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Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M

Home trade-in platform Knock has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount. Foundry Group has led the Series B funding round in New York-based Knock, with participation from Company Ventures and existing investors RRE Ventures, Corazon Capital, WTI and FJ Labs . Knock co-founder and chief executive officer Sean Black declined to disclose the startup’s valuation. Founded in 2015, Knock helps its customers find a new home, t...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, New York, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Black, Foundry Group, RRE Ventures, Trulia, PitchBook, Knock, Vision Fund, FJ Labs, Katerra

Protests Target RCA, Sony: 'Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly' - SIGN #MuteRKelly PETITION

"RCA/Sony: Drop Sexual Predator R Kelly" read the banner flying over the Los Angeles offices of RCA and Sony on Friday.  It's the latest escalation in a growing protest movement to force record label RCA and corporate parent Sony to cut ties with Kelly, after repeated reports of predatory behavior and sexual abuse. R. Kelly is a serial sexual predator who's gotten away with abusing Black women and girls (yes, teen girls) for decades.Add your name to demand RCA records drop R. Kelly once a...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sony, Black, Rca Records, R Kelly, Bruce Houghton, Kelly, Karin Roland, Tarana Burke, Ava DuVernay John Legend

itsvegetasamahoe: Not to alarm yall or anything but Brock FINALLY found himself a fucking...

itsvegetasamahoe: Not to alarm yall or anything but Brock FINALLY found himself a fucking queen Black love all 2k19
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Pokemon, Black, Brock, Its What They Deserve

Moschino Had A Code Word For Black Shoppers — & It Leads To A Larger Problem

In 2018, Black people were constantly reminded that we can’t barbecue, nap, or even shop without experiencing prejudice. And in 2019, the narrative that Black people don’t belong in particular spaces persists.In December, Shameal Lataillade filed a complaint against her former employer Moschino, alleging an assistant manager at the West Hollywood, Los Angeles store referred to Black shoppers as “Serena” and asked employees to follow them round the store. According to The Fashion Law, Lataillade...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Nielsen, Black, Serena, Moschino, West Hollywood Los Angeles, Pleasanton California, Clémentine Desseaux, Shameal Lataillade, Lataillade, Aeffe Brands, Kenzo Campaign

Trap Glazed: We Made R. Kelly A Predator

Update: From January 3 to January 6, Lifetime aired a documentary called Surviving R. Kelly, which catapulted the controversial rapper and all the troubling allegations against him back into the spotlight. The following story was originally published July 26, 2019.On Monday, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song. Let the absurdity of that sink in. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised as this is the same man who dragged his R&B opera, “Trapped in the Closet,” out for three parts, 33 “chapters,” and a ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Time, Chicago, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Chris Brown, Black, R Kelly, Kelly, Black girls, Robert Sylvester Kelly, Sesali Bowen, Mute R Kelly, Oronike Odeleye, Odeleye

Fascinatin' Rhythm

When I wrote my history book, Strike Up the Band, I had two primary agendas. One was to reject the premise of all other musical theatre history books, that the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was the pinnacle of the art form. It wasn't. The other agenda was to include in the story of our art form all the people of color, the women, the people with disabilities who helped shape the American musical theatre but get left out of almost all history books. I hope I did a decent job of re-balancing our ...
Tags: New York, Cook, Musicals, Boston, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, America, New Jersey, Broadway, African American, Manhattan, Theater, Johnson, Black, Chinatown

Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black

Otonali, a Japanese-Inspired Restaurant in Brittany

New from French chef Bertrand Larcher, owner of the Breizh Café empire of Breton-style crêperies: Otonali, a restaurant in St.-Malo, Brittany, which combines traditional Japanese dishes with Breton ingredients and influences. Larcher opened his first crêpe restaurant in Tokyo back in 1996 and has since expanded to nine locations across Japan plus three in France: in Cancale, Paris, and St.-Malo. Though the crêperies are unabashedly in the Breton style—they use the traditional buckwheat batter an...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Restaurants, Paris, Tokyo, Michelin, French, Japanese, Black, Brittany, Bertrand, Breton, Alki, St Malo, Restaurant Visit

