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Written by Leela Sanikop

Thursday 08.15.2019

We’re Beyond Kaep And Kneeling Now: Jay-Z Defends Roc Nation-NFL Deal

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn’t in the room on Wednesday during a press conference to officially announce a new partnership between Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation and the NFL.

Epstein’s Neck Injuries More Common With Homicide By Strangulation, Medical Examiner Says

Convicted sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein died Saturday of an apparent suicide while in custody, but the broken bones in his neck are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation than hanging, experts said.

Florida Politics: Eritha ‘Akile’ Cainion Raises $13,000 In 1 Week In Major Surge Against Lisa Wheeler-Bowman

St. Petersburg activist and city council candidate Eritha “Akile” Cainion raised $13,000 in one week. Her opponent, incumbent Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, only raised $1,500 within the same time span, reported Florida Politics.

Yahoo Bought Tumblr For $1.1 Billion In 2013. The Owner Of WordPress Just Paid $3M

Tumblr, a once-booming-though-unprofitable online startup, has been bought by the owner of its former rival, WordPress, for a tiny fraction of its $1.1 billion sales price of six years ago.

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Algorithms designed to detect hate speech are biased against Black people

In an age where more and more violence and mass shootings are taking place after perpetrators post disturbing things online, social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are looking to AI to help identify potential threats. Unfortunately, Artificial Intelligence (AI) designed to detect hate speech may actually trump up racial bias, according to Recode.