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  • 8 killed, 30 wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings across Chicago [Gun Free Democrat City]

    02/21/2018 4:30:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ABC CHICAGO ^ | 2/20/18
    Eight people were killed and at least 30 others have been wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings across Chicago. The most recent fatal shooting...
  • The resurgence of Afrofuturism goes beyond ‘Black Panther,’ to Janelle Monáe, Jay-Z and more

    02/20/2018 12:02:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2018 | Sonia Rao
    The long-awaited “Black Panther” will dominate the pop culture scene over the next few weeks, and amid praise for the cast and Ryan Coogler’s astute direction, you’re likely to hear one word quite often: Afrofuturism. The term, coined by cultural critic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future,” refers to an aesthetic that infuses science fiction and fantasy with cultures of the African diaspora. It shakes up our preconceived notions of history and race by envisioning an often utopic future shaped by black technological innovation. Elements of it predate the term, going as far back as the...
  • ‘Black Panther’ Rips Apart Box Office Records: 3-Day Opening Rises To $194M+; 4-Day At $223M+

    02/18/2018 4:36:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Deadline Holywood ^ | February 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Sunday, 12:31AM: Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther is even more ferocious than ever imagined. Late night estimates (not from Disney) indicate that T’Challa is headed to $194M over three-days after a super Saturday night between $66.8M-$68M which is only 11% down from Friday on the high-end. Also if you back out $25.2M Thursday previews from Friday’s $76.4M, Saturday’s business is still technically +33%. So that means business for Black Panther wasn’t front-loaded. Four-day figures remain a wild forecast for many analysts: They’re certain that Black Panther is expected to clear $220M, but he could fly as high as $230M. Projections at this...
  • Laura Ingraham: Hey Lebron, 'I'm an Equal-Opportunity Critic

    02/17/2018 6:52:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham sparked nationwide controversy this week after telling Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James and Golden State Warriors role player Kevin Durant to avoid discussing politics and to “shut up and dribble.” Liberals decried the supposedly racist undertones of her comments, but last night the host of The Ingraham Angle refused to to apologize for her remarks saying, “the left and the media attack dogs can dish it out can’t they, but they sure can’t take it.”On Thursday night, Ingraham aired a video featuring the aforementioned NBA stars and an ESPN host discussing politics and the state of...
  • Outrage as fake pics circulate online of racially motivated 'assaults' at Black Panther [tr]

    02/17/2018 4:02:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2018 | Matthew Wright
    Some people just have to ruin a good thing! Social media trolls are trying to fan the flames with outlandish claims that they were assaulted by Black people when going to see Black Panther, this opening weekend. The incendiary post mostly show pictures of battered white women, including White House staffer Rob Porter's ex-wife Colbie Holderness, with statements about violence that ensued when they tried to see the critically acclaimed movie.
  • How Europeans Evolved White Skin

    02/15/2018 9:21:23 PM PST · by Crucial · 149 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 02/15/2018 | Ann Gibbons
    How Europeans evolved white skin By Ann Gibbons ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—Most of us think of Europe as the ancestral home of white people. But a new study shows that pale skin, as well as other traits such as tallness and the ability to digest milk as adults, arrived in most of the continent relatively recently. The work, presented here last week at the 84th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, offers dramatic evidence of recent evolution in Europe and shows that most modern Europeans don’t look much like those of 8000 years ago. The origins of Europeans...
  • Miami TV news just reported Nikolas Cruz was "white supremacist"Update #139

    02/15/2018 10:37:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 141 replies
    During the latest news show, the Fox station in Miami reported that Cruz was a member of a white supremacist group. No name was given, but the reporters said a "White supremacist leader" verified that Cruz was part of his group.
  • The First Marvel Movie Superhero Was Black

    02/15/2018 5:40:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ira Madison III
    In 1998, exactly twenty years before Black Panther, the first Marvel Comics superhero made its theatrical debut. It was the vampire known as Blade. And he was black. To be fair, there had been a handful of films based on Marvel properties before this—but 1944’s Captain America was a black-and-white serial film, 1989’s The Punisher and 1990’s Captain America were both direct-to-DVD, 1994’s Fantastic Four was never released, and though it’s a cult classic, the less said about 1986’s Howard the Duck, the better.
  • White parents agonizing over whether to allow their children to wear a Black Panther [tr]

    02/15/2018 5:23:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2018 | Abigail Miller
    Black Panther comes roaring into theaters Thursday, and along with it comes merchandise and costumes for adults and children alike. But as thousands of parents prepare to take their children to see the film, which is expected to rake it in at the box office, some white parents have been left wondering about how to approach the subject of race. White parents are trying to make sure they are not culturally appropriating when they take their children to see Black Panther over the weekend, especially if those children want to dress up like the main character - superhero T'Challa, AKA...
  • Barbara Kay: Delaware students can now choose their own race. This should end well

