Yves is a writer and podcast host and producer based in Atlanta. Beyond her articles for HowStuffWorks, her writing has been featured in Lapham's Quarterly, The Bitter Southerner, Paper Darts, and elsewhere on the internet and in print. Hiking, traveling, practicing yoga, and watching horror are a few of the many activities that bring her joy.
On Aug 22, 1781, the court ordered that Mum Bett, later known as Elizabeth Freeman, should be emancipated from slavery. She was the first enslaved black woman to sue for her freedom and win.
You can see them from space. They span Dubai's coastline, providing prime real estate to interested millionaires. They're the Palm Islands of Dubai — the largest artificial islands in the world.
Born into a family of poor sharecroppers in Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer became field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and an indefatigable fighter for civil and voting rights.
Afrofuturism isn't just about placing a Black person in a futuristic landscape. It takes into account the challenges Black people face and allows them to imagine futures of their own making.
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Blackface is alive and well. HowStuffWorks explores the history behind the practice, from minstrel and Halloween costumes to Shirley Temple and Drake.
Some people really can hear silent moving images. It's called visual-evoked auditory response, or vEAR, and one in five people may have it.
Free kids books that come out of a vending machine? Yes, please!
The latest research points to Amelia Earhart crash-landing and surviving on the island of Nikumaroro.
'Black Panther' may be the first superhero blockbuster of the year, so what's the deal with all the hype? We'll tell you.
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Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
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