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When You Argue With a Fundamentalist You Don't Know What You're Asking For

How do we talk to people who see the world as collateral damage in the pursuit of the Heavenly Kingdom? Is it even worth trying to nudge people out …

Faith

‘When It Is Our Children, No One Cares’

In 2017, thirteen-year-old DeAndre Yates was shot while chaperoning at a birthday party in Indianapolis. An innocent bystander, the young man will …

United States

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

Settle in with these weekend reads

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>The victims America forgot. A country star's astounding act. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you missed during a busy news week.</b><p>America's forgotten victims<p>More than 4,000 black men, women and children died at the hands of white mobs between 1877 and 1950, but most people …

Black History

Here’s how to see, edit and delete the topics that Facebook advertisers use to target you

Why are you seeing that ad? Because this is what Facebook thinks you like.<p>If we’ve learned anything from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s lengthy congressional testimony this week, it’s that most people are woefully unaware of how much data Facebook collects about them, and then how that data is used.<p>…

Digital Advertising

How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a political consultancy working for the Trump campaign, or dating app Grindr ‘fessing up to sharing its …

Privacy

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

Former Georgia city official drops N-word while pushing for Confederate History Month

<b>(CNN) —</b> Griffin, Georgia, a small city about 38 miles south of Atlanta, is proud of its Southern heritage.<p>Every year since at least 2010, the city has passed a proclamation designating April as Confederate History Month, city commissioner Douglas Hollberg told CNN. It's not an unusual occurrence in …

Armed Forces

Deleting a Facebook account is almost impossible, says expert

The Cambridge Analytica scandal that has plagued Facebook for weeks has pushed a number of platform users to consider closing down their accounts.<p>However, even if people choose to delete their Facebook profiles, it is almost impossible to do so without leaving a digital footprint.<p>Juan Carlos Lara, …

Privacy

10 Historians on What People Still Don't Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

<i>Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Yet, while his birthday has become a national</i> …

Black History

Shedding new light on the (real) Black Panthers

<b>Most people watching the new Black Panther movie know little about the radical political party with the same name as the film's hero, beyond its reputation for militancy. But the photos of Stephen Shames reveal a far more humane side.</b><p>Both the opening and final scenes of the Black Panther movie are …

Black History

Women's History Month Highlight: Ida B. Wells

Born a slave in 1862, journalist, activist and suffragist Ida B. Wells was one of the first true investigative reporters, investigating over 200 …

Rights & Freedoms

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Top 10

How to Stop Your Mind From Wandering During Meditation

These four steps can give you the motivation you need to stop the lazy cycle.<p>Active meditation can prevent intrusive thoughts from sabotaging your …

Mindfulness

America Must Recognize That Young Black Folks Have Been Marching For Our Lives For Decades

Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 have taken the pain of losing their fellow classmates to become …

Black History

Fannie Lou Hamer | American Experience

Freedom Summer | Article<p>Fannie Lou Hamer<p>Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917, the 20th child of Lou Ella and James Lee Townsend, sharecroppers east of …

Black History

Women Of Words: Black Women Poets You Should Know

“Stretch or drown<br>Evolve or die<br>The bridge I must be<br>Is the bridge to my own power”<br>— The Bridge Poem, Donna Kate Rushin<p>Our own @rinimeister explains …

Women of Color

Eloquent Rage: Brittney Cooper Knows the Beauty of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

Author, intellectual and educator Brittney Cooper is a Black Feminist; capital “B,” capital “F.” It’s a distinction so important it’s the title of a …

Feminism

The Murder Of A Black Brazilian Politician Has Only Amplified Her Cause

WASHINGTON ― Whoever shot Marielle Franco in downtown Rio de Janeiro last Wednesday night silenced a black woman who, as an activist and then a city council member, had been an incessant critic of police killings of black Brazilians and a fierce advocate for her Rio’s poorest citizens.<p>But Franco’s …

Brazil

Black woman says NRA was founded to arm Black people and she’s wrong

Candace Owens, the director of urban engagement for conservative student organization Turning Point USA, recently told <i>Fox and Friends</i> hosts that the …

Guns

22 fatos sobre Marielle Franco

Marielle tinha 38 anos, era mãe solo e foi a segunda vereadora mais votada do Rio de Janeiro nas eleições de 2016.<p>1. Marielle Franco tinha 38 anos, era socióloga e se apresentava como mulher, negra, mãe, feminista, popular, defensora das mulheres lésbicas e das identidades trans e defensora da …

Who Should You Write For?

When I was 13, my teacher assigned us to write three texts throughout the year, one of which being a 10-pages long fiction. I still remember how the …

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Religion

Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking

<i>March 15-16, 2018</i><br>Since the passing of the 2000 UN Palermo Protocol, efforts to combat human trafficking have received concerted attention from global …

Afrofuturism combines sci-fi and African mythologies to imagine a better future

The genre dates back to the 1950s, and is having a reawakening in popular culture<p>What do <i>Black Panther</i>, <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, and Janelle Monáe’s <i>Dirty</i> …

From the Inside, the White Nationalist Movement Looks Like a Total Mess

A journalist who spent seven years embedded with the American far-right talks about how to get under their skin.<p>Vegas Tenold is a tall, bald Norwegian who blends in just fine with neo-Nazis. He found his calling as a journalist in 2010, when he emailed every address on the National Socialist …

New Jersey

The Artist Changing the Face of Black Girlhood

Even Beyoncé adores Deborah Roberts's collaged portraits of strong, beautiful black girls and women.<p>At the age of 55, the painter Deborah Roberts has become an art star basically overnight. In a year’s time, she has sold out a Chelsea gallery exhibition, shown her work at the Studio Museum in …

Feminism

New Sci-Fi Comic 'Prism Stalker' Is Like Sailor Moon on Acid

An interview with Sloane Leong, the creator of Image Comics's psychedelic new imprint.<p>I first met cartoonist Sloane Leong last year at Small Press Expo (SPX), arguably the premier festival for American indie and small press comics. In Bethesda, Maryland, Leong appeared alongside Iasmin Omar Ata, …

Soundtracks

Aja Monet Is Not OK with Your Apathy

The Brooklyn native has been melding politics and poetry since long before Trump's white supremacist-fueled rise.<p>If you’re a woman of color living through this political moment, it is incredibly easy to fall into a pit of despair, to feel as though you are being crushed from all sides. But while …

Women of Color