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Flashback: United Nations Determines African-Americans are Owed Reparations

In 2016, the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent did a report that determined the United States of America owes …

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs: The Color of Drug Users Got Whiter, the Nation Got Nicer

The Drug Policy Alliance opened its 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference on Thursday with acclaimed scholar Michelle Alexander, author of</i> …

How Police Reform Is Failing in San Francisco

Cops in San Francisco aren't getting the same level of scrutiny as in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson. Is a bit of federal criticism really going to change anything?<p>"All niggers must fucking hang."<p>"White power."<p>"Niggers should be spayed. I saw one an hour ago with 4 kids."<p>These words weren't …

Justice

'Why White Women Shouldn't Date Black Men' Fliers Found On University of Michigan Campus

The University of Michigan president condemned the flier saying they are "inconsistent with the university’s values of respect, civility and …

Black Resistance to Slavery: The Maroons of Jamaica

The Maroons of Jamaica are descendants of Africans who fought and escaped from slavery and established free communities in the mountains of Jamaica …

An eyewitness account of the horrific attack that destroyed Black Wall Street

In the early 20th century, Tulsa, Oklahoma, was home to one of the wealthiest black neighborhoods in America — a neighborhood so well-off that it earned the moniker "Black Wall Street." But in just a couple of days in 1921, a white mob bombed and burned down the community, brutally killing hundreds …

Purchasing your own cable modem may save money and allow for faster data speeds

If you get your home internet connection via your local cable provider, then it may be wise to invest in your own cable modem. Why? Have a look at your bill. If the cable company provided you with a modem, you might notice that it’s charging you a monthly lease fee.<p>This leasing option seems to be …

2017 iPhone May Feature Edge-to-Edge Display With Embedded Touch ID Sensor, Front-Facing Camera

Rumors suggest Apple's 2016 iPhone 7 will look very similar to the iPhone 6s, with major changes to the iPhone's form factor actually coming in 2017, the year that marks the 10th anniversary of the device's initial launch. Apple blogger John Gruber recently shared some tantalizing details about the …

AZ: The Most Underrated MC Of All Time?

When someone thinks 90’s Hip Hop, the first names that come to mind are Biggie, Tupac, and Nas. Ask someone that’s more into that era and you’ll hear …

The Roots of Today’s Racism and Police Violence, in an ‘Inconceivably Brutal’ Riot 150 Years Ago

<i>One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the white population of Memphis, Tennessee, set about raping, murdering, and plundering the city’s</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery: Misconceptions About the African Involvement in the Slave Trade

There are many misconceptions about African history and nowhere is this more true than the topic of the slave trade. Very often I see comments by people who argue that Africans sold each other into slavery. There is some element of truth to this, but to speak of the slave trade solely as Africans …

This Innovative West African Lab Is Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers and Robots

WoeLab in Togo is on a mission to promote urban renewal in the west African nation with a focus on creating sustainable technology in a local context<p>Growing up in the remote, arid terrains of Dapaong in northern Togo, Lalle Nadjagou was always fascinated by technology and design.<p>"In my childhood I …

Life as a slave in wealthy Switzerland

Lina Zingg was an all-purpose maid, cleaner, cook and nanny – for 50 years and against her will. This is a story of slavery in the midst of middle …

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Introducing Hover, An AI-Powered Indoor-Safe Camera Drone

The AI-powered micro quadcopter hovers in place and shoots 4K video from within a people-safe carbon fiber casing.<p>Most popular consumer drones are affordable quadcopters robust enough to fly outdoors and snap photos or video. But they don’t work very well inside buildings. The startup Zero Zero …

Passover Reminder: We are a People of Slaves.

Bread is much more than just basic food. Each culture and civilization defines itself through its own type of bread: the crunchy baguette symbolizes the elegant French culture, the focaccia represents the colorful Italian lifestyle, and the pita bread signifies Middle-Eastern hospitality. (Please …

iPhone SE Vs iPhone 6S Review: Which Should You Buy?

<i>“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them” – Steve Jobs</i><p>It could be argued Apple’s entire business model for success has been founded upon these famous words. But times change. With the iPhone SE Apple has finally built the device its customers demanded rather than …

Sony’s PlayStation VR Headset Is Already Pretty Amazing

Don a virtual reality headset, and you’re suddenly able to explore beautiful new experiences, like scaling Mount Everest or going face-to-face with a …

'Quantum Break' Is Xbox One's First True System Seller

Console exclusives are a strange thing, here in 2016. The vast majority of AAA releases are multiplatform, and, by and large, you can play pretty much whatever games you want no matter which console you decide to go for, unless its the Wii U. And yet we’ve still got these games, the few that you …

Little Known Black History Fact: Rosa Lee Ingram

<b>Rosa Lee Ingram</b> and her two teenage boys were at the center of one of the most explosive capital punishment cases in United States history. In 1948, …

The Rise and Fall of Nokia: How One Inventor Left His Mark on Mobile

<i>Christian Kraft</i> <i>recently left his position as Principal Innovation and User Experience expert at Nokia Beijing, having spent 14 years previously as</i> …

Innovation

Gears Of War 4 Is Apparently Mind Blowing

Some of Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One has been showcased for a select few people to see, and the progress being made on the game so far has been …

Meet the iQue Player, a Nintendo console that was only available in China

Nintendo fanatics are already well familiar with the NES, the Game Cube, the Nintendo 64, and a whole slew of other much-loved consoles. But no …

Racism’s Triumph on the Supreme Court: Plessy v. Ferguson Turns 120

As the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision turns 120 this year, we should celebrate is Justice Harlan’s blistering—and ultimately …

The Coleco Chameleon Console Offers a Complete Retro Gaming Experience

Let’s be honest, no matter how far technology takes us in the gaming world, it’s hard not hold a sense of nostalgia for retro-styled consoles. The …

What the Flint Crisis Reveals About Inequality in the U.S.

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton took leave from the New Hampshire campaign trail to address to a local church in Flint, Mich. Just a few days earlier, …

You’ve Likely Heard Some Statistics About African-American Men and Boys—But These?

The statistics are all over the media, and they usually paint a pretty dismal picture for African-American men and boys.<p>But these? Wow.<p>This ad, …

Flint is part of a pattern: 7 toxic assaults on communities of color

From Pennsylvania to California and across the South, black families are most vulnerable to environmental disaster<p>Don’t try to tell Dr. Robert D. Bullard that the noxious water disaster in Flint, Mich., is anything but business as usual in the United States.<p>“My first take was that this is déjà vu …