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iOS 12 arrives on September 17

Apple today announced iOS 12 will become publicly available on September 17. The news was shared Wednesday at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple today also announced the debut of iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr, each powered by the A12 bionic chip, as well as Apple Watch …

iOS

Jimmy Carter: 'Apparently' America wants a jerk for president

Jimmy Carter didn't hold back in his assessment of President Trump.<p>During a Friday appearance on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert asked the 93-year-old former president whether America wants "kind of a jerk as president."<p>"Apparently, from this recent election, yes," Carter quipped, drawing a …

The White House

Black and White: The Race Issue

|<b>When we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.</b><p>It is November 2, 1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The challenges of being a black professional in a white corporate world

This Black History Month is different to me.<p>At this stage in my life and career, the historical black figure who intrigues me most isn’t Malcolm X, …

Penguin Random House

The Best Reason I've Seen to Claim Social Security at 62

If you're in this situation, then claiming early is a "win now, win later" scenario.<p>There's a lot of controversy about when the best time to claim …

Barnardo’s black history in the words and pictures of long-forgotten children

To celebrate the start of Black History Month, the charity is sharing its archive of photographs and poignant testimonials with the Observer, at last giving a voice to the orphans it welcomed into its homes 120 years ago<p>A hidden store of remarkable personal testimonies, told by a selection of black …

Patriotism Is for Black People

We have all stood in the grocery store and watched a kid (usually white) scream at his or her mother in a volume and tone that defies our mama’s …

Signal test uses DRM to keep your contacts private

It's trialling Intel's SGX tech to keep your info completely hidden on its servers.<p>Signal is generally viewed as the most secure encrypted communications app. So secure, that even the US Senate has approved it for staff use. And, to keep privacy experts on its side, Open Whisper Systems (the …

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Dallas sportscaster delivers fiery speech about NFL protests: 'Maybe we all need to read the constitution again'

WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen isn’t afraid to hold back on the air about social issues in sports. Remember how he covered Greg Hardy?<p>Here’s his latest take on President Donald Trump and this week’s NFL protests:<p>Donald Trump has said he supports a peaceful protest because it’s an American’s right. …

Vietnam War

Capturing James Baldwin’s Legacy Onscreen

With “I Am Not Your Negro,” Raoul Peck seems to be stepping in to make the movie that Baldwin couldn’t.<p>The movie moves, and James Baldwin moves in it. Sometimes he looks like a graceful queen, as he sits, poised, his back erect with grand indulgence or tolerance or love. His expressive hands cut …

'Hidden Figures' celebrates black women who led the Space Race

Katherine Johnson, one of NASA's human computers, gets some long-overdue recognition in the film's first trailer.<p><i>Hidden Figures</i> tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three black women who played crucial roles in one of NASA's finest hours: launching an American …

Where is gay marriage legal?

Around the world 23 nations allow gay marriage – either nationally or in the case of Mexico, in some jurisdictions. In the UK, gay marriage is …

North Carolina sued over gay marriage opt-out law

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they cite religious objections is unconstitutional and should be struck down, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday to challenge the measure.<p>A gay couple …

North Miami shooting: Officer who shot unarmed man identified

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in North Miami, Florida, on Friday identified the police officer who shot an unarmed African-American man lying in the street with his arms in the air this week.<p>The officer is Jonathan Aledda, North Miami City Manager Larry Spring Jr. said at a press conference. Aledda, a …

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.<p>PORTLAND, Ore.— Victor Pierce has worked on the assembly line of a Daimler Trucks North America plant here since 1994. But he says that in recent years he’s experienced things that seem straight out of another time. …

African-American News

Apple Watch rules smartwatch market despite lower shipments

The Apple Watch saw a hefty drop in global shipments last quarter but still managed to top the charts.<p>Shipments for Apple's wearable dropped to 1.6 million in the second quarter, from 3.6 million in the same quarter a year ago, IDC reported Thursday. Over the same period, the device's market share …

How to Transfer a Call from Your Apple Watch to Your iPhone

I love that I can receive calls on my Apple Watch. If I’m out and about, my iPhone is in my backpack, but I never miss a call because my watch lets me know one is coming in. But talking to your wrist, especially in public, isn’t ideal. No problem! You can transfer a call from your Apple Watch to …