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#DrivingWhileBlackWithLeavesOnTheWindshield: Kansas Man Detained For Having 'Vegetation' on Window

A man driving through Winfield, Kan., went live on Facebook during a traffic stop after cops initially told him he was being pulled over for …

Crime

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Productivity

How to Get Ahead. (Hint: It's Not Networking)

Valerie Rainford knows a little bit about getting noticed at work. She was the highest-ranked African-American woman at the Federal Reserve Bank of …

A State Trooper Stopped To Question Black Sorority Sisters While They Were Performing Community Service

A group of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority sisters were performing community service along a Pennsylvania highway this past weekend when a questionable …

Crime

Nordstrom Rack apologizes after calling the police on three black teens who were shopping for prom

Three black teens shopping for prom at a Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood, Mo., near St. Louis, faced the police after store employees suspected they were shoplifting, calling further attention to incidents of racial profiling in commercial spaces over the past month.<p>Nordstrom has since apologized, and …

Nordstrom Rack

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Law Enforcement

This Is the Nutrition Program That Helped Haley Drop 30 Pounds in 3 Months

Usually when people are on a weight-loss journey, they change up their workouts and their diet, but Haley only did one of the two. She kept up her normal workout schedule, but she completely altered her diet, thanks to Renaissance Periodization. Within just three months, she lost around 30 pounds. …

Fitness

Flash Duration: what you need to know and why you need to know it

Flash duration. Sounds a simple enough concept – but is it? Yes…and no. When I decided to write about this subject, I wrestled with how to explain …

Shutter Speed

The Truth About Working From Home: 5 Things No One Tells You

Here's what's said behind closed doors and what you should know if you're thinking about working from home.<p>There's a lot of debate on the topic of working from home. Experts can't agree on whether it's the greatest innovation since the internet or the worst thing that's ever happened to our …

Home Offices

VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript Coding

As a web developer, having a well calibrated editor is paramount to productivity. One of the best parts of Visual Studio Code as a general purpose …

JavaScript

The 1 Reason Why Miserable People Don't Quit Their Jobs

Miserable employees would want nothing better than to get a new job, but they sit still and don't do anything about it. I figured out why.<p>It's 6 am Monday morning and your alarm clock buzzes waking you up from Sunday night's slumber. Time to face another work day as you yank the power cord out from …

Employment

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeysif we want to grow as …

New York City

Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

Landscape Photography

Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old …

Crime

The Burden Of Being Black In A White Space

“When you know that you did nothing wrong, how do you really react to it?”<p>After long Sundays in one of our North Carolina town’s many Southern Baptist churches, my great-grandmother, Muss, and I would venture to Dollar General. It was the highlight of the Lord’s Day for me, a time to frolic in the …

Parenting

Travis Reinking Is What Happens When Black People Are ‘Criminals’ and White People Are Allowed to Be Invisible

A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai …

Dairy Queen

Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy

Hollywood studios usually fight piracy by chasing after software add-ons and free streaming services, with the occasional device thrown in. A paid service, however? That's relatively rare... or at least, it has been. Amazon, Netflix and multiple Hollywood studios (including Disney, Fox, Sony, …

Televisions

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

<i>Originally published by Money</i><p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was “How Am I Doing?” Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

Retirement

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Neo-Nazi Who Went by ‘Tyrone’ Doxxed Out of Marines in Alleged Connection to Unite the Right Rally

I think one of the scariest parts of exposed racists is that they tend to have critical positions in society, like firefighter or middle school …

10 essential extensions for VS Code

I've been using Visual Studio Code as my main code editor for more than two years now. I used to work with Sublime Text, which was an amazing …

Web Development

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

2018 Top Tools And Websites For Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s crucial that I am able to tackle challenges, all while managing people, tasks, and finances. These are my go-to resources for making that possible. The apps and websites listed below can add immense value to your business in a myriad of ways<b>—</b>from enhancing your company …

Small Business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in manager's hearts

• <b>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos still personally reads customer complaint emails sent to him, even though he doesn't reply to many of them, he said during an</b> …

The 3 Books You Need To Read To Be A Morning Person

<b>* Finally be the morning person you’ve always wanted to be</b> <b><br>* Discover the secrets to conquering the morning from these experts</b> <b><br>* Read these books to</b> …

When Calling the Police Is a Privilege

Getting the authorities involved is more dangerous for black Americans—which is why they do it less.<p>The call was brief, and had the relaxed feel of someone making a reservation at a restaurant.<p>“I have two gentlemen at my cafe who are refusing to make a purchase or leave,” the manager of the …

Law Enforcement

Why Black Women Are "Dimming Their Light" At Work

Five years into the <i>Lean In</i> era seems like a good time to think about how ambitious women are faring. Practically seen as a series of commandments …

Amazon executives sat through a brutally uncomfortable 4.5-minute phone call that showed them just how much Jeff Bezos cares about customers

Jeff Bezos takes customer service seriously.<p>That's the lesson former global VP of customer service Bill Price learned during a meeting of 30 Amazon executives years ago, according to an excerpt from Brad Stone's "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."<p>When Bezos asked Price how …

Customer Service

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

Portraits of African American Ex-Slaves in the Late 1930s

These portraits of African American men and women from locations in Texas were taken in the late 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) …

African-American News