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Will Crime Return as an Election Strategy for Republicans?

Over the last few weeks, a number of Republican presidential candidates have begun to criticize President Obama and the Black Lives Matter protest movement, saying they are encouraging crime. Although there’s little evidence of a crime wave outside of a few major cities where homicides have …

Facebook canceled a student's internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder's Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.<p>Upon installing the plugin, users could use it to precisely …

Today's stock-market bubble is bigger than the dot-com boom

A bubble occurs naturally when market forces converge. Trends come together and make the markets so hot that everyone starts piling in.<p>But it's one thing when investors speculate on the fundamentals such as demographics, rising technology, and falling interest rates. For example, as in 1925 to 1929 …

All Eyez On Memes: Drake Comes Out On Top Against Meek Mill & The Frank Ocean Wait

There isn’t a simpler way to express philosophies, cultural relevance and seemingly unimportant ideas than memes. Throughout the years, Hip Hop has …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

A chilling reminder that Black lives matter less to police: “I won’t soon forget the sound of people screaming from pepper spray”

At a convening of black activists last weekend, an encounter with law enforcement provided yet another wake-up call<p>On Friday, more than 1,500 people converged at Cleveland State University for the first national convening of the Movement for Black Lives. At the end of our weekend of workshops, …

Sean Hannity is killing the GOP: Fox News & conservative media have the party in a stranglehold

Today’s GOP is incapable of effective governance, and a new paper shows how Fox News and talk radio are to blame<p>If you’ve been following the doings of Congress over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that the newly empowered Republican majorities in both the House and Senate are not …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Gets It Right About Being White

The most shocking revelation to come out of Jose Antonio Vargas’s MTV documentary <i>White People</i> is that according to the film, 4 out of 5 young white …

This Ghostwriter Takes Us Inside Hip-Hop's Secret Society

When Meek Mill accused Drake of enlisting writers to help pen his rhymes this week, the Philly MC left hip-hop fans with more questions than answers. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why The Shootings Will Continue

We are going about this all wrong. The folks on the left say with fewer or no guns we will have fewer or no more gun crimes. The folks on the right say with more guns we will have more safety from people who would abuse guns.<p>Despite thinking that they are keeping people safe, both sides of this …