How Africa can keep rising | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (TED TALK)

African growth is a trend, not a fluke, says economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In this refreshingly candid and straightforward talk, Okonjo-Iweala describes the positive progress on the continent and outlines eight challenges African nations still need to address in order to create a better future. TEDTalks is a daily video…

HBO and Netflix “tackles” Race and Class

Directed by “Selma’s” Ava DuVernay, “13th” builds a compelling case for how after the Civil War racial division historically served the needs of political elites, and how coded language and policies — including “wars” on crime and drugs in the 1970s and ’80s, respectively — advanced those objectives. DuVernay prosecutes the case almost chronologically, from…

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Sign Deal for Book Expected in January

Travyon Martin‘s parents have signed a book deal. Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin is expected to hit shelves in January—almost five years after their son’s tragic death at the hands of George Zimmerman, and just shy of what would’ve been Trayvon’s 22nd birthday. In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Random House’s One…

Financial Aid Resource for Students Is Available Friday

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the first steps in seeking a post-secondary education. It is a key first step, because you need to see where you financially stand, in order to learn what aid you may be eligible for. The result of the FAFSA might change the school…

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Is Dropping a Prison Cookbook

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy dropped a memoir, My Infamous Life, following his release from prison back in 2011 and now the Queens rapper is adding to his literary output with his very own cookbook. Taking cues from his three-year stint in prison, the aptly titled Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook features a foreword by none…

Rihanna and Terry Richardson team up for CR Fashion Book

    Source: CR Fashion Book Rihanna recently landed the cover of CR Fashion Book with photography from Terry Richardson which is officially available to purchase now. Rihanna models as her version of a modern day Marie Antoinette in each photo. Peep the full gallery above  

GTA 5’s Biker DLC Release Date and Screenshots Released

Rockstar has announced the next content update for GTA 5‘s online mode will be available on October 4. The Bikers update will introduce “underground motorcycle clubs to the forefront of the Los Santos and Blaine County criminal underworld.” New competitive and cooperative gameplay modes will also be included, along with a fresh batch of vehicles,…

Google to open Lab in Oakland to Grow Black Engineers

Google is establishing its presence in Oakland, California, according to an email obtained by USA Today. The search giant has plans to open a tech lab in a partnership with MIT Media Lab, as early as next month. The purpose of the lab is to develop a new generation of African American and Hispanic computer engineers….

2017 BMW i3 rumored to get more electric range

Filed under: Green, BMW, Driving, Hatchback, Electric A battery upgrade for the 2017 BMW i3 could boost the EV’s range by 50 percent to about 120 miles. Continue reading 2017 BMW i3 rumored to get more electric range 2017 BMW i3 rumored to get more electric range originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Jan…

The ‘All Gone Decade’ Smart Car Features a Paris-Inspired Camo Paint Job

In anticipation of the latest annual street culture tome All Gone, which rounds up 2015’s biggest streetwear trends, Ed Banger Records and La MJC recently held a launch event in Paris. Hosted at Hotel Grand Amour, a location recently opened by artist André Saraiva, the title was premiered along with the All Gone: A Decade of Street Culture’s Finest collector’s boxset. In…