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This is what it feels like to be black in white spaces

Long before the election of Donald Trump, black people believed the average white person was against them and their kind<p>Most white people have little idea, and many are willfully ignorant, of challenges black people face in white spaces<p>Almost every black person in America has experienced the sting …

Civil Rights

The Story Behind the Most Decorated Military Unit in U.S. History

The 442nd Infantry Regiment was formed in 1943, and in a little more than two years became the most decorated unit in US history. During World War …

History

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

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Here’s Why the Mediterranean Diet Is So Good for Your Heart

The Mediterranean diet consistently finds its way to the top of national diet rankings (including <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>’s Best Diets of 2018). Some would argue it’s not even really a diet — at least not in the conventional sense of following prescribed point systems like Weight Watchers or …

Holistic Medicine

“Black Panther” Forces Africans And Black Americans To Reconcile The Past

In Black Panther, the black American experience is prioritized, raising the question of what blackness and identity mean beyond one’s borders. Spoilers below!<p><b>Africa, the ancestral home</b> of all people in the African diaspora, is not the home of our modern-day understanding of blackness. Instead, …

Raise the rent, lower the wages—and when workers strike, send in the troops

This failed capitalist utopia in 1890s Chicago turned into a case study in exploitation and greed<p>In 1889, the Reverend William H. Carwardine was …

Trains

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Black History

A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists in Jim Crow America. When a family sought similar advice on Facebook last year, they were deluged with replies<p>Over a barbecue grill last summer in a park in Springfield, Missouri, Jonathan Herbert and his friend Marlin Barber …

African-American News

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

OPINION: The Eagles Won Big Sunday Night, and So Did White Privilege

The Eagles Won Big Sunday Night, and So Did White Privilege<p>When so many are chanting “Fly Eagles Fly,” I am reminded of the double standards around …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Leadership

Should You Claim Social Security at 62?

Yes, delaying starting to collect Social Security checks will make them bigger. But there are actually a bunch of excellent reasons to not delay and …

Trump couldn’t repeal Obamacare, so he’s trying to destroy it

Politics didn’t work to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Now Trump and the Republicans have turned to sabotage<p>Here’s a thought exercise. Barack Obama never once considered repealing George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D law, even though it was a drag on the budget. But imagine if he had decided to try. …

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

Meditation and Mindfulness Made Simple

• Hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep<br>• Bite-sized meditations for busy schedules<br>• SOS exercises in case of sudden meltdowns

Meditation

11 quotes that show the great leadership of General George Patton

Gen. George S. Patton was a complicated military figure, but there can be little debate over whether he was quotable.<p>Perhaps most famous for his commanding of the 7th Army during World War II, Old "Blood and Guts" often gave rousing speeches to motivate, inspire, and educate his soldiers.<p>In honor …

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring difference that makes you realise you’re on another planet, or in a distant future era.<p>A sports class is in full swing on the outskirts of Beijing. Herds of children charge after a football on …

Greenwald wants Brazil to give Snowden asylum

The US journalist who broke the first stories about the US National Security Agency's (NSA) global spying programme has asked Brazilian senators to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Glenn Greenwald spoke on Wednesday to senators investigating reports about US, British and Canadian spying on …