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Vegan Jackfruit ‘Ribs’ Taste Just as Good as the Real Deal (and They’re Way Easier to Make)

Just because you (or your dinner mates) are vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss the barbecue. Jackfruit ribs are just as tangy and lip-smacking as …

Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Wonder Serum That Can Do Way More Than You Realized

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a home remedy for everything from weight loss to hiccups to sore throats. After hearing a brief synopsis of apple cider vinegar's benefits, it sounds like there are few things it <i>can't</i> cure. But before you start throwing back ACV in massive doses, remember …

Alternative Medicine

‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’ Is An Addictive Must-Watch Docu-Series

I’m a sucker for a good, engaging, pretty history doc. It’s just who I am. But last month, I became absolutely spellbound by a six-part docu-series …

Streaming

What the racial map of Brazil reveals about segregation; African-American woman shares her experience living in an upper crust neighborhood of São Paulo

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Quick. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word segregation?</i> <i>Do you think of Apartheid-era South</i> …

Brazil

The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

Anthropology

(Only) slavery (doesn’t) explain the current situation of black Brazilians

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>You would think that the title of today’s article would be totally obvious to anyone who reads it, but it doesn’t quite work</i> …

Black History

Black America's 'bleaching syndrome'

For black Americans, skin color is a complex topic.<p>Whenever a black celebrity lightens his or her skin – whether it’s pop star Michael Jackson, …

Janelle Monae

12 Vegan and Vegetarian Pasta Combinations Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

If you're new to the concept of cutting back on meat, you might be struggling to find toppings and combinations to replace meat in your favourite …

Vegan

How to take advantage of Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program right now

Apple surprised customers this past weekend when it announced that it’s discounted iPhone battery replacement program had launched well ahead of …

Former Christian school teacher, 29, arrested days after being caught in bed with teen boy by husband: cops

A former Oregon Christian school teacher was arrested after being accused of having an affair with a 15-year-old student that lasted for more than a year, authorities said Monday.<p>Andrea Nicole Baber, 29, was arrested at her home in Cottage Grove on Friday, the Register-Guard reported. The arrest …

Crime

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

Police are more likely to find drugs on white people than black people

<b>Police are more like to find drugs when they stop and search white people than black people, research suggests.</b><p>A report by watchdog Her Majesty’s …

Why Questlove's Discovery About His Ancestry on Finding Your Roots Is So Unusual

On Tuesday night’s episode of <i>Finding Your Roots</i>, the Henry Louis Gates Jr.-hosted PBS celebrity genealogy show, the musician and producer Questlove …

Did you know that the brains behind the KKK was a woman?

Elizabeth Tyler revolutionized the Klan with a desire profit — and sinister PR.<p>On the evening of October 11, 1921, Elizabeth Tyler was entertaining a …

#NotRacists Be Like: The Top 10 Phrases Used by People Who Claim They Are Not Racist

Men Being Raped By Women Is Much More Common Than Most Realize, New Research Shows

Men report women using bribery and threats to force them to have nonconsensual sex.<p>A man carries a sign to show his solidarity for a Stanford rape …

Downplay

These Cauliflower Recipes Taste Nothing Like Your Sad Diet Food

Shake it up.<p>Within the past couple of years, cauliflower has gained some culinary appeal. People love it for its healthy qualities and its ability to be extremely versatile in the kitchen ― this cruciferous vegetable can easily be made into a healthy pizza crust alternative, or even a carb-free …

Dozens of cases dropped after body cam videos allegedly show Baltimore cops planting evidence

Dozens of cases have been dropped since the emergence of two body cam videos showing Baltimore cops seemingly manufacturing evidence.<p>The controversy started last month, when a video released by the Baltimore public defender’s office appeared to show an officer, standing by two others, dropping a …

Netflix Releases Collection Of Classic Black Pioneer Films

Source: Twitter<p>The collection, which is now available on Netflix, includes <i>Body and Soul</i>, <i>Darktown Revue</i>, <i>Ten Minutes to Live</i>, and others.<p>Titled <i>Pioneers</i> …

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

(1838) James McCune Smith, “The Abolition Of Slavery And The Slave Trade In The French And British Colonies” | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

<i>James McCune Smith (1813-1865) was a prominent physician and abolitionist. Smith was educated in the African Free School in New York City. When</i> …

Black History

Racists cry bitter tears over new Amazon show ‘Black America’ where freed slaves get their own country

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it was producing a new series called <i>Black America</i>, an alternative history of post-Civil War America in which black …

How African American Activists are Influencing Latinos

Politicized by Black Lives Matter, Latinos across the country are calling for police reform and direct, organized actions by building coalitions with …

Black Lives Matter

How Britain imprisoned some of the first black fighters against slavery

A forgotten chapter in black history is to be revisited with an exhibition revealing how some of the first fighters in the struggle against slavery …

High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze

The health implications of coconut oil have been much discussed – but supermarket shelves still groan with countless coconut products. Meanwhile, many growers earn less than $1 a day. Should we turn our back on this runaway trend?<p>Canary Wharf in London on a Thursday lunchtime, and platoons of …

When this black woman shot a white doctor in the 1950s, an ugly Southern secret came to light

The case of Ruby McCollum became national news<p>On the quiet Sunday morning of August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, the richest black woman in the town of …

Crime

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

During the 1850s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers.<p>It’s going to be a long summer for California …

'Welcome to peace': Colombia's Farc rebels seal historic disarmament

Revolutionary group hands in 7,000 weapons as part of historic peace deal ‘Today doesn’t end the existence of the Farc; it ends our armed struggle’<p>Colombia’s Farc rebels, who once terrorized the country with kidnaps, killings and attacks on towns, have ended half a century of armed insurgency at …

On Flag Day, Remembering The Red, Black And Green

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This piece contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>It's Flag Day! On this week's podcast, we explore the ways that communities of color in the United States relate to the Stars and Stripes.<p>And we thought it worth a few moments to celebrate a flag created nearly a century ago …

Black History

‘Lynching in America’ Site Launched by Google to Confront the ‘Legacy of Racial Terror’