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QUOTE OF THE DAY

John Lennon once told an interesting story about life…. When he was 5 years old, his mother told him that happiness was the key to life. He went to school one day, and the assignment was for everyone to put down what they wanted to be when they grew up. John confidently put down Happy… The teacher looked at him, then at his answer and said “John, you didn’t understand the assignment.”John boldy and honestly replied “Teacher, You don’t understand life.”

SNAPCHAT’S NEW UPDATE CHANGES THE WAY USERS VIEW SNAPS AND STORIES

Snapchat is changing the way you view things — quite literally. The new Snapchat update, new on Wednesday, made big changes to its user interface, including the way you open Snaps and Stories.

Current Snapchat users are accustomed to the press and hold technique of viewing Snaps and Stories, but the app is introducing a “tap to view feature.”

For some, this may take a little getting used to, but ultimately it solves the bothersome issue of accidentally moving a finger and never seeing that Snap again.

So, are you going to be stuck watching that 300-second Story of your cousin at an EDM concert? No. The update will still allow you to tap through Stories, or swipe down to exit the Story.

The update will add more than just a new way of viewing Snaps and Stories. The app will make it easier to add the people around you with an “Add Nearby” feature. Users can open the feature in the menu, but the only usernames available will be from those that also have the “Add Nearby” screen open.

Beyond that, users will now be able to put their face on that little Snapchat ghost on the menu. Tapping on the icon will bring up the selfie camera, and users can take 5 rapid-burst selfies to create an animated chain of photos on the ghost.

For those ultra-safe Snappers, the update also includes an addition of two-factor authentication. To enable this, users can tap the security feature from the “Login Verification” menu in the app’s main settings.

The update is available starting Wednesday for iOS and Android users.

Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burning

Yet another black church in the South was in flames Tuesday night, this time historic Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — 20 years after it was burned to the ground by Ku Klux Klan members.

Carter Jones, special projects coordinator for the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association, said crews from multiple jurisdictions were responding to the “heavy” fire at the church in Greeleyville.

Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton told NBC News it wasn’t known whether the fire was intentionally set, noting that a lightning storm passed through the area about the same time the blaze was reported.

No injuries were immediately reported, but The Kingstree News of Williamsburg County reported that the church was “gutted.” It’s the latest in a string of suspicious fires at predominantly black Southern churches that began after a white gunman killed nine black worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, about 50 miles south of Greeleyville, on June 17.

The string of fires has fueled concerns about the potential for a new wave of racist violence since the Charleston shootings.

Mount Zion, founded more than 110 years ago, was burned to the ground June 20, 1995, by two members of the Ku Klux Klan, who pleaded guilty the next year.

President Bill Clinton attended the rededication of the rebuilt church a year later, speaking words that have been echoed in the last two weeks: “It was the church that saved the people until the civil rights revolution came along. And it is, therefore, I think, doubly troubling to people … who spent their entire lives working for equal opportunity among our people, working for an end to the hatred that divided us for too long, to see our native South engulfed in a rash of church burnings. “We have to say to all of you who have been afflicted by this, we know that we’re not going back to those dark days, but we are now reminded that our job is not done. Dr. King once said, ‘What self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.’” #WhatAreWeGonnaDo?

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Jackson R.I.P

Yo!! I swear life is so short, i was just with him on Saturday, in this world of so many bad people, it’s extremely sad when we lose a true friend collector like @instajaxon

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