Eric Blackerby

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As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the …

Donald Trump

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

How This Artist Makes Money Off YouTube Without Brand Sponsorships

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton says he's successful because of this decision, not in spite of it.<p>12 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Thomas Heaton used to spend his days …

Defector: WikiLeaks ‘Will Lie to Your Face’

He was a true believer in Julian Assange and his secret-spilling operation—until he realized what Assange’s grand plan really was.<p>Last February, …

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

These are the seven best RAW camera apps for Android and iOS

A RAW photo offers better image quality than a JPEG, but capturing RAW images was once a feature reserved for only DSLRs and other high-end cameras. …

Mobile Photography

"But slavery was so long ago"

Originally commissioned as a wrist tattoo, the simple and powerful chart showing how recent black freedom is in America is now also a t-shirt.<p>"...but …

Here's How Much Microinfluencers Really Get Paid

Thinking of adding microinfluencers into your content marketing plan? Here's how much you should budget.<p>When it comes to influencers, bigger does not equal better. Sure, celebrities and mega-influencers can reach millions of people, but on average, their engagement rate goes down as their number of …

How France Cut Heroin Overdoses by 79 Percent in 4 Years

And the United States could, too<p>In the 1980s, France went through a heroin epidemic in which hundreds of thousands became addicted. Mohamed Mechmache, a community activist, described the scene in the poor <i>banlieues</i> back then: “To begin with, they would disappear to shoot up. But after a bit we’d see …

Medicine

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

WASHINGTON — Black students continue to be disciplined at school more often and more harshly than their white peers, often for similar infractions, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, which counters claims fueling the Trump administration’s efforts to re-examine …

Education

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

It's Too Late

After the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is taking steps to secure data given to third-party applications. But it's already been stolen and laundered.<p>Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence about the scandal threatening his company, in which data …

The exec who took Netflix public just gave a storming defence of Spotify’s future business plan

CFO Barry McCarthy explains why Daniel Ek's company believes it will beat its rivals "like a drum"The post The exec who took Netflix public just gave …

An Incredible World Map That Plots the Literal Translation of Every Country Name In the World

The Literal Translation of Country Names is a remarkably researched map created by Neomam for their client Credit Card Compare, which plots the …

New Journalism Project Spreads Censored News Through Music Streaming Services

The Uncensored Playlist is a new project from Reporters Without Borders Germany that uses music streaming services to spread censored news stories around the world. It pairs local journalists with local musicians in China, Egypt, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam to write songs that convey the …

How Under Armour Makes Its Snapchat Ads In 5 Seconds or Less

From virtual slam dunks to interactive mobile games, Under Armour is finding its groove on Snapchat.<p>Within the roster of brands continually testing …

MoviePass can't answer important location tracking questions

Yesterday it surfaced that MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said -- during a presentation called "Data is the New Oil: How Will MoviePass Monetize It?" -- that his company could watch how subscribers drive home from the movie and see where they went. The setup sounds a lot like the post-ride tracking Uber …

MoviePass

The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed

A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.<p>It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not fancy …

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

How to use rhythm when creating emotion in your writing

Writing starts with reading. The single most important thing for a writer is to read constantly <b>and when you’re not reading, you should be writing.</b> …

Creative Writing

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. <b>Hannah Devlin</b> looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Humanity

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

What still makes “Breaking Bad” so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

These are the best apps you've probably never heard of

Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: <i>What’s one app you use a lot that</i> …

Scaling the solar system

Every now and again, in interviews and on social media, I'm asked an interesting question: If there was one thing you wish people understood better …

This Spectacular Video Shows What It Would Be Like to Fly Through The Orion Nebula

Mind = blown.<p>We're not going to fly through a nebula, not in the lifetimes of anyone alive today. Possibly not ever in anyone's lifetime.<p>But based on …

A speech coach explains exactly why Oprah sounded so presidential

As a speech teacher at the University of Washington, I listen to speeches for utility. Can I use this in class? Will it help novice speakers improve? I think Oprah Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech is a useful teaching example. There’s a lot going on in those eight minutes, but I would direct …

Five Decades of White Backlash

President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.<p>On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In response, a week later President Lyndon B. Johnson scrambled to sign into law the Fair Housing Act, a final major …

Civil Rights