LGBTQ Africans celebrate identity and community in this powerful photo series

May 21, 2017

… on the project’s website. Image: Mikael Owunna Owunna says he started Limit(less) to create a space where LGBTQ African immigrants could celebrate their proud and complicated selves. He says being African and LGBTQ was something he struggled to reconcile when realizing his own queer identity, feeling tension between his sexuality and Nigerian heritage. Image: Mikael Owunna “With every click of my camera, I work to envision what a free world can look like for black …

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CNN 10 – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

… rockets over the civilians’ heads into the city. (GUNFIRE) WEDEMAN: And this is what has become of Mosul. (EXPLOSION) WEDEMAN: An ISIS car bomb goes up in flames at the edge of the Musherfa (ph) neighborhood. (GUNFIRE) WEDEMAN: Iraqi forces launched this latest operation last Thursday morning from the north and the northwest. (GUNFIRE) WEDEMAN: “Be careful,” Major Mustafa al-Sawi (ph) warns his troops. “Watch out for booby traps.” The lone black banner of the …

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Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak

May 9, 2017

(CNN)A measles outbreak continues to strike Minnesota as health officials stress the importance of getting vaccinated. There are now 48 confirmed measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey and Crow Wing counties, mostly affecting unvaccinated Somali-American children, according to data released by the state’s Department of Health on Monday. Of those impacted, 46 are children 10 and younger; 41 are Somali-American; and 45 have not been vaccinated against the disease, according to the data. …

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The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus – BBC News

May 7, 2017

“We thought, who are we and what do we do?” says Thomson. “We wanted to shoot the cover in Reading – to put our flag in the ground and say, ‘We’re a Reading band and we’re not ashamed of it’. “After that, it was just coming up with the wackiest thing we could think of, and that was setting the van on fire.” They’ve played some terrible gigs They’re ‘on a mission to reinvigorate rock and roll’ …

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14 black male Cambridge students posed for a photo to inspire other black men to apply

May 4, 2017

A group of black male Cambridge University students have posed for a powerful photoshoot to encourage other black men to apply to the prestigious academic institution. SEE ALSO: Oxford University is shaking up all those portraits of white men on its walls Inspired by a series of photos of 10 black students at Yale University which took the internet by storm last week, the photos of 14 Cambridge students have been liked more than 2.5K times on Facebook. “In 2015, only 15 black, male …

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Facebook claims ads aren’t targeted by mood. But does it really matter?

May 3, 2017

… be able to prey on teen insecurities. It’s the sort of story that weds traditional advertising’s worst tendencies with the creepy omnipotence of its modern form in a way that makes one wonder if Facebook is actively cribbing ideas from episodes of black Mirror. To hear some marketing industry figures tell it, though, ads targeted on the basis of perceived emotion are not only harmless, they’re actually a benevolent alternative to those steered by more impersonal forms of data. …

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This 6-year-old created a brilliant book to celebrate black Indigenous cultures. Casual.

May 2, 2017

Vanae James-Bey created an educational coloring book celebrating black Indigenous cultures and she's only in second grade.Image: Mashable Composite; PrincessVanae.com What were you doing when you were in second grade? Probably not writing a book, like the incredible 6-year-old Vanae James-Bey was. Along with her mother, Veronica Bey, Vanae created The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae, a 20-page coloring book that educates children ages 5 through 13 about black Indigenous …

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Angry nationalists storm Macedonian parliament

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Violence broke out in Macedonia’s Parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian MP was elected speaker, sparking outrage from nationalists. Hundreds of angry protesters surrounded and stormed the Parliament building demanding new elections, according to the Macedonian Information Agency. Television footage from inside the building showed individuals with black masks shoving and pushing people. …

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Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

… full rebrand. “We dont take any of our community for granted and are a certified minority, black-owned, family-held business that has taken pride in serving our community for 25 years when large conglomerates ignored women of color and simply marketed products to them vs. making products for them,” the company said at the time. The CEO of Shea Moisture parent Sun Dial Brands, Richelieu Dennis, doubled down on the damage control in a video interview with the editors of Hello …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… intuition about what should work kind of sucks. For example, candids shots got 15 percent more likes. But, amazingly, 80 percent of the photos people use are posed. Similarly black and white photos got 106 percent more likes, but only three percent of all the photos were black and white. Maybe time to rethink a few of our strategies! Selfies were also a no-go. Regular selfies were liked 40 percent less. Bathroom selfies were 90 percent less liked. Whomp whomp. (But seriously, never use a …

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This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

April 21, 2017

… president, she led her students in discussion about what role they can play in shaping the future. When she teaches topics like apartheid in South Africa, she encourages students to make connections with present-day movements, like black Lives Matter. Chaffee is the first National Teacher of the Year to work at a charter school, a feat celebrated by charter school advocates. The past year has been contentious for Massachusetts charter schools after voters rejected a proposalthat would have …

