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  1. OWN’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Delivers Highest-Rated Two-Episode Debut

    OWN Was Tuesday Night’s #1 Cable Network for Women September 9, 2016 Contact - Morgan Di Stefano LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Queen Sugar” delivered the highest-rated two-episode debut in network history (9/6/16 and 9/7/16). “Queen Sugar”, from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, averaged a 1.9 W25-54 rating and 2.416 million total viewers over its two-night premiere. In OWN’s key demo of W25-54, “Queen Sugar” was the...
  2. The TRENDnet 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Standard Switch with Google Fiber

    Now that I’ve had Google Fiber for a couple of months, and have an idea of how I want to initially rearrange my home network, I decided to purchase a gigabit switch. I buy a lot from Amazon.com, and, for me, the choice came down to two switches: The TRENDnet 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Standard Switch (8 x 10/100/1000Mbps) and The NETGEAR GS105 ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch – 10/100/1000 Mbps. Prior to Google Fiber, I used Netgear for most of my home networking...
  3. Hidden Figures and a Racial Incident at Chicago's Prestigious Union League Club

    There is a painting called Intent off the main lobby of Chicago's Union League Club, which I like a great deal. It's by Rene Romero Schuler, and it features a solitary, partially attenuated figure silhouetted against a mottled ivory background. I've seen it several times, and it usually reminds me of Giacometti--the painted wall fragments from his legendary studio at Rue Hippolyte-Mandron or even Tall Figure and Walking Man. But an unfortunate incident during my most recent three-day stay...
  4. What's Love Got To Do With It?

    I think most people want to find love whether they want to admit it or not. We want to find our better half, a companion, someone to experience the highs and lows of life with, and someone that will add more happiness to our lives. But what exactly is love? Is love a feeling, a choice, or an action?
  5. Becoming a Soul Mistress

    We, the Angry Black Women, are seekers in the quest for Validation. Acceptance. Success. Creativity. Spirituality. Safety. Security. Unconditional Love.We are seeking Peace.
  6. What Will Your Legacy Be?

    One of my biggest fears is dying without being remembered; lately I’ve been thinking about what my legacy will be after I’m gone. So many people spend their entire life on a conveyor belt; they go to work every day to a job that they don’t love just to pay the bills and repeat the same cycle for most of their lives. Most people only aspire to get married, have kids and to obtain a decent paying career. That’s what I thought my purpose in life was supposed to be but as I get older I realize...
  7. Conscious Glamour: On Black Female Defiance

    Conscious Glamour is the black woman’s search for success in her professional life as well as balance in her personal wellbeing. It is realizing and implementing the goal of spiritual fulfillment, health in body and peace of mind in a racist and sexist society.
  8. Google Fiber and Home Networking: My Initial Setup

    Prior to Google Fiber, I used the Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router Router along with Netgear XE103 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapters for home networking. The Netgear XE103 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapters allow you to turn your home power outlets into ethernet connections, and using this combination along with 10/100 Netgear and Linksys hubs, I networked about six desktop computers, in mostly two rooms of the residence. My MacBook Pro. is the only wireless computer I have,...
  9. Ghanaian Artist Gives Western Celebs African-Inspired Makeover

    New York-based Ghanaian artist, Dennis Owusu-Ansah, has put a clever spin on African makeovers with a series of paintings that feature African-American celebrities in authentic African attires with African names to match! His images do highlight the beauty of Africa.
  10. How Africa’s History is Changing Its Architectural Landscape

    A decade or so ago, Africans who wanted to study architecture would pick and attend a school in Europe or in the US. Then, they’d return home with foreign ideas, techniques and methods and create buildings that closely resembled their foreign counterparts. These buildings would be built by strictly applying all they had learnt without carefully considering the African heritage, climate, local needs or geological terrain. The style was functional and economical — which isn’t bad at all, it’s...
  11. A Look at Internet Access in Africa

    Is there internet access in Africa? What does internet penetration look like and how many users are there?
  12. Error When Activating Macromedia Products

    In the NoirNerds.com post Preparing An Old Gateway Computer for Google Fiber, I had reformatted the hard drive, and removed all of the software from the computer. Today, I decided to reinstall Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004, and, when I entered the serial number to activate the product, I got a message stating that Fireworks was unable to connect to the internet. I checked my Windows XP Firewall settings, turned it off, and still got the same message. With the software being so old, I first...
  13. Business Languages in Africa

    Curious on what languages are used for business in Africa? Check out the below.
  14. Unifying Africa: Kiswahili Now Official Language of East Africa

    The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has approved plans to make Kiswahili its second official language. The EALA has also passed a resolution to make Kiswahili an official language of the East African Community (EAC), alongside English. English was previously the language of choice but wasn’t seen as practical because of countries, such as Burundi, that rely heavily on French. So with the passing of the bill, Kiswahili is now an official language of the eastern region of Africa which...
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