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Ancient city discovered in Ethiopia offers new insight into country's history

Archaeological research in Ethiopia has largely centered around early humans, but there’s more to the country’s past than just our origins. …

A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America

<b>THE COLOR OF LAW</b><b><br>A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America</b><br>By Richard Rothstein<br>Illustrated. 345 pp. Liveright Publishing. $27.95.<p>In the summer of 1950, with Americans reeling from the news of North Korea’s invasion of South Korea and Senator Joseph McCarthy’s ever expanding “Red …

White kids are bullying minority students using Trump’s words

This is Trump’s America: kids are mimicking the president in rhetoric and action<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 17, 2017 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Donald Trump’s real campaign promise was that he would give whites back the power they imagined they’d lost. That message was stated …

Donald Trump

The wonder of imperial feminism

Or how Wonder Woman turned from a hero to a war crimes supporter.<p>When I was a little girl, like many women of my generation who grew up watching American television shows (even if they were dubbed in Arabic), I used to twirl and twirl, trying to attain super powers like Wonder Woman. I would twitch …

On this day in 1645: The Battle of Naseby, the turning point in the English Civil War

The Battle of Naseby was the decisive encounter of the First Civil War. It was fought on 14 June 1645, around 20 miles south of Leicester.<p>Parliament’s forces had been overhauled in February that year, emerging as the New Model Army. Unlike the previous militias, the New Model Army was full time, …

White Supremacists Came Out In Full Force To Protest New Orleans’ Removal Of Confederate Statues

Sunday afternoon, white supremacist protesters clashed with a crowd of people celebrating the anticipated removal of a handful of Confederate statues that New Orleans lawmakers recently deemed symbols of white supremacy, racism, and hate. Some protesters — who were decked out in body armor and …

Anti-protest bills would 'attack right to speak out' under Donald Trump

The ACLU says more than 30 bills have been introduced amid a huge swell of activism, prompting UN intervention over criminalization of peaceful protest<p>More than 20 states have proposed bills that would crack down on protests and demonstrations since Donald Trump was elected, in a moved that UN …

Rights & Freedoms

Paintings of ancient Egypt in Pompeii garden show just how cosmopolitan the Romans were

The garden of a large ancient house in Pompeii was home to stunning paintings depicting the Nile river flowing among green, lush landscapes. These …

Alabama Judge Says Segregation Good for Black Kids

A judge in Alabama ruled that a white community can form its own school system, citing race as a factor. What will the Trump/Sessions Justice …

Rome unveils 'museum' metro station packed with hundreds of ancient artefacts found during construction

For Romans, the daily commute will never be the same again. The city on Friday unveiled a brand new underground station that boasts a trove of archeological treasures that were found during its construction.<p>They range from iron spearheads and gold coins decorated with emperors’ heads to a delicate …

Alabama congressman: “People who lead good lives” don’t have preexisting conditions

<b>Mo Brooks (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Mo Brooks says people without pre-existing conditions have “done things the right way”<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>May 2, 2017 12:20pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump may be desperate to score a legislative win with Trumpcare 2.0, but if members of his own party keep coming across as …

Health Care

Why Wypipo Love the Confederacy, Explained

With the decision of Biloxi, Miss., to no longer fly the state flag, and cities across the country destroying monuments to the Confederacy, the …

A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the …

Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

The politics of respectability, that elusive set of guidelines that dictate how racialized Americans ought to conduct themselves in public, were complicated this week when a 69-year-old Asian-American doctor was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight.<p>The video of Dr. David Dao's body being …

A Woman’s Death Sorting Grapes Exposes Italy’s ‘Slavery’

SAN GIORGIO IONICO, Italy — Her husband can still recall how Paola Clemente used to set two alarms to make sure she woke in the middle of the night — 1:50 a.m. — to catch the private bus that would take her and dozens of other women to the vineyards.<p>There, she would pick and sort table grapes up to …

Italy

A Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On The Great Plains

Blink while driving on Highway 34, east of Greeley, Colo., and you might miss the former town of Dearfield.<p>All that's left of the once-thriving town on Colorado's eastern plains are a rundown gas station, a partially collapsed lunch counter and a former lodge. They are the only indication that …

Black History

Origin of Genghis Khan's skilled horse-riding culture revealed in sacred Bronze Age burial mounds

The first evidence of sophisticated horseback riding in Mongolia has been dated to the Bronze Age in 1200 BCE by analysis of horse remains in burial …

Hillbilly sellout: The politics of J. D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” are already being used to gut the working poor

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik/Rick Bowmer/Harper)</b><p>Conservatives and the media treated Vance’s memoir like “Poor People for Dummies.” Watch his damaging rhetoric work<p>Jared Yates Sexton<p>March 11, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>When Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz took to the airwaves Tuesday to defend his party’s …

Income Inequality

White Liberals Are Taking the Wrong Lessons Away from ‘Get Out’

All white people are Rose.<p><i>This article first appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p><i>Spoiler alerts, obviously. Also, why haven't you seen this movie already?</i><p>I've seen a lot of think pieces zoning in on the fact that the true horror of Jordan Peele's debut feature film, <i>Get Out,</i> is white feminism. That's true. But …

A town of freed slaves — on Robert E. Lee’s old estate — was destroyed to make Arlington cemetery

Freedman’s Village was a haven for so-called ‘contraband’ people<p>Sojourner Truth was outraged, but her feelings didn’t show in a letter she wrote …

The Expanse is the most politically relevant sci-fi show on TV

Divided we fall<p>Tonight, <i>The Expanse</i> returns to the Syfy channel for its second season. Adapted from the novels by James S.A. Corey, it’s about our Solar System on the brink of a future war. This year, <i>The Expanse</i> not only kicks off with a bang, it’s quickly cemented itself as the most important …

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

Income Inequality

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

In total, in the century after the Civil War, as many as 5,000 people of color were lynched by mobs in the United States. In the 1890s, on average, …

Black History

Why I Had Mixed Emotions About The Women's March

Black women are entitled to our anger and frustration.<p>Millions turned out on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the world. I wasn’t one of them.<p>It isn’t that I was against the core ideals of the march, or sided with those who thought it was just a bunch of …

Five of the most violent moments of the Reformation

It has been 500 years since what is seen as the “start” of the Reformation, when the German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a …

India’s ancient engineering marvel

This unique architectural idea was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage.<p>Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.<p>Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell …

Water

Wyoming is basically trying to outlaw clean energy

Solar and wind would be penalized under proposed law<p>It’s often said that in New Zealand, there are more sheep than people. In Wyoming, there’s way more energy than people.<p>The state, the least populous in the U.S., ranks second in overall energy production; first in coal production; fourth in …

Has a new civil rights movement already begun?

This Martin Luther King Day, many people are remembering how many setbacks King faced — and how many setbacks African Americans faced — as he struggled for civil rights. King was constantly trying to tell people, though, that the struggle was worth it. That we have to trust in the promise of a …

Donald Trump’s attack on civil rights leader John Lewis, explained

John Lewis is the leader dissenters need in the age of Donald Trump.<p>John Lewis is probably not the person you want to accuse of “all talk, no action” if you’re the big-talking, Twitter-triggered president-elect of the United States. Lewis is a leader of the civil rights movement and a 30-year …

The slave trade made Scotland rich. Now we must pay our blood-soaked debts | Stephen McLaren

The Caribbean countries that our forefathers so ruthlessly exploited are asking for financial reparations. Let’s not deepen our shame by refusing them<p>At the turn of the year, after the giving, receiving and splurging are over, eyes turn wearily to outstanding bills, upcoming liabilities and the …