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”
Atlanta has become a magnet for the tech industry and now there is an exciting opportunity for those holding high school diplomas or a GED. The program is called TechBridge and its mission is to train young adults from the ages of 18-24 in the skills needed in today’s tech environment. Continue reading “Atlanta Councilman Andre Dickens: TechBridge offers free training and jobs”
The police force in California is in hot water yet again, after several officers fired a barrage of shots at a vehicle, killing one man and injuring another woman. Continue reading “Unarmed Father, Diante Yarber, Killed in CA Walmart Parking Lot After Police Fire 30 Shots”
A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years. And if you need any proof, look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley, where a giant, gaping tear opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity, according to Face2Face Africa. Continue reading “Giant Crack Opens Up in Kenya, Continent Might Be Splitting in Two”
A student from Baltimore got accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, a result so unbelievable and impressive that it is very rarely heard of. Continue reading “Baltimore Student Gets Accepted Into Eight Ivy League Schools”
Once upon a time, Saudi Arabia had commercial movie theaters. Hardline Islamic clerics shut them down in the 1970s while rolling out ultraconservative religious laws. This month, the cinema ban will come to an end after more than 35 years. Continue reading “Black Panther becomes first movie publicly shown in Saudi Arabia in 35 years”
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”
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, 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’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”