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More than 50 closeted business execs from the same city fell victim to the same Grindr scheme

Dozens of closeted male business executives, including several CEOs from top international companies, have reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated Grindr scheme, police say. According to the Hindustan Times, the men live in Delhi NCR, which has a population of approximately 46 million people. Many of the men are married with children and are not out to their families. Police say a gang of six men ran a months-long operation in which they would target these men on Grindr. After chatting for ...
Tags: Crime, Life, India, Lifestyle, Delhi, Scam, Grindr, Hindustan Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Delhi NCR, Akil, Gurugram, Muhammad Akil

Radicalized is a Canada Reads finalist, will be a graphic novel, and is eligible for the Hugo Award!

My 2019 book Radicalized has been named one of the five finalists for , the CBC's annual book prize -- Canada's leading national book award, alongside of the Governor General's award! My book was nominated by Akil Augustine, a beloved Canadian sportscaster and storyteller, and he'll be championing the book through the Canada Reads process between now and March, when the winner is announced! The festivities kick off tonight, Wednesday, January 22nd, when Akil, me, and the other nominees an...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, News, Podcasts, Toronto, Ars Technica, Canada, Macmillan, Drm, Iot, Cbc, Canada Reads, Akil, Internet Of Shit, Macmillan Audio, Unauthorized Bread

How to Be More Resilient

Some people are just genetically tougher. But you can train your brain to better handle stress.
Tags: News, Brain, Emotions, Huda, Anxiety and Stress, Akil, Chicago (Ill, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders

Warner Bros. TV Investigating Salim Akil Abuse Claims

Warner Bros. TV has opened an investigation into the abuse claims recently leveled in a lawsuit against producer Salim Akil, Variety has confirmed. A woman named Amber Dixon Brenner filed a lawsuit this week against Akil–who is married to fellow producer Mara Brock Akil–alleging domestic violence and breach of contract. She claims that she and Akil […]
Tags: News, Mara Brock Akil, Sensitive, Warner Bros TV, Akil, Salim Akil, Salim Akil Variety, Dixon Brenner

‘Black Lightning’ EP Reveals Plans For Season 2; Will Tobias Whale Return?

“Black Lightning” executive producer Salim Akil teased what fans can expect from Season 2 of the CW series. Speaking at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event, Akil revealed that viewers will continue to see the different ways Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and her younger sister Jennifer (China Anne McClain) deal with their superpowers.
Tags: News, Cw, Akil, Salim Akil, Anissa Nafessa Williams, Jennifer China Anne McClain

Blu & Shariq Husayn Team Up For ‘The Blueprint’ Mixtape

Featuring CashUs King, MED, J5's Akil, and more.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Blu, Akil, Shariq Husayn, Shariq Husayn Team

Nielsen Bolsters The ‘POWER OF SHE’ With Maxine Waters, Mara Brock Akil & Angela Rye in LA

Mara Brock Akil, Creator, Screenwriter, Television Producer and Executive, Akil Productions  Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies  Congresswoman Maxine Waters, U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 43rd District Cheryl Grace, SVP of Strategic Community Alliance & Consumer Engagement, Nielsen  Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies  Congresswoman Maxine Waters, U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 43rd District  Mara Brock Akil...
Tags: New York, La, Religion, US, Los Angeles, Nielsen, Mara Brock Akil, Black, Grace, Mara, Maxine, William J Zick, Akil, Angela Rye, Akil Productions, Executive Akil Productions Angela Rye Principal

'Black Lightning' Delivers a Jolt of Reality to CW's Superhero Lineup

The new year isn't even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman and a seemingly endless parade of costumed crime fighters. But the producers of "Black Lightning," the new CW series based on the DC Comics character launching Tuesday, have a broader agenda than creating another fantastic world where good battles evil. The drama, which joins the network's superhero ...
Tags: Music, Drama, Superman, Dc Comics, Chicago, Netflix, Williams, Beverly Hills, The Cw, Justice League, Batman, Mara Brock Akil, Bet, Cw, Mark Pedowitz, Superhero

On ‘Black Lightning,’ a Superhero Takes On Race, Justice and the Real World

Based on the DC crime fighter, this new CW series takes on present-day issues of race and social justice directly and unambiguously.
Tags: Television, News, Dc Comics, Real World, Akil, Race and Ethnicity, Salim Akil, Cress Williams, Comic Books and Strips, CW Television Network, Mara Brock (1970-, Black Lightning (TV Program

Q & A with Top Prospect Akil Thomas

The OHL’s Niagara Icedogs are off to an impressive 6-2-1 start. Their 13 points is good for second in their division and third overall in the Eastern Conference. The Icedogs Go-To Player The Icedogs are led by one of the top prospects in the 2018 NHL Draft in Akil Thomas. The Icedogs drafted him 12th in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection in the hopes of taking them to the next level. Akil Thomas is a go-to 2-way center for the Niagara Icedogs. Many expect him to go in the first round. (Photo by ...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Oklahoma, Jacksonville, Orlando, Thomas, Flint, Tampa Bay, Terry Wilson, Jonathan Toews, Erie, OHL

Why CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Won’t Start With An Origin Story

“Black Lightning” executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil explained why they chose not to start the new CW series with an origin story of its titular character Jefferson Pierce. “Why are we starting it in the middle? Not an origin story? We did that because I wanted him to be fully out of the game,” Akil said (via Comic Book Resources) at the San Diego Comic-Con last July. “What’s interesting to me is not what you’re doing; it’s why you quit and then why are you pulled back in.”
Tags: News, Mara Brock Akil, Cw, San Diego Comic Con, Jefferson Pierce, Akil, Salim Akil

