The Chinese Are Coming – C919 passenger jet takes maiden flight

Single-aisle plane can carry up to 168 passengers and is meant to rival Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The first large Chinese-made passenger jet has taken off on its maiden flight, a key milestone for a country seeking a place in the global aviation market.

The C919 single-aisle jet, which can hold up to 168 passengers, soared over Pudong international airport in the commercial hub Shanghai as a crowd of thousands cheered.

China is one of the biggest aviation markets, but relies on foreign-made aircraft and has long sought to enter the lucrative global jet market, which is estimated to be worth $2 trillion over the next 20 years.

 

Source: ‘Made in China’ C919 passenger jet takes maiden flight | China News | Al Jazeera

The Chitlin Circuit – An electrifying Jimi Hendrix plays guitar and Ike and Tina Turner give a spellbinding show

 

A young Jimi Hendrix on the Chitlin Circuit

The “Chitlin Circuit” is the collective name given to performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper midwest areas of the United States that were safe and acceptable for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers to perform in during the era of racial segregation in the United States …

Source: An electrifying Jimi Hendrix plays guitar and Ike and Tina Turner give a spellbinding show in these fascinating photos of the swinging Chitlin Circuit in segregated America

STILL I RISE | dalitnationdotcom

I was in the fifth grade when I learnt I was a Dalit. I had been reading up on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and how it had affected this large group of people called Untouchables. As I began to read more about them, about their ‘spiritual pollution’, a feeling of dread came over me. I felt this had to do with me somehow and I ran to my mother to ask her what she knew. The conflicted look on her face made it clear that this was a conversation she’d been dreading. Over the next couple of hours, she told me the truth about who we really were.

 

Source: STILL I RISE | dalitnationdotcom

Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice

“Better access to criminal justice data is important for informing efforts to make our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer,” said Democratic strategist David Plouffe, who now serves as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s president of policy and advocacy, in a statement. “You can’t solve a problem if you don’t have the facts.”

 

Source: Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice