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Haitian artists lend voice to president resignation demands, leading a mass protest

October 14, 2019
6:55 A.m.
October 14, 2019
A.D.M


Haitians demanding the resignation of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse took to the streets of Port-au-Prince Sunday in one of the largest anti-government protests to engulf the Caribbean nation since the marches renewed last month.
Unlike previous protests organized by the opposition, Sunday’s massive march took place without the violence and rioting that have characterized recent demonstrations, and was staged by about a dozen artists. They now join the Catholic and Protestant churches, civil society groups, business owners and others in demanding the departure of Moïse, whose 32 months in office have been saddled with corruption allegations, soaring prices and fuel shortages, unfulfilled promises and a 22.6 percent inflation rate as of this month.

Perched on top of a large truck with a blaring sound system, some of Haiti’s popular musicians and DJs called for Moïse to “get out,” chanting over and over in Creole, “Jovenel lage pyew.” They cited corruption, fuel and food shortages, the lack of hospitals and education and a string of the president’s broken promises, including one to deliver electricity around-the-clock in a country country plagued by power outages.
“We want another Haiti,” read some of the signs carried by protesters.
With one march starting off at the Champs de Mars near the presidential palace, another waited along the airport road where they eventually converged into one, creating a carnival-like atmosphere as they waved tree branches and cried, “Down with Jovenel.” As they made their way through Delmas, they were greeted by onlookers who handed them water and poured water over the heads from buckets in an act of solidarity.



Continuing onto Petionvlle, they burst into a popular Carnival-tune Jojo Domi Deyo, which has come to define the president’s political troubles. It roughly translates into “Jojo,” their nickname for the president, “Game Over.”
But even as the crowd marched peacefully on Sunday, some vowed to keep the country paralyzed until Moïse steps down. “If he leaves today, there will be school tomorrow,” some in the crowd declared.
Although schools reopened in Haiti on Sept. 9, some 2 million students have been unable to attend classes due to the protests. Earlier anti-government demonstrations, burning tires and barricades have not only kept schools shuttered since last month, but also businesses. The country is now headed into a fifth week of being locked down and more demonstrations are scheduled this week.

Haiti’s deepening political crisis has claimed the lives of nearly 20 people including a journalist, Néhémie Joseph, since protests renewed last month. Joseph, who worked for Radio Panic in Mirebalais and Miami-based Radio Mega, was found dead on Thursday with two bullets to the head, Radio Mega owner Alex Saint-Surin, told the Miami Herald.
Saint-Surin believes Joseph’s death is directly related to the work he was doing as a reporter providing live coverage of the anti-government protests in Mirebalais, a city outside of Port-au-Prince in the Central Plateau.
To be contiue the conversation will not be going anywhere soon.
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Kenyan Olympic Runner Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier

October 13, 2019

In Vienna City, Austria, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 26.2 miles in 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds, becoming the first person to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours. Kipchoge, 34, is an eight-time major marathon winner and three-time Olympic medalist.

The great feat will only be regarded as a symbolic one, which was 10 seconds quicker than the 1:59:50 time Kipchoge and his team originally set out to achieve. Unfortunately, the new record will not be officially recognized as a world record because it was not run under open marathon conditions and featured a dense rotation of professional pacesetters, according to the NY Times.

Organizers proclaimed the two-hour mark as “the last barrier of modern athletics” and attempted to get the hashtag, #nohumanislimited, trending on social media. Kipchoge repeatedly compared the two-hour marathon to humanity’s first journey to the moon.

“The pressure was very big on my shoulders,” said Kipchoge, who shared he received a call from President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya the night before the run.

Kipchoge previously made an attempt at breaking the two-hour barrier once before in 2017, in a similar event organized by Nike. Kipchoge ran a 2:00:25 marathon around an auto racetrack in Monza, Italy and was by far the fastest marathon ever run, but it was also not officially recognized as a world record because it was not run under normal race conditions

The New York Times reports Kipchoge produced the two fastest times in history at the time they were run and posted a world-record time of 2:01:39 in Berlin in 2018 and 2:02:37 last April in London. “Berlin was about running a world record,” Kipchoge said earlier this week. “Vienna is about running and breaking history, like the first man on the moon.”

Kipchoge jumped into the arms of his wife, Grace, and children as he crossed the finish line. Through all his years of competition, all the victories and medals and records in his career, this was the first time his family watched him run in person.

Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge! #BlackBoyJoy

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Cheetah Print Is Making A Comeback!

October 13, 2019

Cheetah Print, Leopard Print–it all looks the same to me! Either way you see it, this print is definitely making a comeback! Cheetah print was everything a few years ago during the Jersey Shore days, and of course the iconic “Cheetah...

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Texas man invents a machine that creates clean drinking water from moisture in the atmosphere for Hurricane victims

October 13, 2019
7:55 p.m.
October 13, 2019
A.D.M



Texas man invents a machine that creates clean drinking water from moisture in the atmosphere for Hurricane victims


People who have constant supply to clean drinking water take the basic need for granted until they have it no more.
For people recovering from natural disasters like hurricanes, clean water is inaccessible for long periods of time, adding to the woes already experienced from the displacement and homelessness that follows such disasters.
This is where Moses West’s efforts to make clean drinking water accessible to people in need must be championed.


