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Disaster capitalism is a disaster

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), gave more than $30 million in contracts to newly formed corporation, Bronze Star, to deliver emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for building repairs in post-hurricane devastated Puerto Rico.

They never did.

FEMA canceled their contractual relationship with Bronze Star, and said that money was not meted to the company. Now Puerto Ricans must brace for more days of exposure to the elements; furthering mold and other damage to homes, as well as exposure to health hazards.

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Crown and Glory: Miss Universe 2017’s second runner up sports natural during competition

in Africa & the Diaspora/Arts & Culture/Beauty & Aesthetic by

The world continues to fall in love with  Davina Bennet, who receives accolades for wearing her natural hair for the prestigious pageant.

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FCC gives more power to big telecom

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a proposal to modify or eliminate the cap on how many television and radio stations a broadcast company can own.

Presented last week, around the same time that the FCC voted in favor of reversing net neutrality, the proposal poises major corporations to the consolidate more power.

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Let’s talk about immigration, ‘shithole’ countries and a ‘shithole’ president

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Ever notice that nobody highlights the fact that the fastest growing racial demographic in America is Asian? Yes, it really is.

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Welcome to the Ark

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We are Ark Republic. We are a media revolution.

We are dope.

We are the ones we have been waiting for.

We are a collective of people who work in different industries throughout the United States, but move and think globally.

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Housing crisis for renters, first-time home buyers

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In New York, businesses shutter and longtime residents must make the painful decision of packing up and leaving, or staying and starving. That is the reality for the real estate market in the large metropolis, but it is not only major city experiencing a housing crisis as real estate surges.

The 2008 economic crash established a trend of young career-minded people to choose renting as a better financial choice; however, the rent, simply put by a former New York mayoral candidate, Jimmy McMillian, “is too damn high.”

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The rise of cryptopcurrency

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In 2010, my wife-to-be wanted to invest before we married. She thought we should buy a dollar house in Detroit, while I suggested investing in currency, both old and new.

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Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, steps down

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The era of African post-colonial revolutionaries comes to a close with the resignation of Robert Mugabe. Keep Reading

5 reasons why yin yoga is everything

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1) You can turn up the volume—or not. “Go deeper, work harder, stretch more” makes sense some of the time but just downright silly other times. Yin yoga truly gives you options to sit still long enough so you can expand your awareness to move with wisdom in the poses.

2) No experience necessary—for realz. Most yin classes are suitable for everybody and every BODY and adjusted with modification and cool yoga toys (ie, props) to make it work for where you’re at. Truly suitable and sustainable for all phases and stages. Yeah I said it and I mean it!

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The intersection of fashion, race & activism: Larry Lyons

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Larry Lyons, historian turned photographer turned fashion aficionado fell in love with Newark, New Jersey when he began to explore its history of fashion and how it intersects its history of radical politics. Today, the city is his muse while photographing urban fashion.

A doctoral student at Princeton University, he talks about the nuances of fashion often missed in the dialogue of commercial fashion.

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