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Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Movie About a Real-Life Dora Milaje

Dahomey Forever!<p>Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in a film based on the true events of the Dahomey "Amazons", who are part of the inspiration for Black …

How Marvel's Black Panther Marks a Major Milestone

The Revolutionary<br>Power of <i>Black Panther</i><p><b>Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone</b> <br>By <b>JAMIL SMITH</b><p><b>The first movie I remember seeing</b> in a theater had a …

Black Panther tickets presale sets new Marvel movie record

It feels good to be the king. Chadwick Boseman’s onscreen version of King T’Challa, the Marvel superhero known as Black Panther, first made his debut …

When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey.<p>Green’s existence had long been an open secret, but in 2016 Brown-Forman, the company that owns the Jack Daniel Distillery …

These are the electric cars arriving by 2020 that you can actually afford

A slew of long-range electric cars are expected to hit the market by 2020.<p>Several of these electric vehicles will be made by luxury automakers and will most likely cost upward of $50,000.<p>But several automakers are working on EVs with a range of more than 200 miles that are likely to have a …

Electric Vehicles

2017 Volvo S90 T6 sedan wears elegance with simplicity

The new Volvo S90 is like a tailor-made suit. It fits just right, balancing sharp lines with elegant comfort. It's as nice to look at as to luxuriate in, and there were random times behind the wheel where a seam in the seats or some other detail caught our attention and made us feel better, as if …

Millions Of Adult Women Have ADHD. So Why Does It Feel So Lonely?

It's not just a childhood condition.<p>Life as a 31-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents certain challenges for Erin Soto, a stay-at-home mom with 7- and 9-year-old boys. She was diagnosed as a teenager and prescribed medication, but it made her feel like a “zombie.” …

Mental Health

Watch Michelle Obama’s Powerful Speech at DNC

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday where the First Lady focused on the important role the next …

Patti Grace Smith, government champion of commercial spaceflight, dies at 68

Patti Grace Smith, a federal official who was credited with helping build the regulatory runway for the nascent commercial space transportation industry, opening space travel to private innovators, died June 5 at a hospital in Washington. She was 68.<p>The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her …

Ali biographer says of late champ: 'Unbelievable force of love'

Muhammad Ali, the brash, larger-than-life prizefighter from Louisville turned civil rights icon, was a study in contrasts, as flawed as he was fascinating, though the Chicago author who has spent the last three years researching Ali's unauthorized biography believes that duality may have helped …

Google's Project Ara Modular Phone Launches Next Year

After a year of near-total invisibility, Google’s Project Ara came roaring back yesterday, with the announcement at Google I/O that the modular phone …

Adults, Especially Women, May Develop ADHD Later In Life -- Or Else Were Missed As Kids

A major shift in the way researchers and clinicians look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be on the horizon, according to two new studies that each tracked thousands of people for almost 20 years after birth. One group was in the United Kingdom while the other was in Brazil, …

'He was like the Messiah': Larry Levan, the DJ who changed dance music forever

As a new compilation of his productions is released, <b>Sam Richards</b> spoke to his peers and devotees, such as Nicky Siano and DJ Harvey, who saw him move from a wannabe fashion designer to the most influential DJ of all time<p>Related: When New York danced to disco's beat – in pictures<p>Larry Levan was the …

Apple Music hits Billboard charts + street ads, will stream Dr. Dre’s new Compton album

Apple has already taken over its homepage, produced video advertisements, and injected promotions into iOS to digitally promote its new Apple Music service. Now, the company is expanding its billboard promotion strategy, which has been mostly reserved in recent years for new iPhones and iPads, to …

Obama Uses N-Word In Honest Conversation About Racism: 'We Are Not Cured Of It'

President Barack Obama spoke bluntly about racism in a conversation with comedian Marc Maron for his "WTF" podcast.<p>"We are not cured of it," Obama told Maron on the podcast, which was recorded last week in Los Angeles but released Monday. "And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say …

The Hood Internet - Some Poppas (The Notorious B.I.G. x Flume)

'Fearless' Ebola nurse trains at Emory University

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just eight months ago, a young woman named Fatu Kekula was single-handedly trying to save her Ebola-stricken family, donning trash bags to protect herself against the deadly virus.<p>Today, because of a CNN story and the generosity of donors from around the world, Kekula wears scrubs bearing …

Disease

The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power

Mac mini (2014) review<p>Smallest Mac, big power<p>Machined perfection<p>Plenty of ports<p>Upgradeable no more<p>Retina-ready<p>Travel buddy<p>Desktop computers aren’t …

From NWA to Apple exec, Dr. Dre introduces NSFW biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ trailer [video]

Before there was his current Apple gig, there was Dr. Dre’s storied rise from the streets of Compton to global hiphop sensation and producer which eventually led to the headphone, speaker, and streaming music brand and Jimmy Iovine partnership with Beats.<p>This is the Hollywood version of that story …

First Reaction: “Amazing” Says Ludacris on 2016 Acura NSX

At a VIP reveal of the 2016 Acura NSX, Acura flew in special guest, hip hop star, and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, whom you may know from The Fast and the Furious franchise of movies. Bridges is a friend of the brand and a legitimate Acura enthusiast. In his remarks before and during the dinner …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …

Pope Francis

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Balancing Profit And Purpose: How CVS Caremark Is Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility

“The decision to stop selling cigarettes was one that came with a financial risk. Eliminating $2B in sales is not something that is done every day by a Fortune 12 publicly-traded company…despite this loss in revenue, we were willing to take that risk, to ensure a positive impact on the long-term …

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Limited to 5.5" Model as LG Struggles with iWatch Display Power Draw?

With conflicting opinions about whether Apple and partner GT Advanced Technologies will have enough sapphire crystal production ramped up for both rumored iPhone 6 models and the iWatch, Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> is now weighing in [Google Translate, via <i>G 4 Games</i>] with its own claims that only …

Alleged iPhone 6 images leaked by former Taiwanese pop star

Photos purportedly of the iPhone 6 have popped up on Chinese site Weibo courtesy of a former Taiwanese pop star who has shown an uncanny knack for leaking early shots of Apple products.<p>Jimmy Lin, a Taiwanese singer and actor, took to his Weibo page to reveal two photos allegedly of the iPhone 6 …

The Dark Side of Employee Engagement

Let me be clear at the outset here: I am not trying to be controversial, or even original. To be sure, engaged employees <i>do</i> perform better on average and they are also less likely to quit or display counterproductive work behaviours (cheating, thieving, bullying, etc). So, yes, let’s engage …

It's Time To Rethink The 'Employee Engagement' Issue

It’s time to rethink the concept of “employee engagement.”<p>The days of the annual engagement survey are slowly coming to an end, to be replaced by a much more holistic, integrated, and real-time approach to measuring and driving high levels of employee commitment and passion.<p>We know this topic is …

The Dangers of Not Getting Enough Sleep - Consumer Reports News

Saturday night, after everyone in my house was snug in bed, I read a just-published analysis of more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on the …

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

5 Flu Myths Debunked!

Should you really trust in chicken noodle soup?<p>An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but don’t assume all grandma’s adages are true. That one about starving a cold? The truth is actually the opposite: Your body needs nutrients and food compounds to fortify your immune system against viruses and …