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.
HTC’s new One smartphone is the worst-kept secret of the season, with leaks in abundance and even official teasers that are being more forward about unannounced product than you might expect. Today, another piece of the puzzle falls into place with a leaked print ad for Australian carrier Telstra (via GSMArena) that details why the smartphone has two cameras on the back. The so-called… Read More
In the space between one iPhone launch and the next, a number of things happen: rumors abound, analysts throw out predictions on sales figures, specs trickle out slowly, and most entertainingly, designers build out concepts for us to drool over.
This is one such concept design, from Sam Beckett, which is actually quite realistic. Meet the promising, yet entirely imagined, iPhone Air. Read More
The bright minds at Stanford who created Omlet have a different idea about how communicating — and more importantly, the data that goes along with communication — should be handled these days. Read More
“Patents are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for a single purpose: to promote the progress of science and useful arts.” Alas, when it comes to software, it is difficult to imagine a system worse at this than the current one. Everyone knows this–and most people will readily admit it–but no one, with the possible eventual exception of the Supreme Court, is willing to do anything about it. No… Read More
On the heels of raising a $60 million round at a $1 billion valuation in November 2013, Instagram competitor Mobli today is announcing another finance move: it is joining the NASDAQ Private Market, the U.S. stock exchange’s new marketplace aimed at private companies that are either trying to raise money or provide liquidity for existing investors, and want to turn to a wider pool of investors,… Read More
A new mobile app called Banter wants to build an anonymous social network on mobile by carving out a niche for itself that falls somewhere in between mobile messaging apps, like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, and the more “confessional” apps like Secret and Whisper. Instead, chats in Banter are designed to flow like real-world conversations do, without the fear that everything discussed will… Read More
Just as the JOBS Act kickstarts bigger markets for shares of privately-held companies, NASDAQ is launching its own entrant in the field. The U.S. stock exchange, which hosts tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, is finally opening its private company marketplace to let growth-stage companies tap institutional investors for capital and employee liquidity. They’re part of a growing… Read More
Apple has just announced that SVP and CFO Peter Oppenheimer, a longtime fixture on the company’s earnings calls, will be retiring as of September this year. He’ll be replaced by Apple VP of Finance and Corporate Controller Luca Maestri, who will take over the CFO role beginning in June, followed by a gradual handing off of the rest of Oppenheimer’s responsibilities.… Read More
Hopefully iPhone owners have gotten used to Apple Maps by now because it’s likely going to be the only mapping solution available through CarPlay. Apple just released a preview page for its forthcoming iOS vehicle integration. Called CarPlay, the system brings the iPhone’s core functionally to cars. Connect an iPhone 5 or later device through a Lightning cable, and the car’s… Read More
“There was no reason for the Russian Federation to invade Ukraine,” says the Ukraine’s prime minister. …read more