The founder of Atmospheric Water Generator Contracting LLC has vested interest providing clean accessible water.
West invented a machine that pulls moisture from the atmosphere and turns it into clean drinking water in 2015, Spectrum News reports.
He took his elementary science knowledge of condensation to a whole new level. The possible solution to the world’s water crises lies in the basic concept of condensation, the same technique that causes beads of sweat on a glass of water or moisture when one breathes on a window.
According to Spectrum News, this is how it works, “the AWG takes H2O molecules (water) from the atmosphere and creates the natural process of condensation with water vapor from the humidity in the air. The water then collects and is passed through a water filtration system and is ready for immediate use.”
The AWG, however, does the same thing but on a much lager scale. With this technique the machine has been of help to communities in Flint, Michigan, and Puerto Rico when hurricane Austin ravaged them.


Victims in Texas are in dire need of clean drinking water and this Texas native is happy to be of help. He is taking his machine to the Bahamas.
The island is nowhere near reconstruction and it will take a while before they are back on their feet because some islands still have no power and water supply and most people are still homeless.
 West told  CNN affiliate KXAN, “This is a long-term recovery for the people there, and one of the stresses that they do not need to have is a lack of clean water.
“One well functioning machine can produce about 1,200 gallons of water a day which can serve about 2,000 people with clean drinking water. The more humidity in the air, the more water is produced inside the ‘shipping container-size device.”
The Bahamas usually has a tropical climate so the AWG would be like a generator powered by high humidity.  West says, “It’s like an endless source of water, it’s a water generator.” He adds that it will be able to produce more than the 1,200 gallons a day produced in Flint.
The machines made by West are financed by a Non-profit organisation, Water Rescue Foundation. The foundation works with West to provide clean accessible water at no cost to the people in need of the water.
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It Ain’t The Kids Business: Don’t Let A Breakup Affect Your Relationship With The Children

October 13, 2019

We could theorize about what has caused the increase in broken black families in recent years, but one fact remains that children are almost always at the center of the divide. Every child deserves to be raised up by a loving mother and father and all too often, parents lose sight of that because they are more emotionally driven by their failed romantic relationship. Breakups can, directly and indirectly, affect the children created or involved with the relationship between the parents and at the end of the day, grown-up problems should not bear a burden on kids. No matter how bad things may be between the mother and father, the children shouldn’t feel as much as a hiccup when it comes to their individual relationships with their parents.

Two of the most common ways failed romantic relationships affect children is when parents project their negative energy onto the kids by talking bad about the other parent in front of or to the child and by making irrational accusations and/or threats that could negatively impact the other parent’s livelihood or freedom. Those toxic behaviors are damaging to any child and forcefully draws a wedge between them and the parent they once adored. Emotions vary and you can’t tug of war your child’s feelings for someone based on when you’re hot vs cold with them yourself. That’s madd manipulative and will draw even more questions from your child once they get older and begin to understand relationships themselves. Don’t be that parent that gets confronted on Maury 20 years later.

Even if the home is not broken, but a time comes when arguments are more frequent and things are a little shaky in the relationship; those arguments should never be done or discussed in front of your kids. That’s none of their business! When a child comes out to breakfast and sees Mommy sad or hears Mommy cursing, they immediately go into “defend mommy” mode and now a line has been drawn. Just that fast. Imagine that back and forth of emotion from a child regularly. Imagine what kind of resentment or anger they would feel towards the person who “makes mommy sad”. Well, first of all, your child shouldn’t see Mommy in that much anguish and on the rare occasion that they do, Mommy should make sure that she doesn’t place blame on anyone because adult issues are simply that…adult issues. Why tell your child a problem that they can’t help you solve? They are your kids, not your homegirls, not your coworkers, not your therapist. They’re children.

Another thing, don’t even dare switch up your behaviors or care towards your children because your “baby mama/daddy ain’t acting right”. How ghetto! What happens between you and your child’s other parent shouldn’t affect them being cared for or loved unconditionally. And again, never should you place blame on the other parent to your kids. Say what you want behind closed doors but allow the relationship your child has with that other person to flourish as natural as it can with NO interference from you, your friends, or family members. As long as the child is in NO harm, of course.

We may not be able to help falling out of love sometimes, but our children need to learn through positive images of love so that they can spread the same positive images to their kids. Your drama is none of the kid’s damn business!

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NYPD Asks Rolling Loud Organizers To Drop Rappers Due To Elevated Risk Of Violence, Festival Complies

October 13, 2019

Rolling Loud NY will be moving forward with festivities this weekend without the talent from 22GZ, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G, and Don Q, after the NYPD sent event organizers a letter saying the rappers are connected to “recent acts of violence citywide” and for “public safety concerns”.

“The above-listed performers have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide. The New York City Police Department believes if these individuals are allowed to perform, there will be a higher risk of violence,” Assistant Chief Martin Morales wrote. “I look forward to working with you in an effort to keep this event safe.” 

