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Laverne Cox is Cosmo’s first transgender cover girl

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Actress, producer and LGBT activist Laverne Cox just made history as the first-ever transgender woman to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine for the February 2018 edition. This month’s cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa is set to showcase an empowered Cox wearing a swimsuit.... The post...

Black Men Walking: a hilly hike through 500 years of black British history

A new play by the rapper Testament was inspired by a walking group from Yorkshire. Our writer steps out with them on a trek across the wild, windswept moors On the first Saturday of the month, at 9.30am sharp, the men meet just outside Sheffield and head for the Peak District. Show More Summary

The longest government shutdown lasted 3 weeks — here's what happened then, and how it compares to today

The longest government shutdown in history took place from 1995 to 1996 under former President Bill Clinton. That shutdown came less than a month after another shutdown in November 1995, and was the result of the same set of budgetary...Show More Summary

Sterling K. Brown Makes Award Show History For Second Time This Year

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Earlier this month, Brown was the first black actor to win in his Golden Globes category. He just did it again.

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday. It is the first time in transplant history that doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France's biomedicine agency. Show More Summary

Las Vegas shooter researched La Jolla, Santa Monica, San Diego before mass shooting

On May 18 — about four months before the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history unfolded on the Las Vegas Strip — gunman Stephen Paddock was thinking about San Diego. On an HP laptop seized from one of his Mandalay Bay hotel rooms after the massacre, authorities found a web search from that Thursday...

SundanceTV Announces Event Programming for Black History Month!

SundanceTV will air a series of special programs during Black History Month. It’s February programming includes the history-making Roots miniseries; Roots: The Next Generation and Queen (final chapter of Alex Haley’s Roots story). Also included will be bio film Malcolm X, Rosewood, The Color Purple and Ghosts of Mississippi. Show More Summary

North Korea’s long, complicated Olympic history

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

North Korea and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement under which Pyongyang will send a team to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month and field a joint ice hockey team. The two nations also will march together under one flag during the opening ceremony. The news comes after a year of escalating tensions […]

Las Vegas Massacre Twist: ‘Additional Suspects’ Now Under Investigation As Sheriff Lombardo Is Contradicted Yet Again

It’s been three months since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history took place near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and we still know little about gunman Stephen Paddock’s motives.  According to local Las Vegas news...Show More Summary

American history podcasts are having a moment

OPINION: With podcasts enjoying a surge in revenue and VC investment and collectively surpassing 65 million monthly listeners for the first time, VentureBeat’s Paul Sawers makes a good case for why 2017 was the year of the podcast. A closer look at the shows unveiled in the past few months reveals a trend in podcasts that are the […]

Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

California’s largest wildfire in state history, known as the Thomas Fire, is now 100 percent contained after more than one month of work, officials announced Friday.

A look inside the marriage of the richest couple in history, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and own more land than almost anyone else in America

Jeff Bezos wasn't alone when he made his cross-county road trip to Seattle in 1994. And he wasn't alone when he founded Amazon, the online retail giant some analysts now believe will be the world's first trillion-dollar company. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Las Vegas gunman emailed about bump stocks months before rampage: documents

(Reuters) - Three months before killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 in Las Vegas last October, the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history sent emails discussing buying bump stocks, which can make semiautomatic rifles fire hundreds of rounds a minute, media reports on unsealed search warrants showed. Show More Summary

Largest Wildfire In California History Now Contained After Month Of Work

The Thomas Fire left at least two dead, and helped sow the seed for mudslides this week that killed 17 more.

Our gambling guide to the best bets for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs

After an exciting weekend of Wild Card action, just eight teams remain in the battle to become Super Bowl champions. We just witnessed the greatest 24 months in sports championship history NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where each team stands going...Show More Summary

A Friend Of Kurt Cobain’s Heads To YouTube To Share Rare Nirvana Demos

A month after a long-lost Beatles Christmas record arrived on YouTube, another rare piece of music history has shown up on the world's top video site. John Purkey, a friend of Kurt Cobain's has uploaded four early Nirvana demos, which...Show More Summary

Starwatch: Farewell and thanks for 43 years of guiding us through the night sky

It’s the end of an era. Having written the Guardian’s astronomy column since 1974, Alan Pickup has decided to move on … at a timely moment in the newspaper’s history As readers of Starwatch already know, after supplying the monthly star notes to the Guardian for 43 years, Alan Pickup is standing down. Show More Summary

Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store

Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA - one of the most acclaimed artists in hip-hop history - will host a free Music Lab session at Apple's Union Square store in San Francisco later this month.

"It Looked Like A Battlefield" - Photos Show California Mudslides' Devastating Aftermath

California just can't catch a break. After wildfires - including the largest blaze in California history - tore through Southern California last month, causing billions of dollars in property damage, heavy rains triggered mudslides in...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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