Second man charged with murder in seven-year-old girl's shooting in Texas

Larry Woodruffe, 24, was charged with capital murder on Tuesday in Harris County District Court, after Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with the same crime over the weekend. Authorities said Woodruffe, who was riding in a vehicle driven by Black, opened fire on Dec. 30 and killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was in another car with her family. Attorneys for Woodruffe and Black could not be reached for comment.
Tags: Texas, News, Black, Woodruffe, Harris County District Court, Jazmine Barnes, Eric Black Jr, Larry Woodruffe

Crime Scene Doughnuts and Hurricane Heists: The Best Trash Movies of 2018

To quote the poet Oscar the Grouch, “Oh, I love trash.” There’s a soft-spot in my heart for trash movies. The trashier the better. I’m not talking about the worst movies of the year. Nor am I talking about movies that are so bad they’re good. Instead, I’m referring to a special type of a film – one that is perfectly content to be, well, garbage. Movies with little-to-no ambition that aren’t trying to do…anything. Except present you with cheap, cheesy, trashy spectacle. These are the type of mov...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Time, America, Features, Netflix, Showtime, James Bond, Robert De Niro, Union, Cia, Bronx, Kevin Connolly, Staten Island

Arrest in Jazmine Barnes’s Killing Allays Hate-Crime Fears

The suspect the Houston authorities charged with capital murder on Sunday in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl is not the white man initially described by witnesses.
Tags: News, Washington, Sheriff, Houston, King, Black, Murders, Witnesses, Lee, Barnes, Merritt, Gonzalez, Tex, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Race and Ethnicity, Eric Jr

Bearded white man with blue eyes - becomes 20 year old black man

Looks like the "eye witness" needs glasses. Quote: Police say Black 'admitted to taking part in the shooting'. Quote: Investigators have filed a capital murder charge against Eric Black Jr after the child was gunned down in the back seat of her family's car with her three siblings and mom. Fox 26 reports the alleged shooter is black, not white, ...
Tags: Abc, Cnn, Fox, Weapon, General Discussion, Black, LaPorsha Washington Jazmine, Eric Black Jr, Larry Woodruffe

Bennett College Needs To Raise $5 Million Or It May Lose Accreditation

Noel King talks to Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., about the possibility that the women-only and historically black college, may lose its accreditation.
Tags: News, Black, Greensboro, Noel King, Bennett College, Phyllis Worthy Dawkins

Meet The Viral Designer Inspired By Dapper Dan and Virgil Abloh

Rapper and designer Magnus Juliano's new year is off to a promising start, thanks to Twitter. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old shared his latest project: a photo series where he modeled a jumpsuit printed with colorful Louis Vuitton logos and matching 3D printed charms adorning his box braids."I was just inspired by people who said I have a vision [for the way I want to present myself], even though, I don’t necessarily have access to these resources to create something that I think would be benefici...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Africa, Kelela, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Black, Harlem, Louis Vuitton, Dan, COLUMBUS Ohio, Dapper Dan, Alessandro Michele, Virgil Abloh, Juliano, Abloh

Live (not canned) music reigned at the 2019 Rose Parade

The theme for the 2019 Rose Parade, “The Melody of Life,” provided more than just visual inspiration for the floats. Grand marshal Chaka Khan opened the show and pop singer Anne-Marie closed it, but that was just the start (and end). Several of the floats had musicians performing live on them, adding an extra element to excite parade-goers on Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards. Here are our Top 8 musical acts that didn’t open or close the show. American Honda Motor Co.’s “Celebration of Dream...
Tags: Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Long Beach, Alinea, Bacon, Honda, Local News, Black, Torrance, Hollywood Bowl, Honda Motor Co, Los Angeles Philharmonic

‘Monster Squad’ Director Fred Dekker Wants to Direct Again For the First Time in 26 Years

