The Worlds First Baby Born On The Blockchain, In Tanzania

Blockchain Baby

An Irish medical aid project recorded on the blockchain has seen a world first this week – a baby.

Initially, a project funded to tackle controversies in the charitable sector regarding fair distribution of donations and a joint effort between Irish AID:Tech and Dutch PharmAccess, the collaboration are celebrating the success of a women’s aid project in Tanzania, resulting in the birth of 3-babies so far. Continue reading “The Worlds First Baby Born On The Blockchain, In Tanzania”

Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers

Brandie Sharp

In African American News, For many kids and their families, summer jobs are a rite of passage: a way of imparting lessons about responsibility and hard work, and finally having a response to the age-old parental question, “you have McDonald’s money?”

But one Ohio family says their summer job instead turned into a lesson on racial profiling.

As WABC TV reports, Brandie Sharp had taken her two sons, Mycah, 17, and Uriah, 11, to deliver newspaper ads to a neighborhood in Upper Arlington. The point, Sharp said, was “teaching them how to work, how to be productive and how to stay busy.” Continue reading “Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers”

T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone

T-Mobile Store

In African American news, In yet another installment of #Hello911TheyBlack, two African American men shopping found themselves in a potentially deadly encounter with police. According to published news reports, the incident occurred at a T-Mobile store in Fresno, California, and involved Dorian Johnson, 26, and his uncle Vincent Lemar, who went looking for the new iPhone. They were driven to the store by Dorian’s girlfriend, Gloria Bush.i Continue reading “T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone”

89-Year-Old Grandmother Was Forced to Use the Bathroom Outside After Being Turned Away at Charlotte, N.C., Gas Station

The more this presidency year continues, the more I wonder if we’re actually in the year of Beyoncé 2018.

An elderly grandmother in Charlotte, N.C., was probably left with a similar question after she was told “no” when she asked to use the bathroom at a gas station on her way home from church. Continue reading “89-Year-Old Grandmother Was Forced to Use the Bathroom Outside After Being Turned Away at Charlotte, N.C., Gas Station”

Check out the 1st Trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Released

Paramount just dropped the first trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, the six-part documentary centered around the life and death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that is being produced by Jay-Z.

The docuseries, which is based off the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, written by Trayvon’s parents, premieres July 30 at 10 p.m on the Paramount Network.

Footage in the docuseries includes interviews with Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as well as activists such as Angela Rye, Rev. Al Sharpton, Angela Davis, Carmelo Anthony, and more (h/t Complex). It will also include news footage, home videos and family photos.

Martin’s death in 2012 at the hands of neighborhood watchman (and plague on society) George Zimmerman was one of the horrific killings of unarmed black boys and men that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jay-Z, who has been lending his hand in advocating for criminal-justice reform, also produced a docuseries on Kalief Browder, who was arrested at 16 and held in Rikers Island for three years while awaiting trial after being falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Browder, who spent significant time in solitary confinement while at Rikers, would later kill himself two years after being released.

Watch the trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story below:

5 Things You Need To Know About The Pentagon’s Secret War In African Nations

Control and seizure under the guise of “assistance” is Colonization 101, especially when it comes to American history in connection to the motherland.

Politico reports that for the last five years (at least), the Pentagon has authorized special operations teams within the Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other commando groups to engage in combat raids that are essentially small scale wars across the African continent. Continue reading “5 Things You Need To Know About The Pentagon’s Secret War In African Nations”