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Neighborhoods influence use of African American Vernacular English, Stanford research shows

Among African American youth, moving from a poor neighborhood to one with less poverty results in a lower use of African American Vernacular English,...

Why Storytelling Matters

Rutgers University students study the way stories are told to better understand the truth behind the messages We are riveted by TED Talks, tune in...

Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany

Germans like posting baby pictures, party snapshots and witty comments on Facebook just like anyone else. They just do not want to get caught...

Asian Americans Break Stereotypes Through Urban Dance

LOS ANGELES — Hip hop culture expressed through music and dance is often associated with the black and Latino cultures in the United States....

100-Year-Old African American Sorority Leaves Its Mark

February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the...

End to Hollywood Film Violence Unlikely

LOS ANGELES — The recent school shootings in Connecticut have again raised questions about the role of violent media in mass shootings. People in...

India Reflects on Ravi Shankar’s Legacy

NEW DELHI — As India reflects on the legacy of sitar artist Ravi Shankar, who died on Tuesday in the United States, many are...

Boys in U.S., like girls, showing signs of early puberty

American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago, finds new...

Italian bicycle sales ‘surpass those of cars’

Italians bought more bicycles than cars in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to local media reports. Last year some 1.75 million bicycles...

Hip Hop/Rap Reigns in Africa

Something about hip hop/rap music is proving to be the most popular tool for African youths to organize and express collective resistance. Just last...