Fred Dekker has only directed three films, but he’s well-known to genre fans. Dekker is responsible for the horror cult classics Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad, but his directing days came to a halt when he helmed 1993’s RoboCop 3. Since then, Dekker has done some TV screenwriting, but finally returned to features in 2018 by penning The Predator script with Monster Squad collaborator Shane Black. Now, some 26 years since his last directing gig, Fred Dekker says he’s ready to make a n...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Wikipedia, Avengers, Black, First Time, Fred Dekker, Dekker, Shane Black, Monster Squad, Remo Williams, Richard Sapir, Retro Injection Dekker, Uma Thurman Ralph Fiennes, Sean Connery Hopefully Black, Warren Murphy

‘Aquaman’ Spoiler Review: A Big, Goofy Cartoon With Larger Ambitions

Aquaman rides a bizarre line between serious and silly. On one hand, it’s a tale of environmentalism centered on a mixed-race character trying to find his place. On the other, it features Jason Momoa falling off a cliff, scored like a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Only one of these really works. The film’s two disparate halves never quite coalesce; recent superhero movies like Black Panther and Into the Spider-Verse strike a much neater balance between tone and subject, but despite being sluggish...
Tags: Movies, Features, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Warner Brothers, Black, Orm, Black Panther, Manta, Snyder, Arthur, Wile E Coyote, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan

Pop The Bubbly — It's New Year's Eve!

Pop the bubbly and get your party hats ready! Because tonight, m'dears, is New Year's Eve. It's the last day of the year which means it's time to slip into your favorite party dress and grab a glass of the good stuff — because NYE is arguably the biggest party of the year. It's a fancy fete like none other. And with this disco theme at play? We're in for the ultimate party.Sparkle and glam and all kinds of pretty, we can't help but be swept away by all of this fanfare. From these vintage inspire...
Tags: Texas, Winter, Gold, Wedding, Nye, Pink, Silver, Ivory, Black, Gray, Purple, Blush, Peach, Copper, Lavender, Rose Gold

Lion kills worker after escaping from enclosure at wildlife centre in US 

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory in North Carolina on Sunday after it got loose from a locked space. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Indiana, was killed after being attacked by the animal in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Centre, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office. The lion was shot and killed after attempts to tranquilise the animal failed, deputies said. A "husbandry team" led by a profession...
Tags: News, US, North Carolina, Black, Indiana University, Burlington, Raleigh, US Department of Agriculture, New Palestine Indiana, Alexandra Black, Conservators Center, Caswell County Sheriff 's Office, Mindy Stinner, WTVD TV Black

Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black

‘Us’ Is Not About Race, Director Jordan Peele Says

Get Out was an incisive, socially-conscious horror movie that put Jordan Peele on the map as a filmmaker to watch, so it’s no wonder that people expect his sophomore effort to be just as perceptive about race. But Us, which stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as the parents of a vacationing family terrorized by their doppelgangers, is not about race, Peele says. The highly anticipated trailer for Us went online Christmas Day, giving us the gift of a chilling, explosive new movie from Peele...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, US, Universal, Black, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Peele, Jordan Peele, Winston Duke, Bryant Park Hotel, Monkey Paw

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Venom’, ‘2001’, ‘The Predator’, ‘Starman’, ‘True Stories’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Welcome to the last Blu-ray review round-up of 2018. We did it, everyone! Congratulations! As we close out this hell-year, some new Blu-ray releases await you – some good, some not so good, but all worth checking out in some capacity. This is an usually sci-fi heavy Blu-ray round-up – all but one fi...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Christopher Nolan, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, John Goodman, Eminem, Stanley Kubrick, Nashville, True Stories, Woody Harrelson, Kubrick, Annie

Obituary Plea for Waiting Period Shows ‘Gun Control’ about Feelings

Are desperate and irrational decisions by others legitimate claims for infringing on your rights under force of “law”? (Édouard Manet: Le Suicidé) U.S.A. – -( “In honor of Andrew R. Black, we ask that you work for legislation that imposes a reasonable waiting period between firearm purchase and possession to provide a cooling off period to guard against impulsive acts of violence,” the grieving parents of a 23-year-old Vermont man who committed suicide requested in their son’s ob...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Japan, New York, Guns, Suicide, New Jersey, Resistance, Vermont, Black, Andrew, WCAX, David Codrea, Rob Black, Carol Bowne, Bowne