The Next CW DC Superhero Show Crossover Air Dates Announced, With a Twist [TCA 2017]

The CW announced before the Television Critics Association that this year’s four part Arrowverse crossover will air over two nights. Monday, November 27 will begin with Supergirl at its regular time at 8:00 P.M. followed by Arrow. Tuesday, November 28 will conclude with The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. CW President Mark Pedowitz spoke about the special scheduling, which differs from last year’s four night crossover. “Last year’s crossover was I believe the most successful week in CW’s hist...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Abc, The Cw, Cw, Arrow, Jennie Urman, Mark Pedowitz, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Television Critics Association, Allen, Mara, Pedowitz, Salim

Shaheed x DJ Supreme – “Glorious Day” (Video)

Shaheed & DJ Supreme drop their latest video “Glorious Day.” From Birmingham, Alabama comes hip-hop duo Shaheed and DJ Supreme. An in-your-face duo that’s performed with the likes of Akil (the MC of Jurassic 5), they’ve strayed from the typical dirty south style to the old-school boom-bap style of hip-hop. They began their collaboration in 2007, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums- Heath, Wealth, & Knowledge of Self and Scholar Warrior (a remix album)- before signing to legendary Birmi...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Akil, DJ Supreme, Chali 2na, MTVU, Shaheed, Shaheed DJ Supreme, DJ Supreme An, MC of Jurassic, Akil The Mc, Darrell Thorp Radiohead Outkast Beck

Black Lightning Costume Revealed!

Take a first look at the Black Lightning costume as production begins on the DC Comics pilot The latest DC Comics small screen hero has today made a colorful debut. Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) in the title role, has officially started production in Atlanta. In the gallery viewer below, you can take a first look at the Black Lightning costume in a piece of art from the upcoming The CW pilot. Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock and Sarah Schechter are executive pr...
Tags: Comics, TV, Movies, Dc Comics, Atlanta, Richmond California, TV News, Cw, Pierce, Sarah Schechter, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates, Jefferson Pierce, Akil, Berlanti Productions, Black Lightning

Where Are the Heroes? Arab Cinema in the Time of Extremism

We've recently been witness to the fact that politics can definitely be cinematic. Maybe not always in a good way, but it is. So is cinema political in return? When we watch a film, we make a choice that is oftentimes political, because it involves gender, ethnicity, religion and our own personal beliefs. With our money, we help shape the choices Hollywood, Bollywood and world cinema filmmakers will make in the future. Say you watch the latest Fast & Furious film, or instead choose a cozy view...
Tags: London, News, Berlin, India, US, Syria, West, Egypt, Middle East, Palestine, Commission, Dubai, Eva Longoria, Woody Allen, Tunisia, Beirut

I Was That Girl On Halloween — Here's How I Learned My Lesson

Photo: Courtesy of Alden Wicker. Update: Now that it's socially acceptable (i.e. not seen as overly eager) to plan your Halloween costume, let this piece serve as a reminder of what constitutes a good idea — and a very much not okay one.This story was originally published on October 19, 2015.Halloween is hands-down my favorite holiday. Not only do I have a socially sanctioned excuse to house an entire bag of fun-sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in one sitting, I’ve always enjoyed putting tog...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, America, Brooklyn, Michael Jordan, Npr, Donald Trump, Oprah, Roma, Midtown, Caitlyn Jenner, Wilson, Rachel Dolezal, Wayne

Syrian artist uses Pokémon Go to showcase the harsh reality of life in a war zone

While the world stares intently at their respective smart devices, ever on the lookout for that elusive Pikachu, Syrian artist Khaled Akil has a different set of problems. Akil has taken the iconic Nintendo creatures and augmented them onto a backdrop of the grim realities of life in war-torn Syria. “The news of Syria in everywhere, and now the Pokemon Go game is trending,” Akil said. “The mix between these two made me wonder what it would be like to hunt for a Pokemon character among the rubble...
Tags: Startups, Syria, Nintendo, Insider, Shareables, Akil

Syrians harness Pokemon frenzy to depict their plight

A sad-eyed Pikachu Pokemon Go character sits amidst the rubble on a Syrian street, while a Charizard dragon from the smash hit game is perched alongside gun-toting jihadists. The striking montages are the work of Syrian Khaled Akil, who is one of several activists and artists using the international frenzy over Pokemon Go to draw new attention to the plight of their battle-scarred country. In the images posted on Akil's website, characters from the wildly popular smartphone app are placed in...
Tags: News, Syria, Akil

Tangy Tuesday Picks – March 15, 2016

Welcome back to your adda! As you rush through the busy (or not so busy) weekday, we bring you the blog posts by Indian bloggers that have emotions, feelings and information that we find unique! Tell us your favourites and if you found an impressive blog post recently, please share in the comments section below so we can feature it. Have you checked our #PerkyTweets of the week? Go ahead and check it out for another dose of fun. Check out the Tangiest blog posts of the week below! Who :  N...
Tags: Don, Aren, Tangy Tuesday Picks, Kodaikanal, Kanhaiya Kumar, Kanhaiya, Raksha, Narmadha, Akil Bakhshi, Akil, Sanch, Ravneet, Raksha Bhat, Umang