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9 Iconic Photographs From African American History

Photographer Zack Brown shooting dapper men in Harlem, ca. 1937<br>Eliot Elisofon—Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum<p>1 of 9<p>The casual student …

Black History

African American History and Georgetown: Contradictions, Cruelty and Reconcilitation

Last night at the ANC meeting, the often hidden, yet deep, relationship between African Americans and Georgetown was on display. The reason for this …

Black History

Eskom: The dark side of AA - NEWS & ANALYSIS

NEWS & ANALYSIS<p>Eskom: The dark side of AA<p>Dirk Hermann argues that the SOE's current problems cannot be separated from its race obsessions<p><b>Memorandum:</b> …

9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Mistreatment of Black People in Brazil

<b>One Black Cabinet Member</b><p>Though President Rousseff has been proactive with enacting affirmative action legislation, it hasn’t extended to her cabinet. …

Reports: DOJ to charge Sen. Menendez with corruption

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to how former Democratic Sen.Robert Torricelli left the Senate.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., involving his relationship with …

New Jersey

Ohio terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head.<p>WXIX-TV in Cincinnati said Christopher Lee Cornell called it from the Kentucky jail where he's …

Crime

Obama Criticizes China's Proposed New Rules for U.S. Tech Firms

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States. In an interview with Reuters, Obama said he was concerned about Beijing's plans for a …

China

Blackphone unveils a new phone and tablet running secure, encrypted Android

Today at Mobile World Congress, the encrypted phone system Blackphone announced a new phone and tablet, along with a new business focus on enterprise. The phone is called the Blackphone 2, a successor to the first Blackphone shown at MWC last year, but adds a new processor, better screen, and a …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft's New Keyboard Works on Any Device, Anywhere

How often does it happen that you need to blast out a quick email or jot down an idea, but it's too long to tap out on your phone's tiny keyboard, and you left your laptop at home or don't want to deal with getting it out and booting it up? Microsoft hopes it's quite often. The company's new …

Gear & Gadgets

6 Advanced Ancient Inventions Beyond Modern Understanding

By Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times<p>We’ve lost the secret to making some of history’s most useful inventions, and for all of our ingenuity and discoveries, …

Birth of a shadow doctrine: How a small group of lawyers launched a war against international law

From torture to drone strikes, international law is under attack in the U.S. Here’s how it all began<p>When the hijacked airplanes hit the World Trade Towers on 9/11, John Yoo was working in his Justice Department office in Washington, D.C. At the time, he was assigned to one of the most crucial legal …

Law

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

1937-1938: Portraits of African-American former slaves

Portraits of African-American former slaves<p>Photographs taken 70 years after the abolition of slavery in the U.S.<p>We honor 150 years since the …

Two Galaxy S6 Smartphones Confirmed By Carrier

Few smartphones generate as much interest as iPhones, but the Samsung Galaxy S range is easily next in line. Unfortunately for Samsung it also suffers the same Swiss cheese security as Apple and following major leak after major leak its plans to step in a brave new direction have now been spoilt by …

Phones

Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Raspberry Pi

'Supreme Court Five' Unleash Government Of, By and For the Oligarchs

<i>Likenesses of Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Roberts (created by Daniel Lowenstein) stand in front of the 10th Circuit Court of appeals in Denver after 2014</i> McCutcheon v. FEC <i>decision Photo reprinted with permission of Laura Avant</i><p>The decades-long power …

Conscience

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday's Tip - U.S. Probate and Estate Records on FamilySearch.org

<b>This week's Tuesday's Tip is: There are Probate and Estate records for 31 states in the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections</b> …

The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists - Part Four - What is Probate?

Probate is a court supervised procedure for the orderly transfer of property after a person's death. At the bottom of this post, you will find links …

4th DCA: Contracts vs. Testamentary Instruments: If you promise property one way by Contract and another way in your Revocable Trust, who wins? | Florida Probate & Trust Litigation Blog

The Ins and Outs of Probate for Genealogists - Part Three - Understanding the Language of a Will

Legal language is extremely conservative. A will written in the 1700s contains some of the same language as one written in the 1900s. But this is …

December 7th '41

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Why History Will Be Very Kind to Obama

The Obama History Project<p>History Will Be Very Kind By Jonathan Chait<p>History Will Eviscerate Him By Christopher Caldwell<p>Historians Weigh In on …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Boston

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …