Greg Wilson

4,326 Flips | 11 Magazines | 657 Likes | 12 Following | 378 Followers | @gkw19922014 | University of Nebraska student, who studies Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science but enjoys his share of international news especially.

How Black Hair Is Repressed and Regulated, Legally, in the U.S.

<i>Splitting Hairs is our monthlong exploration of hair based on a survey of women across America. It’s like you brought a photo to the salon — we’re</i> …

Hair

Is Xi Jinping’s Bold China Power Grab Starting to Backfire?

A few months ago, Xi Jinping seemed unstoppable. He’d just abolished presidential term limits and announced the most sweeping government overhaul in …

China

Is Watermelon Racist or Nah?

Did you know the watermelon is from Africa? Or that it’s actually a berry? And that they’re delicious AF? Yet given its history via racist white …

Watermelon

The F-15X is the missile-hauler the Air Force needs for a stand-off fight

The US Air Force has been secretly organizing a plan to replace its F-15 C/D fleet with brand spanking new F-15X Eagle air superiority fighters, the Drive reported on Wednesday. This move could take the heat off of the service's handful of F-22 Raptors or make up for F-35 shortcomings — and cushion …

Military

A court case you've probably never heard of could become a major problem for President Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the emoluments clause in the Constitution</i> <i>-- essentially profiting from his office via his Trump International Hotel in Washington -- could move forward. Emoluments aren't something the</i> …

Donald Trump

Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Pin Crimes on African-American Teens, Adults, to Boost Crime Stats: Report

A former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat …

This sex-positive dating app connects people through their fantasies

As with, well, everything really, the internet has changed the dating game. Just think how ubiquitous the phrase “swipe right” has become.<p>Yet while apps like Tinder work for many people, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to sexuality. It’s in these realms outside …

Relationships

The US Navy just quietly sent an F-35 aircraft carrier to the Pacific — and it signals a big change

The US Navy broke with its tradition of hyping up F-35 deployments when it sent the USS Essex jump-jet carrier into the Western Pacific with a deck full of the revolutionary fighter jets this week — and it could signal a big change in how the US deals with its toughest adversaries.<p>When the USS Wasp …

The US Military Has a New Facility for Overseeing Nuclear War

The C2F, as it's known, is unlikely to survive very long during a full-scale nuclear war.<p>The US military is getting ready to move into a new, $1.3 billion command center for conducting nuclear war.<p>The Command and Control Facility at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska boasts upgraded electrical …

Military

The A.M.E. Church and 19 Black-Owned Banks Team Up to Launch New Partnership for Longterm Black Wealth

by Tanasia Kenney via atlantablackstar.com The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first independent Black denomination in the U.S., has teamed …

America Inc and the rage against Beijing

ONE of the naughty secrets about America’s trade war with China is that it has the tacit support of much of America’s business establishment. For the …

America says France will become its number one ally if Britain does not boost military spending

AMERICA has given Britain an ultimatum to boost its defence spending, or risk the death of the Special Relationship.<p>The bombshell warning was …

Oh, Oh, Thighs of Wonder, Thighs of Might: Saquon Barkley’s Body Is Proof That Dey Is a Gawd

There’s a Christmas song, “We Three Kings,” that just popped into my head when I saw the glorious visage that is 21-year-old Saquon Barkley’s …

Schumer introduces bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced a new bill to decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level.<p>The legislation, which the New York Democrat announced back in April, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, where it is classified among drugs such as …

Cannabis

Tuesday is Juneteenth -- a holiday most Americans have never heard of, but need to know about

Many black Americans will commemorate an important day in our nation’s history Tuesday – a day that many other Americans have never heard of. It’s called Juneteenth.<p>On June 19, 1865 – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation ordering freedom for the …

Art Of The Deal: Trump Looks To Trade Cannabis Legalization for Justice Department Nominees

The “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act” doesn’t really sound like a step towards marijuana legalization, but it is. This federal legislation now under consideration, aims to amend the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana activity legal if it is following local …

Cannabis

China's Giant Ionosphere-Zapping Radar Is a Defense System Masquerading as Science

The new facility may target U.S. submarines in the South China Sea.<p>The <i>South China Morning Post</i> recently revealed plans for a new Chinese radar facility on the island of Hainan, China’s southernmost point. Described as a “high-powered incoherent scatter radar,” this installation will bounce radio …

Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.<p>Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill …

Cannabis

Marines' new Switchblade drones will unleash lethal mini missiles

Marines will soon be even more deadly ‒ and safer ‒ with their new extremely lethal Switchblades.<p>When you think of a switchblade, you think of a smallish knife that fits in a pocket, right?<p>Marines will soon have in their hands an entirely different breed of Switchblades — these are smart, flying …

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

An Israeli minister threatened to kill Syria's Assad, a Putin ally, as war looms with Iran over missile threat

Israel could kill Syrian President Bashar Assad if the creep of Iranian military forces and missiles through the Levant towards Israel's borders don't stop, a security cabinet minister said on Monday.<p>"If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us from Syrian …

Middle East

The first drone warship just joined the Navy and now nearly every element of it is classified

The first warship to traverse open waters without a single crew member recently joined the U.S. Navy's fleet after eight years of development and …

The Story of the F-23 Fighter: The Plane That Would Have Replaced the F-22 - Warrior Maven

Harley-Davidson Is Hiring Interns to Ride Across the Country

Harley-Davidson is looking for interns, but this position won’t involve fetching any coffee.<p>Harley-Davidson’s #findyourfreedom internship involves …

Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two sources said.<p>Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a …

Trump rails against high oil prices, OPEC pushes back

WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of “artificially” boosting oil prices, drawing rebukes from some of the world’s top energy exporters.<p>“Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully …

Oil

Here's the Cheapest Flight to Europe From Every U.S. State

It's the golden age of flights to Europe. Price wars have pushed fares down so low that it's no longer mind-boggling when an airline offers a one-way …

European Travel

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

1st black woman nominated to be Marine brigadier general

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock has been nominated to serve as the first black female brigadier general, the Marine Corps media office said.<p>Mahlock was nominated by President Donald Trump, and Defense Secretary James Mattis announced the nomination on Tuesday.<p>According to his …

U.S. Marines

After China's massive drill, U.S. patrols disputed South China Sea

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (Reuters) - In a span of 20 minutes, 20 F-18 fighter jets took off and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, in a powerful display of military precision and efficiency.<p>An F18 fighter takes off from the deck of the USS Theodore …

China