History

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

Clearly, the Trump administration has a problem with Jews

<b>(CNN) —</b> I had no idea how right I was, a month ago, when I wrote in The New York Times that American Jews should be wary of their new President.<p>Since then, we have had the incredible slip on January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day. Except slip is not the word, as we later learned from Politico. The …

Black History

This Exercise Proved Battleship Was Obsolete

In 1921, a controversial military exercise demonstrated to the world the power of aerial warfare in the naval domain. The live-fire exercise off the …

Military History

The Secret Student Group That Stood Up to the Nazis

On this day, 74 years ago, three young adults placed their heads beneath a guillotine and breathed their last breath. Their crime? Speaking out …

Holocaust

McMaster Has the Islamophobes Worried. Good.

Trump’s new national security adviser can be a powerful counterweight the the baleful influence of Steve Bannon.<p>When America’s most influential Islamophobes are upset, you know the president made a good choice. “Score one from the swamp,” whined Robert Spencer upon hearing the news that Donald …

Foreign Policy

Estrangement from history: 100 years since Russia's February Revolution

In February 1917, the reign of the Romanov czars came to an end. This event was a precursor to the October Revolution later that year. In Russia, what went on in February is not widely known.<p>It's a date that cannot be ignored: February 23, according to the Julian calendar (March 8 in the Gregorian …

World News

Trump Sounds Amazed To Learn About The True Horrors Of Slavery: ‘Boy, That Is Just Not Good … That Is Really Bad’

President Trump famously kicked off Black History Month by trashing Arnold Schwarzenegger for his <i>Apprentice</i> ratings during a commemorative Feb. 1 breakfast. His checkered history with “the blacks” goes back decades to when Trump refused to rent apartments to minorities in the 1970s. So, it’s no …

Black History

The Best and the Worst Presidents

Abraham Lincoln, who preserved the Union and ended slavery, is our greatest president while immediate predecessor James Buchanan, who dithered and …

James Madison

'You want ancient Roman heritage with that?' Stretch of Roman road unveiled beneath McDonald's restaurant

Two thousand years after legionaries tramped along its well-worn paving stones, an exceptionally well-preserved stretch of Roman road has been opened to the public – beneath a McDonald’s restaurant.<p>In what the American burger chain says is its first museum-cum-restaurant anywhere in the world, the …

Archaeology

The totalitarian government in Soviet Russia invented a mental illness to lock up resistors

‘Sluggish schizophrenia’ was a dangerous diagnosis<p>You had to be crazy to oppose Communism in Russia. Or if you weren’t, the Soviet state medical …

Russian History

The World’s Largest Private Rembrandt Collection Goes on View at the Louvre

Exhibitions<p>Owned by a previously anonymous collector couple, the exhibitions are a 'coming out.'<p>,<p>Outside a tiny circle of dealers in Dutch Masters …

Art History

Ghostly World War II plane spotted flying in UK's Peak District!

England's Peak District has experienced something supernatural. A ghostly aircraft -- Douglas Dakota -- extensively used by the Allies during World War II was spotted hovering in the skies by numerous people.<p><b>Also Read:</b> <b>Japan zoo culls 57 snow monkeys after it was found they had 'alien genes'</b><p>The …

Military History

Jack Barsky: The KGB spy who lived the American dream

<b>It's no secret that the Russians have long tried to plant "sleeper agents" in the US - men and women indistinguishable from normal Americans, who live - on the surface - completely normal lives. But what happens when one of them doesn't want to go home?</b><p>Jack Barsky died in September 1955, at the age …

Intelligence

The Royal House of Windsor was an fascinating look inside the mind of Edward VIII: episode 1 review

"After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself within 12 months,” King George V complained of his son David, soon to be Edward VIII, in a letter to his Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in 1934. How right he was.<p>It was this kind of prophetic insight, gleaned from royal archives and private …

British History

Think about it: Trump’s mouth shoots first, asks questions later

This is what the alternative fact presidency looks like<p>Here’s what we learned this week: the Trump administration is living in an era of alternative facts.<p>We saw it twice over the past few days. In both cases, President Donald Trump displayed a reckless disregard for protocol, for Americans and for …

Black History

Remembering the Horrific Exile of Thousands of People

73 years ago today, the lives of nearly half a milion Chechen and Ingush people changed forever when Stalin ordered their deportation to remote parts …

Russian History

Six Works of Art Fine Arts Students Should Know

<b>Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker. Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. Johannes Vermeer’s</b> …

Art History

Trump Should Follow Reagan's Lead on Trade

Foreign competition is squeezing American manufacturing companies. U.S. factories are shedding jobs and ceding market share to cheap Asian exports. And the president isn’t going to take it anymore.<p>Welcome to 1985. Trade anxieties dominated the headlines then as they do today, and Washington was …

Economics

See the Ancient World Through Virtual Reality

Have you ever stood in front of historic ruins—the Parthenon, say, or one of Britain’s many ancient castles—and closed your eyes, imagining what the …

Virtual Reality

Royal House of Windsor: The story behind why King George V changed the family name

BBC documentary explores the British dynasty in new documentary series.<p>A new stately television show is premiering on BBC2 this evening (22 …

British History

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for 'Field Trip' to Museum of African American History

Stephen Colbert is continuing his streak of opening <i>The Late Show</i> with a monologue aimed at President Donald Trump. The host began Tuesday's episode …

Comedy

Klimt and Basquiat sales could help Sotheby's smash London record

Auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art next month has combined pre-sale estimate of nearly £400m<p>Works of art with a combined upper estimate of nearly £400m, representing one of the highest-value sales to be staged in London, have gone on display.<p>The works include one of the few …

Art History

Black Revolutionary War Reenactors Want to Set the Record Straight - VICE

With tensions running high, the growing crowd of colonists, led by a black man named Crispus Attucks, surrounded the British troops, pelting them with snow and ice. Then one of the soldiers opened fire, killing three men outright and mortally wounding two others, including Attucks. Attucks, a …

American History

Emails Confirm That EPA Head Scott Pruitt Is Indeed an Enemy of Earth

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>I heard there are some new planets we could …

Black History

Last Ride at Anzio

Fierce German counterattacks came within one mile of destroying an Allied invasion in early 1944The post Last Ride at Anzio appeared first on …

Military History

Was Trump's Visit To The National Museum Of African American History and Culture Sincere?

This week, Donald Trump finally made his way to the celebrated National Museum of African American History and Culture. But many are questioning his …

Black History

Under Golden Arches in Italy, a Tract of Roman Road

MARINO, Italy — It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work until the site can be excavated.<p>Rather than fret about lost time and money, …

Ancient History

Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?

Today, those of us who are unlucky enough to get salmonella (or technically salmonellosis) will probably get it from eating undercooked meat, poultry …

Ancient History

The Men Who Captured The Art Of War

In praise of the most heroic photojournalists of the past century<p>They are the men and women who shaped our understanding of war, who used the camera …

Photojournalism

Massive unexploded WWII bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour

The 300lb bomb dropped by the Germans was towed out to sea and detonated in a controlled explosion.<p>A 300lb (130kg) bomb which lay at the bottom of …

Military History