That can make hair straightening a miserable process, as Marita Golden wrote in her essay "My Black Hair:"
For generations of young Black girls, the family kitchen was associated with pain and fear, tears and dread.
Environmental groups are calling the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan the strongest action the U.S. has ever taken to fight climate change.
Yet in Washington State, a plan to cap-and-trade carbon emissions failed to get through the legislature – despite a Governor who won an election on the promise of a clean-energy economy.
Gov. Jay Inslee blames the legislature for the lack of a clear climate policy in the state. He acknowledges his political reputation is riding on it. But, he says, lawmakers are not cooperating with him.
“They’ve produced zero when it comes to any meaningful carbon reduction plan," Inslee said Monday. "So now it’s time for the Executive branch to act because it is our responsibility.”
That’s why Inslee last week directed the state department of Ecology to forge ahead with the cap portion of his cap-and-trade plan.
At some point in the 1930s, someone defined "metabolic equivalents" – how much energy a body requires while sitting, walking and running.
According to the Hartford Courant, each family will receive $93,750 apiece from a homeowner insurance policy that Nancy Lanza had on a Newtown home she shared with her son Adam.
The lawsuits were filed by the families of 14 victims who died in the school shooting and two who survived.
On the morning of Dec.
NPR's Rob Stein reports for our Newscast unit:
"The drug is called Spritam and is designed to treat seizures in people suffering from epilepsy.
No, this isn't some half-baked public art project.
"We lost two lives — a father and a daughter — at an event that was supposed to be fun," Gov.
Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is appealing for international aid to help it cope with the flooding.
Under the deafening highway noise of the Pontchartrain Expressway in central city New Orleans, Ronald Engberson, 54, beds down for the night. Engberson got out of the Marines in 1979, plagued even back then by problems with drugs and alcohol. He says that's mostly the reason he's been homeless the past 10 years.
"My longest stretch sober was 14 months," he says.
In most cases, we don't know who, exactly, tamed those plants. We don't know which inventive farmer, thousands of years ago, first selected seeds and planted them for food.
The blueberry, though, is different. We know exactly who brought it in from the wild, and where.
It happened in the pine barrens of New Jersey.
This land is called barren for a reason.
Ground was broken on the airport in 2006 and the opening was delayed just shortly before the planned date in 2012.
"The best we can tell is that they enjoy suffering," Detro says with a laugh.
Business has been brisk at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or, PCORI, as it is known.
So you've still not dropped off your ballot for the Seattle 2015 Primary Election? You don't know which of the 50 candidates for nine Seattle Council seats you should pick? Don't know your fire districts or local initiatives?
Don't worry. (OK, worry a little bit.) But you still have time.
Here's your quick guide on what to do:
Seattle wants to shut down all of the hookah lounges in the city because of ongoing violence near the clubs. The most recent example was the murder of Donnie Chin, a well-liked community figure in Seattle’s International District. But, club owners say it’s unfair to punish them for what happens outside their establishments.