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Is Taco Bell going to be serving alcohol in the near future?

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Reported by Victor Ochieng We’ve been used to the Taco Bell where you can pop in after a night out drinking to grab something to eat. However, there is a new kind of Taco Bell that has been earmarked for Wicker Park that is going to be the first in the world to sell alcohol. The branch isn’t just going ...

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New app can guess your age based on your uploaded picture

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By Ryan Brennan A new app has taken over the social media world with its unique feature. The app, which was developed by Microsoft, can guess your age based on a photo that you upload. The how-old.net tool has selfie-takers anxious to see their shocking age estimates for any picture they choose to test. Hitting the markets worldwide and going ...

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Are Facebook changes killing freedom of speech?

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Reported Victor O. Top social media site Facebook has revised its community guidelines and is ready to take sterner actions against the spread of hate speeches on its platform, especially against those directed at what it described as “protected groups.” Facebook’s Community Standards spell out the things that are allowed and those that are not on the foremost social network. ...

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Netflix plans to crack down on those cheating the system

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By Simi Afroza Mira Movie theaters are blaming Netflix for the decrease in teen and young adult movie goers.  Netflix is believed to be contributing to the lowered sales in DVDs as well. Every year, the video streamer’s audience seems to grow more and more, but the company is planning to become even more of a success by coming up with ...

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AT&T was using a “supercookie” to track those who didn’t want to be traced

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One of the growing problems with e-commerce is that many of the actions being committed by major corporations are going unregulated.  In this case, AT&T is the culprit of using a “super cookie” to track consumers and watch their every move.  One of the most promising aspects of digital technology for potential advertisers is that they are better than ever ...

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Has the Secret Service turned their backs on President Obama?

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Before Obama was elected president, there was a running joke in the black community. Whenever someone was asked about the potential of ascending to the White House, the response was something along the lines of “No thanks. I enjoy living.” There was a presumption that any black person who made it to POTUS status would surely be assassinated. So we ...

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New Anti-Facebook social network is getting 35,000 users an hour

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A new social network that is still in beta testing is getting tremendous buzz.  Ello.com is a site that has billed itself as an anti-Facebook of sorts, only allowing people to join when they have an invitation.  But 35,000 people are signing up every hour, which is giving the site a huge appeal to those who are sick of the ...

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ABC Officially owns black people on Thursday Night

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Is Scandal a good show or a bad one for black America and those who love it?  That’s all up for debate.  But what isn’t debatable is the success of the show.  Millions of consistent viewers have turned Scandal into one of the hottest shows on television and made Shonda Rhimes very powerful and popular in Hollywood. African Americans watch ...

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The creator of “Good Times” is back with a vengeance after being blackballed by Hollywood

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Reported by April Taylor Eric Monte’s story is one of betrayal, hope, and, with your help, redemption. Monte is a living legend for his role in creating the first successful show with a black cast since “Amos and Andy.” Prior to the shows he helped create in the 1970s, blacks were mainly portrayed as being uneducated and were usually cast ...

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A Private Prison Is So Bad That It’s Called “Gladiator School”

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Prison is supposed to be about reform but it goes without saying that many prisons are about warehousing and profiting off the criminals within the confinement of the four walls. CCA (Corrections Corporations of America) is perhaps the largest privately owned prison system in America. When you think of CCA, you think of profit at ...

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