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What does $1 million home look like? In Lincoln Park? In Hinsdale?

Homebuyers planning to drop seven figures or more on luxury digs in the Chicago area have an eclectic array of choices.<p>The marketplace of residential properties priced at $1 million-plus includes glitzy condominiums with panoramic Lake Michigan views, sprawling estates in Barrington Hills and fully …

The face of African slavery in Qajar Iran – in pictures

Anthropologist Pedram Khosronejad has embarked on a new and controversial topic in Iranian studies, developing a narrative on African slavery in Persia through archival photography, interviews and scattered text. Here he curates from his burgeoning collection<p>The African slave trade in the Persian …

The 20 best black sitcoms of all time

Since television’s inception, African-Americans have been woefully underrepresented. Nevertheless, some shows have been able to break through and …

soul murder and the American jail.

In a pathbreaking series of talks on the psychological impact of slavery, “Soul Murder and Slavery,” historian Nell Irvin Painter asserts that …

Staggering Stats: There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year

Despite only accounting for five percent of the global population, an astounding 31 percent of the world's mass shootings occur in the U.S.<p>That sobering statistic from the University of Alabama Department of Criminal Justice was again brought to the forefront Wednesday, when a couple killed at …

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