Martin Luther King, Jr.

Balance of Power: Chinese Downgrade - Bloomberg

As the world fixates on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe and the Middle East, alarm bells are ringing in one of the global economy's main …

United States

Trump Gave Pope Francis A Copy Of MLK Jr. Writings And The Irony Was Almost Too Much

“I think the guy is lazy,” Trump said of a black employee, according to O’Donnell. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in …

Black History

The Pope's gift to Donald Trump suggests he's actually kind of a badass

The Pope met Donald Trump today, and proved he is, in fact, kind of a badass.<p>When the President and the Pontiff met in the Vatican today, they went …

Donald Trump

What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know

Each day, Catherine Caldwell hauls three gallons of bottled water to her bathroom and two to her kitchen. She and her family use the water for …

Sustainability

Trump Will Almost Certainly Break His Promise to Read the Pope's 192-Page Letter On Climate Change

As part of his international, interfaith tour that began in Saudi Arabia, President Trump met with Pope Francis Wednesday at the Vatican to discuss …

Climate

The Pope meets Donald Trump - General Discussion

Yesterday, Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, in a meeting described as awkward but not openly hostile.<p>Mr Trump and Pope Francis have …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert pans Trump's budget, stages his own Trump Twitter intervention

8:18 a.m. ET<p>NATO is expected to symbolically join the international coalition against the Islamic State on Wednesday in a bid to earn to approval of …

Same-sex Marriage

Manchester attack makes terrorism the focus of Trump's NATO meeting

The deadly suicide bombing in Britain and threats of more attacks thrust counter-terrorism to the top of President Trump’s agenda for talks with NATO leaders here on Thursday, buttressing his bid to enlist the alliance he had called obsolete to join the fight against Islamic State.<p>Secretary of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Pope's Parting Gift To Trump Says It All

It’s long been a tradition for visiting political leaders and celebrities to exchange gifts with the Pope. Who could forget when Leo DiCaprio brought …

Pope Francis

'He is something': Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talks

Meeting for the first time, the president and the pontiff sidestepped deep differences over issues ranging from the environment to the plight of …

Christianity

Pope-Trump meeting agenda: Climate change, terrorism

<b>Vatican City (CNN) —</b> After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump.<p>"Thank you. I won't forget what you said," Trump told Pope Francis, before leaving the Pope's private study after a half-hour private meeting.<p>Neither Trump nor the Pope …

Christianity

Trump's Christian faith called into question by MSNBC host

President Donald Trump's faith is once again being questioned, this time by fellow Republican, and one-time friend, "Morning Joe" co-host Joe …

Donald Trump

Youtube star Shittyflute’s flute covers of popular music are a huge hit. But why?

If you can’t be very, very good, be very, very bad.<p>Now here is a YouTube artist you wouldn’t imagine having such a grand following. But “Shittyflute” …

Flute

Melania Trump Had A Pretty Awkward Moment With The Pope

The pontiff wasn't make a joke about Trump eating too much pizza<p>Melanie Trump drew a complete blank when the Pope asked her what she had been feeding …

Donald Trump

12 Essential Communication Skills That Aren't Taught in Schools at All

<i>“I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain</i>We’re taught the basics of communication early in the classroom. To be able to …

Body Language

MLK Jr. Community Center plans all-white dress party for 2nd annual fundraiser | Community Column

In high-society circles, having a ticket or invitation to parties with all-white dress codes is an enviable social coup. The summer Hamptons White …

Texas

One Of Trump’s Federal Judge Nominees Blogged Some Far-Right Opinions Under A Pseudonym

John Bush would seem, at first, to be a fairly typical nominee for judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He’s had a long legal career, has a J.D. from Harvard, he’s president of conservative legal association the Federalist Society, and is generally inoffensive. …

It's no surprise the Internet's Rihanna-Nyong'o film is getting made

Netflix is giving life to a viral concept for a movie with Rihanna, Lupita N’yongo and Ava DuVernay—but it’s a mere extension of its existing …

Kevin Spacey

Odd Duck’s Bryce Gilmore Is Opening a Brand New Casual Restaurant

Aptly named Sour Duck<p><b>Odd Duck</b> and <b>Barley Swine</b> owner/chef <b>Bryce Gilmore</b> is expanding his restaurant circle with a new fast casual restaurant and store, <b>Sour Duck Market</b>. As noted on Austin 360, it will be found on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, which used to house restaurant and beer garden Joe's …

Texas

10 small towns near Atlanta you need to visit soon - Curbed Atlanta

Let's face it, we all occasionally need a break from Atlanta.<p>For all its splendors and limitless options, the ATL’s traffic, urban noise, and heat-island affect invariably take their toll. But as Georgians in need of quick escapes to slower and simpler environments, we’re all in luck, as the Peach …

Atlanta

The Secret to an Irresistible Elevator Pitch in 4 Steps (Hint: Don't Even Mention Your Product)

If you have limited time to make a big impression, here's how to use it wisely.<p>I stepped onto an elevator at the airport and three people followed behind me -- a young woman and two young men. We were on Floor 3, they were going to Floor 4, I was riding to Floor 5.<p>The door closed and the woman …

Elevator Pitches

Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership

Richard Spencer, an 'American white nationalist' and president of the National Policy Institute, had his gym membership revoked after an incident last week where a professor from Georgetown University confronted him.<p>Professor Christine Fair wrote on a Tumblr post that she anticipated being kicked …

Racism

50 Years Ago This Week: Vietnam and the Black Soldier

<i>Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME</i> …

News (U.S.)

Review: U2 Reminds Americans What It Means to Be American

In March of 1987, When I was 11 years old, my mom came home from work saying downtown L.A. traffic was crazy because of U2.<p>“They were shooting a …

Hollywood

Mining baron's $400m donation of love

An effusive Malcolm Turnbull described it as an extraordinary moment of love, an act of generosity and of leadership.<p>The prime minister was talking …

Western Australia

Confederate monument supporters say the darnedest things: Opinion

On Wednesday May 17, Tishaura O. Jones, the treasurer for St. Louis, Mo., launched a GoFundMe page seeking to raise $25,000 to remove a Confederate …

History

The Brave New World of Marketing Through Memes

Money Memes<p>Tantalized by the allure of viral campaigns, companies are trying more than ever to connect with consumers through the language of …

Memes

Michael, Reinvented: Reviving Old Landmarks w/ Diana Copland | Dreamspinner Press Blog | Gay Romance

May 19, 2017<p>When I sat down to write ‘Michael, Reinvented’, I knew I wanted to accomplish several things. As a continuation of the first book, I …

Washington State

Want A Basic Income? Apply To Be In This Documentary

What would you do if you got unconditional cash every week? Two filmmakers want to find out.<p>If America ever does take the radical step of introducing a universal basic income (UBI)–that is, a regular payment to all citizens to cover their basic needs–presumably the idea will need something like …

Basic Income

The Civil Rights Stories We Need to Remember

<b>HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING</b> <b><br>The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty</b><br>By S. Jonathan Bass<br>Illustrated. 413 pp. Liveright Publishing. $26.95.<p>A few years back, I thought to write a history of the civil rights movement in a small Southern city …

Black History