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Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, steps down

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The era of African post-colonial revolutionaries comes to a close with the resignation of Robert Mugabe. Keep Reading

5 reasons why yin yoga is everything

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1) You can turn up the volume—or not. “Go deeper, work harder, stretch more” makes sense some of the time but just downright silly other times. Yin yoga truly gives you options to sit still long enough so you can expand your awareness to move with wisdom in the poses.

2) No experience necessary—for realz. Most yin classes are suitable for everybody and every BODY and adjusted with modification and cool yoga toys (ie, props) to make it work for where you’re at. Truly suitable and sustainable for all phases and stages. Yeah I said it and I mean it!

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The intersection of fashion, race & activism: Larry Lyons

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Larry Lyons, historian turned photographer turned fashion aficionado fell in love with Newark, New Jersey when he began to explore its history of fashion and how it intersects its history of radical politics. Today, the city is his muse while photographing urban fashion.

A doctoral student at Princeton University, he talks about the nuances of fashion often missed in the dialogue of commercial fashion.

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Howard law professor holds the justice system accountable

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“It is gratifying to hold systems accountable.”

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Eat your water

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Some of the most effective ways of staying hydrated are by consuming more water-rich foods, such as watermelon and spinach.

These fruits and vegetables boost the body’s H2O consumption while adding a multitude of nutrient benefits.

The water from cucumbers keep you hydrated inside and out. The cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, consists of 96% water, more than any other vegetable.

Photo Credit: Natalie Rhea Riggs

From hair to bones it is beneficial. A cucumber is abundant in vitamin C, beta carotene, and antioxidants.

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Selling more than cigars: Race, class and labor in Cuba

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Being a man of color is complex. Yet, across national and ethnic lines, the struggle of being Black effects all members of the African Diaspora. Follow an African American who learns the intersection of race, class and labor in Cuba after being mistaken as a local.

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Soiled: Black farmers work to sustain livelihood and land

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40 Acres and a mule is nothing compared to what blacks have lost in farmland. In 1920, blacks made up 14 percent of farmers, today, only 1 percent, reports New York Times.

Through the years, land dispossession for black farmers has been disproportionately high, and has become even more difficult in a shrinking agricultural industry. Nonetheless, the holiday season is well underway, now consider picking food directly from farms or local farmer’s markets.

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Vintage car collector turns passion into film credits

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Driving down an inconspicuous street between a church and manufacturing company sits a parking lot of vintage cars you have seen in shows such as HBOs, Boardwalk Empire.

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A seat at the table: NABJ and the Omarosa Manigault-Newman show

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It is almost one in the morning in humid New Orleans, and I am so troubled that sleep is difficult. Earlier in the day, I left the W.E.B. DuBois annual plenary given by the National Association of Black Journalists (at its conference) in profound sadness and rage.

Somehow, somewhere, some way, a needed dialogue on dismantling the deeply troubled relationship between the black community and law enforcement transformed into the Omarosa Manigault-Newman show.

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