Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Jul• 10•18

“In my city, the brown fields and rotting piers and rusting factories are testament to an economy that shifted and then shifted again, rendering obsolete whole generations of union-wage workers and their families. The cost to society is beyond calculation, not that anyone ever paused to calculate anything. Our economic and political leaders are dismissive of the horror, at points even flippant in their derision.” -David Simon

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Luke Cage Buys Black

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 24•18

Luke Cage ACCA Hoodie 1

Luke Cage ACCA Hoodie 2

In the opening scene of season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the main character is donning an African American College Alliance hoodie. The hoodie has the prominent logo of the 100% Black-owned AACA Clothing company.

The Black superhero doesn’t keep the hoodie as his uniform for the rest of the season. He states: “I don’t think this Black College sponsorship thing is going to work…Logo is too big of a target.” MESSAGE! Being that some of the historically Black colleges and universities are going through financial struggles and political challenges, that statement seems like a coded message.

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Buy Black Friday Haul (June 22, 2018)

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 22•18

Buy Black Haul 062218 Part 2

Buy Black Haul 062218 Part 1

Purchased From Black Business:
Anwaar Co.
354 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

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Under Surveillance: Face-Scanning Technology

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 05•18

SurveillanceThe February 2018 National Geographic features an article entitled, “The New Big Brother.” This article, which is subtitled, “In our surveillance society, satellites, cameras, and phones are tracking us more than we eve imagined,” details the capabilities of face-scanning technology.

The article reveals that CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras contain face-scanning technology, and has the capability to track individuals based on their face, gait, and clothing.

The face-scanning technology is so advanced that faces can be recognized by it regardless of poor lighting, distortions due to facial expressions or odd angles, heavy makeup, or disguises. Current face-scanning technology also allows for skin-texture analysis, which can map and analyze facial spots, pores, and wrinkles. This analysis is so advanced and efficient that it can tell the difference between identical twins.

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Black History Fact Of The Day: How Many MLK Jr. Streets Are In The U.S.?

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 05•18

MLK BlvdAccording to National Geographic, there are at least 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Other countries such as Germany, Haiti, and France also have street named after Martin Luther King Jr.

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 05•18

“At worst, our cities- or those places in our cities where most of us fear to tread- are vessels for the darkest contradictions and most brutal competitions that underlie the way we actually live together, or fail to live together.” -David Simon

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Pic Of The Week

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 01•18

MLK Jr Dont Buy Segregated

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Buy Black Purchase: Organic Hibiscus Tea

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 01•18

BBP Hibiscus Tea

Purchased From Black Business:
Anwaar Co.
354 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

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Quote Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Jun• 01•18

“The problem is a system that inflicts inadequate schools, lack of clean water, and lack of jobs on the Black community, and police violence is a part of compelling us to accept second-class citizenship.” -Michael Bennett

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Does Privacy Even Exist?: The Gap In America’s Privacy Law

Written By: Elsie Law - May• 15•18

Four Cellphone CompaniesAccording to a ZDNet article entitled: “U.S. Cell Carriers Are Selling Access To Your Real-Time Phone Location Data,” written by Zack Whittaker, America’s top cellphone providers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) are selling their customers’ location data to privately-owned companies. These private companies have reportedly, in turn, provided the acquired data to the government.

The aforementioned article states: “Kevin Bankston, director of New America’s Open Technology Institute, explained that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act only restricts telecom companies from disclosing data to the government. It doesn’t restrict disclosure to other companies, who then disclose that same data to the government.

He called that loophole ‘one of the biggest gaps in U.S. privacy law.’”

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