Wednesday, January 19, 2022
www.afrotech.com By Bernadette Giacomazzo   About a year ago, Google fired their star artificial intelligence (AI) researcher. Now, she’s bounced back with a firm of her own that received $3.7 million in funding from the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kapor Center, Open...
www.cnn.com By Brandon Griggs, CNN     Sidney Poitier, whose elegant bearing and principled onscreen characters made him Hollywood's first Black movie star and the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, has died. He was 94.Clint Watson, press secretary for...
www.blavity.com By Megan Ambers   There was a lot of excitement in the beauty pageant world in 2019, with the news that five Black women had won in some of the world's most prestigious beauty pageants, including Miss Teen USA, Miss America,...
www.tmx.comLee Elder the first-ever Black golfer to compete in the Masters Tournament -- has died, PGA Tour officials announced Monday. He was 87 years old. No cause of death has been revealed. Elder was an absolute icon on the golf course...
www.usatoday.com By Bailey Schulz   Travelers can usually expect an uptick in traffic during Thanksgiving, but there are some factors this year that could add to the congestion. INRIX found that the best time to take off is after 9 p.m. on...
www.usatoday.com By Josh Dulaney,Carmen Forman,Jana Hayes and Hogan Gore   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyyMdUKm5LE   In the waning hours before Julius Jones' scheduled execution, his mother gave a heartfelt monologue proclaiming his innocence outside the doors of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's office on Wednesday. It may have been her last chance...
www.washingtonpost.com By Bradley Graham   Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a...
www.letter.ly By Milos Djordjevic   There is a burning question in this day and age: how much time do people spend on social media? However, it is more important to find a way to put this into a proper scale. The general social media...
www.vibe.com By Christine Imarenezor   Rapper, producer and businessman Dr. Dre will be making music history—alongside Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar—for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. The artists will be hitting the global stage at SoFi...
www.nytimes.com By Coral Murphy Marcos     United Airlines is terminating about 600 employees for refusing to comply with its vaccination requirement, the company said in a memo sent to staff on Tuesday. “This was an incredibly difficult decision but keeping our team safe...