WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone

LARGO, Fla. — Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of an investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after, authorities say, he tried to drive away before an officer could search him. Continue reading “WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone”

Black women lead list to replace controversial statue in Pittsburgh

They include an abolitionist, suffragette, newspaper editor, entrepreneur, educator, police officer and several musicians — and all are Black women.

They’re among a growing list of nominees suggested as subjects for a monument to honor African-American women in Pittsburgh that will replace a landmark statue of songwriter Stephen Foster that’s sparked controversy for years. Continue reading “Black women lead list to replace controversial statue in Pittsburgh”

Alton Sterling killing: No state criminal charges against 2 Baton Rouge police officers

Louisiana AG Jeff Landry said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the two officers in the 2016 shooting.

Louisiana’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not pursue charges against police officers in the death of Alton Sterling — coming nearly two years after the shooting outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store was captured on graphic cellphone video. Continue reading “Alton Sterling killing: No state criminal charges against 2 Baton Rouge police officers”

QUEEN LATIFAH’S MOTHER, RITA OWENS, DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH HEART DISEASE

Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday, March 21st after struggling with a heart condition for more than a decade.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.” Continue reading “QUEEN LATIFAH’S MOTHER, RITA OWENS, DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH HEART DISEASE”

Sierra Leone Is The First Country In The World To Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Election Meddling

Sierra Leone’s presidential elections have made world history, reports OkayAfrica.

The latest election is notable because it is the first in the world to use blockchain technology, according to Business Insider. Each paper ballot was announced out loud by election official and then manually logged by Agora, the company that provided the technology. Continue reading “Sierra Leone Is The First Country In The World To Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Election Meddling”