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The Story of Cudjo Lewis — The Last Living Slave Brought To America

As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola."The post …

Somalia: U.S. to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

Somali passport.<p>Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali …

Immigration

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

The White House

Michelle Obama's Most Memorable Style Moments

We've said goodbye to our beloved First Family and a new administration has taken over. And among the many achievements and highlights from the Obama years, the thing we fashion...

Michelle Obama

34 Insanely Adorable Barack and Michelle Obama Moments That Redefine Love

Maybe don't go?<p><b>1. When Barack and Michelle shared a quieter moment on his 2008 campaign trail.</b><p><b>2. When Michelle beamed as she watched Barack get inaugurated and make history.</b><p><b>3. When Michelle congratulated him with some smoochy action at the Eastern Regional Inaugural Ball in January 2009, after</b> …

Because we want you to cry, here is a catalogue of beautiful Obama moments

Sometimes you just need a good cry. A hearty weep to get you through the tough times — like when you've lived eight years with this wonderful first …

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

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Airport Lounges: Reviews & Club Access Worldwide

Create a trip and let LoungeBuddy tell you which lounges you already have access to. Don’t have access? No worries – you can purchase instant lounge …

Easily reschedule a canceled or delayed flight with Freebird

A couple months back, my trip to CES in Las Vegas almost didn't happen. As I was walking to the gate, I received an alert that my flight had been delayed. A few minutes later, another alert: my flight had been canceled.<p>What followed was a long series of calls to the airline and visits to various …

Flying

PackPoint travel packing list app

Will you be hiking, traveling internationally, swimming, working, traveling with a baby, or ?<p>PackPoint builds your packing list accordingly so you …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Points and Miles: Essential Travel Tips

Congratulations. You’ve landed on the single most important article we’ve ever produced — <b>The Beginner’s Guide</b> — which offers dozens of tips that will …

The Points Guy – Maximize your travel.

Maximize your travel.<p>Advertiser Disclosure<p>Advertiser Disclosure<p>Menu<p>News<p>Marriott Confirms Date for New Program and Award Chart Launch<p>by<p>2 hours ago<p>2 …

Credit Cards

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

Scientists are unlocking the mystery of how marijuana makes us get high

This will help us better understand how to use the drug for medical purposes<p>How <i>exactly</i> does marijuana make us high? We’re a little closer to knowing now that scientists have figured out the structure of the brain receptor that interacts with the drug. The discovery will help us understand how to …

Cannabis

All of Michelle Obama's Best White House State Dinner Gowns

The First Lady stunned the crowd wearing a jaw-dropping floor-length gown by Atelier Versace at the White House state dinner in honor of Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi. The custom-made piece featured an asymmetrical neckline and a cinched gathering at the waist—which Obama complemented with a …

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Somali refugee Fadumo Dayib runs for president 26 years after fleeing civil war

Dayib, who has lived in Finland since 1990, wants to return home to create stability and prosperity<p>As Somalia slid into civil war almost 26 years ago, a family in Mogadishu sold everything to send a teenage girl to safety overseas. The 18-year-old arrived in northern Europe as a penniless and …

War

Angelina Jolie Perfects the Art of Power Dressing in a Sheer Black Dress for Her UN Speech

As we begin the sartorially tricky transition from summer into fall, let Angelina Jolie guide you with this effortlessly chic LBD. The mom-of-six and …

I was raped. I cannot take Parker rape allegations lightly

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called “The Birth of a Nation,” to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very …

Muhammad Ali's tangled love life leaves troubled legacy

Behind the immortal legend of Muhammad Ali lay a distinctly mortal private life that saw the great boxer married four times and have at least nine children – including two love-children - leaving behind a complex and divisive family legacy that threatens to tarnish his memory.<p>In the years before …

Pete Souza: photographing the real Barack Obama

Over two historic terms, official White House photographer Pete Souza has chronicled the most intimate, candid and comical moments of Barack Obama’s presidency<p>It was a tale of two Americas. In Las Vegas the casinos were humming with a hell-yes tide that was about to sweep the manic Donald Trump to …

Barack Obama

Sun will align directly over Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, on Friday

<b>Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) —</b> It is Islam's holiest shrine -- and for a few moments on Friday, it will also be the easiest to find.<p>Astronomers say the sun will pass directly over the top of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia at 12:18 p.m. local time -- coinciding with the call to …

Mosques

It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians

Between 1846 and 1870, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Diseases, dislocation and starvation caused many of these deaths, but the near-annihilation of the California Indians was not the unavoidable result of two civilizations coming into contact for the first …

U.S. Army

What Malcolm X Would Say About Donald Trump

We asked an expert what the black icon might have thought of Trump's plan to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and make America great again.<p>Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nominee, which means he could well become the most powerful man on Earth. Given his extreme …