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The first black-owned record label in the U.S. wanted to “uplift” black people through music

It rose, then fell — and popularized the kinds of songs it set out to defeat<p>In 1923, an ad for Black Swan Records placed in <i>The Crisis,</i> the NAACP’s …

Music Industry

‘Black Panther’: The masking of Oakland’s Panthers

<b>by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey</b><p>Coogler’s “Panther” has a terrible counter-revolutionary message but before I get into that, let me …

Paul Kagame

12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners

Need some dinner inspiration for the week? Here are 12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners to help you create delicious, healthy meals while keeping the dishes …

Cooking

Zimbabwe:How Danai Gurira Went From 'Zombie-Slayer' to Superstar

[Zimbabwe Standard] When Black Panther star Danai Gurira was five-years-old, her parents moved her from Grinnell, Iowa, population 9 218, to their …

Black Panther

42 Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Vegan

These 20 Workouts From Jillian Michaels Are Guaranteed to Tone You From Head to Toe

With countless years of experience in the world of fitness, Jillian Michaels is one of those trainers you can't <i>not</i> listen to. She's done it all, from training celebrities to helping everyday people turn their lives around on <b>The Biggest Loser</b>.<p>Although it's not likely we'll all be able to train …

Fitness

How To Store Your Garlic & Onions So They Last For Months!

For all of you who buy garlic and onions in a great amount and end up throwing it all up because it has gone bad before you get the chance to eat it, …

13 Incredible Black Artists, Past And Present, Everybody Should Know

Black History Month is in full swing and what a time it is to be black--and visible. Social media timelines and threads are flooded with all things …

Diversity

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Income Inequality

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Yoga

15 Essential Dress Shoes That Will Make You Look Like a Million Bucks

While spending your shoe budget on anything other than killer sneakers can feel like a tall order in 2018, having a solid arsenal of dress shoes at the ready for your spiffier moments is key. Because nothing can brick a nice outfit like a pair of outdated or just ill-chosen lace-ups and, by the …

Men's Fashion

How to Freeze and Thaw Every Kind of Meat

Whether it’s surplus ground beef, chicken breasts, or fish fillets, the freezer can be an extremely useful tool for saving time and money when you …

Country Lifestyle

15 Men’s Hat Styles You Need to Know

15 Men’s Hat Styles You Need to Know Hats are a simple yet inspired way to finish of any casual, classy or eclectic ensemble. Here are the top men’s …

Men's Fashion

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Fitness

The 15-minute HIIT workout to target abs

You can’t get a six-pack quickly, but you can work your way toward one with fairly short workouts—if you put in the effort. That’s where …

Exercise

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema.

Black History

5 Books to Read Now if You Want to Retire Rich

The best retirement planning books, according to experts.<p>You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert …

Retirement

10 Upper-Body Exercises to Master the Perfect Pull-Up

[caption id="attachment_65455" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]The pull-up is the original badass move. Sure, there are plenty …

Workouts

The Outbound Journal

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

Exercise

A Definitive List of the Best Foreign Films on Netflix Right Now

While foreign films tend to conjure up images of pretentious moviegoers, we've compiled a list of films that we think will inspire almost anyone to …

Juliette Binoche

Finally, a 7-Day Detox Plan That's Doable

As much as I like to tell diets to go f*ck themselves, I can also admit that a detox would probably do me good. The thought of ridding my body of the bad stuff and feeling noticeably healthier sounds amazing, but I've struggled to find a plan that didn't intimidate me. I refuse to cut carbs for an …

Healthy Eating

These Are the Best Arm-Day Exercises to Get Completely Ripped

From dumbbell to bodyweight, these effective arm-sculpting moves are about to make you stronger and completely change the shape of your upper body. The next time arm day rolls around, include these moves and you'll build and sculpt your muscles — you're sure to notice a difference in the …

Bodyweight Exercise

The One Thing I Always Do When Hosting Overnight Guests

For whatever reason, my husband and I host a lot of weekend guests at our house. I'd like to think it's because our friends enjoy our company, but …

A Quicker-Than-Quick Bread Way to Use Up Bananas

When there are bunches of browning bananas sitting in my fruit bowl, my first instinct is banana bread. Not a bad choice any day of the week, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a banana bread during the week. It’s easy enough to freeze old bananas and save them for the weekend when I have more …

Breakfast

23 Major Acne Questions Everyone Has—Answered By Dr. Pimple Popper

Get your skin in the free and clear ASAP<p>Odds are, if you have acne, you have major questions. What's the right way to pop a pimple? Why do I keep getting breakouts as an adult? Can you ever really get rid of blackheads?<p>We know you have these question because, let's face it, we have them, too. Which …

Meet Roger Frampton, the international model and personal trainer who chooses stretches over weights and 'can teach you to move like a 3-year-old'

33-year-old model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is chiselled, bright-eyed, and, surprisingly, even more handsome in real life than his photos suggest. But when we met after January's London Fashion Week Men's wrapped up, it was not to discuss his good looks nor his international modelling …

Weight Loss

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction

Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’<p>While writing my third novel, UnAmerican Activities, I watched a lot of conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. The book is a series of …