Trump launches black voter initiative with message of economic growth

President Donald Trump plugged his economic agenda in a campaign-style event for African-American voters, saying their support is an important part of his 2020 re-election bid. “We’ve done more for African-Americans in three years than the broken Washington establishment has done in 30 years,” Trump told roughly 400 supporters Friday during the Black Voices for Trump launch in Atlanta. Criminal justice reforms, low unemployment, tax cuts and support for military veterans and law enforcement were among the points the president and his supporters raised throughout the event at the Georgia…

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Smoky bacon meets hearty black-eyed peas in this easy, potluck-ready salad

Here’s an idea for the next time you’re invited to a neighborhood potluck, picnic or cookout: Bypass the grocery store deli’s goopy, sad, ready-made potato-pasta salad, and try your hand at making your own chilled salad, from scratch. After all, that’s what your neighbor really meant when she asked you to bring a side dish. One of my favorite dishes makes use of hearty, flavorful black-eyed peas. Yes, these peas are often overlooked in the hierarchy of legumes; pinto and kidney beans, revered as the the stars of many chili con…

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Silicon Valley retailers are running out of black turtlenecks, and it could be because people are going as Elizabeth Holmes for Halloween

The perfect mix of Halloween and Silicon Valley may have turned the simple black long-sleeve turtleneck into a hot commodity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Several Bay Area retail chains in the are running low on, and even selling out of, the staple top for the fall season. Quartz first reported that Uniqlo stores in the area seemed to have run out of the sweater, and Business Insider has found that there are similar shortages at local Gap, H&M, Target, and Kohl’s locations. The black turtleneck has long been…

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Fortnite’s black hole teases the future of entertainment

As audiences have embraced on-demand video services, algorithmic feeds, and an ever-growing number of digital “things to do,” our collective attentions have become hyper-fragmented. Yet we know that audiences actually love shared live experiences. Jeopardy is more fun watched with others. Movies are funnier in a packed theater. It’s hard to enjoy sporting events that happened hours earlier The durability of this appeal spans generations: Boomers watched the moon landing together, Generation X witnessed the end of M*A*S*H, and millennials recently collectively viewed (and complained about) the ending to Game…

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HOTTOPIC: For Black Friday, Lakefront Brewery adds a limited-edition $100 bottle of beer

Lakefront Brewery will offer four varieties of specialty beers during its Black Friday event this year. (Photo: Lakefront Brewery, Inc.) Lakefront Brewery switches up its annual Black Friday bottle release with four varieties of its trademark stout for $20 each and a limited-edition bottle of stout for $100 each. The limited-edition stout has been aging in barrels since 2014 — five years and 10 months, to be precise. It comes in a 750-milliliter bottle. Only 100 bottles of the limited-edition beer will be available during the sale. Lakefront, 1872 N. Commerce St.,…

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Black Friday just came early for the smart Instant Pot with Wi-Fi and Alexa

Well what do we have here, bargain hunters!? If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting an Instant Pot or you have an old model in desperate need of an upgrade, today is definitely your lucky day. The Instant Pot Smart Wifi 6 Quart Multi-use Electric Pressure Cooker is pretty much the cream of the crop, offering all the cooking modes you love as well as Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control it with an app on your smartphone or even with Alexa. It’s worth every penny and more…

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Disney CEO Reveals How ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ Almost Never Got Made

It’s fair to say Disney CEO Bob Iger has turned into the closest thing Walt Disney was when running his own company. After some up and down years during the Michael Eisner era, Iger amended many things, including slightly resembling Walt Disney in an avuncular way. One change he made was making Disney more inclusive, even if also brokering deals essentially gobbling up a good chunk of entertainment conglomerates. If you feel a bit uneasy about Disney practically owning the world lately, let’s at least give credit to Iger for…

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review: An affordable flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are an ancient idea. Nokia released the N-Gage, which was like a phone built into a game controller, in 2003. And it didn’t do very well. But the concept has made a resurgence recently thanks to devices from Razer, Asus, and Xiaomi. Now, Xiaomi has launched its second-generation gaming phone called the Black Shark 2. The Black Shark 2 has a suite of features that make it a great way to play games on the go. It’s also affordable, starting at $420 for the version with 128GB of…

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White officer charged with murder in shooting of black woman

Texas police officer Aaron Dean shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson as she stood inside her home on Saturday morning. A white police officer who shot and killed an African American woman in her Fort Worth, Texas, home  in the presence of her eight-year-old nephew was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. The Fort Worth Police Department said its officers were responding to a call from a neighbour, who reported to a non-emergency line, that Atatiana Jefferson’s front door had been left open. The responding officer fired a…

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