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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 224th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:<p>The Amazon versus Google saga continues this week. Many users reported losing YouTube on their Fire TV sticks. This is a few days sooner than Google’s January 1st deadline. That’s when the service …

Coming to Netflix January 2018

(KUTV) Netflix is loosing some fantastic titles in January, but there are a handful of old friends returning like "<b>Apollo 13</b>," <b>"Breakfast at …

Entertainment

The 10 Best Conspiracy Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 17th</b><p>A good conspiracy theory gets the blood running hot. It should be equal measures absurd and just-believable-enough, meaning that you’re at the very least entertained, even if you don’t take it seriously. Then it’s just good fun. Below are some of the best conspiracy …

Entertainment

This Loki Clothing Line for Ladies is Incredible

In celebration of Loki’s most recent outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s a new clothing line celebrating the trickster god’s aesthetic. …

While America Ignores A Disease Bigger Than Zika, Its Victims Remain Invisible

<i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>LOS ANGELES ― Pancha sits in her cramped living room and scoops her two little dogs into her lap. They cry when she leaves the house, she says, even for a few hours. …

Public Health

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

It was used and still can be used to make us hate ourselves<p>A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural …

3 Habits of Exceptionally Stupid Leaders | Inc.com

Stupid leaders are a dime a dozen.<p>What they do looks the same through the centuries. Here's what Cicero, Roman politician and lawyer who served as consul in 63 BC had to say, "Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error."<p>Habit #1: Repetition. You know the saying that if you …

Self-improvement

Trump supports mass incarceration. This chart shows why that may not matter.

The reality of criminal justice reform: Trump has very little say.<p>President Donald Trump’s election signaled the end of criminal justice reform. He has long been “tough on crime,” believing that punitive policing tactics and longer prison sentences are the antidote to crime in America — even as …

Donald Trump

Kendrick Lamar Shares Some Fascinating Details on New Album

Kendrick Lamar has offered some interesting new insights into what his next album is going to sound like. He spoke eloquently to <i>The New York Times</i> …

This Shampoo Has 9000 Positive Reviews on Amazon—and We've Never Heard of It

Amazon never ceases to amaze us with its under-the-radar beauty gems—and oftentimes, these products already have thousands of devout followers by the …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

Entertainment

Did You Know Netflix Has Secret Movie Categories? Here's How to Find Them

Your Netflix hunting just got so much better. Turns out, there are a <i>ton</i> of secret movie categories on Netflix, and there's an easy hack for finding …

Entertainment

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

Kodi: The ultimate guide

Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.<p>Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build …

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The album has never seemed stronger. Artists have never had more ways to express themselves, from one-off Soundcloud singles to social media posts to live streams of video. Yet in this world of plenty, they’ve continued to keep the album in an exalted place, one where they make a bid for serious …

Kurt Cobain

Transgender Man Navigates Chest-Feeding and Fatherhood After Giving Birth to Baby Boy

Evan Hempel started taking hormones in 2003 to physically become a transgender man, but he never lost the desire to carry a baby.<p>So five years ago, …

19 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Entertainment

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked.

From Bill O’Reilly’s “slaves were well-fed” to the myth of Irish slaves.<p>This year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions yielded an unexpected takeaway: Most Americans don’t know much about slavery.<p>On the latest episode of her MTV web series <i>Decoded,</i> comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey …

Black History

Grandmaster Flash: ‘Hip-hop’s message was simple: we matter’

Ahead of Baz Luhrmann’s TV dramatisation of rap’s roots, The Get Down, we turn back the clock to 1970s New York, when the youth of the neglected South Bronx sowed the seeds of a musical revolution<p>History remembers the South Bronx in the 1970s as an urban catastrophe; the ground zero of a city in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

25 Moments That Changed America

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Women's Health

The social justice conversations behind Jesse Williams' BET speech

When “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams took to the<p>BET Awardsstage Sunday to accept this year’s humanitarian award, he stunned the Microsoft Theater audience and those watching at home with a passionate speech about, among other pressing issues, theBlack Lives Mattermovement. But while many are …

All Hail King James or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love LeBron

He single-handedly brought his team back from a 3-1 deficit to win one of the most thrilling NBA Finals ever. It’s time to admit that LeBron is on …

Basketball

How close we are to slavery: America’s horrible legacy still deeply runs through the nation’s veins

For Lula Williams, America’s worst period isn’t ancient history — her grandmother was a slave<p>As a child growing up in South Carolina, I was keenly aware of how close I was to the history of slavery. It was all around me — in the fact of my ancestors owning slaves and fighting for the Confederacy, …

Black History

Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

Voice Mail

5 Ways Parents Pass Down Prejudice and Racism

How many times have you seen a meme of a Black child embracing a White child with a caption about children being innocent and not seeing color, or reminding us that they aren't born racist? These memes tend to come out in droves when discussions about racial bias are happening. A discussion that …

Parenting

The Historical Roots of Contemporary Violence Against Pregnant Black Women

Brenda Hardaway was five months pregnant when police were called to her home in Rochester, New York, because of a family dispute. While intervening …

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Disgusting Practices: Most Poultry Workers Can't Even Use The Bathroom

Just to clarify, I am not a vegetarian or a vegan. I do eat meat. Just not cheap, processed meat. So do not mistake this article for some sort of fueled, anti-meat protest, because it's not.<p><b>On to the goods here...</b><p>Mass produced, processed meat is almost never a good idea. It's the type of cheap crap …

Agriculture