Day: January 13, 2022

Obituary

R&B Pioneering Percussionist James Mtume Passes Away

James Mtume, a reputed percussionist from Philadelphia, has reportedly breathed his last aged 75 years.His niece Lisa Lucas shared the news on Twitter, saying, “So much loss. So much grief. Rest in power to Uncle Mtume. My late father’s partner-in-crime[.] The co-creator of the songs of my life (and about my birth!). He was [an] […]readmore

Tech News

Cyber Thought Leader Khari Johnson Calls for “Algorithmic Reparation” and

FORMS OF AUTOMATION such as artificial intelligence increasingly inform decisions about who gets hired, is arrested, or receives health care. Examples from around the world articulate that the technology can be used to exclude, control, or oppress people and reinforce historic systems of inequality that predate AI. Now teams of sociologists and computer science researchers say the builders and deployers […]readmore

Entertainment News

Sidney Poitier Dies: Hollywood Trailblazer, Activist, and Oscar Winner Was

Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor, filmmaker, activist, and Hollywood trailblazer, has died at the age of 94. The news was shared by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell out of the Bahamas, where Poitier held dual citizenship.Representatives for Poitier did not immediately return IndieWire’s request for comment. Poitier broke the color barrier in Hollywood. Rising to […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 1/13

JANUARY 6The NY Times January 2, 2022 editorial, “Every Day is Jan 6 Now,”  is required reading  for anyone interested in preserving American democracy.  It  says that ‘1/6/21, is not in the past; it is every day.”  “It is regular citizens who threaten election officials and public servants  and who want  to know when can we use […]readmore

Obituary

Prominent Guyanese-born Attorney, Colin A. Moore, has Died

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Prominent Caribbean attorney, civil rights advocate, and political and community activist, Colin A Moore, has died.  He was 80 years old. President of the Brooklyn, New York-based Guyana Tri-State Alliance, Inc, Patricia Jordon-Langford said that Moore, who is also best known for the role he played as a lawyer in defending the […]readmore

Community News

Is Your High-Rise Equipped For Fire?

In the aftermath of the deadly Bronx fire that killed at least 17 people, experts laid out some of the steps residents living in high-rise buildings can take to ensure their safety during a fire emergency. The recommendations are based on interviews with Charles Jennings, associate professor of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management and director […]readmore