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Meet Officer Nakia Jones and Watch Her Chilling Reaction to ...

Warrensville, OH:  A black OH police officer said in an emotional Facebook Live video that she’s ashamed to be in the same company as the cops involved in the killing of Alton Sterling. “What hurts me the most is people who stood in front of a judge, in front of a mayor, and said I swear my oath I will serve and protect this community … if you are white and you work in a black community and you are ...
Food & Drinks

Frozen Goodies: Boozy Smoothie

Everyone loves a good smoothie, which makes adding a shot of vodka a fun addition. Whip up your favorite recipe, like pineapple banana, or layer two different combos together, like this one with a pineapple base and blueberry topping. SO good.
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Howard University is selling the first and only black-owned public ...

This week has a been a rough one for black-owned media outlets. Tuesday evening, news spread that after 71 years, Johnson Publishing sold Ebony and Jet magazine to Clear View Group. As if that wasn’t heartbreaking enough, news broke Wednesday morning that the first and only black owned public tv station was up for grabs. The Federal Communications Commission is allowing Howard University to sell off the airwaves of WHUT, Howard University Television. The sell, which could bring the university between ...
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Mischa Barton Responds to Alton Sterling’s Death With… a Yacht ...

Like many Americans, Mischa Barton is horrified that black men continue to be shot dead by the police, who are supposed to be protecting citizens, not killing them. Unlike many Americans, Mischa Barton expressed this sentiment in the caption of an Instagram of herself looking pensive in a bikini on a yacht, wine glass in hand.  “I’m truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution,” Barton wrote in the since-deleted post. “This may have been going on forever ...
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Recent Hampton grad released from jail after being stopped 3 ...

A few days ago, Blavity reported on Hampton alum Kai Kitchens and her run-in with the police while driving. As you may recall, she was stopped three times in thirty minutes and then arrested. After being detained for four days, Kitchen finally went before a judge on Thursday, according to WAVY. Here’s what we know about her being pulled over, according to police: Kitchen was stopped for the first time on I-81 south around 7 a.m. Sunday. She was driving 93 ...
Tech

There’s a Shocking Lack of Women in Tech — Debbie ...

Debbie Sterling is the founder and CEO of Goldieblox, a line of toys out to disrupt “the pink aisle” with tech toys for girls. It was Debbie’s own experience as an engineering student at Stanford University that woke her up to the shocking lack of women in tech. As an engineering student at Stanford University, Debbie Sterling was shocked at the lack of girl graduates in science, tech, math, and engineering fields. So she set out to create GoldieBlox, a ...