Dr. Olivia Hooker, 100-Year-Old Survivor Of The “Black Wall Street” Massacre, Recounts Her Experience

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Today, when Black people talk about economic disenfranchisement, the sentiment is often met with the argument that Blacks should pull themselves up by their bootstraps or stop “being lazy.” In reality though, there were many Blacks, after the abolition of slavery who did just that. And instead of being commended for their efforts, their homes and businesses were bought out or, in most cases, burned down. It happened to a Black enclave called Seneca Village in what is now Central Park. It certainly happened throughout the south. And perhaps, most famously, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in what was known as Black Wall Street, the wealthiest Black community in the United States at the time… Dr. Olivia Hooker was one of the survivors of this racially motivated attack, which she refuses to call a riot. Hooker, who is now 100, was just six-years-old when her community was burned down, destroyed forever. Earlier this year, during her 100th birthday celebration, Hooker spoke with the Wall Street Journal and recalled the day…
[MadameNoire]

Streaming Service Takes Effortless Dating To New Levels With “Netflix And Chill” Button


Cuffing season is upon us, which means that “Netflix and Chill” dates will be in full effect in just a few short weeks. And apparently, Netflix would like to take effortless dating to new levels. According to Fortune, the popular streaming service introduced a prototype device called “The Switch,” which allows you to turn on the television, launch Netflix, dim the lights and activate the “Do Not Disturb” feature on you (and bae’s) cell phones with the push of a button… Currently, the product is still just a prototype; however, the Netflix website offers a step-by-step manual for techies interested in creating their own.
[MadameNoire]

Jay Z Asks Judge To Delay “Big Pimpin” Lawsuit


Jay Z didn’t pass the bar but he knows a little bit. Which is why he’s representing himself at the now sensationalized “Big Pimpin” lawsuit that has been eight years in the making. However, the trial’s drawn out chain of events or the successful millionaire rapper born Shawn Carter playing esquire isn’t the case’s biggest story at the moment. One would think Jay Z, 45, would want the “Big Pimpin” lawsuit put behind him but according to new court documents filed this past Friday, he’s asking a judge to delay the proceedings, which were supposed to begin Monday, October 13…
[HipHopWired]


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