‘Black Panthers’ Rise Up in Greece: Warn Racist Gangs: ‘Don’t Mess With Black People’

A group of Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter the attacks of a gang that targets citizens of color in the country. Nicknamed the “Black Panthers,” the group uses cell phones, social media, and neighborhood patrols to record any activity perceived as a threat from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party. read more

European Genetic History: the Original Africans of Europe and later arrivals

Europeans as a people are younger than we thought, a new study suggests.

DNA recovered from ancient skeletons reveals that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established around 4,500 B.C. in the mid-Neolithic—or 6,500 years ago—and not by the first farmers who arrived in the area around 7,500 years ago or by earlier hunter-gatherer groups. (Read about Europe’s oldest known town.) read more

Tommy Chong Credits Marijuana For Cancer Cure, ‘I Kicked Cancer’s Ass!’ With ‘Hash Oil’

A comedian who based his career off the reefer says it saved his life.

Last week, Tommy Chong posted on CelebStoner that hemp oil helped him beat prostate cancer. The 74-year-old comedian added that the marijuana-based product used in conjunction with a supplemental diet and a session with a “world-renowned” healer brought his cancer threat down. read more