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Traveling while black: Why some Americans are afraid to explore their own country

<b>By Rhonda Colvin</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Her mom always smiled – except when the family made its annual summer drive to visit the grandparents in …

Napa Valley

NASA Dedicates Building to Hidden Figures Heroine Katherine Johnson

When NASA’s Langley Research Center built its newest, state-of-the-art research facility in Hampton, Va., it was only right that they named it after …

Katherine Johnson

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

The best portable AC power supply

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you want to power …

MacBook Air

Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Raspberry Pi

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

Pulitzer Prize

Three boys refuse a bribe, help cops stop a serial burglar Video

A suspicious man offered the boys money to help him hide, but they flag down an officer and become crime-fighting heroes.

Crime

You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but Can the Police Retaliate Against You for It?

If the police pull you over, it is your constitutional right to refuse to answer their questions, but does it violate the Constitution if they …

George Washington

What you’re really agreeing to when you accept your smart TV’s privacy policy

Let's be honest here — most of us don’t read the privacy policies for smart televisions. And even if we try to, it’s often difficult to read them, particularly on a television screen. Some televisions even display the massive policies five lines at a time. Reaction to recent controversies involving …

Smart TV

Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Black People? Rapper Booed For Supporting Trump

Remember when Kanye West went rogue after Hurricane Katrina and told America, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people?” Well after years of …

Donald Trump

The airbrushed T-shirt: A history of hip-hop and mourning

Back in February, rapper Kanye West held an impressive event to release his latest album <i>The Life of Pablo.</i> The occasion included the Kardashians (of …

Fab 5 Freddy

<b>Fab 5 Freddy</b><p><b>By Troy L. Smith Winter of 2005</b><p><b></b><i>Where were you born and raised ?</i><p>Bedford Stuyvasent section of Brooklyn. I went to John Dewey H.S. I always …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How an outdated practice is undermining voting power for people of color

In the spring of 2013, a coalition of progressive groups led by the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter united to protest a string of regressive laws …

Government

North Miami police shoot black man who said his hands were raised while he tried to help autistic group-home resident

<i>UPDATE: Police on Friday identified the officer involved and placed a second officer on leave. Head here for more.</i><p>NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Authorities said Thursday that they were investigating a shooting Monday in which a police officer shot a man who had said his hands were empty and raised at the …

Law Enforcement

Stakes Is High at 20: Remembering De La Soul's hip-hop classic

<b>De La Soul’s fourth album, 1996’s Stakes Is High, celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Andrew Friedman reflects on how its tense, cynical</b> …

Why you shouldn't quit your job to become a full-time entrepreneur

That call is hard to resist, especially as you imagine fleeing your cubicle to follow that gut feeling.<p>But McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor, suggests starting small: becoming a "10% entrepreneur."<p>According to McGinnis, a 10% entrepreneur invests just 10% of their time and …

Entrepreneurship

New York City is trying to turn payphones into the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network

A 9-foot-tall, narrow structure installed this past week on a Manhattan sidewalk is signaling a plan to turn payphones into what's billed as the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network.<p>The first of at least 7,500 planned hot spots are due to go online early next year, promising …

Telecoms

Feds Urge Crackdown On Bad Cops, But Agencies Haven't Gotten The Message

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants local law enforcement agencies to crack down on officer misconduct. But the federal law enforcement agencies within Obama's own Department of Justice haven’t gotten the message.<p>DOJ’s law enforcement agencies -- the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the …

Black History

9 ways to get the most out of Google Maps

It can also find you the cheapest gas on your route, let you share your location with others, and even direct you to the nearest bathroom in an airport.<p>Here are nine things you need to know if you use Google Maps.<p>And to get the most out of the app, make sure you have the latest version of it and …

Maps

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Business Technology

Obama Remarks On America's "Original Sin" In New Speech

With <b>Donald J. Trump</b> advocating for the removal and banning of Muslim citizens in and around America, <b>President Barack Obama</b> is making sure the country …

Osama Bin Laden

One entrepreneur is trying to turn Harlem into New York’s Silicon Valley

Earlier this year, John Henry, along with his Cofound Harlem co-founders decided to take on Harlem--can't be done Harlem naysayers that is--by launching a 9-month accelerator program with the aim of bringing 100 new businesses to Harlem over five years. Cofound Harlem provides participating …

Silicon Valley
Michael Jackson

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …

Education

Tired of the 9 to 5? This is how to start a business for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> You might think that the hardest part about starting your own business is figuring out what new service or product to offer to the world.<p>But after spending months, or even years, meticulously fine-tuning your unique selling point -- the heavy lifting starts. Building a business takes an …

Small Business

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …