Hackers find missing people for fun (TRACE LABS)


It all started when Rob Sell, a professional search and rescue tracker who also worked in computer security, became frustrated at how nobody was looking for many of the thousands of missing people. He decided to found Trace Labs, a project which uses crowdsourcing to enlist the efforts of hackers worldwide to find them. They select missing persons cases and then award hackers points for … Continue reading Hackers find missing people for fun (TRACE LABS)

‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY


Filmmaker Dash Harris is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the world. Her docu-series Negro explores the interplay between race, color, and self-identification among Latinos in the Americas. … Continue reading ‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY

Short Film “17” – Directed by Bush Renz


“17” Short Film feat. Raphael Saadiq, Ty Dolla $ign, Mali Music & Elijah Blake created for Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. It will become available on all DSPs on March 3rd. Conceptualized and directed by writer/director duo Gerard Bush … Continue reading Short Film “17” – Directed by Bush Renz

Alicia Keys (Short Film) – “The Gospel”


A music-driven short film presented as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here. Keys pays tribute to the communities that raised her in four slice-of-life segments depicting the coming of age experience in New York City. *Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premiere *New York Times Pop Critic Pick –– The Playlist *2017 One Screen Awards – Free The Bid “Best Music Video” *2017 … Continue reading Alicia Keys (Short Film) – “The Gospel”

Ash Sarkar Meets Spike Lee | BLACKkKLANSMAN


Ash sat down with Spike Lee to talk cops, Kanye, and why an honest racist is better than a respectable liberal. BLACKkKkLANSMAN is in UK cinemas on 24th August. Would you rather be around someone who is open about their racist views, or someone who hides them? We all have prejudices against each other, but it is clearly a bigger issue when it becomes racist. … Continue reading Ash Sarkar Meets Spike Lee | BLACKkKLANSMAN

Building a crypto-utopia in Puerto Rico: How do you feel about this?


The latest issues in Puerto rico with the storms, lack of food and electricity has gained the attention of some young investors from America that believe they can regenerate the island using blockchain technology. Some of the locals don’t want their help, they believe that this is another form of colonialism and gentrification. This is a hard one, watch the video before you comment and tell … Continue reading Building a crypto-utopia in Puerto Rico: How do you feel about this?

George Clinton & Bootsy Collins’ Get Abducted by Aliens?


During George Clinton’s Special “George Clinton and the Holy Grail of Funk” on ’70s on 7 George talks about the possibility that he and Bootsy Collins’ once were abducted by aliens in Canada. Now I’ve heard many stories about aliens and this one sounds really real. Clinton talks about time being missing, almost like it was erased from their memory. I know George has done … Continue reading George Clinton & Bootsy Collins’ Get Abducted by Aliens?

The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary


In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary

OLD PHOTOS OF NYC FROM 1960 – 1980


I have so many memories of the way NYC looked in the 80s, it was a wild place y’all. My mother would love to take us to the Museum of Natural History so we took the bus there on the weekends. As soon as you get off the bus you can smell the piss and funk coming off the street. Right in front of the … Continue reading OLD PHOTOS OF NYC FROM 1960 – 1980

Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll – How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison


Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money. Curtis Carroll is simply known as “Wall Street” … Continue reading Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll – How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison

The Moorish influence in Europe


When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe