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  • Julian Castro praises Nike, compares Betsy Ross flag to Confederate flag

    07/03/2019 12:41:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro on Wednesday praised Nike’s controversial decision to pull shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag, saying the early flag design that represents the Thirteen Colonies evokes pain among some Americans, much like Confederate symbols.
  • 'Great white heroes' should kneel with Colin Kaepernick, former Pro Bowler says

    05/31/2019 12:59:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 31, 2019 | Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    A former Super Bowl champion said Thursday top white NFL quarterbacks should pick up where Colin Kaepernick was forced to leave off and begin kneeling for the national anthem to bring awareness to perceived racial and social injustice. Martellus Bennett, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2016 and made the Pro Bowl with the Chicago Bears in 2014, appeared at an Athletes + Activism forum hosted by The Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill. He said if Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees joined the movement, it could cause some change, according to Yahoo Sports.“If Peyton Manning joined the...
  • The coolest thing about the Oscars that you probably missed? The CIA's live tweets

    02/26/2019 2:57:33 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    CNN)In a sea of users live-tweeting the Oscars last night, one account stood out: the CIA. Apparently, the agency is into movies -- especially "Black Panther." Throughout the night, the CIA Twitter feed explored the feasibility of the technology seen in the Marvel superhero flick. The agency also tested its followers' knowledge of metals, asking if they thought the fictional metal vibranium is real...
  • Oscars 2019: Winners List (Updating Live)

    02/24/2019 8:17:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    THR ^ | 2/24/2019 | THR Staff
    'Bohemian Rhapsody' picks up four wins while 'Roma' and 'Black Panther' nab three honors and 'Green Book' claims two so far.
  • Bret Ellis Questions ‘Black Panther’ Best Picture Oscar Nomination: ‘Does It Really Deserve One?’

    02/01/2019 8:07:36 PM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02/01/19 | Tim Molly
    Screenwriter, director and “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis wonders whether “Black Panther” deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and thinks Oscar voters are supporting it for the sake of diversity, not because it’s especially good. Ellis often speaks about the film industry in a way that doesn’t endear him to the Hollywood left. In 2012, he apologized to “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow for suggesting that she had only won Oscars because she was “a hot woman.” He has also expressed amusement at widespread Hollywood revulsion toward President Trump, though he has stressed that he is not a...
  • Judge: Mumia Abu-Jamal can reargue appeal in 1981 Philly police slaying

    12/28/2018 11:22:27 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies
    WHYY ^ | 12/27/2018 | ByBobby Allyn
    A Philadelphia judge has reinstated appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal — convicted of killing a city police officer more than 30 years ago — who has long maintained his innocence as his case gained international attention. Lawyers for Abu-Jamal praised the decision by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker as a major step toward winning the former Black Panther’s freedom. “This is an unheard of legal victory,” said Rachel Wolkenstein, former lawyer and longtime activist for Abu-Jamal. “This is the best opportunity we have had for Mumia’s freedom in decades.”
  • Forever 21 Issues Apology For Hiring White Model To Sell ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda Sweater

    12/24/2018 8:16:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 19, 2018 | Daryl Nelson
    The clothing chain Forever 21 said they were sorry for hiring a white model to sell its new “Black Panther” sweater, which has the words “Wakanda Forever” on the front. Of course, the film “Black Panther” broke ground, not only in the box office, but for being the first Black superhero movie to get major studio backing. The predominantly Black cast was also a different look for a superhero film, so many believed the person who modeled the sweater should’ve been Black....
  • Oscars: Oprah Winfrey Endorses 'Black Panther,' Calling It "Something Bigger Than a Movie"

    12/20/2018 7:18:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 19, 2018 | Scott Feinberg
    More than 100 Academy members joined Winfrey, Disney chief Bob Iger and the talent behind 'Black Panther' — which hit theaters in February — for a toast to what Iger called a film that "actually had an impact on the world." Whether for books or political candidacies or Oscar hopefuls, there is no more coveted an endorsement than that of Oprah Winfrey, whose credibility and following enables her to mobilize the masses. Therefore, it was a major coup for Disney that Winfrey — on Monday night at the London West Hollywood hotel, in front of an audience of more than...
  • 2019 Golden Globe nominations are revealed, kicking off Hollywood award season

    12/06/2018 6:23:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Hollywood's award season is kicking off with the reveal of the 2019 Golden Globes nominations streaming live on Thursday morning. Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater will be broadcasting live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to reveal which films, TV series, performers, and more have been nominated for the 76th annual Golden Globes. Also on hand will be Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Isan Elba. The announcements are being made one month before the January 6 ceremony, which will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.
  • Potent Summer Movies Propel Total Box Office 9% Ahead Of 2017 Levels

    10/15/2018 5:21:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 15, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Hollywood rode a powerhouse summer lineup to post double-digit gains in box office and attendance, setting itself up to hit a new full-year record haul in 2018 as long as the holiday season delivers. According to figures just out from the National Association of Theatre Owners, summer box office totaled $4.398 billion, up more than 14% over the previous year. Admissions hit nearly 483 million, up 12%. Each of the top five grossers in the third quarter qualifies as an upside surprise: Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Crazy Rich Asians; Hotel Transylvania 3; and The Meg. For...
  • Idiot Kaepernick is an outright cop-killers-supporting communist

