Category Archives: Technology

Beware: Your New Social Media ‘Friend’ May Be a Federal Agent

They are busier than ever, stealing YOUR data!
They are busier than ever, stealing YOUR data!

*Do you really want to accept that friend request on social media? I mean, who is this “friend” really?

You might be surprised to learn its no friend at all. At least none you’d want to know.

According to recent reports, your new friend just might be a federal agent. And if you’re thinking, “Hey, I’ve done nothing wrong!” Or “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

Well, you may be right; but here’s what they’re probably looking for…

Cheaters! Liars! And everything in between. Continue reading

Now Ya’ Know: Young Couple Gets to See Themselves Age to 90 (Watch)

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*Now I know what some folks are thinking as they look at the photo of the lovely young couple above – after reading the headline. And yes, some people will and do age better than others.

But that’s not the point of this story.

Have you ever really thought about how you and your “forever love” will look as you move forward in years?

Imagine being given the gift of knowing this…right now.

Knowing exactly how you will look in your 50’s, 70’s, and 90’s.

Kristie and Tavis (shown above) are an engaged couple who was given such a gift–thanks to an experiment with Cut Video and Field Day (along with the magic of makeup and some old family photos). Continue reading

Live Mic Accidentally Records Mayor in Bathroom Taking a Leak (Video)

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*Yes Mayor Rachael Jonrowe, we’re not mad at you. It would be hard to compose myself too if I heard the man who was sitting next to me only seconds ago, in such a vulnerable position.

But as they say, stuff happens.

Apparently, during a Texas city council meeting, Mayor Dale Ross made a restroom run. Thing is, he forgot to turn his mic off and, well, let’s just put it this way…everyone knew it was him; where he was, and what he was doing.

Big time!

We can see the response of the mayor (pro tem) in the photo above, but all we can do at this point is wonder about the response of The Honorable Ross, once he realized his mic was still on.

I mean no disrespect sir, but was it while you were washing your hands? Drying them? What? Continue reading

Still Think Racism is a Thing of the Past? Uh-Uh…Watch This Video

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*Many people, whether they admit it or not, continue to believe African Americans and other black people in America ‘use the race card’ when certain situations occur. And sometimes that may be true; but most times its not.

You’re being naive if you truly believe racism is a thing of the past.

How could it be, when so many of the descendants of the very people who built America on that belief system are still in place to make such crucial decisions in the system?

We ran across this video that shows several examples of how systemic racism is demonstrated today. It asks questions like: if racism isn’t real, why are black people nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana use than their white counterparts despite using drugs at similar rates? And why are they twice as likely to be pulled over while driving, or half as likely to get a call back after they mail their resume to an employer?

The video was produced by Brave New Films, and it provides a statistical breakdown of these examples and aims to demolish the naive notion that systemic racism isn’t a real problem in America.

Moreover, the video demonstrates that incidents such as what is now happening in Baltimore will continue to happen in cities and states all across America if the racism problem is not acknowledged and the work does not begin to reverse it so that it can no longer negatively affect how black people are treated when it comes to economy, work, and the purchase of items such as cars and homes.

Watch the video directly below and see more at VOX

Lawsuit Filed By Black Employee at AT&T, Gets Its President Fired for Racism

Aaron Slater, fired as president of ATandT
Aaron Slater was fired for sending racist text on company-issued cellphone

 

*In a move that shows how loud money talks, telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. confirmed on Tuesday that they have fired Aaron Slator, a former president with the company, who is said to have used his work phone to send racially offensive images (Scroll down to see it).

A statement from the company said, “There is no place for demeaning behavior within AT&T and we regret the action was not taken earlier.”

An assistant who had been asked to transfer data to a new phone, found the images in question. And according to the lawsuit filed Monday by Knoyme King, a 50-year-old black woman who worked for Slator, one of the images showed an African child dancing with the caption “It’s Friday …” Continue reading

ThisNthat Quickbits: Humorous Video Shows What Life Will Be Like for ‘The White Minority’ in 25 Years

 

In 2045 we may be asking, "Where's the white people?"
In 2045 we may be asking, “Where’s the white people?”

 

*I don’t know about you, but I’ve always hated the word minority when used to described a race of people. It always reminded me of people who are seen as powerless and unimportant.

People on the low totem-pole of society; who have to take what they’re given, and are not expected to want anything more.

So fortunately for me, and many like-minded people, we never claimed that word.

But in what can only be seen as a lightly humored, but compassionate act – a video has been put together by the folks at Huffington Post. It offers guidelines for white people – who the Census Bureau says will see a role-reversal as “the new minority” in as soon as 2045.

We are sure they will need the help of those with experience, in order to transition smoothly and cope with this new status. Continue reading

ThisNthat Spotlight: John A. Baker, Jr. Aka ‘Spoken Reasons’ – Hear How Poet Used YouTube to Build $800K Net Worth

John A. Baker, poet, comedian, producer and wealthy Young Black Man who uses technology to be a winner
John A. Baker, poet, comedian, producer and wealthy Young Black Man who uses technology to be a winner

 

*At a time when all we seem to hear about is black men running from the law, getting killed or being incarcerated as if the white man’s life depended on it, its refreshing to discover a young man who has his energies directed towards a solid financial future.

Someone who, though not a huge TV or film star, has made some waves in the medium – but is not dependent upon it.

John A. Baker, Jr. better known as Spoken Reasons, may or may not be familiar to you, but you can ask his 1.7 million YouTube channel subscribers about him. I’m sure they will confirm his status as  one of the biggest internet celebrities out there today.

At 26-years of age, Baker, a comedian, actor, producer, and poet from Bradenton, Florida, has amassed  a net worth of around $800,000.

And we get the impression he’s just getting started.

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