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.
“I would again draw an analogy to venture capital,” observes Ben Thompson, in a typically incisive Stratechery post eviscerating the new streaming service Tidal. “The importance–and amount–of venture capital has never been greater. The truth is that because so many folks can now get started it is that much harder–and more expensive–to cut through… Read More
The Apple Watch has begun to arrive in the hands of buyers around the world today — and they’re unboxing and poking at it as we speak. Several of us here at TechCrunch have been doing the same with ours, and we’ll be documenting that over the next week or so. In order to give you a more holistic picture of what it’s like to use one day to day, and to give you a place… Read More
The development marks another sign that the merger faces serious regulatory hurdles in Washington. …read more
Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector
Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from a MIT grad called Assured Labor. David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise… Read More
Razorfish’s Jeff Dachis Launches One Drop, An App For Diabetics To Log And Share Info With Each Other
Co-founder of digital marketing agency Razorfish Jeff Dachis has a new app for diabetes called One Drop, which just launched in the App Store today. Dachis has always been a health-minded individual. He eats well, works out and runs marathons. So, it was a bit of a shock when his doctor told him, at age 47, that he had Type-1 diabetes. Dachis soon received another shock… Read More
Nowadays, it seems that everything is connected to the Internet. There are connected socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars, and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a key role in shaping our future, we need to get a few thingsright. The statement, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” has never… Read More
Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase. The feature was introduced back in March 2011 alongside the launch of the Appstore itself, where it then utilized a browser-based emulated instance of Android running in the cloud. This let consumers control an application… Read More
As companies like Lyft and Airbnb have grown, they’ve run up against local governments and regulatory agencies in multiple markets in the U.S. and abroad. To help those portfolio companies and others like them, Andreessen Horowitz has hired former Facebooker Ted Ullyot to lead a new policy and regulatory affairs function within the firm. Read More