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#Goals: Meet the Ghanaian Computer Engineer Who Wants To Rumble with Google

We speak with Emmanuel Owusu on his role at BitClave, a startup that wants to shake up Google’s near monopoly of the online ad market.

Ghanaian-born Emmanuel Owusu is completing his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and is an expert in the fields of cyber security, blockchain, Internet of Things, public policy, and privacy. He is also the chief architect for BitClave, a startup that many are describing as “the Anti-Google” blockchain. BitClave is a Silicon Valley-based startup delivering decentralized search and whose stated goal is to disrupt Google’s near monopoly of the online ad market.

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Charlottesville, Virginia: Where Myths Collide

"The president, like most Americans, knows who and what was responsible for the images Charlottesville gave us this past Saturday."

Before James Alex Fields, Jr plowed his grey Dodge Charger into the crowd of anti-fascist and anti-racist counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer; before the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Virginia troopers who were monitoring the rally, Charlottesville was bound to write its name in caps in the pages of this historical moment. After all, it is not every day that a city in the “old" south supports a reparations fund for its Black residents while committing to unmount General Robert E. Lee, both statue and symbol, from his pedestal in the city's emancipation park.

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Forget 007: Here Are 7 African Roles Idris Elba Could Play Instead

Since it's likely Idris Elba won't play James Bond in the next edition of 007, here are 7 African characters he can play instead.

3 Alternative History Timelines That Are Way Better Than 'Confederate'

In light of the controversy around HBO's new show 'Confederate,' this contributor gives us better timelines that should be picked up instead.

A Not So Different World: An African Student's Love Letter to American HBCUs

In this personal essay, Cameroonian writer Kangsen Feka Wakai recalls his time as an African immigrant at a Historically Black College.

The Afro-Diaspora Guide to Surviving America’s 45th President

Are you an African immigrant worried about Trump? Here are 4 tips for surviving and perhaps even thriving these tyrannical times.

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A Plea for the Living and Unborn: Reflections On an Abortion

A father-to-be reflects on asking his partner to get an abortion she didn't want and wonders what could have been.