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As A Black American Living Abroad, Here's Why I Think Black People Should Start Exploring Other Countries To Live In

As I was watching the incident of the police arresting two black men at Starbucks, who were simply waiting on a friend, I felt a sense of anger. …

Diversity

Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International's Highest Honor

Colin Kaepernick may not have a job on the football field, but much of the world is still cheering for him.<p>Amnesty International, the global human …

Rosa Parks exhibit of controversial Detroit house reopening

After stirring deep emotions and controversy, a Detroit house connected to civil rights figure Rosa Parks has found a home — for now.<p>The small, …

Detroit

The World's Loudest Sound Caused Shock Waves 10,000 Times That of a Hydrogen Bomb

It shattered eardrums more than 50 km away.<p>On 27 August 1883, Earth made the loudest noise in recorded history.<p>Emanating from the island of Krakatoa, …

Geology

This massacre of black soldiers during the Civil War is reason enough to bring down the Confederate statues

April 12 is the 154th anniversary of the Civil War battle and massacre at Fort Pillow, located on the Mississippi River near Henning, Tennessee. It …

War

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Dear White People: If a Memorial Dedicated to Lynchings of Black People Makes You Uncomfortable, Good

On April 26 of this year, the Equal Justice Initiative will open both a memorial and museum in Montgomery, Ala., dedicated to the victims of lynching …

Black History
Cannabis

Slavery and the Making of America . The Slave Experience: Religion | PBS

At the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade, African religious beliefs and practices were numerous and varied. In addition to a wide variety of …

Black History

Antarctica is melting from below and that's bad news

So far, the Antarctic was seen as relatively stable. But a new study suggests that climate change is affecting the polar region on a much larger …

Global Warming

A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe

The surveillance imposed on us today is worse than in the Soviet Union. We need laws to stop this data being collected in the first place<p>• Richard Stallman is president of the Free Software Foundation<p>Journalists have been asking me whether the revulsion against the abuse of Facebook data could be a …

Privacy

Justice System Failed These 23 Black Victims

The announcement that no charges will be filed against the officers in the 2016 death of Alton Sterling is one in a long line of cops walking free …

Alton Sterling

1 Baton Rouge officer fired, 1 suspended in deadly shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police chief on Friday fired the white officer who fatally shot a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years ago, a killing that set off widespread protests.<p>Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced officer Blane Salamoni's …

Law Enforcement

Ava DuVernay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Janelle Monáe and More Join Call for Justice for Slain Afro-Brazilian Activist

More than two weeks after the assassination of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian politician who had staunchly advocated against police violence, …

Brazil

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

Why deep reading makes you a better writer<p>A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May, 2016, found that what …

Creative Writing

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google

Scientists say mass extinction warning signs exist — and they can be observed today

Is Earth staring down a mass extinction? Recent research from an international team of scientists reveals warning signs for the biggest mass …

Extinction

Interstitium: Scientists say they've discovered a new human organ

The interstitium was right there under our noses (and skin) all along, but it took a new way of examining tissues to figure it out.<p>Scientists said in a study published Tuesday that they may have stumbled on a previously unknown organ — one of the biggest in the human body and one that could …

Immune System

Co-owner of water park arrested in connection with child's death on world's tallest slide

The co-owner of a Kansas water park was arrested and indicted on murder charges stemming from the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on the Verrückt …

Water Parks

Baton Rouge police officers won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

Officials in Louisiana on Tuesday declined to charge two Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, one of a series of shootings that prompted nationwide protests in 2016.<p>Sterling, 37, was shot and killed after officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II responded to a call …

Law Enforcement
Brown v. Board of Education

My Life Since the 2012 Sandy Hook Shooting: Sarah Clements’s Story

“People always say, ‘Nothing changed after Sandy Hook.’ And that angers me, because I actually don't think this moment would be happening without the change that happened after Sandy Hook.”<p>Editor’s Note: <i>This is one in a series of conversations with those who have survived high-profile shootings or</i> …

Guns
Pollution

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Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Social Media

The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

Every little bit of plastic that gets tossed into the ocean or swept downstream out to sea either sinks or is picked up by currents. Much of it is eventually carried into one of five massive ocean regions, where plastic can be so concentrated that areas have garnered names like the Great Pacific …

Pollution
South Africa

What Took Facebook So Long?

Scholars have been sounding the alarm about data-harvesting firms for nearly a decade. The latest Cambridge Analytica scandal shows it may be too late to stop them.<p>On Friday night, Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the political-data company backed by the billionaire Robert …

Cambridge Analytica

What Africa had before colonisation

When Europeans arrived in Africa, like everyone who comes from elsewhere into new terrain they had something to say about the way we lived. To them …