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This Female Black Preacher Wants to Dismantle Religious Patriarchy

Reverend Neichelle Guidry is leading the charge for young black women in ministry.<p>A Google image result for Reverend Neichelle Guidry brings up an image of a young black woman in a magenta dress standing in a pulpit, with a microphone placed in front of a statement necklace. Another shows a cold …

GV partner Lo Toney wants to raise $50 million to fund diverse investors

GV partner Lo Toney is looking to raise up to $50 million for his new fund, Plexo Capital, Axios first reported.<p>Since 2017, Toney has been incubating Plexo Capital inside GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The idea with Plexo Capital, which is backed by Alphabet, is to invest as a limited …

Venture Capital

A Race Against Time to Excavate an Ancient African Civilization

Archaeologists in Nubia are struggling against erosion, desertification, and government plans to develop the land.<p>In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, …

MONK'estra shows why Monk's music thrives

Last year, the world celebrated the centennial of Thelonious Monk, whose music — at this late date — still sounds remarkably fresh and utterly original.<p>One hesitates to make hard-and-fast judgments about why any composer’s work endures, but surely in Monk’s case part of the reason lies in the …

Piano

In his new book, The New Urban Crisis, author Richard Florida shows how cities can survive an uncertain future

Richard Florida is most frequently associated with the concept of the rising creative class and his books have described how these high-paid knowledge workers are slowly changing the face of our cities. In his first book he foresaw the growth of high tech hubs in places like San Francisco and …

Florida

Michelle Carter wins gold for U.S. in women's shot put

Michelle Carter of the United States won the country's first medal since 1960 in women's shot put — and a gold one, at that — using her last throw of the night (20.63 meters) to beat two-time defending champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand.<p>Adams had been trying to win the event for the third …

UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow airport road

LONDON (AP) — Activists linked to the U.S.-based group Black Lives Matter blocked a road Friday leading to London's Heathrow Airport and held …

Black Lives Matter

An 18-Year-Old’s Painting Is Now In The Met, Because Dreams Do Come True

We're already huge fans of her work.<p>Cliffannie Forrester is a wunderkind.<p>At 18 years old, the senior at the High School of Art and Design already has a piece of her artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York.<p>The oil-painted piece is titled, "Uganda," and entered into the …

Times Square

Today’s the day! Our ‪Black Power 50‬ celebration continues with former Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver and Jamal Joseph

Today’s the day! Our ‪Black Power 50‬ celebration continues with former Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver and Jamal Joseph.<p>Please note this program is sold out, but you can watch the full discussion online at any time here.

For all of us, here's to Cleveland, undisputed champion of frustration

A word about Cleveland.<p>Thanks.<p>Thanks not just from Chicago, but from Detroit and from Philadelphia and from San Diego and Atlanta and even Buffalo, three of the saddest syllables ever strung together.<p>Thanks from every sports town that has lived below its expectations, from every fan whose heart is …

First Drive: 2017 Bentley Bentayga

We all know of Bentley’s long-standing relationship with Breitling, but watch associations aside, the idea of tearing around for a couple of days in the world’s fastest, most powerful, and most luxurious SUV on the planet sounded like a pretty reasonable place to set the bar. Bentley has run a …

Google is using radar to build Minority Report-style speakers, home controls, and smartwatches

Today, we tap and swipe to interact with our devices. But Google envisions a <i>Minority Report</i>-like future where people can control their phones, watches, and homes without touching them.<p>On the final day (May 20) of its I/O developer conference, Google showed off improvements to Soli, a radar-based …

Smartwatches

Hyde Park church gives immigrant sanctuary, but strategy questioned

It's been three weeks since Jose Juan Federico Moreno left his family and his Bolingbrook home to live in a room at a Hyde Park church, hoping to be protected from deportation.<p>Moreno, who has been living in the U.S. illegally for almost 17 years, has five children ages 2 to 13 who are American …

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Muslim Scholars Release Open Letter To Islamic State Meticulously Blasting Its Ideology

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic State, denouncing them as un-Islamic by using the most Islamic of terms.<p>Relying heavily on the Quran, the 18-page letter released Wednesday (Sept. 24) picks …

Trinity United Church of Christ

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. Pastor Moss is one of the new generation of ministers committed …

A black US citizen is seeking asylum in Canada because he fears police brutality

An American citizen is seeking asylum in Canada because he is in “fear of his life” because he is black, Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, reported recently.<p>Kyle Lydell Canty, who left the United States from Oregon for Canada last month, argued his case in front of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee …

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Charleston shooting: Confederate flag at heart of growing political storm

Pressure is mounting on South Carolina to pull down the Confederate flag that continues to fly on the grounds of the state capitol, after a Republican legislator announced plans to introduce a bill to remove the divisive symbol that has inflamed feelings in the wake of the Charleston church …