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This Young Malawian Inventor Reportedly Created An Air-Powered Generator To Supply Homes In His Village With Electricity

A young Malawian inventor has taken matters into his own hands to support his community. VOA Africa reports that Ernest Andrew sparked electricity in his village through an air-powered generator that he created. Andrew claims that what he’s innovated doesn’t require fuel, oil, or batteries. “After realizing that we were facing a lot of problems without using electricity, I thought of trying to make electricity,” Ernest told the outlet. “Now, here we are.” According to Andrew, his generator creates 1,000 volts of electricity and has helped to power nine homes. He aims to build out capacity to connect his entire village as well as a nearby primary school. “This system generates electricity using air. To make a lightbulb illuminate, I use power stored in bottle s,” he explained . “I experiment with magnetic power to determine how much electricity I can produce. After that, I generate power based on the number of houses I want to supply.” The outlet shares that Andrew’s generator has...

Mar 5, 2024

Atlanta Mayor Requests Microsoft To Return Its Land If The Company Doesn't Plan To Go Through With Building A Complex That Could Create 15,000 Jobs

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has dished out a proposal for Microsoft. Bloomberg reports that back in 2021, the technology corporation shared it would build a new complex in Grove Park in Atlanta, GA, with a goal to create 15,000 jobs for the city. However, by 2023, it’s reported that Microsoft placed the project on pause due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Dickens is putting the spotlight back on the initial commitment from Microsoft. According to the outlet, he is set to reach out to the company about the status of the complex. What’s more, if the plan isn’t going to move forward, he aims to either help seize back the land for Atlanta or team up with a developer. “We really want them to develop their property or offer it back to us so we can develop it,” Dickens told the outlet. “Even if you don’t know what you want to do, just let us know what you know you won’t be able to do.” While Bloomberg notes that Microsoft has yet to comment on Dickens’ statement, the...

Mar 1, 2024

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Doesn't Act As Much Due To The Pay Gap, Reveals People Have Said 'You Don't Need It, You're Married To Will'

Taraji P. Henson, Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, and Octavia Spencer. Many Black actresses have been vocal about pay disparity in Hollywood with these women being some of the latest to address the issue. As previously reported by AFROTECH™, Henson was transparent about her debating on whether to quit acting. “I’m just tired of working so hard, being gracious at what I do, getting paid a fraction of the costs,” Henson said in a Sirius XM interview with Gayle King. “I’m tired of hearing my sisters say the same thing over and over. You get tired. I hear people go, ‘You work a lot.’ I have to. The math ain’t mathin’.” Henson isn’t the only one who has faced the unfortunate reality of stepping back from being an actress due to Hollywood’s pay gap. During an appearance on NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute,” Jada Pinkett Smith shared that while her “heart broke” for Henson, she was also happy that she was courageous enough to speak up. In addition, she related to her fellow actress’ sentiments, but in...

Mar 1, 2024

CEO Adam Aron Says Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' Was One Of The Two Films That Drove 'Literally All' Of AMC Theatres' Increase In 2023 Revenue

The date Oct. 1, 2023, holds weight for the Beyhive for two reasons. One, it’s the day that Beyoncé closed out the “Renaissance World Tour” in Kansas City, MO, and two, that same night she shared a teaser for “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.” Released on Dec. 1, fans lined up to watch the documentary concert film at AMC Theatres. And while the impact was already felt within that limited time of its showing, a new report shares the true magnitude of it all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC Theatres announced that its fourth-quarter revenue for 2023 was $1.10 billion with a net loss of $182 million. In 2022, it had revenue of $990.9 million and a net loss of $287.7 million. The outlet details that AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron said “literally all” of the company’s increase in revenue was due to Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s concert films. “What is particularly noteworthy is how much AMC benefited from our trailblazing industry leading efforts with our highly successful distribution...

Feb 29, 2024

Olympic Champion Michael Johnson Is Building A New League To Help Track And Field Athletes Commercialize Their Rights

Although Michael Johnson has since retired from being a pro athlete, he is returning to the sports industry in a different way.

Feb 28, 2024

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Administration Secures An $18M Deal To Transform Hotels Into Shelters For Unhoused Residents

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is keeping his promise on a commitment he announced three years ago for Baltimore, MD.

Feb 16, 2024

Streamer Kai Cenat Announces His New Partnership With Nike — 'This Has Been A Long Time Waiting'

Kai Cenat has gone from streaming via Twitch to lining up a partnership with a footwear giant.

Feb 13, 2024

Roc Nation Lands A Multi-Year Deal With Versace That Will Provide Event Sponsorships And Scholarships For The Next Generation

Jay-Z’s powerhouse entertainment company and one of the biggest luxury fashion brands have joined forces to actively support the next generation.

Feb 12, 2024

Usher's 2 Las Vegas Residencies Reportedly Raked In Over $100M Combined

Usher has secured a major win ahead of bringing R&B to the 2024 Apple Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show.

Feb 7, 2024

Jim Jones On Helping His Label Artists Build Credit And Gain Health Insurance: 'I'm Trying To Fill In The Gaps For My Artists Just As These Fortune 500 Companies Do'

After finding success in the music business, Jim Jones transitioned into also building Vampire Life (VL) Records to develop upcoming artists. The record label works to provide distribution opportunities, artist development, and coaching, according to its website. In addition, it’s said to be in partnership with Empire Records.

Feb 5, 2024

Cardi B, 21 Savage, And More Support The New ‘No AI Fraud’ Act To Regulate Deepfakes And Voice Cloning

Artists have joined together to stand against a rising issue regarding artificial intelligence (AI).

Feb 2, 2024

Paramount Global's Shares Reportedly Spiked By Over 13% After Byron Allen's $14.3B Offer

The move to make a whopping offer to Paramount Global may have created the Byron Allen effect.

Feb 1, 2024

Mayor Andre Dickens Unveils Atlanta’s First Rapid Housing Initiative, Which Has Repurposed Shipping Containers Into Affordable Units

Mayor Andre Dickens has spearheaded a project dedicated to those who are unhoused in Atlanta, GA.

Feb 1, 2024