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Study says black women with natural hair have low self-esteem

It appears that a company called NewsNerd.com published a misleading story about black women with natural hair having low self-esteem.  If you want to read a synopsis of what they were saying, you can read it below.  But it turns out that none of it is true By: Naturally Triece According to research by a cosmetic company, Bountiful Hair, women ...

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Pres Obama wants to make it illegal not to vote

Following low turnout of voters during the last midterm elections— especially among groups known to favor the Democratic Party — President Barack Obama has expressed support for the idea of making voting mandatory in the United States. Obama was in attendance at a town hall meeting at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday to provide answers to some questions raised by ...

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Are Facebook changes killing freedom of speech?

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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Rapper M.I.A. claims Oprah Winfrey called her a ‘terrorist’

M.I.A. is a fighter, as she has been for her entire life.  She has long fought on behalf of minority groups in her home country of Sri Lanka, in a way that might make her a little like the Angela Davis of her country. She is also not known to hold anything back.  Recently, the rapper revealed that Oprah Winfrey ...

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22-Year-Old Builds a Massive Tunnel That Raises Suspicion of Terrorism

Reported by Ryan Brennan A mysterious tunnel has been found in Toronto, causing questions to be raised about its use. One of the men behind it has finally come forward and revealed that it is an unfinished project. The 22-year-old, Elton McDonald (pictured), said that the tunnel was excavated near York University with the help of a close friend. The ...

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Apple’s New Emoji Characters Have All Races and Skin Tones

By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen One of the more interesting challenges in the digital age is how to represent the great diversity of human appearance— including that of skin tone and facial features—in such a way that is honest, respectful, and fair.  Apple is tackling that challenge head on in its unveiling of new emojis.  Emojis are those tiny, digitally-produced icons or ...

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Smart Cars: NYPD May Soon be Using “midget cars” to Replace Scooters

By Michal Ortner Smart Cars are the newest venture of the NYPD. They are in the process of testing out the mini vehicles to see if they are the best new substitute for the three-wheeled scooters that are presently being used. NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton believes that the smart cars would be a more economical trade. “They’re midget cars, ...

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Cold and stupid: Crook tries to hide from cops in a snowbank

By Bandana Babu In a futile attempt to hide himself from the police, a man was found buried in snowbank. Identified as Anthony Vincent of Miami, the hidden man was found to be in possession of drugs such as cocaine and marijuana, and also had a switchblade knife. The 28-year-old was initially being tracked down by Westchester County Police, who ...

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10 Professors to Lead #BlackLivesMatter Course at Dartmouth College

By Bandana Babu Finally, #BlackLivesMatter has proved to be more than just a hashtag and has become a significant movement for justice, which has led Dartmouth College to turn it into a new spring-term course for students who are seeking answers. The unfortunate death of Michael Brown, an African-American Ferguson teen who was gunned down by a policeman, sparked national ...

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“Hacktivists” Anonymous Declare Online War Against ISIS

Reported by Liku Zelleke Anonymous, the hacktivist group that some corporations have learned to respect and fear, has released a video declaring an all-out campaign against ISIS. Already, reports are coming in suggesting the masked group has taken down over 100 Twitter accounts and a number of Facebook accounts that are thought to belong to the extremists. The accounts were ...

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