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America, We're Better Than This

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

So if you care about racial justice, if you care about economic justice, if you care about social justice, if you care about environmental justice, if you care about health justice, if you care about America, you have to care about Black Lives Matter.

Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter To You

Percell Dugger | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

When you say "All Lives Matter", especially to a black person, you're essentially saying the history and narrative of black people in this country, does not matter to you. You're saying that our feelings, with regards to the mistreatment and injustices against black people don't matter.

Journalism and Content Marketing Need Each Other

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Cameron Conaway

Truth is, just as in 1899, journalism and content marketing need each other. As investigative journalists tell some of the most important stories of our time, the publication they work for is often cash-strapped, underpaying those journalists, and too busy or blind to break free from its antiquated ways of distribution--maybe sending truly brilliant content out a few times via their social media channels and calling it "a strategy."

In Free State of Jones, Another White Hollywood Super-Hero Movie

Alan Singer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Alan Singer

The latest entry in the category "Movies You Should Not Show in History Classes" is Free State of Jones.

The Prostitute and the Pope in Germany's Lake Constance History

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

She is thirty feet high and weighs 36 thousand pounds and every inch of her voluptuous and barely-concealed anatomy is alluring - except perhaps for the two naked and wizened old men who sit in the palms of each of her upraised hands, one a pope the other an emperor.

The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Historic University of Al-Qarawiyyin Library Is Restored and Revitalized: @schneidercp— MOST Re...

In Search of Eden -- Discovering Bordeaux Guided by a Brilliant Winemaker

Patrick Beretta | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Patrick Beretta

I asked about fishing, then about living in their enchanting region of Bordeaux in southwest France. They described lives barely touched by time. Lives that follow the slow seasonal rhythm of the vineyards with the same ancestral predictability as the river current is regulated by the tides of the distant Atlantic Ocean.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

I Took A Trip Back In Time At The New York Transit Museum

Tom Falco | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Tom Falco

The older subway cars reminded me of the old trains you see on westerns, you know, the trains used for long distance travel across the country.

Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Tom Hook, the New Orleans jazz pianist sitting next to me at the Mozart dinner concert my last night in Salzburg explained his presence at the event w...

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

'The World's Oldest Profession' May Not Be What You Think

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the second of a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jen...

Dead Presidents: History, Memory, and the Legacies of Once 'Great Men'

Hettie Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices
Hettie Williams

Several institutions of higher education including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton have reconsidered the historical legacies of dead presidents such as Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson. Homogeneous articulations of collective identity are often forged through commemorative practices that hold up specific historical figures from the dominant racial group as representative symbols of the nation in multiracial societies despite the complicated legacies of such figures.

Living History at Aztec Ruins National Monument

James Orndorf | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

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Siena Palio: All In 90 Seconds

Antonio Busiello | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Antonio Busiello

Siena's Palio is one of the most difficult and ancient bareback horse races in the world with origins dating back centuries. Held annually in July and August, it attracts thousands of Italians and foreign visitors.

Free State of Jones

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Writer/director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) has brought his ten-year project to life and his efforts have culminated in a history lesson that is surprising and confounding on many levels. His thoughtful script, with its well-formed characters, memorable dialogue and evocative settings, doesn't paint a rosy Utopian picture of blacks and whites living together in perfect harmony

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Islamic Sexuality Is More Complicated Than You Might Think

Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed

For over fourteen centuries, Islamic societies from Morocco to China have had sexual landscapes as diverse as the lands they have been built on. Multiple ways of negotiating sexual behavior have existed for as long as the religion itself.

75 Years Later: What the Past Teaches Us Today

Kelli Stuart | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Kelli Stuart

On June 22, 1941, Adolf Hitler's Nazi army stormed through the Soviet Union in a surprise attack that should have been anything but a surprise. The b...

So THAT's What The Thing On The End Of Your Shoelace Is Called

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.22.2016 | Style

Plastic, metal, maybe just some Scotch tape that you found in your coworker's desk -- the little tips at the ends of your shoelaces that helps you thr...

Mexican-American Slam Poet Schools Donald Trump On U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump may want to bust open a U.S. history book because he's about to get schooled. Chicana slam poet Mercedez Holtry gave the GOP presidentia...

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

Max Galka | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Max Galka

By 2030, 75 percent of the world's population is expected to be living in cities. Today, about 54 percent of us do. In 1960, only 34 percent of the world lived in cities.

Cranborne Chase: Walking Through 5,000 Years Of British History

Mark Hodson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Mark Hodson

Even for residents of southern England, Cranborne Chase is a bit of a mystery. This historic royal hunting ground stretches across rolling chalk hills...

When Black Power Set Racist America On Fire: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

Ibram X. Kendi | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices
Ibram X. Kendi

Fifty years ago, the term "Black power" fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book.

If History Repeats, Trump's Bonfire of Vanity Will End Like This

Chris Kutarna | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Kutarna

He's a political outsider whose angry words have come to dominate public discourse. He's a gifted communicator whose power to hold a crowd has been magnified by new social media.