Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning right now? For you it would be like being in a car at 1000 miles per hour and stopping dead in your tracks—you would die instantly. But, believe it or not, it gets even worse after that, as this video explains.
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I want to tell you a story and give you a thesis. It is only a perspective and is clearly a work in progress. I raised the question of why so many African-Americans and other Africans in the Diaspora repeat, largely without investigation, that Africans sold other Africans into slavery. Many of them do it with relish. Such an assertion is very harmful . It bothers me and I think that it is largely rooted in self-hate and ignorance.
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Kendrick Lamar has had a very busy week that included the debut of his “King Kunta” video online and in Times Square, and also a number of interviews with various outlets. Today, Kendrick wraps up the week with an appearance on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, where he talked with the crew about To Pimp a Butterfly, Tupac‘s appearance on “Mortal Man,” dealing with depression, and more.
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Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around.”
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At every auto show, there’s always at least one manufacturer that tries to spring a surprise with a not-even-hinted-at new model. And although there’s still plenty of time for Geneva to produce some more astonishment—as of this writing, the first press day hasn’t even started—first blood goes to Bentley with the EXP 10 Speed 6.
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This short animation by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms is fun to watch because it bring idioms and other common sayings to life. Featuring the elephant in the room and the skeleton in the closet, sayings like a clean slate and shooting fish in a barrel and others are shown off literally (and sillily).
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CHINA IS SHROUDED by toxic pollution, making its cities appear almost apocalyptic. Benedikt Partenheimer turns his lens on the unsettling veil of smog in his series Particulate Matter.
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