Rolling Loud had not released a formal statement on the decision, however, when the weekend festival schedule was posted on Twitter Saturday morning, the performers’ names were omitted. Festival co-founder and owner Tariq Cherif spoke out on Twitter, claiming they “had no choice but to comply” in order to hold the festival in New York again in the future. Cherif also reassured fans that the canceled artists’ booking fees will still be paid and the festival will offer them performance spots in other cities in the future. 

A couple of the canceled acts expressed their frustration and confusion online. Don Q, a Bronx native, said he and the other canceled artists “won’t give up.” “I love my city and I never been in any gang activities or never had issues at any of my previous shows. I hope the city will wake up and see that canceling me and my fellow NY artists isn’t the solution,” he wrote. “We just love what we do and want to perform for our fans.”

Casanova, a Brooklyn native, said on Instagram that he “just wants to live” and it’s “unfair and unfortunate” he is not allowed to perform because of what he believes is the stigmatization of his past, which includes time at Rikers Island.

The Rolling Loud Music Festival will host another festival in Los Angeles in December but so far, no word in if the canceled artists from New York will be included in the lineup.

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Simone Biles Has Become The Most Decorated Gymnast, Male Or Female, At The World Championships

October 13, 2019

Simone Biles has just made history…again.

This time the 22-year-old, four-time Olympic gold medalist, just broke a world championships record on Sunday, as she picked up her 24th and 25th medals.

According to People, Biles won gold medals for both her floor routine and the balance beam, and just became the most-decorated gymnast at worlds, breaking the long-held record of 23, which was set by male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo back in the 1990s.

On Sunday, Biles, who has struggled on the beam in the past, jumped for joy as her scores came in and began celebrating as she saw she had received 15.066 points.

The gymnast ended her big day with her floor exercise, on which she earned 15.133 points — which put her a full point ahead of fellow American gymnast Sunisa Lee.

Celebrating her win on Twitter, the history-making athlete wrote: “Feeling GOLDEN this morning … every time feels just like the first.”

Simone Biles Breaks Records
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predicts UK for Cade Cunningham

October 13, 2019
4:15 p.m.
October 13, 2019
A.D.M



The five-star guard out of Montverde Academy in Florida took his official visit to UK for Big Blue Madness. While the Wildcats had been picking up a lot of buzz in recent weeks, they still weren’t seen as the leaders coming into the weekend, as that distinction belonged to Oklahoma State, where his brother is an assistant coach.
Apparently, that changed in a big week during his trip to Lexington, as Evan Daniels just logged a crystal ball prediction in favor of UK for the No. 2 overall recruit in 2020.

The good thing about Cunningham is he can play and dominate at the 1, 2 or 3 spots, as he’s the ultimate versatile weapon that would thrive under a coach like John Calipari with a positionless approach on offense.


While Cunningham could end up being the starting point guard wherever he goes, he probably wants to play for a team where he can play multiple positions and fully showcase his talents. That’s something he can do at UK, where he could have Immanuel Quickley and/or Devin Askew (if he picks UK) running the point for stretches.
And when Cunningham runs the point, he’ll have a pair of dynamic scorers in Brandon Boston and Terrence Clarke around him.
Speaking of, there have been several recruits in 2020 and 2021 who’ve said they’d like to play with at least one of Boston and Clarke, so perhaps having both of them is making UK even more attractive to Cunningham. Those three together would easily be the best backcourt in college basketball.
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Billy Porter Will Star As The “Fairy Godmother” In ‘Cinderella’ Live Action Remake

October 13, 2019
Billy Porter Will Star As The “Fairy Godmother” In ‘Cinderella’ Live Action Remake Billy Porter Will Star As The “Fairy Godmother” In ‘Cinderella’ Live Action Remake Reviewed by Black America Press on October 13, 2019 Rating: 5

Drexel University Professor Spends Almost $200K In Grant Money At Bars and Strip Clubs, University Agrees To Pay Money Back

October 13, 2019

For 10 years, Dr. Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa, former head of Drexel University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, submitted improper charges against government grants for iTunes purchases and “goods and services” provided by Cheerleaders, Club Risque, and Tacony Club, all described as “gentlemen’s clubs”, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Now, Drexel University has agreed to pay back $189,062 to the U.S. government after it was discovered the former professor used the funds at the various Philadelphia-area strip clubs. The press release states the money in question came from eight federal grants that were supposed to be for energy and naval technology research.

Nwankpa was discovered during a 2017 internal audit and once confronted, he reportedly admitted to the unauthorized expenses and agreed to pay back $53,328, less than a third of the overall total. He resigned from his post shortly after.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain called the allegations “an example of flagrant and audacious fraud and a shameful misuse of public funds.” He added, “The agencies providing these grant funds expect them to be used towards advancements in energy and naval technology for public benefit, not for personal entertainment.”

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Nwankpa spent 27 years teaching in Drexel’s electrical and computer engineering department, becoming the department chair in 2015 and remaining until his premature resignation. During that time, he was among the university’s top attractors of research grant funds, landing more than $10 million in research money throughout his career as stated in his faculty bio.

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