Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’

Nearly a month after the National Enquirer published a story about Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez, Bezos has accused the outlet, its owner AMI and leader David Pecker of blackmail. Continue reading Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of ‘extortion and blackmail’

Before Enslavement: Africa’s Ancient Diaspora

I have argued for many years now that the worst crime that we can commit is to teach our children that our history began with slavery. And yet, this is what many of us do in the Black communities of the Western Hemisphere. When Black History Month rolls around, we tend to celebrate the great heroes and sheroes who emerged after we were taken from Africa to the Americas. In the United States, we love Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and Langston Hughes and Rosa Parks, and rightfully so. We might even talk Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines of Haiti, and perhaps even Zumbi dos Palmares in Brazil. Continue reading Before Enslavement: Africa’s Ancient Diaspora

CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE LOSES ACCESS TO $145 MILLION AFTER CEO DIES, TAKES PASSWORDS TO THE GRAVE

Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten took a trip to India in early December, where the 30-year-old allegedly died of complications related to Crohn’s Disease. That’s tragic enough.  Continue reading CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGE LOSES ACCESS TO $145 MILLION AFTER CEO DIES, TAKES PASSWORDS TO THE GRAVE

Marvel Is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics

It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to theaters to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to offer. Continue reading Marvel Is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics