Jalissa Truesdale

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Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl: There’s More at Play Sunday Than Just Football

On Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots meet for the Super Bowl, the spotlight in Minneapolis will be on more than the …

The Black Girl State of the Union

When she was 11 years old, Marley Dias started a national movement by asking a question. She wanted to know, <i>where are the black girl books?</i> She was an avid reader, but rarely encountered books where black girls like her were the main characters. She asked, then she acted, setting out to collect and …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

11 Companies That Are Going To Revolutionize 2018

This past year has been marked with disruptive innovations that promise to upend almost every single industry. From the rise of Blockchain and Virtual Reality, to the proliferation of voice-enabled assistants, companies across the board are aiming to make daily life more efficient, entertaining and …

Charged with “stealing school”: Here’s one way the U.S. enforces educational segregation

School districts can put a dollar amount on the “stolen education” out-of-district kids get, and it is eye-opening<p>Between 2012 and 2014, parents in Connecticut, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Missouri were all arrested and stood trial for enrolling their children in better public schools outside of …

26 Years Ago, America Started Talking About Sexual Harassment Thanks To Anita Hill

When she testified against Clarence Thomas, many men who should have been her allies stayed quiet.<p>In the past year, more and more women have been coming forward to talk about how powerful men have used their high positions to sexually assault and harass them. What the accusations against President …

A fatwa against sexual violence: the story of a historic congress of female Islamic scholars

Can women interpret Islamic law? Scholars who think so recently gathered in Indonesia, where fatwas were also issued against child marriage and …

Islamic Law

In Fight Over Child Marriage Laws, States Resist Calls for a Total Ban

As a girl growing up in California, Nicole handled pet snakes, bullfrogs and iguanas. She dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. But when she was 16 …

LGBTQI

What You Can Do Now in Your 20s to Retire Early

Sometimes, when I'm watching a recently retired early 40-something couple agonize over which Italian villa to choose on a certain international …

Personal Finance

What Nobody Tells You About Buying Your First Home

As of about a month ago, I'm officially a homeowner. My husband and I laid claim to our own little corner of a building that used to be a pickle …

Real Estate

A study found adults see black girls as ‘less innocent,’ shocking everyone but black moms

A Georgetown University study showing that black girls in the United States are perceived by adults as much less innocent than white girls has created a lot of buzz this summer. The study released last month, “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood,” identifies several …

Parenting

Obama pushes tolerance, respect in childhood home Jakarta

Take a look at the family as they begin their post-presidency lives.<p>Take a look at family members in their post-presidency lives.<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia — Following another week of dust-ups between the media and President Trump, his predecessor shared a bit of wisdom Saturday from the other side of the …

Asia

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year | Inc.com

I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a business owner.<p>It also gives you something interesting to talk about when you're …

Books

6 Lessons I Learned from Warren Buffett That Have Nothing to Do with Making Money | Inc.com

<i>Who has impressed you the most in your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Personal Development blogger at willyoulaugh.com, on Quora:</b><p>Who has impressed me most in …

Self-improvement

6 Weird Quirks of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (and Why They Work) | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are a quirky bunch. Bill Gates sits in a rocking chair in meetings because the motion helps him think. Steve Jobs only wore turtlenecks in a hair-brained attempt to enforce a company-wide uniform at Apple. Warren Buffett has spent an estimated 80 percent of his career just thinking. I …

Entrepreneurship

Tour an Organic Modern Boho London Flat

<b>Name</b>: Missy Logan, Antony Shaw, Prudence (6), Lili (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 2) <b><br>Location</b>: Harrow, London <b><br>Size</b>: Around 800 square feet <b><br>Years Lived</b> …

Dining Rooms

15 Hot New Summer Beach Reads

Summer can offer longed-for pleasures: vacation, warm weather, poolside drinks, time to read. We've got this last one covered for you, with the …

#SaveUnderground: Aisha Hinds on Freedom Dreams and Revolutionary Art

Last week, WGN America announced that it had canceled the critically acclaimed and riveting historical drama <i>Underground</i>. Allegedly moving in a more …

The White House Declines to Substantiate Trump's Wiretapping Claims

A day after the Trump charges “Nixon/Watergate” level misconduct by his predecessor, the administration says that “neither the White House nor the president will comment further.”<p>A day after President Donald Trump charged that President Obama had tapped his phones in advance of the November …

Chinese premier warns world entering period of political and economic upheaval

Li Keqiang urges China to brace for ‘graver situations’ ahead in apparent reference to President Donald Trump<p>China’s premier has warned the world is entering a period of profound political and economic upheaval as the spectre of Donald Trump hung over the opening day of the country’s annual …

China

Coincidence? NC Schools Schedule ‘Optional Service Day’ on Same Day as ‘Day Without Women’ Strike...

On Wednesday, March 8, women nationwide are set to go on strike for “A Day Without a Woman.” Women are encouraged to stay home from work, avoid …

Call me, maybe? Trump reaches out to China’s president in a letter.

BEIJING — The letter wishing China a “prosperous Year of the Rooster” came 11 days after China celebrated its Lunar New Year’s festival. President Trump has yet to speak to President Xi Jinping since his inauguration, even though he has met or spoken directly with at least 18 other world …

China

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Disillusioned by Presidential Politics? Get Involved on Your Local Level, Where Real Good Can Be Achieved

The first time I heard a convention roll call vote was in 1992, when I took over the radio in our ancient Volvo sedan to tune in to the DNC and listen to the delegates nominate Bill Clinton. Later that year, my father went as Bill Clinton for Halloween, complete with saxophone. In many ways, I mark …

City Politics

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy option and big pharma easy money.<p>But 20 years on, the problems have not gone away. In fact, mental illness is much more pervasive, with …

Mental Health

Khizr Khan May Have Made The Best Argument Against Trump Yet

More than ten years ago, Khizr and Ghazala Khan lost their son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, after he was killed by a car bomb while fighting in the Iraq …

Stress Is Contagious, And Kids Are Catching It At The Expense Of Their Developing Brains

The American Psychological Association's (APA) study on stress found that nearly half of America's kids are stressed. This is bad news because it means unhealthy amounts of stress hormones are coursing through the developing brains of these children and that causes learning and behavior problems. …

Water Colors: 8 Beautiful Photos of Oceans From Above

Aerial photographer Tommy Clarke hangs out of helicopters to shoot the sea from the sky, showing there's no view like the one from above. “I was always one for the window seat,” says the photographer, who grew up in the British seaside town of Bournemouth and later moved to Sydney, where he started …

Western Australia

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

<i>For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no</i> …