Baltimore resident: ‘We’re fed up like Ferguson’

BALTIMORE — When black residents of Baltimore get asked whether they're surprised by the protests that have thrown their city into the national spotlight over the past week, the answer is almost always some version of, "hell no." Residents have been shouting in the streets since the death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident who died in police custody on April 19, a week after he was arrested . His death was in part due to an almost completely severed spine and a crushed voice box. [...]

Amazing photos of U.S. spacewalks throughout the years

NASA astronaut Edward White became the first American to perform a spacewalk on June 3, 1965. The walk took place during the Gemini 4 mission and lasted for about 23 minutes. In that time, White drifted weightlessly in Earth's orbit from high above the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, to above the Gulf of Mexico, tethered by one cord [...]

Jay Z goes on tweeting spree to defend his Tidal streaming service

Jay Z fired back at critics of his Tidal music service on Sunday, claiming the site is "doing just fine" and that its subscriber base is growing. The rapper, who relaunched Tidal after purchasing its parent company Aspiro Group earlier this year for $56 million, urged critics to hold off on dismissing the service too soon. See also: 99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck "The iTunes Store wasn't built in a day," he said. [...]

16 celebrity Instagram photos from inside the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't the only one who let loose at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner Actors, models, athletes, musicians, politicians and, of course, journalists slipped into gowns and tuxedos for what's become known as "Nerd Prom" — a term that, as the Washington Post pointed out , hardly fits considering the A-list crowd. See also: Obama gets an anger translator at White House Correspondents' Dinner Celebrities, from model Chrissy Teigen to anchor Katie Couric, were out in full force, snapping group photos at every turn. [...]

Before and after photos of Nepal’s landmarks reveal devastating impact of earthquake

The massive earthquake that struck Nepal and killed at least 2,500 people on Saturday has also destroyed some of the country's most iconic landmarks. The 7.8-magnitude quake — the worst to hit Nepal in 80 years — devastated the capital of Kathmandu. Its impact can be seen in before and after photos taken across the capital city See also: Photos: Devastation in Nepal after huge earthquake Built in 1832 by then-Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa, the famed nine-story Dharahara tower, also known as Bhimsen Tower, collapsed during the earthquake [...]

10 powerful Toni Morrison quotes on race, love and life

Toni Morrison is one of the greatest living writers ever to lay pen to paper She's won a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and a Nobel Prize, and her 1987 book Beloved is regularly considered one of the best works of English literature in the 20th century. At 84 years old, she has nothing left to prove in her professional career See also: 9 groundbreaking black poets who revolutionized the written word And yet, on April 21, she released a new novel titled God Help the Child . A meditation on skin color, it follows a young girl named Bride who is spurned by her mother for having extremely dark skin — "blue-black," the book describes it Read more.. [...]
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