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First Black Female Journalist To Cover The White House To Be Honored With Life-Sized Statue

The first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House will be honored with a life-sized statue to be erected next month in …

African-American News

Deepak Chopra On Why A Meaningful Life Rests Upon Developing A Meaningful Self

Much like the problematic nature of building a home on a flimsy foundation, so is the challenge of going into the world and creating relationships with neglect for a positive relationship with yourself.<p>This can be a daunting idea, so I sat down with Dr. Deepak Chopra, renowned spiritual teacher, …

Spirituality

10 Greatest Apps for Streaming Movies on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

Maybe you’re already purchasing digital content, or maybe you’ve never used a streaming service in your life! (Hey, it could happen.) Either way, …

Smart TV

Aretha Franklin Was the Personification of Black Woman Magic

When Aretha Franklin roared, in several octaves no less — listen to the <i>“Ahhhhhh-hhhhhh!”</i> refrain from “Rock Steady” — I imagined it sprang from a place many black women know all too well.<p>A fire in the belly. A well of pain. A personal altar for communing with a higher power. And, yes, a basic …

Aretha Franklin

the new yayoi kusama documentary will explore mental health in japanese culture

'Kusama -- Infinity' will uncover how Yayoi overcame the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II to become one of the biggest selling and most popular artists in the world.<p>There’s a documentary on the way about renowned artist and dot expert Yayoi Kusama, and we just got a trailer. <i>Kusama</i> …

Art

Here's where you should sit on your next flight, according to a flight attendant

Even if you aren't afraid of flying, you can acknowledge that being on an airplane is never exactly comfortable. Airplane seats are notoriously small and cramped, the temperature is always either freezing cold or way too warm, you have very little control over the amount of noise and light that …

Luxury Travel

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

This song about being a cow could spawn the next “In My Feelings” challenge:

What's black and white and going viral all over?

Nicki Minaj

The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

The recent discovery of bodies of black prison laborers beneath a construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, is forcing the state to confront its difficult history.<p>When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in …

Black History

Editors Swear This $12 Skin Care Product is a Dupe For La Mer’s $100 Cream

<b>* All natural, multifunction skin moisturizer</b><b><br>* Affordable alternative to the Creme de la Mer cream</b><b><br>* Use on face, body, and lips to treat dry …

10 Ways To Get Rid Of Inflammation In Your Gut, According To Experts

Inflammation can affect your body in ways you may not realize, but overall, the discomfort you get from stomach issues can be the worst. Luckily, …

Wellness

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop - here's how to fix it

If you’re using an Android phone or have Google apps installed on your iPhone, the search giant is almost certainly tracking your location constantly – even if you’ve turned that setting off, reports the Associated Press.<p>The story drew from UC Berkeley graduate researcher K. Shankari’s experience …

Apps

Documenting ‘Slavery by Another Name’ in Texas

Americans who grew up with the fiction that slavery was confined to the South — and that the North had always been “free” — learned differently in 1991, when construction workers stumbled upon the skeletal remains of more than 400 Africans at a site in New York City that has since been designated …

Black History

The First Black Man Elected to Congress Was Nearly Blocked From Taking His Seat

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Becky Little<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The First Black Man Elected to Congress Was Nearly Blocked From …

Black History

African-American Craft Beer Brewers Unite To Host A Festival Of Their Own

To tell how the nation's first black beer festival came to be held in Pittsburgh, you might start with a beer.<p>Maybe it was that introductory Sam Adams Boston Lager that longtime Michelob and Heineken guy Mike Potter drank more than a decade ago. "It had a completely different profile, a completely …

Beer

The Complicated History Behind Beyoncé's Discovery About the 'Love' Between Her Slave-Owning and Enslaved Ancestors

With Beyoncé’s appearance on the cover of the September issue of <i>Vogue,</i> the magazine highlights three facets of the superstar’s character for …

Black History

McDonald's Is Giving Away a 'Gold Card' That Gives You Free McDonald's for Life. Here's the Catch

This is a really smart contest for McDonald's. Here's how to enter for free.<p>It's funny. Sometimes things seem like they're worth more than they actually are.<p>It happens a lot in contests. Case in point: the McDonald's Gold Card, which entitles the bearer to free McDonald's food for life.<p>Or, I should …

McDonald's

Amazon Is Hiring Over 200 Work-From-Home Positions With Benefits

Job search = over.<p>If you're like most people, you use Amazon to buy last-minute gifts (that free two-day Prime shipping is unbeatable) and stock up …

Work from Home

Student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa.<p>Khensani Maseko, a student at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, said she was raped by another student in May, according …

South Africa

The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation

In her new book, Vanessa Siddle Walker reveals how African American educators became the ‘hidden provocateurs’ who spearheaded the push for racial justice in education.<p>For 25 years, the Emory University professor Vanessa Siddle Walker has studied and written about the segregated schooling of black …

Black History

Why is China investing so heavily in a small landlocked African country with few natural resources?

Kigali, Rwanda<p>It’s hard not to see China’s footprint wherever one goes in Rwanda. Chinese engineers have designed and built the country’s tallest building, Kigali City Tower, a gleaming 20-story glass skyscraper; the building that houses Rwanda’s foreign ministry; various hotels, schools, and …

Africa

6 legit jobs that seem too good to be true

Who says working a 9-to-5 job has to be a drag? Turning your biggest passion or a fun pastime into a career can make you start loving your life …

Employment

Why Is Salting Eggplant a Thing?

By Alex Delany<p>Is this a useless piece of tradition passed down from generation to generation? Or are we doing this for a reason?<p>If you want to know why salting eggplants is a thing, you have to care about history. Welllllll, that’s not totally true. You just have to care about the history of the …

Italian Food

Ready for a re-do? 5 tips to reinvent your career at any stage of life

I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was …

Customer Service

Randy Moss honors slain African-Americans during Hall of Fame ceremony

The inductee’s tie featured names such as Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.<p>Randy Moss used his platform at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton, Ohio on …

Hall of Fame

For the first time in Brazil, two black journalists will host a news program together as co-anchors

Journalists Luciana Camargo and Rodrigo Cabral will co-anchor the Rede TV! news on Saturday, August 4th<b>For the first time in Brazil, two black</b> …

Mainstream Media

The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

The sharecroppers who gathered at a small church in Elaine, Arkansas, in the late hours of September 30, 1919, knew the risk they were taking. Upset …

Black History

Dahomey mothers: The all-female army that protected modern-day Benin

The Dahomey mothers or Amazons were a group of elite all-female soldiers, who were trained to kill and protect the Kingdom of Dahomey, in modern-day Benin.<p>They started by protecting the king, but would go on to fight against the French.<p>They are the fourth story in a new eight-part series, African …

Little Known Black History Fact: Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

In the Christian ministry and in the realm of education, the late <b>Dr. Benjamin E. Mays</b> wielded wide influence on a number of future civil rights …

Civil Rights