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

April 19, 2017

… Jacobs and others on Twitter. (Jacobs tweeted during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit, “Trump’s press corps has been placed in a basement suite at Jupiter golf club. black plastic over windows to give Trump privacy as he golfs.” In this case, the blacked-out windows merely hid a golf game. Yet the model of media-government relations they conjure — a press that’s blinded, and cut off from knowledge of what’s going on and who’s doing it …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Britain.” The operation was carefully stage-managed – the old black and white pictures even include a close-up of a Royal Navy officer’s finger triggering the blast. Aerial footage shows the entire horizon erupting in a huge grey curtain of mud, sand and rock. For the Royal Navy and the British Army of Occupation it was mission accomplished. Image caption Heligolander Olaf Ohlsen was 11 years old when the detonation took place Olaf says everyone knew that the explosion …

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In pictures: Classic cars rebranded – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… copyright Helge Jepsen Mechanics Bradley Dennis and Paul McDuffie founded the Atlanta Tune Up Service and despite being sent the cheapest brands of Chevrolet, they soon persuaded the top racing car drivers of the day to drive for them. Noticing their success, in 1957, the makers of Chevrolet, General Motors, published the Stock Car Competition Guide, an assembly manual for black Widow racing cars. The paint scheme for all these cars was exclusively black and white. Because it was never …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… “It’s almost in some ways planning for the detractors more than the people supporting your messages.” JWT, one of Madison Avenue’s biggest ad agencies, counts the official black Lives Matter movement among its clients. Choi says the group has often pushed the agency’s initial pitches in a bolder direction a reverse of the usual dynamic in which agencies try to coax their skittish clients into riskier creative work. “black Lives Matter knew their tone really …

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Oxford University is shaking up the portraits of white men on its walls

April 1, 2017

… diversity and its commitment to inclusivity”. The university has been heavily criticised in recent years for its lack of diversity and inclusivity. Last year David Cameron pointed out that the top university accepted only 27 black British students in 2014 out of an intake of more than 2,500. Indeed, until the 1970s, several of the university’s colleges were still all-male and didn’t admit women as undergraduates. As part of the initiative, the university has commissioned over …

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill – BBC News

March 30, 2017

Key to this pledge is the Great Repeal Bill, which ministers say is essential to avoid a “black hole” in the law when the UK leaves the EU. The UK Parliament can then “amend, repeal and improve” the laws as necessary, the government says. However, it could prove controversial with plans to give ministers the power to make changes to some laws without full Parliamentary scrutiny. The government says this will only be for “mechanical changes” to ensure laws …

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The real story behind ‘An American Girl in Italy’

March 30, 2017

(CNN)People tend to wonder if the iconic photo of Ninalee Craig was staged. It’s the question she hears most often. To some, the scene in the black and white photo from another era is almost too perfect. Craig, 23 at the time, breezes past clusters of men on a sidewalk in Florence, Italy, head held high as if impervious to their ogling as she grasps her shawl and handbag. Now 89, Craig insists the answer is no, still no. “It’s the real McCoy.” …

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Indians on social media express solidarity with Nigerian students facing racial attacks

March 29, 2017

… not be bullied by force or violence. The need of the hour is for African students to unite against this blatant racism. We hope peace prevails soon. WATCH: What it’s like to be black and Irish in a post-Brexit world More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideoPal Video Pal is a revolutionary new app that gets you more leads, sales and profits on autopilot!Data JEO Monthly Option Data JEO Monthly option. Providing live data analysis and advertising insights for online …

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Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Rainbows of color, spice-market smells, an urban orchestra of sounds: Morocco can be overwhelming at first. Lying 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, from the coast of Spain, the North African country mixes Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and European flair. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, to nearly 10 million visitors in 2011. King Mohammed VI wants to increase the annual visitor numbers to 18 million by 2020. …

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Don’t dismiss these alleged ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leaks so quickly

March 27, 2017

… If it was greenlit in 2014, that likely happened before Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the 2014 entry was released. Which means Activision’s forward-looking metric at that point was Ghosts. With annual releases like Call of Duty, the quality of the previous year’s game is often reflected in the current year’s financial performance. Ghosts came one year after black Ops II, one of the most commercially and creatively successful Call of Duty games to date. Likewise, Ghosts saw big …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next role: The voice of Stephen Hawking?

March 27, 2017

… physics.” Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick give it a go, as does Bill Gates. Even Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, aims for a second chance at Hawking-related fame, though he didn’t go the flattery route. “The man literally has one topic of conversation: black holes,” Redmayne says. British charity Comic Relief produced the video for Red Nose Day. Since March 24, the day of the event, the charity has raised about 73 million …

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Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

London (CNN)The big red buses sit abandoned on the bridge, six of them. Nearby are two black taxicabs, also empty. No passengers, no drivers, no pedestrians. This area is rarely still, and never on a spring Wednesday afternoon. It should be packed with visitors, locals and the occasional parliamentarian. Of course, it’s not still even now. Slowly, then overwhelmingly, the noise takes over the senses — a cacophony of sirens and chaos. Lockdown descends upon this …

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March 21, 2017

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