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Science, Advocacy and Anthropology

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
American Anthropological Association

We'd love to put an end to the futility of the science versus advocacy version of "Whack a mole" so we can focus on quality anthropological work for the public good.

Timbuktu Then and Now

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

When I heard recently about the rescue of Timbuktu by the French from the Ansar Dine, it somehow made me think of the time when France conquered this city in 1893.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 4: Polar Bears in the Sahara

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have a natural environment. And a world of fast-food drive-through restaurants, fax machines, escalators and email is not it. The nutritional environment we live in is toxic to us. The effects of that toxicity are rampant chronic disease and epidemic obesity.

The Best Presidential Love Letters

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Did you know that many of our most iconic commanders-in-chief were also hopeless romantics? In the presidential archives, love letters abound. From...

Turning Back the Time of Racism

Martha S. Jones | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Martha S. Jones

If given the chance, would you change the course of history to undo racism in the United States?

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 3: Then and Now

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Only by knowing Mik-tal's endowment to us can we hope to meet the challenges of the modern world. Our efforts to find our way home begin by knowing where home is, and where we are now. Our efforts to achieve dietary health begin by knowing ourselves.

Valentine's Day: Its Gory, Unromantic Secret History

Pamela Haag | Posted 04.14.2013 | Weird News
Pamela Haag

All you cranks and cynics take heart: Valentine's Day had a decidedly unromantic genesis, and even after the holiday got alloyed to romantic love, it had its own subversive, cynical undertow right from the start.

Students Learn Activism And Advocacy In "Movement Makers" Class

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by: Ashley Williams, Robyn Gee Hira Alam, 16, considers herself an activist, thanks to an extra course she’s taking called Movement Ma...

King Richard Claim Greeted With Skepticism By Some

Posted 02.05.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/04/2013 03:22 PM EST on LiveScience The announcement that the bones of English King ...

Oh, Where Have You Gone, Mr. Roosevelt? Our Nation Turns Its Angry Eyes to You

Jon Knokey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Knokey

The partisan political environment in America provides opportunity for the next generation of American leaders. Don't believe it? Just ask Theodore Roosevelt.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes Of Grand Central On Its 100th Birthday

Posted 02.07.2013 | Travel

We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic New York building and brought back photos.

Shame on You, Goldman Sachs. Now Here's Your Bonus

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

In the end, it doesn't matter whether these folks are Democrats or Republicans, nor whether they are operating at the highest levels of government or banking -- they take care of their own.

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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The Forgotten "Father of Emancipation"

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Harlow Giles Unger

More than twenty years before Lincoln ever uttered the word "emancipation," the courageous sixth President of the United States -- John Quincy Adams -- masterminded the U.S. Supreme Court victory that made the Emancipation Proclamation possible.

Cameron Fuels the Folly of British Isolationism

David Miles | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
David Miles

Possibly the most stand out moment of levity in David Cameron's speech on Wednesday announcing an 'in/out' referendum on Britain's EU membership within the next 5 years was when he said: "It is time to settle this European question in British politics."

Django and a Major Black Film Festival's Stride to Broaden Lenses

Ise Lyfe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ise Lyfe

We're in America, so let's ask ourselves an honest question with regards to Django: What if a love story film set in slavery times about a Black man in search of his wife came out in the theaters today?

'Discoverers on an Old Sphere'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

One of the hardest parts of preparing an article, and I think most writers will agree with me here, is getting the beginning just right. What's the right "point of entry" to the subject being discussed? What aspect of it should you address first?

Mali Meditations

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Paul Stoller

I cannot predict the outcome of what may turn out to be a long lasting military conflict in Mali. Even so, it is worthwhile to pay attention not only to the short-term news of military maneuvers and human suffering, but also to the long term stories of human resilience.

Six Questions for Linda Stasi, Author of The Sixth Station

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Jill Rachel Jacobs

In her new book Linda Stasi reveals a riveting and provocative read, full of twists and turns, passion and conspiracies, while tackling a host of hot and timely topics, such as terrorism, Christianity, good vs. evil.

Obama's Second Inaugural Address: Required Reading for the Next Four Years

Jim Downs | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Downs

Those subjects were not part of my high school curriculum in the 1990s. With the exception of black history, women's history and especially gay history remained virtually absent from my graduate training at Columbia in the 2000s.

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

The Secret History Behind World Flag Designs

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Danny Groner

How did other countries arrive at their modern flags? Some have, in their designs, gone beyond basic colors and patterns and thought more globally. Here's a look at five nations that have designed their banners to be artistically unique and, as a result, full of life and tradition.

Coretta Scott King: Beside, Not Behind, the Great Man

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A notable absentee from President Obama's two inaugurations makes both his accomplishment and her absence more poignant.

Jon Ward

The Road Forward: Obama Destiny As The Next JFK Faces Obstacles -- And Bill Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the sun rises on his second inaugural, President Obama is already a significant figure in American history. And he is poised to becom...

Martin Luther King Day Could Have Been Michael Luther Branham Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

In the 10-15 years following Emancipation, there was some experimentation with surnames, so it's not unusual to find a family with one name in the 1870 census and an entirely different one in the 1880.