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10 African Americans Win 2018 Rhodes Scholarships, Most Ever in Rhodes History

Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., is one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (Richard Drew, …

African-American News

From bouncers to songwriters: 3 surprising co-ops

You may have heard of co-operatively run supermarkets, banks and even energy companies, but the co-op model has been taken up by all sorts of …

Mesmerizing Video of 10,000 Snow Geese Taking Flight Will Soothe Your Soul

Mesmerizing Video of 10,000 Snow Geese Taking Flight Will Soothe Your Soul<p>Have you ever seen birds of a feather actually flock together? Because it …

Birds

The student digs inspiring a fresh generation of co-op entrepreneurs

Could the student housing co-ops popping up across the UK challenge the frequently exploitative relationship between landlords and tenants? They’re …

Housing

Supreme Court Rules Law Student Who Turned Life Around Can Take Bar Exam

Supreme Court Rules Law Student Who Turned Life Around Can Take Bar...<p>Tarra Denelle Simmons is a mother of three who has overcome all of the odds and …

California is on target to reach its renewable energy goals a decade in advance

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Renewable Energy

R.I.P. Della Reese, 86, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star

<i>by Anita Gates via nytimes.com</i><p><b>Della Reese</b>, the husky-voiced singer and actress who spent almost a decade playing a down-to-earth heavenly messenger …

Entertainment

Denver Passes Trailblazing Legislation Banning Declawing

Denver Passes Trailblazing Legislation Banning Declawing<p>Denver has just become the first city outside of California to pass legislation banning the …

Rights & Freedoms

In Major Game-Changer, Norway Pushed to Divert its Massive Wealth Out of Fossil Fuel

In Major Game-Changer, Norway Pushed to Divert its Massive Wealth Out of...<p>The bank responsible for the largest sovereign wealth in the the world has …

Climate

Buff Dad Wears Tutu For Ballet Class When Daughter Invites Him Instead of Her Pregnant Mom

Buff Dad Wears Tutu For Ballet Class When Daughter Invites Him Instead...<p>One look at Thanh Tran, and you might think this super-buff dad only likes …

Parenting

National Museum of African American History and Culture Digitizes Vintage Photos For Black Families

The <b>National Museum of African American History and Culture</b> (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C. harbors pieces of history that illustrate the story of the …

Black History

Author and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward Wins 2nd National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 15, 2017 in New York City, NY, USA. Photo by Dennis Van …

African-American News

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life's Big Questions

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life’s Big Questions<p>Anxiety. Stress. Feeling overwhelmed. Life is messy. Life is fun. …

Mindfulness

Federal Judge Catherine Perry Rules St. Louis Police Force Against Protestors Unconstitutional

Wednesday, a federal judge placed restrictions on the <b>St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department</b>, claiming their conduct during recent protests has …

Policing

Nigeria’s Women’s Bobsled Team Qualifies for 2018 Olympics, Country’s 1st Ever Winter Olympians

Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team (photo via nytimes.com)<p><i>by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)</i><p>According to ESPN, Nigeria will be represented in the …

Olympics

Shelter Dogs to Get Temporary Homes So They Can Celebrate Thanksgiving With Families

Shelter Dogs to Get Temporary Homes So They Can Celebrate Thanksgiving With...<p>Thanksgiving may be a holiday for humans, but that doesn’t mean that …

Adopt

5 inspiring food and drink co-operatives

Our pick of the UK businesses that combine food and drink with a tasty dose of co-operation<p><b>Black Cat Café, London</b><p>A co-operatively run, 100 per cent …

The co-operative breadmaking business that’s on the rise

At the worker-owned Leeds Bread Co-operative, all employees have a say in decisions – right down to the kind of bread that gets baked. The business …

Bread

Dad Gets to Grant Christmas Wish For Son With Autism Thanks to Internet

Dad Gets to Grant Christmas Wish For Son With Autism Thanks to...<p>James Dutton and his ex-wife were determined to give their son with autism the …

Hearts Melt Over College Roommate's Dedication to Helping His Little Sister

Hearts Melt Over College Roommate’s Dedication to Helping His Little Sister<p>While some people might have dicier memories of older siblings from their …

Viral

J.J. Abrams Directs Celebrity-Filled Spoof on Comic Book Jimmy Kimmel Made When He Was 10

J.J. Abrams Directs Celebrity-Filled Spoof on Comic Book Jimmy Kimmel Made When...<p>In honor of Jimmy Kimmel’s 50th birthday earlier this week, a …

Jimmy Kimmel

Thought to Be Extinct For 42 Years, Cute Critter is Finally Spotted by Guy Eating Lunch

Thought to Be Extinct For 42 Years, Cute Critter is Finally Spotted...<p>It’s been 42 years since anyone has seen this elusive little salamander – but …

Check Out People's Elation Yesterday When Gay Marriage Was Legalized in Australia

Equality

People Are Posting Stories of Celebrities Being Nice to Them and it is Incredibly Refreshing

People Are Posting Stories of Celebrities Being Nice to Them and it...<p>Though it may seem like there are endless allegations against celebrities for …

Michael Stipe

African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Launched to Increase Diversity in Historic Preservation

Madam C.J. Walker’s “Villa Lewaro,” the home of the country’s first female African-American millionaire. (Courtesy National Trust for Historic …

African-American News

Uber and out: here come the co-ops

From the gig economy to the unfairly shared spoils of global capitalism, inequality threatens to drive the UK apart. Could the answer be to work …

Sharing Economy

In a First, Scientists Try to Edit Faulty DNA Inside Patient’s Body to Cure Genetic Disease

In a First, Scientists Try to Edit Faulty DNA Inside Patient’s Body...<p><i>EDITOR’S NOTE: We want to bring you this inspiring article via iCopyright, but</i> …

Genetics

The digital platform using crowdfunding to help homeless people into new careers

A new tech startup allows people to fund employment training and careers advice to help homeless people in the UK<p>The UK’s homelessness crisis is …

Housing

‘Now is the time for ambitious co–operative thinking’

The seemingly unstoppable rise of companies such as Google, Amazon, eBay, Uber and Airbnb has left many feeling powerless over their economic …

“Girls Trip” Star Tiffany Haddish Sets Two Movies With New Line and Universal

Tiffany Haddish (via vanity fair.com)<p><i>by Justin Kroll via</i> <i>Variety.com</i><p>After making history as the first black female stand-up comedian to host “Saturday …

Movies