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How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be …

Giuliani stands firm: black communities must do more to end violence, mistrust

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani stood firm Sunday on his belief that black communities share the responsibility with police departments in helping curb violence and bridging the gap of mistrust.<p>“If you want to solve the problem, you’ve got to work on both sides,” Giuliani told “Fox News …

Leslie Jones’ frustrating “SNL” performance: Why I’m afraid she wasn’t the right choice for the show

It’s unfair, but it’s the sad truth: As black women on-screen, the stakes are so much higher when we mess up<p>If you live in the Known World, or at least — like me — you are among the coveted 18-49 demographic, finding out comedian Chris Rock and music icon Prince would headline "Saturday Night Live" …

It's Still the Era of White Television

This fall's two new shows with primarily black casts don't change the reality that "black TV" has gone mostly extinct.<p>This week, many new TV pilots will premiere and many beloved dramas will return to the air. Two of the shows I’m most looking forward to will be ABC’s <i>black-ish</i> produced by Anthony …

Grand Jury Probes Police Shooting of Black Man at Ohio Walmart

On Monday a grand jury convened to decide if a white police officer should be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black man.<p>But the jury isn't meeting in Missouri, and the young man who died wasn’t named Michael Brown.<p>On Aug. 5, four days before 18-year-old Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, …

Law Enforcement

How do you explain racism to your black son?

Anyone raising a black child in America has to have The Talk, and not the one about the birds and the bees<p>The murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, immediately took me back to a little more than a year ago, when I received a text from my then-16-year-old son. The text contained only two …

Parenting

White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege<p>In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from …

When to Use Ethnic Slurs: A Guide

Is it ever acceptable to say "Chinamen"?<p>When is it permissible to say the word “Chinaman”?<p>Recently Bob Beckel, a pundit and Democratic operative best known for engineering Walter Mondale’s 49-state presidential defeat in 1984, got himself in trouble for saying on Fox News that “Chinamen” have …

This is your brain on racism: Inside the mind of modern bigotry

From Mel Gibson to Donald Sterling: What are the ingredients that fuel bigotry in contemporary America?<p>Karl Marx once quipped that “violence is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.” Just as surely, however, prejudice is the midwife of violence. The bigot embraced this view from …

Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says

Chicago's police superintendent lashed out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 60 people shot and nine killed in a city already known for frequent shootings.<p>"There has to come a tipping point where this changes," Chicago Police …

American Families in Crisis

If one were to draw up a quick list of important American plays that deal with families in crisis, I'm pretty sure the following 10 dramas would rank near the top.<p><i>Awake and Sing!</i> (1935) by Clifford Odets.• <i><br>The Little Foxes</i> (1939) by Lillian Hellman.• <i><br>The Glass Menagerie</i> (1944) by Tennessee</i> …

Playwrights

Embarrassed by my favorite team: Here’s how we stop buffoonish owners, racist team names and more

In the Donald Sterling and Daniel Snyder era, we need to know if sports teams share our values. Here’s how we do it<p>A few years back, I decided to root for the Los Angeles Clippers as my West Coast NBA team. My true loyalties are to my hometown Philadelphia 76ers, but, in Philly, we believe that …

The trailer for “Dear White People” is here and it is hilarious

A message from Sundance festival director Stephanie Allen: “Tell the white people that it’s OK to laugh”<p>The trailer for the critically acclaimed independent film "Dear White People" has arrived, and true to the film's reviews, it is hilarious.<p>The movie premiered at Sundance, where, according to the …

California School Celebrates Black History Month By Serving Fried Chicken And Watermelon

With Black History Month comes people being extremely idiotic. A school near San Francisco decided to celebrate Black History Month by changing their food menu to the most racist possible combination of black stereotypes. Via News 96.5:<p>Leaders at a private school for girls near San Francisco are …

Associated Press News

Nigeria leader vows 'total war' on Boko Haram

Nigeria's president has said he has ordered "total war" against the armed group Boko Haram which last month abducted 276 schoolgirls in the northeastern state of Borno.<p>Goodluck Jonathan made the comments on Thursday in a televised speech that reassured the girls' parents that his forces would free …

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

Meet the cure-all for that annoying gym plateau<p>The secret to busting out of a fitness rut is doing something totally out of your comfort zone. You need a workout that’ll surprise your muscles and keep you engaged the <i>whole</i> time. The fix: an intense series of supersets and fat-burning cardio …

5 Things You Need To Create The Ideal Home Gym

You don't have to spend big bucks to carve out a kick-ass home workout area<p>Ever crave a killer sweat session—yet the idea of getting dressed and schlepping to the gym sucks all the energy out of you? Not to mention dealing with crappy weather. Luckily, with a few key pieces of equipment and enough …

The best 20-minute total-body workout

Any guy who goes to the gym on a regular basis probably wonders, "What workout should I do?" more often than not.<p>But no matter what equipment you …

Exercise

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves -- from easy to insane -- …

The Build Muscle, Stay Lean Meal Plan

Matthew Leete / Getty Images<p>Bulking up: It’s a scary thought for many guys at the gym because it seems like there’s always a string attached. …

Nutrition

The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise

If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you'll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically …

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence

The right loves to note that Obama hasn’t made black people wealthier. Maybe not materially. But in ways they can’t see, much has improved.<p>The data …

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

Wildlife

The Conservatives' Great Black Hope

Dr. Ben Carson has been held up as a potential 2016 presidential candidate. He has no political experience but Republicans now say that doesn’t seem …

Michael Jordan Reveals Struggle With Racism In New Book Chronicling Legend's Life

Michael Jordan's name may be etched in history as the greatest basketball player of all time, but the sports legend had to overcome several challenges on his journey.<p>In a new book entitled "Michael Jordan: The Life," Jordan shared his struggle with racism growing up in a North Carolina community …

Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling comments in CNN interview

Johnson spoke on a range of topics, ranging from calling Sterling "delusional" to saying the team he'd really like to own is the Lakers.<p>Magic Johnson joined Anderson Cooper for a taped CNN interview Tuesday night to respond to comments directed at him by suspended Clippers owner Donald Sterling. …