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  • Scooby-Doo's Velma Is a Lesbian, Producer Confirms (barf alert)

    07/13/2020 3:54:22 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 86 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | 12th July 2020 | NOAH DOMINGUEZ
    Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated producer Tony Cervone confirmed a long-standing theory by explaining that the show's incarnation of classic Scooby-Doo! character Velma Dinkley was, in fact, written as a gay woman. Cervone interjected during an argument between two Scooby-Doo! fans in the comment section of an Instagram post, which had depicted Velma and the character of Marcie Fleach in a romantic relationship. One commenter decried the post on the grounds that Mystery Incorporated saw Velma in a relationship with Shaggy Rogers, while another cited previous revelations about the show pertaining to how Velma and Marcie were ostensibly both bisexual and how...
  • COVID-19 surge pushes US toward deadly cliff

    07/12/2020 10:06:14 AM PDT · by robowombat · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/20 06:00 AM EDT | REID WILSON
    COVID-19 surge pushes US toward deadly cliff BY REID WILSON - 07/12/20 06:00 AM EDT The coronavirus is spreading at ever-faster rates in a broad array of states, putting the U.S. on the precipice of an explosion of illness that threatens to overwhelm the nation's health care system. The painful economic lockdowns imposed in March gave the country time to flatten the epidemiological curve and contain the virus. But that window of opportunity, which came at great economic cost, is quickly slamming shut. Health experts say all signs point to a deadly summer and fall unless government leaders implement a...
  • Report: Redskins Name Change Coming ‘As Soon As Possible’

    07/10/2020 8:27:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Rumors flew after the Redskins announced they were conducting a “thorough review” of their name, that the team could perhaps come up with a new name before the start of the 2020 season. Now, a new report suggests that the name change could come very soon indeed. According to Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, sources within the organization say that the team “intends to select a new nickname as soon as possible.” As Fischer writes, a person bidding for a minority share of the team has received personal assurances that the name will be changed. Fischer also cites a...
  • Beto O’Rourke blames GOP ‘death cult mentality’ for rise in US violence

    07/08/2020 11:04:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    As violent crime spikes in some U.S. cities, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke claims a Republican Party “death cult mentality” is to blame. Speaking on MSNBC, O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat, was asked to comment on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott both recently calling for schools to reopen for the fall semester, despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The former lawmaker quickly pivoted from talking about the virus to talking about gun violence.
  • Country band Lady A files suit against Black singer with same name

    07/08/2020 8:26:51 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 44 replies
    https://www.koco.com ^ | 8 July 2020 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.
  • Subway Bans Open Carry of Firearms in Restaurants Nationwide

    07/08/2020 1:07:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Subway announced Wednesday it is banning the open carry of firearms in restaurants across the nation. WRAL reports the ban applies even in states where open carry is legal. Guns.com notes Subway’s firearm policy now says the restaurant chain requests “guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted.”
  • Washington Post editor calls America 'a racist *and* patriarchal society,' reacts to 'revenge' tweet backlash

    07/06/2020 10:48:44 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Frank Miles
    Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah called America “a racist *and* patriarchal society” in response to the threats she says she got over a deleted tweet that reportedly declared, “White women are lucky that we are just calling them ‘Karen’s.' And not calling for revenge.” In a tweet over backlash she wrote: “America is a racist *and* patriarchal society. We cannot dismantle the full range of oppression in this society without addressing how toxic ideas of white masculinity interplay with the notion of ‘protecting’ their women from Black people.
  • President Donald Trump calls out Bubba Wallace, NASCAR in tweet

    07/06/2020 8:38:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 138 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/6/20
    President Donald Trump called out driver Bubba Wallace on Monday, alleging that a noose found in his garage at Talladega Superspeedway last month was a hoax and questioning NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag from the sport.Trump tweeted: "Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!"  Tyler Reddick, who drives the No. 8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, responded that...
  • Snoop Dogg Declares Black Conservatives ‘The Coon Bunch,’ Targeting Herman Cain, Candace Owens

    07/06/2020 8:52:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 109 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2020 | David Ng
    The rapper Snoop Dogg has smeared several prominent black conservatives “The Coon Bunch,” including Herman Cain, Candace Owens, Paris Dennard, and the Angela Stanton. Snoop Dogg posted a meme on Instagram on Sunday in which the faces of 11 prominent black conservatives were arranged in the style of The Brady Bunch, with the title of the 70s sitcom replaced with “The Coon Bunch.” "Coon” is a common slur used by black Americans against black conservatives, along with “Uncle Tom.” The term, which dates back to the 19th century, is used today by black people to smear other black people who...
  • Nike Remains Quiet After Kaepernick Calls Independence Day a ‘Celebration of White Supremacy’

    07/05/2020 5:48:52 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-5-2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.” On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/YCD2SYlgv4...
  • Support Grows for Guaranteed Income Among America’s Mayors. More city leaders are committing to explore universal basic income experiments that are grounded in civil rights ideals.

