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Technology

New smartphone app promotes voyeurism

The makers of a new and much-anticipated smartphone app called Color are operating on this principle: “We’re all inherently voyeuristic,” said Peter Pham, president and co-founder of the Palo Alto, California start-up.

Color, however, is a location-based, photo-sharing app that takes voyeurism to post-Twitter level by letting users see all of the photos that are being taken by strangers who happen to be within a 150-foot radius of the user’s smartphone.

Photos taken through the app, which launches on Thursday morning, are public by default. They’re stored on Color’s servers and the company owns them, said Pham, who co-founded the 30-person company with Bill Nguyen, previously of Lala.com and a force to be reckoned with in the tech world.

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News

Lung and breast cancer survivor becomes first African American to trek from North to South Pole

First African American Woman In North, South Poles: MyFoxNY.com

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Entertainment

What’s on your list? 10 best African-American drama movies

There have been countless films made about the black experience but only a few can be the 10 best African-American drama movies of all time. Some are classics and some are more modern films, but all tell real stories of love, hardship and overcoming obstacles.

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Politics

Two FAMU Alumni Serving As Chiefs-of-Staff in Congress

Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduates Virgil A. Miller and Tasha Cole are both serving as the chiefs-of-staff for two political figures in Congress.

Miller, a Palm Beach, Fla. native, works for Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). He says his daily routine consists of briefing the Member on administrative matters, interacting with constituents, meeting with stakeholders and overseeing the overall direction of the office.

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Entertainment Sports

Can Hampton beat Duke?

You get your bracket and fill it out. Lets face it, the easiest pick is the number 1 seed beating the 16. It’s a no brainer. But one day, David will sleigh Goliath. Is this the year?

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Entertainment Sports

First African American Polo Team Wins National Title

A polo team from Philadelphia made history in central Virginia on Sunday when they became the first all African-American team to win a national title.

The Cowtown-Work to Ride team took home the gold after beating out the crew from Baltimore in the National Interscholastic Championship at the Virginia Polo Center.

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News

[New Study]Black Men at both ends of economic spectrum at risk for depression

Jobless African-American men might be at a greater risk of suffering from depression, new research shows. More surprising, at the other end of the income spectrum, African-American men making $80,000 and upward are also among those at higher risk.

For women, the picture is different: those in the $45,000 to $79,999 income bracket are less likely to report symptoms of depression compared to women with the least income, according to the results of a national survey of mental disorders among African-Americans.

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Entertainment

NAACP’s plan to honor Kid Rock sparks controversy

Kid Rock is supposed to receive an award at Detroit’s upcoming NAACP gala, but some people don’t think he should.

Some supporters of the civil rights organization are boycotting the annual fundraiser on May 1 because the rocker, who is supposed to receive the branch’s Great Expectations award, holds up the confederate flag in some of his performances,

“It’s a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country,” political consultant and head of Detroiters for Progress Adolph Mongo told The Detroit News. “It’s a symbol of hatred and bigotry.”