Activism

Watch Al Sharpton Completely Butcher The Spelling of ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’’ On MSNBC

During an appearance on MSNBC, Al Sharpton completely butchered the spelling of the word “respect” while referencing a song by his late friend Aretha …

Donald Trump

Al Sharpton Misspells "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" During MSNBC Segment

The host made the on-air flub whilst criticizing Trump's current feud with Omarosa Manigault-Newman.<p>Al Sharpton invoked his late friend and legendary …

Donald Trump

5 new books not to miss this week, including Karin Slaughter's thriller, 'Pieces of Her'

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. "Pieces of Her"</b> by Karin Slaughter (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Aug. 21)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> After a seemingly mild-mannered woman stops a killer during a mall shooting and then disappears, her daughter discovers that …

Books

Movement encourages Argentines to quit Catholic church

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires on Saturday to oppose the influence of religion on Argentine politics and encourage people to quit the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions.<p>The event, called "Collective …

Buenos Aires

Fresh 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Multiple earthquakes — including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor — struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Sunday, sending fresh panic coursing …

Natural Disasters

Aretha Franklin, feminist and activist

By Elwood Watson<p>The world lost one of the greatest singers of all time on Thursday when Aretha Franklin, the Memphis-born, Detroit-raised singer died at the age of 76. For more than half a century, Franklin’s music etched itself into popular culture. Her talent and omnipresence earned her the title …

Aretha Franklin

New Zealand Wants to Plant 1 Billion Trees to Fight Climate Change

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><p><i>Trees play a critical role in counteracting climate change by pulling greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.</i> …

New Zealand

Pearl Jam respond to criticism of Donald Trump concert poster

Just days after copping heat for their controversial concert poster design which featured the rotting corpse of US President Donald Trump, Pearl Jam …

Donald Trump

Aynaz Anni Cyrus

<b>Aynaz</b> <b>Anni Cyrus:</b> Iranian-American human rights activist, was born under Islam and after 15 years of imprisonment, torture, and oppression she …

Human Rights

Yazidi victims of ISIS fear for lives in Germany due to ISIS presence

The harrowing story is the most shocking case of a former survivor of the ISIS genocide in Iraq, that led to the ethnic cleansing of more than …

World News

David Maraniss: There can only ever be one Aretha Franklin

There was only one Aretha, but, in her case, the first-name recognition evoked so much more than pop celebrity. Aretha was not a manufactured image …

Soul Music

Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

PARIS: Paris's biggest aquarium has created a refuge for goldfish, providing a second life for any unwanted pets who might otherwise find themselves …

Aquaculture

‘The space shuttle disaster Reunion was heartbreaking’: Radio 4’s Sue Macgregor recalls her most memorable The Reunion moments

From the release of Nelson Mandela to the 1966 World Cup, BBC Radio 4's The Reunion celebrates 150 episodes<p>For some Radio 4 listeners, it was when …

Nelson Mandela

Berlin pug race crowns triple victor

Emma has been described as the Usain Bolt of pugs, or even the FC Bayern. All we know is this bundle of cuteness can run.<p>Dozens of dogs took part in …

Pugs

Don’t blame Ocasio-Cortez – blame her schooling

Jack Engelhard<p>Jack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been …

Boston University

Who is Narendra Dabholkar?

From 2010, Dabholkar made several attempts to get an anti-superstition law passed by the Maharashtra government. However, his attempts were strongly …

India News

Irom Sharmila Urges Acid Attack Survivors to Rise Up Against AFSPA

Human rights activist and poet Irom Sharmila recently visited the Cafe Sheroes, Agra, and urged the acid attack survivors to raise their voice …

Acid Attack

Olly Alexander would go on Strictly – if he could have a ‘big man’ to spin him around

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander has shared his thoughts on going on Strictly Come Dancing.<p>And it involved wanting a ‘big man’ to be able to …

Entertainment (UK)

The Brothers Koch and Cuomo: Flipped Scripts

Although most Americans wouldn’t know the Koch brothers if they passed them on the street, they might recognize the duo of Andrew and Chris Cuomo, …

Civil Rights

Exposing the enemy within

I 've been reading with particular interest about the row over Tuvia Tenenbom's exclusion from a Limmud panel . I myself have spoken at Limmud, …

Israel

Suspicious of Iraqi Govt. Pledges, Basra Residents Plan Civil Disobedience after Eid Holiday

The popular demonstrations that erupted in early July in Iraq’s southern oil-rich Basra region are likely to escalate after next week’s Eid al-Adha …

Middle East

Women play just as important a role in life as we men do

August is the month for celebrating women precisely because of the epic march by brave women on August 9, 1956, to Pretoria, in protest against the …

Women of Color

There Were a Few Arrests, and Some Yelling, but Overall, the Alt Right Rally on Saturday Was Pretty Boring

The Proud Boys and other alt right groups rallied in Seattle on Saturday, it was pretty boring. by Lester BlackThere really weren't that many people …

City Halls

People of the land: A look at India's tribal communities following World Indigenous Day

Tattooing is an integral part of the Baiga's lifestyle - the Adivasi community that resides primarily in the state of Madhya Pradesh and in smaller …

India

Corbyn called for Israel boycott in 2005 rally

More evidences arises of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's support for cutting trade ties with Israel, despite recent statements to the …

Israel

Amnesty International airs concern over ‘disrespect’ of freedoms

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has expressed “grave concern” over what it described as “crackdown” by the …

Rights & Freedoms

HRW Says Iran Judiciary 'Criminalizing Rights Activism'

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Iran's authorities to immediately release prominent lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, saying her arrest and the new …

Human Rights

How gardening is helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society

In Senegal, social activism and hip hop are being cultivated in a center run by rapper Fou Malade. Here he has been rehabilitating ex-offenders …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Calling The Cops On Black People Unnecessarily Could Become A Hate Crime In New York

In the past year, numerous incidents have been caught on tape in which white people called the police on black people who were simply sitting in …

Justice

Smokey Robinson Recalls Growing Up with Aretha Franklin and Their Childhood Stories

<i>This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.</i><p>Aretha Franklin‘s death on Thursday at the age of 76 …

Aretha Franklin