Kenneth D. Martin

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Watch this gospel choir sing "Stand By Me" at the royal wedding

Rick Findler/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The Kingdom Choir<p>Amid the pomp and finery of Saturday’s royal wedding …

Royal Weddings

You have to read what Houston's police chief posted on Facebook about the Texas school shooting

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo at the March for Our Lives on March 24.David J. Phillip/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Santa Fe

Apple vs Samsung comes to a close, jury set to make decision on Monday

After a week of questioning and witnesses, lawyers in the Samsung vs Apple trial presented their closing arguments on Friday. On Monday, the jury will deliberate and ultimately decide how much, if anything, Samsung owes Apple for infringing on three design patents and two utility patents…<p>Friday’s …

Samsung

American History for Truthdiggers: Washington’s Turbulent Administration (1789-1796)

<i>Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help</i> …

Political Science

#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

<i>Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.</i><p>Mary Turner was eight months pregnant when she …

Black History

Shopping while black. African Americans continue to face retail racism.

If you’re black, you just shake your head thinking this can’t be 2018.<p>And it can’t be the 21st century because there’s yet another story about a black person being discriminated against for doing what so many others take for granted.<p>A black student at Yale was questioned by police after falling …

Nordstrom Rack

American Experience

The Murder of Emmett Till | Article<p>Brown v. Board of Education<p>With the words "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," the U.S. …

Black History

The County That Closed Its Public Schools Rather Than Desegregate After Brown v. Board of Education

When judicial nominee Wendi Vitter made headlines last month for evading a question at her confirmation hearing about whether or not she agreed with …

Black History

This 1 Buried iPhone Feature Can Instantly Boost Your Daily Productivity

Find this iPhone feature, use it, and watch your productivity increase.<p>As entrepreneurs, the name of the game is finding ways to maximize your time, discovering shortcuts or hacks that can find more efficient ways of doing things, so you can focus your resources on the important things that need …

Entrepreneurship

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass

Mike Piccolo got a call from a friend about a deal on a new BMW with a price so cheap he thought it was a joke.<p>The 45-year-old financial advisor from …

Electric Vehicles

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Nigerian Woman, Who Was Removed From United Flight After A White Passenger Complained She Was 'Pungent,' Files Lawsuit

Seems as if the airlines are still clowning and being targeted with lawsuits because of the clownery. More recently, United Airlines was hit with a …

Flying

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

Guitar

8 chefs reveal their go-to barbecue sauce

1/<p>Open Pit<p>"My favorite barbecue sauce is Open Pit. It's a Chicago based family recipe that has the right unique spices. A thin sauce that is perfect …

BBQ

The loaf of bread I won't ever stop baking

<b>It's not fancy, but it does the job perfectly.</b><p>I've baked a lot of bread over the years. From chewy slow-rise baguettes and sourdoughs to dinner …

Breakfast

How to Make Your Own Ringtones for iPhone on iTunes

Your iPhone has a variety of free ringtones to peruse, and the iTunes Store has a gigantic selection of iPhone ringtones to purchase, but what if you want to make your own custom ringtone? Good news! You can make phone ringtones free using already purchased songs from your iTunes library. All you …

Windows 10

Democrats just got a harsh lesson in what happens if they play nice with Republicans

You knew they were snakes when you let them in.<p>Let me tell you a story about a United States senator who, despite all the warnings that his …

Government

Refreshing Appletini: Sweet, Tart, Only THREE Ingredients

Appletini Recipe<p><i>posted by</i> Krystle <i>on</i> March 10, 2016 1 Comment »<p>Shares 1K<p><b>Appletini Recipe:</b> Tantalize your taste buds with a crisp cocktail. Only 3 …

Martinis

iPhone: How to delete all photos

Photos and videos can add up really quickly on iPhone, filling up what may have seemed like a high storage capacity just weeks or months earlier. Follow along for how to delete all photos on iPhone.<p>Whether you’re wanting a fresh start all together, or maybe transferring your photos to your Mac or …

Apple Watch

How Putin's oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns

<i>Editor's note May 8, 2018: This column originally published December 15, 2017. New allegations about $500k in payments from a Russian oligarch made</i> …

Texas

Three black people checked out of their Airbnb rental. Then someone called the police on them

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall's stay in Rialto, California, was ending pretty normally. She and her three friends -- two of them African-American like her -- checked out of their Airbnb rental and dragged their luggage to their vehicle.<p>Then things got weird.<p>Seven police cars showed up. The …

Justice

Google makes iPhones extremely secure

Google’s service making its accounts uncommonly secure has been extended to iOS native apps. This is only for people who carry around really sensitive information and who therefore expect their iPhone or iPad to come under sophisticated attack.<p>Starting today, the Advanced Protection Program …

Apps

How to save storage on your Mac by using iTunes in referenced library mode

When importing songs into desktop iTunes, check your settings to ensure the media-management app is not set to create copies of any imported items in …

iTunes

132-pound ovarian tumor removed from Connecticut woman

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 132-pound ovarian tumor was removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman this year, according to two doctors involved in the case.<p>The patient, who wished to remain anonymous, reported that the tumor began growing at a rate of about 10 pounds per week in November. A medical team, including …

Cancer

Mary Turner’s lynching: Savage, horrific, chillingly common

The lynching memorial that opened last week in Montgomery has exposed anew the barbarism and savagery of white supremacy in the post-Civil War …

Black History

Criminals' drone swarm used to obstruct FBI hostage raid

Unmanned aircraft harassed and surveilled agents during a crisis situation, a bureau representative says at a conference on unmanned technologies.<p>Last winter, as an FBI hostage rescue team took up an elevated position to assess an unfolding crisis, agents heard the buzz of small drones …

Hacking

'Record Player' app searches Spotify when you snap a pic of an album

Say you're at a record store and you come across an album that you'd like to listen to before you buy it. Now there's an app that can help you out with that. It's sort of like Shazam, but for album covers, <i>Pitchfork</i> reports, and once you snap a picture of the album, it will find it for you on …

Apps

Change Your Twitter Password Now -- And Add Two-Factor Authentication While You're At It

Twitter made a significant security announcement on Thursday evening (ironically on National Password Day – it was yesterday in case it somehow passed you by): a bug exposed passwords to internal Twitter staff. All users were advised to change their login information.<p>But there’s another step users …

Information Systems

Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal: how to find out if your data was compromised

Are you one of the unlucky 87 million?<p>Here’s how to find out if Cambridge Analytica got hold of your Facebook data<p>Last week, Facebook confirmed that data from up to 87 million of its users ended up in the wrong hands. Specifically, it found its way into the digital coffers of Cambridge Analytica, a …

Cambridge Analytica