    07/05/2020 5:02:35 PM PDT · by karpov · 76 replies
    Bloombert CityLab | July 2, 2020 | Sarah Holder
    No excerpt from Bloomberg, story here.
  • Kapernick calls Independence Day a "celebration of white supremecy"

    07/04/2020 3:02:28 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/04/2020 | matthew wright
    Colin Kaepernick issued a fierce rebuke of Independence Day, slamming the 'celebration of white supremacy' and calling out America for 'centuries' of abuse against black people.'Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of 'independence', while you enslaved our ancestors,' Kaepernick said in his tweet. 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.
  • Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

    07/04/2020 3:25:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2020 | Maeve Reston
    On a very different Fourth of July, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward -- stirring fear of cultural change while flouting the most basic scientific evidence about disease transmission. In a jaw-dropping speech that amounted to a culture war bonfire, President Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore to frame protesters as a nefarious left-wing mob that intends to "end America." Those opponents, he argued, are engaged in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame...
  • Cleveland Indians to consider name change

    07/03/2020 8:16:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    The Cleveland Indians said Friday it will consider changing its name amid civil unrest over systemic racism and police brutality. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement Friday. “Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community. “We have had ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent social unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization...
  • Nike pulls Washington Redskins apparel from its website amid team name controversy

    07/02/2020 11:05:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 02 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Nike appeared to have pulled Washington Redskins merchandise off its website Thursday night hours after team sponsor FedEx publicly called on the franchise to change its name. Searches on Nike’s website for the team's apparel yielded no results. The Washington Redskins name was also scrubbed from a menu listing all 31 other NFL teams on Nike’s online marketplace. Nike did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
  • NASCAR driver will debut a Trump 2020 car in Brickyard 400 race against Bubba Wallace - weeks after the black driver found a 'noose' in his garage

    07/01/2020 6:47:56 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 101 replies
    dm ^ | 7/1/2020 | sharp
    A NASCAR driver will debut a Trump 2020 car in the Brickyard 400 race against Bubba Wallace this weekend, just weeks after the black driver found a 'noose' in his garage. Corey LaJoie, 28, will take to the tracks this Sunday in his newly painted Ford Mustang which will have 'Trump 2020' splashed across the hood and rear-quarter panels, his race team announced Wednesday. Go Fas Racing revealed the new design for the number 32 car ahead of the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, this weekend and pledged its support for Donald Trump's reelection campaign.
  • Virus More Dangers Than Corona, Warning That It Will Override Human Defenses

    07/01/2020 1:00:27 PM PDT · by LucyT · 51 replies
    PrimetimeNews ^ | 7/1/2020 | Keerthi Krishna
    The deadly ‘G4’ virus is extremely dangerous. Currently they are similar to the H1N1 virus that causes bird flu. Researchers call this virus sequence called G4, which is a genetic variant. Full Name G4 EA H1N1. This sequence is associated with three previously identified virus strains. New strains of the European and Asian birds (EA), the H1N1 flu strain, and the North American flu strains carrying genes from birds, pigs and humans, have now been discovered..."The virus is considered to be capable of spreading to humans, according to AFP.
  • Netflix moving $100 million of cash holdings to black-owned banks

    06/30/2020 7:49:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2020 | Nicolas Vega
    Netflix is pledging $100 million to support black-owned banks, the company announced Tuesday. The streaming video giant announced that it would shift 2 percent of its cash holdings to African American-owned US financial institutions in order to “directly support Black communities in the US.”
  • Beyoncé’s mom Tina Lawson says Kentucky’s AG engaging in ‘coonery’

    06/30/2020 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    RollingOut ^ | June 30, 2020 | Terry Shropshire
    Tina Lawson expressed indignation that Kentucky’s attorney general paused the highly scrutinized investigation into Breonna Taylor’s killing to get engaged. Lawson’s scorching Instagram post comes two weeks after daughter Beyoncé expressed exasperation in an open letter to Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron. Both are anguished that it has taken months to decide whether to charge the three Louisville police officers who killed Taylor while she slept in her bed at 1 a.m. Lawson is especially vexed that the 34-year-old attorney general is not working around the clock to expedite the conclusion of this monumental inquest.
  • 'Exhausted’ by customers’ rage over wearing masks, California taco chain shuts down

    06/29/2020 6:56:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 60 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2020 | Don Sweeney
    Diners at two Los Angeles taco stands have screamed, cursed and thrown drinks on employees trying to enforce a “no mask, no service” policy, the Los Angeles Times reports. It’s become so exhausting that Hugo’s Tacos has closed down both shops to give workers a break, owners wrote in a post on Twitter. “All because of a simple question: Can we ask you to put on a mask? Can we offer you a mask?” said part-owner Bill Kohne, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company has been serving tacos for 15 years, owners wrote in the Twitter post. Incidents,...