Opinion: Nike has reduced black history — my history —to just another revenue st…

Opinion: Nike has reduced black history — my history —to just another revenue stream


Nike desecrates Black History Month with special shoe
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If Nike cared more about the black consumers who built the company, it would back up its talk with big philanthropy
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Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow – Fox News

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Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow
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March 15, 2014: Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader, addresses demonstrators during a massive rally in Moscow to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine. (AP). A top political nemesis of President …
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Through the Google lens: Search trends February 20-26

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If you’re the kind of person who loves the Internet when it’s at its most Internet-y, you had a good week. From llamas to retro cartoons to that darn dress, here’s a look at the past week in search:

Internet gold
Is it white and gold? Or blue and black? That’s the question that had everyone searching, tweeting and generally freaking out Thursday after a Tumblr user posted a photo of a dress that seemed to appear different colors to different people. Debate over the true color of the dress raged for hours, while others tried to solve the mystery of its divisiveness. All we know is, there were more than two million searches for [white and gold dress] yesterday—more than for [blue and black dress]—proving once and for all that it’s white and gold… right?

Before #thedress, though, there were the llamas. In Phoenix, Ariz., yesterday, two llamas got loose from their handlers and took off on a trot through neighborhood streets, yards and sidewalks. Searchers were captivated by the “llama drama,” which ended when police (l)lassoed the animals after a low-speed chase.

Obama says (K)nope
Armed with waffles, Lagavulin and a lot of tissues, we said farewell to NBC’s Parks and Recreation on Tuesday after a seven-year run. Searchers turned to the web to revisit favorite characters, quotes and episodes from the show that brought us “Treat Yo’ Self” and the Cones of Dunshire, while (wackily) celebrating the value of hard work, friendship and public service.

Moving from the small-town politics of Pawnee to the big-time in D.C., this week President Obama issued his third-ever Presidential veto, rejecting a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL Pipeline project. People turned to the web to learn more about Presidential veto power throughout history and the pipeline itself. What would Leslie and Ron make of all this, we wonder?

Heroic comebacks
Woo-oo! Nineties kids are rejoicing following news that the Disney cartoon DuckTales is getting a reboot. Searches for the show spiked 8x the day after the announcement. Sounds like a lot of you are ready for some tales of derring-do in 2017.

And Madonna had a bit of a shaky week, after she fell backwards down a flight of stairs during her first performance at the Brit Awards in 20 years. But the Queen of Pop recovered quickly to finish her song “Living for Love.” She’s still an icon for a reason.

Tip of the week
This will be illuminating: if you have an Android device running Lollipop, you can flip the on/off switch on your phone’s flashlight just by saying “Ok Google, turn on my flashlight.” You can do the same trick to turn on or off WiFi or Bluetooth.


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A new species of algae may help declining coral populations survive as climate c…

A new species of algae may help declining coral populations survive as climate change warms ocean temperatures and threatens reefs with often-fatal bleaching


Newly discovered algae could save world's coral from climate change
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Coral reefs under global threat from climate change
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DHS funding poised to run out as key House vote fails – CNN

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DHS funding poised to run out as key House vote fails
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Washington (CNN) A Washington fight over immigration is poised to cut off funding for the Department of Homeland Security and leave border agents, TSA screeners and tens of thousands of other federal workers charged with keeping the homeland safe …
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