Septimius Severus was a Roman emperor who hailed from present-day Libya, making him African. But was he really black?
Gomes Eanes De Zurara was a chronicler during the European Age of Discovery. He also wrote what was effectively propaganda intended to portray slavery and conquest as “saving savages”.
From Cher’s yellow suit in Fancy to Stranger Things to Vaporwave, the 80s aesthetic has been waiting to happen…again.
The technology to make movies was invented in the 19th century. While historians debate exactly which film was the first movie ever made, these are the contenders for the title.
Is it dead or alive? What exactly is Schrodinger’s cat all about?
The Oyo Empire was the largest of the Yoruba empires of pre-colonial West Africa. Today, its people are scattered throughout several countries in the region.
It’s long been speculated that the wealthiest man in history was Mansa Musa, an African emperor. But how true is this?
Ever wondered where all the monsters we dress up as come from? Here’s everything there is to know about your favorite Halloween monsters.
While people say someone was “raised by wolves” as an expression, the phrase can be applied literally to the life of Dina Sanichar.
The vampire casts a long shadow over pop culture. But where does it come from? And more importantly, what lesson does the vampire teach?
Before the Karen meme, there was Becky, and before her, Miss Ann. How did these names that usually represent privileged white women enter our vernacular?
These retro games are out to prove that nothing beats a classic. Here are six classics you can play for free right now.
The eugenics movement was prevalent in the 19th and 20th centuries. It gave way for racism to flourish under the guise of improving the human race.
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Blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, alternate reality games have a long history of scaring audiences and sometimes, putting them in danger.
They’re a ubiquitous component in many desserts, but once you find out why graham crackers were invented, you’ll never look smores the same way again.