    11/20/2017 6:52:02 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    various sources (links included) | Nov 20, 2017 | various authors
    I'm sure most if not everyone here already knows this, I just wanted to share some new stuff I personally learned earlier today regarding the shirts he wears at his press conferences. I've added the new pieces onto the things that I've previously posted here. Kaepernick social media posts laud Black Lives Matter, Black Panthers,... August 30, 2016 FoxNews.com “'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 [2015], when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his...
  • DNC Black Caucus Chair: ‘I’m a Former Black Panther’

    04/02/2018 2:39:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Paul Crookston April 2, 2018 | Paul Crookston April 2, 2018
    The Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus chairwoman Virgie Rollins said Saturday that she used to be a member of the Black Panther Party. DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison was listening and appeared to notice the Republican tracker who was secretly taping the conversation. About a minute after Rollins first mentioned the Black Panthers, Ellison seems to look directly at the tracker and began whispering with someone next to him, but before the video cut off, it captured Rollins’ comments. "I’m a former Black Panther," Rollins said. "And when we talked about the movement, as a former Black Panther with Angela...
  • Box Office: Hollywood Suffers Worst March Downturn in Recent Memory

    03/26/2018 2:07:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 26, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The month's last hope at the U.S. box office is Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' which opens Thursday, the eve of Easter weekend. With less than a week to go, Hollywood's major March releases have failed to bloom at the North American box office, triggering the worst year-over-year decline for the month in recent memory. March revenue through Sunday was an estimated $722.5 million, a 28 percent decline from the same time period last year ($997.3 million), according to comScore. The last hope for redemption is Steven Spielberg's pricey Ready Player One, which Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment open in...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Saved the 1st Quarter Box Office From Disaster

    03/23/2018 2:11:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brent Lang
    The movie business owes Ryan Coogler and his Marvel team a debt of profound gratitude. Had Coogler and company not pulled off the massive cultural and financial success of “Black Panther,” the industry would be emerging from a long and brutal winter. As it stands, the Marvel movie about the king of Wakanda is the only new release in the past three months to achieve blockbuster status. The film’s outsize success is the sole reason that the domestic box office through the first quarter is running flat with revenues from 2017. It’s yet another illustration of the new commercial dynamics...
  • Hotel booking sites report that searches for FICTIONAL Wakanda from Black Panther are up 620% (tr)

    03/14/2018 1:26:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    It seems that the Black Panther movie has done such a good job of immersing audiences in its world that many people think it's real. Two hotel booking sites have revealed that site searches for the word 'Wakanda' – the name of the fictional African country the movie is set in – have risen dramatically. Hotelscan.com reported that the number of people landing on its Wisconsin Wakanda Water Park page is up by 620 per cent and Hotels.com reported that searches for neighbouring Wakanda Park are up by 55 per cent year on year. A spokesperson for hotelscan.com commented: 'The...
  • Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ reaches $1 billion globally

    03/11/2018 12:39:52 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Disney’s megahit “Black Panther” has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Disney notes that “Black Panther” is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are “The Avengers,” ‘’Avengers: Age of Ultron,” ‘’Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The film has made $521 million domestically, becoming...
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Wrinkle in Time' Limps Toward $33M Debut; 'Black Panther' Stays No. 1

    03/11/2018 8:09:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 10, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time — based on Madeleine L'Engle's beloved book and targeting younger girls — is off to a troubled start at the North American box office. Hobbled by poor word of mouth, the fantasy-adventure grossed $10.2 million on Friday from 3,980 theaters for a weekend debut of $32 million-$33 million, behind expectations. Wrinkle in Time has been rebuffed by most critics, while audiences gave it a mediocre B CinemaScore. While Wrinkle in Time was able to narrowly beat fellow Disney title Black Panther on Friday, Black Panther will easily win the weekend with $40 million-plus from...
  • What Hillary Clinton did after seeing ‘Black Panther’ is offending black Americans

    03/04/2018 11:08:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 178 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 4, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    It appears that Hillary Clinton just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone… or old habits do indeed die hard. The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee took in a movie on Saturday with dear husband Bill Clinton, and turned to social media afterwards to engage in some old fashioned pandering. (Someone should remind Hills that she’s no longer running for office.) “Saw Black Panther with Bill this afternoon & loved it. Beautiful film, lots of action, and a great message. Don’t miss it!” she tweeted. The film “Black Panther” is seen as a groundbreaking celebration of black culture and...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing Captain America ("not convinced can tell a great Cap'n America story")

    02/28/2018 7:07:33 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 8 replies
    TheWeek ^ | 2-28-2018
    Ta-Nehisi Coates has signed on to write a new Captain America comic book series, with the first issue to be released on the Fourth of July this year. "I'm not convinced I can tell a great Captain America story — which is precisely why I want so bad to try," Coates said.
  • Woman charged after seating dispute leads to gunfire in NC movie theater (Black Panther)

    02/26/2018 5:24:45 PM PST · by csvset · 71 replies
    Wavy ^ | 26 feb 2018 | WNCT
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville police have made an arrest in connection with gunfire Friday night at an AMC Theater. Police say 30-year-old Shameeka Latrice Lynch of Tarboro surrendered at the Pitt County Detention Center Saturday evening. Lynch is charged with one count of discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. Lynch is currently at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said they received reports of an active shooter at the AMC Theater on Firetower Road...