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New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950.<p>Each pillar is 6 feet (2 …

Black History

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

Since (at least) the release of <i>good kid, m.A.A.d. city</i> in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident. But with the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 being given to the Compton rapper for his 2017 album <i>DAMN.</i>, his exceptionalism is now officially historic: It's the first time in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Boehner's ‘Bombshell’ Weed Reversal ‘Monumental’ For Marijuana

The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit …

Cannabis

HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it's a first for Silicon Valley

Hewlett-Packard, a computer industry pioneer, is cashing in on the marijuana "green rush."<p>In a first for the fledgling marijuana industry, HP will start providing registers preinstalled with software made for marijuana businesses.<p>The $35 billion enterprise company, which sells and installs complex …

Cannabis

Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

Some time around the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were <i>smoking</i> less, and dabbing …

Cannabis

Dapper Dan Talks His Gucci Partnership, Dressing Harlem’s Notorious Gangsters, and Getting Busted by Sonia Sotomayor (Exclusive) | GQ

Inside the new atelier of Dapper Dan, the tailor whose 125th Street shop defined the high-flying look of Harlem’s cocaine ’80s—and who’s now back in business, thanks to a Twitter controversy and an unlikely new arrangement with Gucci.<p><b>Dapper Dan is the original auteur of gangster chic.</b> Born Daniel …

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

Alcoholics who smoke weed every day have healthier livers, study finds

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states, with a laundry list of positive uses including pain control and controlling nausea. But according to a …

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

Mitch McConnell
NFL

Rope a dope as boxing legend Mike Tyson opens massive cannabis farm

The 51-year-old's dope ranch will also feature a luxury “glamping” campground with cabins and an amphitheatre as California legalises recreational …

Cannabis

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

From a CBD-heavy hybrid to the best kind of weed for a party joint, our picks for this year's best cannabis<p>Cannabis has had quite the year. Namely, …

These 4 Nike Sneakers Are Why the Swoosh Won 2017 | GQ

The Nike Air Vapormax, Zoom Vaporfly 4%, LeBron 15, and Off-White x Air Jordan 1 got the brand its mojo back.<p>For decades, Nike dominated the United States athletic-footwear market. “Dominated” might not be strong enough a word: Thanks to 50 years of ad campaigns like "It's gotta be the shoes!," …

Shoes

Fresh signs we’re about to make a big mistake legalizing marijuana

To the long list of improbable things only government could do, there is one more item to add: Lose money selling drugs.<p>You may remember the scene in …

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Help End Weed Prohibition in America

A federal lawsuit claims the ban on bringing medical marijuana across state lines violates an epileptic girl's constitutional rights<p>Twelve-year-old …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Chance the Rapper hands out money for arts programs at 20 CPS schools

Four days before Chicago Public Schools opens classroom doors, Chance the Rapper made a theatrical appearance to announce that the $2.2 million raised by his nonprofit organization will be doled out to 20 schools for arts education programs.<p>"Quality education for public schools is the most …

Chicago Public Schools

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, …

Economics

Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before Christmas

As a follow-up to the wildly-popular miniature NES, Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before the end of the year. A report from <i>Eurogamer</i> citing “sources close to the company” says the microconsole is scheduled to launch in time for Christmas, and that Nintendo is sticking …

Retrogaming

U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down.<p>But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators.<p>In making it, the generals fail to …

North Korea

Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken

This post is by Osama Iqbal, Founder and Writer atThe post 25 of The Greatest Words of Wisdom Ever Spoken appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation

U.S. has ‘crossed the red line’ and declared war by sanctioning Kim Jong Un, North Korea says

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington …

Schoolboy Q Explains Why He Almost Quit Rap After His Last Album

Fans have been waiting more than two-and-a-half years for Schoolboy Q's <i>Oxymoron</i> follow up, and though that may feel like a long time, they should …

Best Rap Albums of 2016 So Far

Beyond Chance: The albums shaping the year in rhymes<p>Thus far, 2016 looks like the first year that the center of the rap universe might not be New …

Michael Jordan's agent tries to set record straight on original Nike deal

Nike first signed Michael Jordan to an endorsement deal more than 30 years ago, but the debate over who deserves credit for the signing has taken on …

Shoes

Your New Anti-Depression Medication: LSD

Shortly following its synthesis in 1938, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) fascinated mystic explorers of consciousness while wreaking havoc on those …

Lsd

Meet the Mastermind Who Designed Your Favorite Nikes

Sneaker icon Tinker Hatfield talks about his design process, working on Nike's hyped-up HTM line, and the non-Nike athlete he'd like to make sneakers for.<p>When it comes to fashion, men are historically stubborn. Maybe it's something that happened during evolution, but they can't help but be …