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Google announced the release of free internet for residents in the West Bluff neighborhood of Kansas City - the first area wired for Google Fiber.

School officials and law enforcement are sounding alarms about phone apps that are popular with teens—and sexual predators. Police say a 15-year-old Brooklyn girl is now safe after she was abducted by a man she met on an app called Kik. The service allows users to send messages, pictures and video without a phone number. […]

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Missouri– Authorities are releasing more information after Alexis Boroviak, a teenager who went missing from her Brooklyn, Ohio, home, was found safe in Missouri on Tuesday afternoon. According to a press release from Brooklyn police, a fake Facebook page was used to find Alexis’ location in Missouri. Alexis was found in a Marthasville, Missouri home around […]

Sales in brick and mortar stores fell from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion in 2015. That's an overall 10 percent decrease in sales, a consequence of both stores offering sales days earlier and online sales that allowed consumers to shop from the comfort of their homes.

*With the Internet providing all the naked-ness and debauchery you could want … and for free, it looks like there’s not much use for Playboy these days. No, the venerable men’s mag that 89-year-old Hugh Hefner created back in 1953 isn’t shutting down. They’re just toning it down … as in no more full nudity. […]

The natural hair topic has long run its course. But, nevertheless, I’m going to ask this question: Should a woman be forced to straighten her natural hair to appease her bosses? The inspiration for this question comes by way of Angela Green, weeknight anchor for WNCT in Greenville, N.C., who recently posed the same question […]

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – There could be more bad news coming Josh Duggar‘s way after Gawker recently discovered his name on a list of Ashley Madison clients. Ashley Madison, which is designed to help married people cheat on their spouses, was recently hacked and feared their client list would be made public. On Tuesday, those fears came […]

A teen missing from Suffolk, Virginia is believed to be a runaway, enticed by a man she met online who promised her a modeling contract,…

Cheaters beware. Hackers who stole sensitive information from AshleyMadison.com, a website that arranges hook-ups for married individuals, have made good on their threat to expose more than 36 million of the site’s users. The data dump includes full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and some credit-card data as well. The hackers, who refer to themselves as the “Impact Team,” […]

Despite a pledge to usher in a new era of diversity and inclusion, social media giant Twitter employs just 49 Black people out of a U.S. workforce of 2,910, The Guardian reports. That comes out to 1.7 percent of Twitter’s U.S. staff, the site notes. And the slim numbers seem even more bleak when contrasted […]

A freelance writer and recent newlywed from Texas stood up for men everywhere after an internet troll mocked his tearful wedding photo. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Adam Harris explained how he became the target of internet scrutiny last week when a Twitter account ran by people who identify as “meninists” made fun of his wedding […]

There’s been a lot going on in blackness this year, particularly in the constantly evolving universe known as Black Twitter. We’ve still got a Black…