The Congressional Black Caucus was founded to focus on “positively influencing the course of events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar experience and situation.” The War on Drugs has devasted black and brown communities. U.S. Rep Charles Rangel, who with some others in the CBC initially backed the modern drug war that was launched by President Nixon, should admit he got it wrong and lead the CBC in pushing the Congress to reverse the tragedy.
Churches have the power and responsibility to address institutional racism by transforming the minds of African-American communities.
When the Obama-bashing conservative activist lost his gig as the president of a Christian college, it was just the latest example of how right-wing conservatives pimp evangelical Christians for personal gain.
The church has allowed the world to turn sex — what God intended to be beautiful — into ‘the nasty.’ This is part one in an occasional series on bringing God back into your bedroom.
The Prynt case, which lets you print photos directly from your phone, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. Read More
On Sunday the BBC released the first film commissioned for its on-demand iPlayer: a feature-length documentary about Afghanistan, called Bitter Lake, by experimental British filmmaker Adam Curtis. The public broadcaster identified ‘new forms of storytelling’ as one of three creative priorities for its web platform last year. Read More
What you need to know from the first big event of 2016. …read more
Things are getting pretty strange out there. Roughly a year ago I wrote a post entitled “This Industry Is Completely Ridiculous.” Since then, as you probably already know, our world has gotten even more surreal. If anything the ridiculousness is accelerating. It’s like the tech industry is subject to a Moore’s Law of weird. Read More
A young girl, a Syrian refugee, suddenly appears before you, sitting on the floor of a cramped room. She describes her family, and takes you on a journey through the refugee camp in which she lives. You sit beside her in her makeshift school classroom and watch children tramp through the muddy streets in the encampment. You feel as if you can smell the bread being baked in front of you at… Read More
Harman announced two acquisitions that put a dent of at least $1 billion in its coffers, but also position it in a very strong way to move aggressively into over-the-air service delivery to wireless devices like smartphones, tablets, cars and the connected home. The company is acquiring Symphony Teleca, a Mountain View-based specialist in software for cloud-based and wireless businesses… Read More
FreedomPop, the startup that is trying to steal users away from mobile carriers by offering free, basic cellular voice and data plans, is adding another string to its bow today: the company is launching a low-cost WiFi service, where a user gets unlimited use of, and automatic sign-on to, hotspots across the U.S. for $5. The service is potentially a shakeup for carriers that have been… Read More
The rise of smartphone and app usage have had a big impact on the growth of mobile advertising, is projected to see spend of $64 billion this year and grow to $158 billion in 2018, according to eMarketer. With that has come the rise of mobile ad tech — systems that advertisers, ad networks, and others in the mobile ecosystem hope will help improve the effectiveness of the medium.… Read More
Startup Magzter is already selling many magazines on the web and mobile devices, but it’s been focused on traditional purchase models — buying single issues, or annual subscriptions to individual titles. Now, with the launch of a new service called Magzter Gold, the company is embracing the all-you-can-read (or watch, or listen to) subscription model popularized by Netflix and… Read More
It’s hard to find a space the sharing economy hasn’t touched. We find people “sharing” accommodations and cars, dog sitters and personal assistants, bikes and even wardrobes. The sharing economy allows people to conveniently access goods and services in sustainable ways, to engage in new experiences, and to capitalize on greater economic efficiencies. And this trend… Read More