    02/14/2018 10:13:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 88 replies
    Nationa Post ^ | 2/14/18
    Are they really going there? Yes, they apparently are. Too late for Rachel Dolezal, alas. Dolezal identifies as 'transracial' a belief that would have been affirmed if she were a Delaware student today. The state of Delaware is poised to adopt what is known as “Regulation 225.” Approved both by the Delaware State Education Association and Gov. John Carney, Regulation 225 would safeguard children’s “protected characteristics,” such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 7.4(1) of 225’s Prohibition of Discrimination Code states, “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race, which is...
  • Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

    02/14/2018 7:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became “upset” and one girl said she felt “unsafe and uneasy.” The irony? A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received...
  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’

    02/13/2018 2:17:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 13, 2018 | Shawn Langlois
    A reporter last night asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why it’s important for the NBA to celebrate Black History Month. Popovich isn’t one to pull any punches: ‘I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet.’
  • White privilege diminishes our humanity: 10 Commitments for meaningful change

    02/13/2018 12:22:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 9, 2018 | Stephen V. Sundborg [SJ]
    At Seattle University, we challenge our students to engage in the difficult issues of the day with an open mind, respect differing viewpoints, discern the moral choices involved and act for the greater good. I took this Jesuit approach to heart after being asked to keynote Seattle’s annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast in January. My instructions were as a white person to speak to white people about the system and culture of white privilege in our country, which oppresses blacks.
  • Black student calls for racially segregated events at University of Iowa

    02/13/2018 6:21:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 12, 2018 | Staff
    It’s not enough for the University of Iowa to host “black-theme events” that are open to everyone. According to Daily Iowan columnist Wylliam Smith, the taxpayer-funded institution should exclude non-black people from certain events on campus – a sort of permanent, location-specific day of absence.
  • 'Black Panther' Now Tracking for Massive $165M U.S. Debut

    02/13/2018 3:24:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The forecast keeps getting better and better for Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which opens in North America on Friday. Hollywood's leading tracking service, NRG, on Monday revised its opening weekend estimate to $165 million or more, according to sources with access to tracking. That's for the four-day Presidents Day weekend.
  • Donald Trump is Forcing American Blacks to Pick a Side (Excellent Article)

    02/12/2018 3:13:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies ^ | L.E. Ikenga
    The most heinous reality that the straight-shooting 45th POTUS has uncovered is this: a good portion of the leftist media see most blacks and other dark-skinned minorities as sub-humans; and whether he knows it or not, Donald Trump is coming very close to removing, once and for all, the carefully and artfully applied paint from the face of a Beast that has been masquerading as Truth and Justice for far too long. By goading the leftist media into talking about cultural issues that they really don't understand, the president has laid a trap and is exposing what has been obvious...
  • White people not welcome: Costa Rican ‘healing’ retreat offers women of color a break from [tr]

    02/12/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A female-only retreat in Costa Rica is offering women of color the chance of a break from white people. The getaway location in Puerto Viejo has banned white people, meaning those who attend spend their time exclusively with women of color.

    02/11/2018 3:22:08 PM PST · by TBP · 70 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | February 6, 2018 | James McWilliams
    In the United States today, African Americans are five times more likely to be incarcerated than whites. Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard University-trained lawyer, works every day to right this wrong. He has argued five cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court; won reversal, release, or relief for 115 wrongly committed death row inmates; and also won a Supreme Court case affirming it unconstitutional to deliver life-without-parole sentences to children 17 and under. I met Stevenson on an August afternoon in Atlanta, where he was the keynote speaker at Georgia State University's freshmen orientation. His talk, delivered to a largely...
  • Black Panther is for film what Barack Obama was for the presidency

    02/11/2018 6:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2018 | Issac Bailey
    For a few hours starting next weekend, black America will exhale, something it has not done since the Republican Party chose as its presidential nominee a man who rose to national political prominence on open bigotry and 58% of white voters made him President. For a few hours, it will be a veritable black American holiday, a kind of revival in the middle of Black History Month and the second year of the Donald Trump era.
  • Jesse Jackson objects to ‘unfair’ coin flip that decided tie vote for Team USA flag bearer

    02/10/2018 3:27:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 9, 2018 | Greg P.
    Remember the story we told you yesterday about how black Olympian Shani Davis was angry that a coin flip decided that white Olympian Erin Hamlin would be the Team USA flag bearer in today’s opening ceremony? Well, the story got worse. Davis skipped the parade of athletes over the entirely fair process to decide a tie: