the judgment seat of God, he may finally realize how badly he failed his country, and perhaps his God. On civil …

Billy Graham

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants the richest 1% of Americans to fund a basic income for 90 million people

Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and chair of the Economic Security Project, has a proposal to attack the problem of rising income inequality through a basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive. And he wants to pay for it by …

Retirement

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

Black Panther

Trump just taught a master class in manipulating language to excuse abuse

The president’s statement on Rob Porter erased his accusers.<p>The latest excuse for assaulting women minimizes the violence so much we can contain it in just one short word: “it.”<p>Donald Trump lamented on Friday the loss of Rob Porter, who resigned from his powerful post as a staff secretaryat the …

Donald Trump