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Entrepreneur Dez White Launches "Invisible" Apps to Protect Text, Call, and Email Privacy


Invisible Text

Ever sent out a text you wish you could delete before OR after it’s read? Need to keep details of your business ultra-confidential? Want to make phone calls or send emails completely off the record? Entrepreneur Dez White has created a suite of applications—Invisible Text, Invisible Social, Invisible Call, and Invisible Email—that accomplish all of the above, and then some.

Amid Wave of Pro-Gun Legislation, Georgia Proposes Sweeping Law

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"What’s On Your Mind?"

Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing

Such is life.

Such is life.

❝ In other words: Political money and hence influence at the top levels is disproportionately white, male, and with almost no social context that includes significant numbers of African Americans and other people of color.

This is why money isn’t speech. Freedom of speech as a functional element in democratic life assumes that such freedom can be meaningfully deployed. But the unleashing of yet more money into politics allows a very limited class of people to drown out the money “speech” of everyone else—but especially those with a deep, overwhelmingly well documented history of being denied voice and presence in American political life.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, “John Roberts and the Color of Money

❝ A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.

— Tony Robbins

Infographics by Funders and Founders

❝ I hate questions like [‘What white writers are good at portraying black characters?’] because it smacks of ‘What white person can we hire to write this black character?’ The unspoken follow up being, ‘because black people are incapable of decent storytelling.’ The real question is, ‘What good white writers are capable of telling effective stories about black characters?’ The answer? ALL OF THEM. Good writers tell good stories. PERIOD. Stories about princesses in castles and D-boys on the corner.

The follow up question is, ‘What white writers can effectively inject black culture into their storytelling?’ Answer: NONE. Follow up answer? AND THAT’S OKAY. Writers also bring their culture to the table when they write. They can’t help it and they shouldn’t help it. And because of this we need writers of all backgrounds to show all of the different beautiful facets of humanity. When a writer of Background A tells a story about a character of Background B, you will ALWAYS be getting Background B through a filter of A—which doesn’t mean that you are getting a bad story! That filter could be fabulous! But it will always be a filter. We need stories about Backgrounds A-Z—filtered and unfiltered. To have stories that remind us of home and to see home through fresh eyes.

— Cheryl Lynn Eaton

Needed this today.