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Why the Conversation About Cultural Appropriation Needs to Go Further

“I'm not a gatekeeper of black hair.”<p><i>In this op-ed, Antonia Opiah explores the shortcomings of the current cultural appropriation conversation.</i><p>I don’t want white women asking me whether or not they can wear their hair in box braids or Bantu knots. I may make my living off of writing about black …

Feminism

Vowel sounds made by baboons show that the roots of human speech may go back 25 million years

Listen closely to those baboon calls. They may tell you a thing or two about human speech.<p>Scientists who studied baboons' wahoos, yaks, barks and other vocalizations have found evidence of five vowel-like sounds — a sign that the physical capacity for speech may have evolved over much longer …

A new theory for why Trump voters are so angry — that actually makes sense

<i>Update: After the election, we chatted with Cramer again about rural whites, Trump, and racism.</i><p>Regardless of who wins on Election Day, we will spend the next few years trying to unpack what the heck just happened. We know that Donald Trump voters are angry, and we know that they are fed up. By now, …

Hmong people

For other uses of "Hmong", see Hmong (disambiguation).<p>Not to be confused with Mon people.<p>The <b>Hmong</b>/<b>Mong</b> (RPA: <i>Hmoob/Moob</i>, Hmong pronunciation: [m̥ɔ̃ŋ]) …

Los negros de México que han sido "borrados de la historia"

Más de un millón de personas en México son descendientes de esclavos traídos de África y se identifican como "negros", "morenos" o "afromexicanos" aun cuando no tengan apariencia negroide.<p>Pero <b>son poco conocidos más allá del estado de Oaxaca</b>, en el sur del país, una situación que los líderes de la …

Baby boxes give Temple newborns a safe start

At Temple University Hospital on Thursday morning, Naomi Stevens, all 6 pounds, 9 ounces of her, was resting up for the big day ahead.<p>Slideshow<p>Baby …

Black in the USSR: what's life like for a 'Russian of colour'?

“When people ask me about my background it becomes a long explanation,” says photographer Liz Johnson Artur. “I usually start by explaining how my mum is Russian, my dad is Ghanaian and I was born in Bulgaria...”<p>Johnson Artur is one of a small population of “Russians of colour” born to Russian …

Here’s the Fastest Way to Increase Your Salary

If performing better at work and mastering your negotiating skills hasn’t helped to increase your paycheck, you might want to consider leaving your …

Dear grads: Advice for paying student loans

Dear 2015 college graduates:<p>A belated congratulations on your graduation this past May. In the past seven months, many of you have moved to new cities, traveled, started new jobs or started graduate school.<p>But many of you also are saddled with student debt, living at home to save on rent, or …

They Pretend To Be Us While Pretending We Don't Exist

White poet Michael Derrick Hudson's use of the Chinese pen name Yi-Fen Chou was an act of yellowface that is part of a long tradition of white voices drowning out those of color in the literary world.<p><b>To be Other</b> in America is to be coveted and hated at the same time. It’s never been enough to know …

President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data

President Obama has been talking about creating a <i>Consumer Reports</i>-style college ratings system for more than a year. But the effort seemed to get bogged down in politics and a debate over what metrics to include.<p>Well, in a Saturday surprise, Obama unveiled his new College Scorecard this …

Fossils found in African cave are new species of human kin, say scientists

The two amateur cavers had to feel their way along the cave’s winding passages, crawl on their stomachs through an opening less than 10 inches high, ascend a jagged wall, cross a narrow ledge dubbed the “Dragon’s Back,” and make a 400-foot descent, sideways, through a vertical crack before finally …

Hospital checklist questions: Patients should ask on admission, discharge, and during stay.

Hospitalization can be a harrowing experience. Patients arrive seriously ill or injured, and in addition to whatever ailments they’re suffering, they …

Physiology

Murders In Charleston Reignite Efforts To Abolish Symbols Of Confederacy Nationwide

As South Carolina inches toward taking down the Confederate battle flag from state Capitol grounds, a push is underway across the United States to remove symbols of the Confederacy.<p>A park in Baltimore. A statue at a university campus in Texas. An entire Southern state's flag. These seemingly …

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

Carpenters from Seoul constructing Korean Nationality Room at Pitt

Since March, the Cathedral of Learning’s third floor has not only been the home of the newer Nationality Rooms, but also of stacks of prefabricated, …

Rachel Dolezal draws ire of transracial adoptees

“I’ve never said, like, ‘I’m transracial,'” ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal told Melissa Harris-Perry on Tuesday. Indeed, Dolezal said she thought discussion of her identification was a distraction from conversations about racial justice.<p>She summed it up: “… That’s not what I’m about.”<p>[<i>Latest</i> …

Rachel Dolezal

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place …

Study shows some Phila. areas lack healthcare

A new study shows just how badly some areas of Philadelphia lack health care.<p>A team at Penn mapped primary care providers in the city, and found six …

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.<p>As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.<p>Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill …

San Francisco

Pennsylvania brides...non-religious officiant??

Post # 1<p>Member<p>629 posts<p>Busy bee<p>FutureMrsBPB<br>• 7 years ago<p>Wedding: October 2011<p>My fiance is not religious, and insists that we are not married by a …

This Mash-Up of Famous Dance Scenes Is Your New Favorite Video

Where else can you see Beauty and the Beast, Magic Mike, and Cameron Diaz all in one place?<p>There's one thing many of your favorite movies of all time have in common: a dance scene (especially if your favorite movies are from the '90s). Glorious YouTube human MsTabularasa combined iconic dance …

This Jarring Photo Series Captures What PTSD Really Looks Like

A recent study showed that roughly 20 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day — about one every 80 minutes. Photographer Devin Mitchell shared his five newest photos on the subject of suicide exclusively with BuzzFeed News.<p>"It's an intimate experience every time," Mitchell told BuzzFeed News. …