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The Struggle and Triumph of America's First Black Doctors - The Atlantic

Around 1906, a young boy in Atlanta was stricken with a condition that cut off the circulation in his legs. His family feared it was life-threatening.<p>His father, an African American minister named Briny Jordan, took him to the closest doctor he could find in the city. The doctor was white, so Briny …

Black History

incarceration of Indigenous people in Canadian prisons

Photo by Czeska Dumali.<p>Nearly every day, Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow hears stories from Indigenous men and women that they’ve often never told. The …

Beyond the dot: how Indigenous artists are shaking off stereotypes

For a long time, the dot painting has been synonymous with Aboriginal art. Emerging out of the remote Northern Territory community of Papunya in the early 1970s, the first dot paintings were produced when art teacher Geoffrey Bardon encouraged his Indigenous students to paint their stories in …

Australia

Northern Nigeria: Refuge for IDPs fleeing Boko Haram

Al Jazeera meets three host families to see how they've opened their homes to fellow Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram.<p>They have fled their homes, schools, and farmland, often more than two years ago, and still cannot return home.<p>Ever since the armed group Boko Haram started its campaign of …

Map charts early massacres of indigenous Australians

<b>Researchers have created what they say is the most comprehensive map yet to detail the massacres of indigenous Australians by European settlers.</b><p>More than 150 locations feature on the online map, which presently covers only the nation's east coast.<p>The total number of deaths following British …

Australia

Will Giving The Ganges Human Rights Protect The Polluted River?

Small cradles of chrysanthemums, illuminated by a single candle, flicker in the moonlight, bobbing along the fast-flowing Ganges River.<p>They are offerings. For hundreds of millions of Hindus around the world, the river is the goddess <i>Ganga</i>, or <i>Mother Ganga</i>, who descended to Earth from her home in the …

Pollution

Canada celebrates 150 but indigenous groups say history is being 'skated over'

Two hundred paddlers will weave through the waters, their canoes carving a thin line in English Bay against the backdrop of Vancouver’s dramatic skyline.<p>When they pull in to Vanier Park – one of the many destinations on their 10-day journey – local chiefs from the Musqueam, Squamish and …

Canada

Australia's Aborigines deliver PM a roadmap to constitutional recognition | Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s aboriginal leaders delivered a report to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday recommending the indigenous population be recognized in the constitution as the country’s first people, with a history dating back some 50,000 years.<p>Dancers from East Arnhem Land at …

North Africa

Why many high-achieving Indigenous students are shunning university

Indigenous students remain vastly underrepresented in higher education in Australia. According to Universities Australia, Indigenous people comprise …

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

During the 1850s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers.<p>It’s going to be a long summer for California …

41 Photos Of The Inuit People Before And After Canada Ravaged Their Way Of Life

The natives of Canada’s Arctic have a unique culture born from life in a frozen world. For hundreds of years, the Inuits survived in a place whose …

Inuit

Mayan Weavers Seek Legal Protection of Their Designs

Mayan weavers in Guatemala want legal protection for their right to benefit financially from their work that has earned millions for big fashion …

Equal Justice Initiative, backed by Google.org, launches ‘Lynching in America’

Thanks in part to funding by Google.org, Equal Justice Initiative has launched an online platform to explore the history of lynching in America. The goal with Lynching in America is to enable people to confront the history of lynching through research, data and the stories of those affected by …

How the ‘Chatur Baniya’ May Yet Save Us All

Grappling with the possibility that your life’s work has been a failure must be a terrible state to be in. Imagine that you’re Mohandas Karamchand …

India

The quiet crisis: mass eviction shows toll of homelessness on Native Americans

While LA, Seattle and New York regularly garner headlines over homelessness, the ongoing housing emergency on tribal lands is more hidden – but just as dire<p>Sign up to our monthly Outside in America newsletter<p>To Jenece Howe, it seemed like an ordinary yard sale. But as she surveyed the items, …

Housing

Mexico Has Its First-Ever Indigenous Woman Presidential Candidate

Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez is Mexico's first indigenous female presidential candidate.<p><i>Welcome to Teen Vogue's Woke List, a roundup of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>Trump breaks his silence about James Comey on Twitter.</b> Less than 24 hours after Comey testified in front of the U.S. …

Trump Administration

Lost Family Portraits

Lost Family Portraits is a project about loss and the devastating effect that war has on families. It is also a reminder of the people who are left behind—in this case, in the refugee camps of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. It’s a reminder of the 1.3 million Syrian refugees who don’t have the money …

Download 2,500 Beautiful Woodblock Prints and Drawings by Japanese Masters (1600-1915)

No one art form has done more to shape the world's sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics than the woodblock print. But not so very long ago, in …

22 Photos of Weddings Around the World

Cover photo: Bridal by Keshav Maharjan<p>June marks the beginning of wedding season, a time when many communities will celebrate the joining of two …

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology

‘They will kill if necessary’: Historian scolds crackdown of DAPL protest (VIDEO)

Corporate America will eventually “liquidate” Native Americans, like those at Standing Rock who are protesting the Dakota Access pipeline, “one way …

Judge Throws Out Charges Against Journalist Who Covered Dakota Access Pipeline

A North Dakota judge on Monday dismissed the criminal charges that had been filed against a journalist over her reporting on a controversial oil …

North Dakota

Amazon tribeswomen escape back to forest after rejecting civilization

RIO DE JANEIRO — In December 2014, three "non-contacted" Amazon tribespeople – a young man, his mother and an elder female relative — were led out of the forest they had lived in their whole lives and taken to a village.<p>A year and a half later, in an extraordinary twist, the two women have escaped …

Amazon Rainforest

With echoes of Wounded Knee, tribes mount prairie occupation to block North Dakota pipeline

Long before Lewis and Clark paddled by, Native Americans built homes here at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers, using the thick earth to guard against brutal winters and hard summer heat. They were called the Mandan people.<p>Now, Native Americans are living here again. They sleep …

Environment

Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.<p>Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four …

North Dakota

Black wealth, racism and the legacy of the legendary Madam C.J. Walker

Living History: Part of a series tied to the African American Museum of History and Culture.<p>She remembers the smells of the hair pomades in the factory, where women stirred ointment by hand in great, black vats.<p>She remembers her mother taking her to Madam C.J. Walker’s beauty school in Indianapolis …

Black History

A woman’s gruesome hanging shocked Tibet — but police have silenced all questions

JIQIE NO. 2 VILLAGE, China — She was 27, a kind, hard-working woman who supported her family by herding yaks and harvesting caterpillar fungus, a prized health cure, on the high grasslands of Tibet. Last October, Tsering Tso was found hanged from a bridge in a small town near her home.<p>Her family …

Human Rights

Demolitions of illegal Bedouin structures rise after documentation by settler group

Settler documentation of illegal construction by Bedouin in the West Bank has led to heightened enforcement and demolitions in Bedouin communities …

Black Suffragettes: The Two-Fold Struggle of Black Women Who Fought For the Right to Vote

To be honest, the anniversary of the 19th amendment that legalized the woman’s right to vote hasn't been on my mind lately. In fact, it didn’t really …

Feminism

"Mi abuela llevaba tatuajes": un viaje a los orígenes de este arte corporal

<b>Zelalem</b> tatúa crucifijos y vírgenes María, bajo la luz de un flexo en "Zola Tattoo", uno de los pocos estudios de tatuajes de Addis Abeba, la capital …