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Cocktail of the week: the 1862

This week's cocktail is a light and refreshing concoction with a long history<p>Retro 1950s cocktails are all the rage these days (blame Mad Men). But for a really historic drink, you’d have to turn to the 1800s, when the art of mixology was born.<p>This week’s featured cocktail is inspired by one of the …

20 Great Cocktails for Summer

Whatever your drink of choice, here's how to stay cool all summer.<p>With summer halfway gone, it's time to finally switch up your home cocktail menu to something more seasonally appropriate. After all, you don't want a drink that's best served next to a roaring fireplace. Instead, you need a cocktail …

The Fascinating History of the Zombie Cocktail

It's only fitting that the spirit most associated with Summer, celebrates its National holiday at the end of the season. August 16th is National Rum …

White America’s scary delusion: Why its sense of black humanity is so skewed

<b>Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice</b><p>Many white folks aren’t violent. But here’s how ignorance and lack of empathy make life so unsafe for black people<p>Brittney Cooper<p>December 3, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The failure of a St. Louis county grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the former police officer who …

White America’s ignorant bliss: Why so many “good” white people are completely oblivious

<b>St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office photo shows Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson photo taken shortly after August 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, presented to the grand jury and made available on November 24, 2014. (Reuters)</b><p>Black people have to learn everything about white people …

Rams deny apologizing for 'Hands Up' gesture from players

St. Louis County police are claiming that the Rams apologized for five players who made the gesture prior to Sunday's game. The team's VP denies that.<p>St. Louis County police claimed Monday night that the Rams vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff apologized to them for five …

Ferguson Activist: We Don't Need A Visit From Obama Anymore

"We need the backing of our black president to say that this is a racial issue and that he stands behind us. We don’t need him to come and put boots to the ground; he should have done it 100 days ago."<p>WASHINGTON — A presidential visit to the site of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri would be "too …

Police asking: Did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to spark riots?

To some, they're the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson's life was taken.<p>Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week.<p>But did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to incite rioting in the St. Louis suburb?<p>…