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White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don't recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

Thought Experiment<p>As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the …

Jackie Robinson

Here’s Why August 28 Is A Major Date In Black History

August 28 is a date that will forever be important for Black Americans.The day marks some extreme highs and lows in Black history: a major political …

Black History

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

Thought Experiment<p>“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering …

Frederick Douglass

What is Juneteenth? We explain the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Across the country, the day is marked with events and parades.<p>"As a Nation, we vow to never forget the millions of African-Americans who suffered the evils of slavery," President Donald Trump …

22 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Long before Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks etched their names into American history, scores of little-known …

7 tips for first-time startup investors

Have you considered investing in early stage startups? But you don’t know how to do it? There are questions you need to think about: How much do you invest? Where do you find startups? How do you balance your portfolio? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, don’t worry, you are not …

Startups

Rosa Parks House in Berlin Has a Ticket Home to America

LONDON — In a backyard in Berlin, a ramshackle house that was once a haven for the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is preparing for its third life — back in the United States.<p>It had almost been lost to history, falling into blight, abuse and foreclosure, in Detroit. But in 2016, the American artist …

This viral photo changed America — in 1863

On the Fourth of July in 1863 — an Independence Day that dawned with twisted, bloated bodies carpeting the fields and orchards of Gettysburg — tens …

In Case You Forgot, This Is What The North's Fight For Civil Rights Looked Like

A photo of civil rights advocates picketing next to the American Nazi Party puts our country's current politics into sharp relief.<p>To some, the fight for civil rights in America is an important, but distant, memory.<p>According to history books, the struggle to end racial segregation and discrimination …

Why the title of the new 'Birth of a Nation' movie matters

Filmmaker Nate Parker made history on Tuesday by setting a new record for the biggest Sundance deal of all time: his film <i>The Birth of a Nation</i> was …

The True and Untold Stories of The Black Panthers

In 1981, one year before the dissolution of the Black Panther Party, co-founder Bobby Seale told a full college auditorium, “Today we don’t need …

87 Inspiring Quotes for Martin Luther King Jr.'s 87th Birthday

Dr. King was a great civil rights leader, and also one of the most inspiring and quotable people of all time.<p>Each morning, I send a subscription email called <i>Big Optimism</i>. It includes a reflection on a timely motivational quote, plus a few other things to encourage positive thinking during the …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You've Never Seen These Black History Photos Before

The New York Times is publishing never-before-released photos from its archive.<p>The New York Times is diving into its photo archive this month in search of "unpublished black history." The archive, known as the Morgue, is a library of photographs and negatives that lives in a subbasement. It’s an …

50 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1966

A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam continued its escalation, NASA’s Project Gemini was completed after ten manned launches, and the USSR successfully landed a vehicle on the Moon. The first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced, along with miniaturized televisions, while race riots and …

How MLK Day Became a Holiday

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no long-standing tradition. The holiday is a little more than three decades old, and its establishment was …

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12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in front of a bus at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott, Montgomery, Alabama,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Don Cravens—The …

"Information Wanted"

Families torn apart<p>Credit: Library of Congress<p>Carried to Atlanta<p>Credit: Villanova University/"Information Wanted"<p>"I have found Henry and Mary"<p>Credit: …

Stunning Black And White Fine-Art Nude Photography ‘Bodyscapes’ (NSFW)

Anton Belovodchenko‘s new series of black & white “bodyscapes” with model: Natal'ya Siglova.<p>Siglova Natal'ya - Master of Sports. Winner and the …

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

TED Talks

​girl on girl: investigating the politics of nudity with maisie willoughby

In her next exhibition, London-based photographer Maisie Willoughby showcases a series of images with 10 girls, taken over 10 years, in various states of undress.<p>From an early age Maisie Willoughby has had stereotypical notions of gender foisted upon her and she's been rebelling against them ever …

Some Of 2016's Best Cosplay Was At Colossalcon

Sandusky, Ohio may not be the first location that leaps to mind when it comes to world-beating cosplay, but every year many of the world’s best make …

Camille Rowe Is Playboy’s Latest Almost-NSFW Cover Star

Despite committing itself to a life without full-frontal nudity, the folks over at <i>Playboy</i> are evidently finding that old habits die hard, as their …

Die Hard

Poetic Landscapes Marry the Earth and the Female Body

The White Sands of New Mexico stretch for hundreds of miles in either direction. As the sun sets over the dunes, the once-burning sand cools, bears …

Candice Swanepoel Lays Bare For Can Evgin [NSFW]

Having a bit of a gloomy day? So is Candice Swanepoel, according to her latest test shots for Can Evgin which are remarkably sexy and NSFW. The …