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Starbucks, Police And Mayor Respond To Controversial Arrest Of 2 Black Men In Philly

<b>Updated at 1:56 p.m. ET</b><p>A video that's now amassed almost 7 million views on Twitter depicts police officers handcuffing two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.<p>Onlookers in the background are incredulous.<p>"What did they do?" one man asks.<p>"They didn't do anything," a woman responds. "I saw the …

Justice

YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee is the most famous person you wouldn’t recognize in public

Brownlee’s YouTube channel MKBHD has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention.<p>Marques Brownlee likes the fact that he still has a bit of anonymity — despite having more than six million subscribers on YouTube and more than 2.75 million followers on …

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

New election analysis: Yes, it really was blatant racism that gave us President Donald Trump

(Getty/Scott Olson)<p>Racial attitudes have polarized politics — but Democrats can win by highlighting their views on racial justice<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 19, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>It's worth remembering, particularly when the Hillary Clinton recrimination news cycle is in full swing, that Donald Trump is …

The Difference Between Soul Food and Southern Cuisine, Explained

I was recently alerted to a troubling trend in the food industry by someone who contacted me to voice their outrage. The concerned citizen explained …

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Trump Loudly Insists That He Is Incompetent

Either the Department of Justice is correct that he surrounded himself with lawbreakers, or the people he chose to run the federal justice system are incompetents and rogues.<p>Donald Trump’s supporters insist that the public shouldn’t lose faith in the president as Robert Mueller and the Department …

Donald Trump

Black Journalists Group Backs Reporter Over Furious BET

• <b>Givhan Was Part of Event With Michelle Obama</b>• <b><br>Byron Allen Acquires the Weather Channel</b>• <b><br>One Cop in Fatal Sacramento Shooting Is Black</b>• <b><br>Some Led Readers</b> …

The Hairdos Of An Ivory Coast Artist Send A #MeToo Message

Laetitia Ky, an artist from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has been braiding her hair since she was a little girl. Lately, she's branched out into new styling territory — hair as political art.<p>She was inspired by an Instagram account featuring historical hairstyles from African tribes. "I told myself, …

Ivory Coast

News Station Apologizes For Broadcast Referring To 17-Year-Old Austin Bombing Victim As A 'Monkey'

A news station in Austin, Texas, faced swift backlash after referring to Draylen Mason, the late 17-year-old victim of recent Austin bombings, as …

“I don’t wanna be your friend”: The precarious state of black women’s love lives

Photo courtesy of the Ojo Agi Shop<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>It’s been a topic that’s intrigued me for a number of years. In any social network in which</i> …

Video shows unarmed black man before he is shot dead by Texas deputy

Cellphone video of a sheriff’s deputy fatally shooting an unarmed black man shows the man wandering in a Houston street with his trousers around his ankles and continuing to approach the deputy as the officer tells him to stop.<p>The video, obtained by the Houston Chronicle from a civilian witness, …

Justice

11-year-old speaks up for the black girls whose stories don't make the front page

<b>(CNN) —</b> Naomi Wadler took the stage at Saturday's March for Our Lives in Washington with one message: Black girls have been left out of the gun violence conversation for too long.<p>"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of …

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Sanctuary Cities

Black Women Statues Replacing Racist Monuments

As debates over removing racist Confederate statues are getting more heated, two Black women will get their own monuments.A statue of a Confederate …

Black women walk to ‘Lift While They Climb’

It’s not difficult to surmise that the innumerable contributions Black women have made to Black people and to the world will never receive its just …

4 awesome poets from Africa you need to know about

There are incredible poets and spoken word artists all around the world. Today, we’re introducing you to a few especially brilliant African poets …

Africa

Have You Ever Dated a Black Woman? (Feat. Lauren RaeVon)

Lauren Raevon (The Bachelor) schools us about The Bachelor. Plus we talk busted brackets, who should be able to drop N Bombs and the resiliency of …

Candidates accuse Democrats of treating black women as ‘mules of the party’

Black women have helped carry the Democratic Party to a string of post-2016 election victories, raising hopes of a wave election and a takeover of …

Women Of Words: Black Women Poets You Should Know

“Stretch or drown<br>Evolve or die<br>The bridge I must be<br>Is the bridge to my own power”<br>— The Bridge Poem, Donna Kate Rushin<p>Our own @rinimeister explains …

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Though many activists would consider this to be the wildest of surmises, race relations in Britain have indeed come a long way since the days when my father was chased home by skinheads. In those days, hatred of another for their colour was overcome by robust dialogue and dignified, cross-community …

Safe-Space

Boko Haram Returns 91 Girls Kidnapped In Nigeria But Warns Parents Not To Let Them Return To School

In the wee hours of this morning, the violent militant group Boko Haram returned 91 schoolgirls after kidnapping 110 of them more than a month ago. …

Demand Justice for Stephon Clark

<b>Around 9:30pm on the night of Sunday, March 18, Stephon Alonzo “Zoe” Clark was murdered by Sacramento police in his own backyard.</b> Police fired 20 …

Mysterious Black Woman from a Photo with All Male Scientists in 1971, Finally Revealed

Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was busy researching orcas for a children’s book when she came across a photo that stopped her in her …

A Black Student Was Suspended Because of Shaved Head

"My hope and prayer is that we can begin to have a conversation with the district about a culture of unfair treatment targeted at students of color that exists at Tenaya Middle School."<p><b>Updated Mar 21, 1:07 PM:</b> The Fresno Unified School District has shared the following statement from FUSD …

Father of 9-Year-Old Girl Who Committed Suicide Cautions Parents Not to Miss the Warning Signs

Charles Weatherspoon was preparing lunch for his family Jan. 4 when he told his son, Charles, to run some vitamins up to his sister, A’layah. Charles …

The massive new study on race and economic mobility in America, explained

Even black men born to wealthy families are less economically successful than white men.<p>Black Americans experience dramatically lower upward mobility than white Americans do — a difference that appears to be driven largely by significant economic disadvantages among black men.<p>These conclusions come …

Colin Kaepernick’s Latest Move Might Make Him the Realest Negus Alive

Negus (noun)<i>:</i> king, ruler—used as a title of the sovereign of Ethiopia, according to Merriam-Webster.<p>Former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin …

Be Unreasonable in Pursuing Your Goals

There is no law of attraction, just the law of action.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not the smartest guy out there. When I can’t beat you in words, I can beat you in work. A lot of you spend too much time thinking, reading, planning and strategizing, yet …

Motivation