A Place Apart, Yet in the Community

The process of judicial appointments is probably one of the most important ways that the political branch of government affects the judicial branch. In their selection of candidates, a lawyer’s experiences and community involvement certainly should be considered in conjunction with their professional achievements. The changes to the appointment process, introduced on Oct. 20, 2016, have improved considerably the selection and diversity of these candidates, especially as compared to the track rec...
Tags: UK, Law, Toronto, Canada, United States, Middle East, Cambridge, Muslim, Court of appeal, Somalia, Council, Grant, Ethics Committee, Black, Ontario, Martin

Vermont Mother Works To Get A Waiting Period For Gun Purchases After Son's Suicide

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Alyssa Black of Essex, Vt. Her son Andrew bought a gun and killed himself hours later. Black wants her state to adopt a waiting period for gun sales.
Tags: News, Npr, Vermont, Black, Andrew, Lulu Garcia Navarro, Alyssa Black of Essex

Before & After: A Modern Makeover for a Circa-1850s Row House in Jersey City

When it came to remodeling their circa-1850s row house in the historic Harimus Cove area of downtown Jersey City, young couple Chakshu and Gabriel, who also have a small son, turned to Mowery Marsh Architects to create an open, light-filled home. The match, it turns out, was a good one. “From our first meeting it was apparent that Chakshu has a great sense of style,” says principal architect Jennifer Mowery Marsh, “I remember thinking ‘I bet she loves Remodelista!'” When Chakshu and Gabriel boug...
Tags: Books, California, Black, House Tour, Rustic, Marble, Jersey City, Gabriel, Electrolux, Faber, OMNIA, Carrara, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Architecture & Interiors, Home Inspiration, Boral

‘Men In Black: International’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Protect Earth from the Scum of the Universe

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for Men In Black: International, a new sequel/reboot of the sci-fi comedy franchise. This time, the series leaves New York and goes international (hey, that’s like the title!), as new recruit Thompson heads to London to team up with Hemsworth. Their mission: to root out a mole in the agency. Watch the Men In Black: International trailer below. Men In Black International Trailer This could be fun! Ragnarok already proved tha...
Tags: New York, London, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Chris-Hemsworth, Movie Trailers, Thor, Tessa Thompson, Black, Men In Black, Thompson, Hemsworth, Gary Gray, Rick Baker, Ragnarok

An Afternoon Castle Love Affair

With gorgeous captures from Alyssa Ryan Photography and lush florals from Moelleux Events, today's winter wedding shoot is so full of beauty, elegance, and love! You're going to want to pin all of this pretty! Over on pinterest that is!Be on the lookout for an invitation design from The Written Script with calligraphy from Lovely Letter Collection, and a beyond beautiful drizzle cake from Sugar Chic Custom Cakes.From the team, "An afternoon ceremony with a moody flair. From the black cake, to t...
Tags: Winter, Gold, Wedding, Arizona, Red, Black, Cranberry, Gray, Teal, Dusty Blue, Styled Shoot, Winter Styled Shoot, Alyssa Ryan Photography, Moelleux Events, Alyssa Ryan, Lovely Letter Collection

Settlement requires ‘anti-hate training’ for internet troll

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — An internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get “anti-hate training,” apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy. Tuesday’s settlement agreement would resolve Taylor Dumpson’s claims against one of the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Black, Nation & World, Taylor Dumpson

The Importance of Color in a Logo Design: How to Choose the Right One?

To learn the importance of choosing the right color in logo design, continue reading this post. You’ll learn the different meanings of each color and its significance on a particular logo. Here we go! Well, the color shouldn’t be ignored, especially when it comes to designing a logo, either for a business or what. If you plan to create your own logo or even consider professional help, there is a need to make sure that you are picking the right combinations of colors. You should never ignore the...
Tags: Design, Logo, Blue, Black, Grey, Color Theory, Brown, Black Black, Grey Grey, Orange Orange, Pink Pink, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-CHANNELS, ColorSchemer Touch