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Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.<p>Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 …

Trespassing

James H. Cone, Founder Of Black Liberation Theology, Dies At 79

The Rev. James Hal Cone launched a radical spiritual conversation in 1969. With his book, <i>Black Theology & Black Power,</i> he challenged the dominant white theological paradigm. Cone laid out his specific argument for "God's radical identification with black people in the United States," according to a …

Theology

Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more radical message than a dream of racial brotherhood

Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the United States. His birthday is …

21 Borderline Genius Bullet Journal Spreads For Tracking Your Finances

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Personal Finance

A Black Woman Who Defied Segregation in Canada Will Appear on Its Currency

OTTAWA — Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Jim Crow-era bus in Montgomery, Ala., Viola Desmond tried to sit in a whites-only section of a movie theater in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.<p>Ms. Desmond, a businesswoman who had her own line of cosmetics and who died in 1965, was …

Canada

Lunch Charity Inspired By Philando Castile Eliminates Lunch Debt Of Every Student At 56 Schools In Minnesota

Philando Castile's legacy as a man who helped children lives on through the work of a charity in his name.<p>The charity, Philando Feeds the Children, …

The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here's How to Get the Most From Your Investment.

Paying attention to both the investment and operational sides of the business will make it a success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Changes in the new tax law mean it's a great time to invest in real estate. Between lower effective tax rates for LLCs, potential drops …

Saving $1 Million for Retirement Is Possible Even If You Start at Age 50

There are at least five ways<p>It’s wise to start saving for retirement as soon as you get your first job. But for those who delayed or were unable to …

‘Black Panther’ is a black triumph. America is afraid of those.

“Black Panther,” the newly released Marvel production, is excellent. At a sold-out opening-night showing (the movie is poised to break all sorts of box-office records), the extremely young, extremely excited audience clapped and cheered throughout.<p>Yet good or bad (happily, very good), it still …

Black Panther

Billion-Dollar Legacy: Reginald F. Lewis’ Incredible Life Story Comes to Film

Reginald Lewis may not be well-known to millennials, and that’s a shame because his life and work is black excellence personified. His rich legacy of …

Playing It Safe Helped This Busy Dad Build A Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

As a father of five, consultant Chad Patschke had every reason to stick with his corporate career advising companies that handle hazardous chemicals on how to avoid explosions and fires.<p>But Patschke yearned to tap his 25 years of experience to build a business of his own. “I got tired of driving to …

Breaking Away

Don't "hug a black woman" for standing up to the patriarchy

America seems to have fallen in love with black women.<p>“What if we let black women run everything?” one popular tweet asked after the black vote helped Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a December special election in Alabama. “White women may be loud, proud pop feminists—what with …

Feminism

Prison Power: A New Book on the Role of Prisons in Black Liberation Struggles

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

America is spiritually bankrupt. We must fight back together

The undeniable collapse of integrity, honesty and decency in our public and private life has fueled racial hatred and contempt<p>We live in one of the darkest moments in American history – a bleak time of spiritual blackout and imperial meltdown. Exactly 25 years ago, in my book Race Matters, I tried …

Society

Black unemployment falls to lowest level on record

Black unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest ever recorded by the U.S. Labor Department since it began tracking the black …

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A New Book on the Idea of Reparations

<b>Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave</b> …

Built by slaves and plantation wealth, South Carolina colleges look to tell their own stories fully

The man's name was Abraham. In a grainy 1889 photo of the plantation home belonging to Furman University's namesake family, he appears standing by …

5 Reasons To Start Living On Half Your Income

Have you ever taken the time out to ask yourself why you always run out of money by the end of the month? You may even earn a considerable amount of money, but still live paycheck to paycheck. You may even be blind to the fact that, you’re spending money faster than you’re making it.<p>Well, you’re in …

Personal Finance

Republicans are waging class war: It’s time for the left to fight back

GOP policies are pushing wealth inequality to historic levels: This should be a massive wake-up call for the left<p>After the Republican tax bill, there should be no more lingering doubts about what kind of politics the left should adopt going forward in the age of Trump. If the goal is to win …

News media offers consistently warped portrayals of black families, study finds

If all you knew about black families was what national news outlets reported, you are likely to think African Americans are overwhelmingly poor, reliant on welfare, absentee fathers and criminals, despite what government data show, a new study says.<p>Major media outlets routinely present a distorted …

Black Lives Matter

Urban killings rise in clusters as many areas grow safer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When she started an urban farm in one of Indianapolis' roughest neighborhoods, retired chemist Aster Bekele wanted to teach at-risk kids how to garden, and maybe sneak in a little science.<p>Then the city's homicide rate started soaring, with most of the killings happening around …

University of Illinois

Cornel West: Neoliberalism Has Failed Us

“We live in one of the darkest moments in American history,” Cornel West begins his new introduction to the 25th-anniversary edition of <i>Race Matters</i>, …

Political Science

Rent for the Poor Really Is Too High

After paying for housing, those in the lowest income bracket have little left for life's essentials.<p>Are poor Americans doing better than they used to, or worse? It’s hard to know, because so many important things in life -- social status, emotional health, human relationships -- can’t be measured. …

Housing

American Airlines apologizes for accusing ex-Bull Marquis Teague, another player of theft

American Airlines has apologized to two players on the Memphis Grizzlies' minor league affiliate who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant wrongfully accused them of stealing blankets, which an assistant coach suggested happened because they are black.<p>Airline spokesman Joshua …

Lawmakers (mostly white) tried to save Confederate statues. A city (mostly black) found a loophole.

Memphis found a very creative way around Tennessee law.<p>In 2016, Tennessee’s (mostly white) state legislature passed the Heritage Protection Act to protect monuments of historical figures — with a goal of stopping cities from taking down Confederate statues.<p>This week, Memphis took down two …

On Cornel West’s reckless, disappointing broadside against Ta-Nehisi Coates.

It’s not an overstatement to say that, if you are a young writer who interrogates American race relations and white supremacy, Cornel West is the …

Neither Cornel West nor Ta-Nehisi Coates is giving us his best

Black intellectual debate should be about more than name-calling<p>For the two of you not in the know, Cornel West scribed a scathing indictment of …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Do Retail Banks Have A Problem With Relationships?

Creating a long-lasting relationship is tricky, whether you’re a college student on a date, or a bank looking to create loyalty. Back in college my friends and I used to joke that we were all “relationship challenged.” A steady relationship took a lot of work, and when you’re 20 years old a lot of …

Banking