Jay-Z Invests in Company That Tracks Parolees With GPS Software

Is that y’alls man???

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has reportedly made a $3 million investment in Promise, a startup company that helps state and local governments track parolees with GPS technology – and a lot of people, even some of his fans, are not happy about it. Continue reading

The Lightbulb Conspiracy – Planned Obsolescence

Things break by design these days….

Did you know that the lifetime of light bulbs have been reduced on purpose to just 1000 hours?
Or that your printer may ‘break’ after a predefined number of printed pages determined by an electronic counter?
Or that Apple batteries lasted only 18 months which meant that you had to throw away your iPods and buy another?
What about Dupont stockings that were strong enough to tow a car, before they went back to design a stocking that would wear out more quickly!

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Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show

I’ve always thought dude was shady ever since he kinda stole the idea for Facebook back at Harvard, so this is not surprising…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. Continue reading

Weed’s Biggest Investors Are Alcohol and Tobacco Companies

This sounds no bueno to me…

For better or worse, America’s cannabis industry is turning its old foes — the alcohol and tobacco industries — into new allies.

The legal weed industry is partnering with two sectors long considered its fiercest competitors, the alcohol and tobacco industries. Continue reading

Office Depot pays $25 million over fake virus scans – Android Authority

Guess they’ll pay their way outta this fraud and life goes on… smmfh

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Office Depot agreed to pay a $25 million settlement over what the agency alleged were bogus virus scans.

According to the announcement, Office Depot used diagnostics software called PC Health Check. Created and licensed by Support.com, the software would supposedly run a virus scan on a customer’s computer and conclude whether or not the computer was infected with malware. Continue reading

20 Black Owned Spice, Seasoning and Sauce Brands | SHOPPE BLACK

We have to support our own people to come up in the wicked society…. and big ups to my girl Catrina Mills and her Leatherwood seasonings you can purchase at HTTPS://TASTETHEWORLDINCINCY.COM

The global spices and seasonings and sauces market is projected to reach a projected value of over $14.8 Billion by 2020.

Here are some Black owned spice, seasoning and sauce brands that will add some flavor to your life. #TooMuchSauce #SpiceOfLife #TisTheSeasoningToBeJolly

via 20 Black Owned Spice, Seasoning and Sauce Brands | SHOPPE BLACK

Ethiopia takes land back from 95 investors, including a Saudi billionaire

Good biz! Afrika for afrikans!

Ethiopia has revoked a total of 412.6 hectares of land held by investors, including Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi for failure to create jobs and develop the city, as promised when the lands were awarded to them, head of Addis Ababa Land Bank Tesfaye Tilahun told the Voice of America. Continue reading

Invest in the First Black Woman-Owned Cafe & Farmers Market Franchise That Will Be Owned by the Community

From the crib!!!

Roots & Vine Produce and Café, spearheaded by Ena Jones, a single mother of 3, born and raised in Chicago, has set its Grand Opening for this fall 2018 on Chicago’s South Side in the Morgan Park Community. The plan is to create a Wi-Fi friendly café with a healthy menu, coffee, smoothies, and juices as well as tempting pastries. Continue reading