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The curious case of the LG V30S ThinQ

Welcome to LG’s new smartphone strategy. A new flagship every year, followed by an incremental upgrade six months later. It’s a strange approach that’s sure to annoy early adopters, but LG’s certainly not the first to adopt the strategy — it’s in-line with the sort of thing OnePlus, among others, …

Mobile Technology

Your Airbnb income could now help you refinance your home

Airbnb hosts looking to refinance their mortgages got some sweet news this week. The home rental company announced it is partnering with Fannie Mae and other financial institutions to "consider home-sharing income when it comes time to refinance your mortgage," according to an email distributed to …

Fannie Mae

Businesses can now send certain Android users RCS texts

• Google announced that it has partnered with popular brands to bring RCS communications directly to customers.<br>• Right now only certain Android users who meet specific qualifications will be able to get those messages.<br>• Google promises more RCS news for Android at Mobile World Congress 2018.<p>Two weeks …

Mobile World Congress

The first Android Go phones will be announced next week at Mobile World Congress

Designed for phones with as little as 512MB or 1GB of RAM<p>Android Go is Google’s latest attempt to build a version of Android specifically designed for low-end phones, and the company has announced that we’ll start to see the first devices running the slimmed-down OS at Mobile World Congress.<p>Android …

Android News

Snap loses $1.3B in market value as reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she no longer uses Snapchat

Snapchat owner Snap saw $1.3B wiped from its market value after reality TV star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she had stopped opening the app.<p>Jenner has 24.5M followers on Twitter, and was (and may still be) the most viewed person on Snapchat, but the tweet was likely only the indirect cause of the …

Kylie Jenner

5 Advertising Strategies for Entrepreneurs Coping With Facebook's Revised News Feed

Facebook as been the advertising comfort zone for many businesses. It might be time to get out.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook’s News Feed is very much a moving target these days. In early January, the company tweaked the News Feed to emphasize posts …

Marketing

What kind of tribute is this?!? Rio’s Salgueiro samba school generates controversy paying “homage” to black women with its members wearing blackface

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>Ya know, this is actually beginning to be a worn out topic. Many people, including myself, have weighed in numerous times on</i> …

Brazil

Blessings, On Blessings! There's A Healing Resort In Costa Rica For Women of Color & White People Are Not Welcomed

In a culture where more women of color are honoring their roots and embracing self-love, organizations such as the <b>Women Of Color Healing Retreat</b> are championing us by creating a safe space to simply be.<p>MORE: 18 Books to Explore Your Inner Bruja<p>In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica there's some major black …

Costa Rica

Lena Horne’s Family Responds to NYC Principal Accused of Blocking Black History Month Lessons

<b>Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. EST:</b> Following reports that a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal confiscated a poster of Lena Horne …

Black History

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

‘New York Daily News’: ‘Racist’ Principal Patricia Catania Makes $154,257 Per Year, Bans Black History Lessons

Principal Patricia Catania is the subject of new allegations that claim the educator and leader is racist and banning lessons about African-American …

Teaching

Snapchat’s New Update Triggers Revolt by Millions of Teens

A new update by the tech company has pissed off teens and celebs alike, and may put the fragile company in more trouble.<p>Last week Snapchat rolled out …

Social Media

Progress has stalled for African-Americans since the civil rights era

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers.<p>That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in …

Black History

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Education Technology

Brooklyn High School Removes Black Lives Matter Themed Art Following 'A Million' Complaints

A Brooklyn High School has moved a controversial art piece after being bombarded by complaints, the New York Post reports.<p>The painting was created by …

Diversity
Jordan Greenway

This Artist Is Re-Introducing The Black Panthers To New Audience Through Her Paintings

One artist has decided to reintroduce the Black Panther Party to the world through visual art, Newsweek reports.<p>Sophia Dawson is currently showing …

Diversity

Marian Anderson: A Voice That Shattered Barriers

Her powerful singing changed the world, and it all started downtown.<p>By · 2/10/2018, 9:00 p.m.<p>Marian Anderson in 1960, standing before a mural of her …

Philadelphia

Prince exhibit celebrates musical icon during Black History Month

Prince: His Purple Majesty is a free exhibit at Montreal's Place des Arts and runs until March 3<p>Until the end of Black History Month, a free, …

Black History

How to support celebrating Canada’s Black heritage and challenge racism

At the end of January, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the official Canadian recognition of the UN Decade for People of African Descent, …

Canada

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …

Books

New Resources On Race & Racism

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at New & …

Black History

NYPD Precinct Removes #BlackLivesMatter from Tweet Amid Backlash from Cops

Apparently, police have a very skewed view of the meaning behind #BlackLivesMatter. This was once again made clear when a NYPD precinct commander …

Black History

This Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You

(Photo: Black History 101 Mobile Museum)Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication …

Black History

'You're not learning anything': Bronx middle school principal investigated for banning Black History Month lessons

A New York City middle school principal is being investigated after she reportedly banned teachers at her school from teaching lessons about the …

Teaching

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, The Man Who Led the Largest Mass Movement In Black History

<b>(August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940)</b>• Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born August 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Out of 11 siblings, he was the …

Black History

31 Glorious Shows and Movies To Watch This Black History Month

This Black History Month, we honor black glory in all forms. Our witty sitcoms, heartbreaking movies and striking documentaries deserve to be recognized.<p>Maybe that means binging on all six seasons of “Living Single” and following it up by watching Mary J. Blige give her Oscar-worthy performance in …

Serena Williams

The Women We Forget During Black History Month

<i>A version of this article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on …

Celebrate Jackie Robinson's Words and Actions on His 99th Birthday

Jackie Robinson’s journey to sports immortality and baseball’s desegregation began on this day, January 31, in 1919, when he was born in Cairo, …

Jackie Robinson

Gordon Parks's Pictures Run Through the Subconscious of Black America

The late Harlem photographer Gordon Parks never shied from puncturing a black cultural stereotype or a black American icon. When Muhammad Ali died in 2016, the <i>New York Times</i> in their obituary ran not the famous photo of the champ standing in triumph over a fallen opponent, but Parks's intense, …

Black History