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Southern Poverty Law Center: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise

By |February 16th, 2017|

Anti-Muslim graffiti defaces a shi'ite mosque at the Islamic Center of America January 23, 2007 in Dearborn, Michigan. Vandals defaced the mosque on January 22 and other mosques in the area have been vandalized in the past several weeks. The Islamic Center of America hosted a press conference last week to complain about Northwest Airlines [...]

Kellyanne Conway Denies Tweeting ‘Love You Back’ to White Nationalist

By |February 15th, 2017|

Last week, Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump’s product line on national television, a violation of the Government Code of Ethics. Photo by REUTERS/Carlo Allegri – RTX2LLJJCounselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is in hot water yet again after showing a little Valentine’s Day love to a white nationalist via Twitter on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Earlier [...]

Notorious B.I.G. documentary in the works

By |February 14th, 2017|

A new documentary is in the works, and this one is tentatively called Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance. The film, announced by Submarine Entertainment and ByStorm Film on Monday at the Berlin Film Festival, will be made in collaboration with the late artist’s estate as well as his mother, Voletta Wallace. It will be directed by Emmett Malloy and Brendan [...]

‘Little Caesars’ founder paid Rosa Parks’ rent for more than a decade

By |February 14th, 2017|

(Photo: YouTube/ Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)Mike Ilitch, who founded Little Caesars and who owned the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87. Now, as Detroit marks the loss of the pizza magnate, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has shared the story of how Ilitch paid Rosa Parks‘ rent for over a decade. [...]

Jamaica Seeks to Expand Cocoa Industry by Aiding Farmers, Letting Them Set Own Market Value

By |February 14th, 2017|

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda (center), looks on as chief executive officer of Cocoatown, Balu Balasubramanian (left), describes the use of a cocoa grinder during a tour of an exhibition at the International Fine Cocoa Conference and Chocolate Expo. (photo:Jis)KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda, says [...]

BRITISH ASIAN HISTORY MONTH INTRO 2017

By |February 14th, 2017|

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Adele beats Beyoncé in Grammy upset: ‘Lemonade was so monumental’

By |February 13th, 2017|

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) In an extraordinary moment between the music industry’s top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them. The Grammys featured memorable performances by the likes of Bruno Mars and A Tribe Called Quest, big [...]

Entrepreneur Launches Africa-Inspired Footwear Brand, Hopes to Build Manufacturing Industry In Nigeria

By |February 12th, 2017|

Nigerian entrepreneur Babajide Ipaye is the founder of a new sneaker brand called KEEXS.Babajide Ipaye, a Nigerian entrepreneur, has always been a sneaker fanatic. With a love for shoes and the goal to create a manufacturing sector for quality footwear in Nigeria, Ipaye created Keexs, an Africa-inspired brand with a social brief. “We look at [...]

‘Dear White People’ cast respond to critics calling for Netflix boycott

By |February 11th, 2017|

(YouTube/Netflix)Justin Simien, the creator of Dear White People, which just dropped a Netflix trailer recently, is responding to people who are calling the series based on his indie flick “anti-white” and “racist.” Several people, after seeing the trailer, took to Twitter and other social media to denounce the show and call for a boycott of both [...]

Jamaica-Based GraceKennedy Launches New ‘Game Changer’ Mobile Payment App 

By |February 11th, 2017|

GraceKenney’s MPay will be available to use for a variety of merchants, including street vendors. (GraceKenney/The Gleaner)The company got the green light for the remittance service from the central bank on Tuesday, Feb. 7, just ahead of its official launch of ‘MPay’ later that evening. GraceKennedy Money Services says it eventually wants to expand its mobile money [...]