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Windows 10 April 1803 Update. Great but not all is well

You may have noticed the Windows 10 April 1803 Update. It has been slowly rolling out from 8 May and offering new and improved features. But for …

Windows 10

Should You Buy Refurbished Phones, Laptops Or Other Gadgets?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) People who buy refurbished phones and laptops choose these products for two reasons. They want to add something to their vintage …

Mobile

In Cannes, African filmmakers are plotting to take back control from European producers

Cannes, France<p>When a Kenyan director, with the help of a South African producer, turned a Ugandan short story into a feature film, the result led to a history-making movie. <i>Rafiki,</i> a coming-of-age story about two young women in Nairobi, became Kenya’s first ever film to make it into the Cannes Film …

South Africa

Best headphones under $100, according to online reviews

We don't want to leave a single stone unturned when it comes to saving you money on the tech (and accessories) that have become a part of your …

Consumer Tech

A Sincere Apology to the Strong Black Men Being Attacked By #TheRootArticles

As someone whose job is writing about race, I often receive a broad spectrum of criticism from people aggrieved by my inherent bigotry. My inbox is …

Feminism

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Gets Massive Standing Ovation at Cannes

Director Spike Lee received a six-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival after the Monday night premiere of his new drama …

Cannes Film Festival

Kendrick Lamar Just Rewrote the Rules for Greatness, and Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn Them

Thought you were keeping it real and taking risks before? Nope. Meet the new boss.<p>Hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar rocked the world of high culture to its foundations when he won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album <i>DAMN.</i>, becoming the first non-classical, non-jazz artist to win the award.<p>We …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Principle is Necessary Even with Faith.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) It seems many are questioning their faith in God, because they feel as though he no longer hears their prayers. They see the …

Faith

Mama’s Day 2018: Honoring Black Mamas’ Right to Parent

There are systems of social, economic and political marginalization that prevent Black women and femmes from being able to fully live with dignity …

Pregnancy

Parasitic Capitalism Is Very Toxic To Black People.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Karl Marx once said through the eyes of a white narrative that “<i>capitalism is a progressive stage</i>”.I severely disagree with Marx’s …

Globalization

Get the Fat Out of Your Body And Mind!

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Body fat is the single most bothersome problem with the American physique. Rolls and rolls of fat adorn a large percentage of …

Fitness

Hip-Hop Hits Everyone Forgot About

Many hip-hop hits naturally fall out of memory; there are simply too many songs to fit into its canon. Plus, a lot of music’s longevity is …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Oral History of DMX's It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

It's been twenty years since DMX's debut record—one that established one of hip-hop's most aggressive, honest, and bark-iest rappers. Here's how it came to be.<p>20 years ago, DMX released his debut studio album <i>It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot</i>. It was a dark, aggressive and brooding album, and filled with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

​Here Are the '10 Best African Films of All Time,' According to Top International Critics

The 15th annual Tarifa-Tangiers African Film Festival (FCAT) wrapped this past weekend in Tarifa, Spain. The festival is dedicated to promoting and …

Africa

How ‘Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1’ Lived Up To Its Promise To Bring Hip-Hop Back, Twenty Years Later

It’s widely accepted hip-hop canon that Rawkus Records was one of the most groundbreaking, forward-thinking rap labels in the world.<p>However, what might have gotten lost in the process of sanctioning the highly-regarded indie label into the lauded halls of hip-hop holy writ is the fact that there …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Making Donald Glover the ‘Anti-Kanye’ Is Gross and Wrong and Will Backfire, so Please Don’t

I spent Saturday evening in a room full of black people, celebrating the birthday of a friend and the genius possessed by two people who were not in …

Donald Glover

Android addict? Google may wean you off with new 'controls' tomorrow

The Washington Post reports that this year's Google I/O will be about "responsibilty," not gadgets or artificial intelligence.<p>If you feel like you're spending too much time on your phone, you may want to pay close attention to Google's I/O 2018 keynote tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. PT. According to …

Android News

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 app mirrors your phone’s features to your PC

Microsoft is unveiling a new “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 today at its Build developer conference. The app is designed to provide a mirror of a phone straight to a desktop PC, and it will let Windows 10 users access texts, photos, and notifications from their machines.<p>Features will vary …

Windows 10

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

While there are a ton of apps to help you automate your finances, some people prefer the old-school spreadsheet method. Spreadsheets are an excellent …

Personal Finance

Three Times American Slaves Did Rebel

There’s been a lot of talk about slavery lately, and sadly some of it is wildly misinformed. For the record, enslaved black folks didn’t choose to be …

Black History

10 R&B Slow Jams That Bang In The Whip

I’m a child of the 90s which means that I grew up on R&B that wasn’t rappers harmonizing or singers talking with melody from their souls. Not that I …

Music

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Got a new laptop? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and …

Apps

The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.<p>Here's our round up of the best tracks and music …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Navigating racism: Black graduate students need support

I have mixed feelings about my experiences in graduate school. As a Black, first-generation Canadian and the first in my family to become a doctoral …

Students

15 Patents That Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began.<p>Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it's more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of …

Immune System

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

NYC 1st Lady Chirlane McCray Promotes Mental Health in Black Communities with Launch of “Brothers Thrive”

The City of New York is aiming to push conversations surrounding mental health in the Black community forward. First lady <b>Chirlane McCray</b> announced …

Mental Health

Dominate

<i>Editor’s note: Welcome to The Root’s Sunday series highlighting the best in black fiction writers: It’s Lit! Each week we’ll feature a new story</i> …

Mind

How do I find an honest financial adviser?

As revelations of dodgy financial advice continue to come to light under the royal commission, entrusting your money to someone else can be risky business. A recent report from the corporate regulator, Asic, found 75% of financial advice in its sample breached the law. With appalling numbers like …

Superannuation