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Why Black America Must Expel Some ‘Black Men’ From Our Midst!

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Anyone who has spent time around black folk realizes that when it comes to be offended, the level of anger that results from the …

Black Culture

Some Galaxy Note9s have an annyoing 'light leak' line off to the side of the display

Every flagship phone seems to carry with it a handful of problems that don't get noticed except statistically long after reviews land and the launch …

Phones

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 …

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 …

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 …

Apple

The best portable AC power supply

The ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet is the best choice for most people.<p><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</i> …

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 …

Computer Architecture

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

By Hayley Tsukayama<p>Hayley Tsukayama<p>Reporter covering consumer technology<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

Privacy

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

By Francisco Alvarado ,<p>Michael E. Miller and<p>Michael E. Miller<p>Local enterprise reporter covering immigration, poverty, inequality and crime<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>UPDATE: Police on Friday identified the officer involved and placed a second officer</i> …

Baton Rouge

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 …

Startups

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 …

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

Internal affairs departments at federal agencies have the same transparency problems as the local authorities the DOJ has investigated.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants local law enforcement agencies to crack down on officer misconduct. But the federal law enforcement agencies within …

Bible Passages Used To Justify Slavery

Genesis The most primary source for the Justification for slavery comes from pseudo-lineage from the Bible. It is based on the dependents of Noah. …

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 …

Google 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 …

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 …

Civil Rights

President Obama to address nation over terror threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Sunday night will deliver a rare Oval Office address about terror threats in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, shootings that claimed 14 lives. CNN and other networks will broadcast it live at 8 p.m. ET.<p>The White House says the president will provide …

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 …

Idris Elba: 'As an actor I’m always reading someone else’s thoughts. What about my own thoughts?'

The star of Luther wants to do everything. Acting, rapping, drag racing, maybe even the ‘B’ word... We spend a night in Mayfair with a man on a mission<p>Anyone for oysters?” Idris Elba booms over the table. “I had caviar the other day for the first time, on a baked potato. I would have just done with …