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  • ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce

    07/08/2020 11:56:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    Variety ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. That puts the new show in the same time period as the original series, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini writer’s room for the show will be opened once ABC approves a pilot script. Saladin K. Patterson will write and executive produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will executive produce via...
  • Stop Misquoting The Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass To Slander America

    07/08/2020 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Black Lives Matter activists cite Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ as proof America is evil. They utterly miss his point. Last week on CNN, as contributor Angela Rye accused White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney and President Trump of failing to understand the history of black America, she referred to the legendary Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass said about Independence Day in this country, what to the slave is the Fourth of July?” she said. “And I would invite them to even start there, as a reading principle, to see how different we see...
  • USA Today Twists Itself Into a Pretzel Trying to Deny Democratic Party Roots in Civil War and the KKK

    07/08/2020 8:05:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/7/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you ever want to see linguistic gymnastics, just take a look at this USA Today’s fact check of the claim that the Democrats didn’t create the Ku Klux Klan or start the American Civil War. Are they really just low on material over there? Because this wasn’t even said by a major politician. It was an Instagram user. Yeah, so for USA Today to pull out the fact check guns on this is a tell-tale sign that the Left is fully aware of their racist past. And given how left-wing mob violence has grown and ‘woke’ crybabies taking...
  • E-mail to Teachers

    07/07/2020 8:26:10 AM PDT · by Help! · 23 replies
    Teacher Friend ^ | 7/7/2020 | Multicultural Committee
    Dear Faculty, in the interest of learning for life, and to promote a deeper understanding of our own socialization in America, the Multicultural Committee would like to promote an opportunity to grow. All we ask is that you watch a documentary on Netflix called 13th and engage in honest self-reflection. We would also like to offer a chance to talk through the ideas in the film and your work as a person confronting your own socialization and implicit bias. 13th is a powerful film that discusses the criminal system in America and how the prison system has been used to...
  • Was Beethoven Black? Twitter Debates Race of German Composer

    07/03/2020 7:17:51 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 89 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2020 | Seren Morris
    Twitter users are debating whether or not Beethoven was black after a blog post about the subject resurfaced online. ... In the post on The Concordian, the author said: "I am no Beethoven expert, but bringing up this topic is important. While getting to the bottom of the truth about Beethoven's race will change nothing about the supreme quality of his music, it will open up dialogue about the massive effects of European colonialism that promote racism still today. .. However, there is no evidence of Beethoven's race aside from portraits that suggest that he was white, and the blog...
  • Why it might be time to finally replace ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ with a new national anthem

    06/25/2020 4:20:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 24, 2020 | Lyndsey Parker
    In an increasingly antiracist era when problematic iconography — ranging from Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben to even the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee car and country band Lady Antebellum’s name — is being reassessed, revised or retired, America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” seems to be striking a wrong note. Last week, protesters in San Francisco toppled a statue of the song’s composer, Francis Scott Key, a known slaveholder who once said that African-Americans were “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.” This week, Liana Morales,...
  • Spike Lee: America Was Built on Genocide, Slavery, Theft

    06/24/2020 10:35:48 AM PDT · by Signalman · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24JUN2020 | Robert Kraychik
    America was founded upon genocide, slavery, and theft, said Hollywood director and actor Spike Lee in a recent interview with Joe Madison on his radio show. “The foundation of the United States of America is immoral, from the get-go. The foundation has been shaky from day one. This country was based upon the stealing of the land from native people and genocide against native people, coupled with slavery.” Spike Lee said. “Whenever this day comes, when we go back to supposed normalcy. What they called normal was abnormal.” We’ve been patriotic for this country from day one,” said Lee of...
  • As Confederate Statues Come Down, It's Worth Remembering That the Civil War Wasn't the Only American Conflict Involving Slavery [Mega Hurl]

    06/23/2020 5:56:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Time ^ | June 22, 2020 | Phillip Goodrich
    The Confederate monuments that are coming down across the United States have once again ignited a generations-old American argument. Though the idea that the war was really about the “noble cause” of states’ rights retains its mystique for some, historians agree that the root cause of the Civil War was slavery. The worst American war in the nation’s history—from the standpoint of casualties, direct costs and indirect consequences—was fought in a vain attempt by the Confederate States to preserve that “peculiar institution.” Now, 155 years later, not only are statues of Confederate leaders being removed in cities from Richmond to...
  • Roosevelt Statue to Be Removed From Museum of Natural History

    06/21/2020 4:02:55 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 101 replies
    NYT ^ | June 21, 2020 | Robin Pogrebin
    The bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt, on horseback and flanked by a Native American man and an African man, which has presided over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1940, is coming down. The decision, proposed by the museum and agreed to by New York City, which owns the building and property, came after years of objections from activists and at a time when the killing of George Floyd has initiated an urgent nationwide conversation about racism. For many, the “Equestrian” statue at the museum’s Central Park West entrance had come to symbolize...
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has officially changed the definition of "racism."

    06/16/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    boingboing ^ | 06/13/2020 | Thom Dunn
    On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a 22-year-old activist named Kennedy Mitchum reached out to the publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to express her frustration with their definition of the word "racist:" A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. Mitchum felt this was inadequate to fully cover the scope of systemic issues and unconscious biases that affect race relations in America. Growing up in Florissant, Missouri — just a few miles away from Ferguson — she'd grown tired of trying to explain to...
  • Joe Biden Omits Mention of Islam in Statement on Pulse Nightclub Jihad Shooting Anniversary

    06/14/2020 1:31:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 6/14/20 | Atlas Shrugged
    In the Pulse attack, we knew it was jihad when devout Muslim Omar Mateen called 911 in the middle of his mass slaughter and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State. But it didn’t matter. It never does. Little girls singing and dancing with pure joy at a pop concert one moment, then targeted for death with a bomb designed for maximum pain, suffering and death. Nails, nuts, shrapnel designed to tear into flesh and bone. That didn’t matter. Coworkers and holiday revelers at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino didn’t matter. Moms and dads and their kids celebrating...
  • Dave Rubin slams out-of-control 'cancel culture': 'We're being treated like children'

    06/12/2020 6:44:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 06-11-2020 | By Talia Kaplan
    Political pundit and author Dave Rubin asked, “Where are all the adults in the room?” reacting to the so-called cancel culture sweeping the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “This thing is out of control,” Rubin told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. Rubin reacted to the recent resignations of two newspaper editors among other incidents related to "cancel culture.'" New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet resigned last week, amid anger inside the company over the publication of an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., supporting the deployment of the National Guard to help...
  • Country Music Group Lady Antebellum Announces Politically Correct Name Change: Call Them 'Lady A'

    06/12/2020 6:11:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/12/2020 | Matt Margolis
    <p>The hypersensitive and politically correct culture that is currently handicapping the nation has taken its next victim: country music group Lady Antebellum, which announced on Thursday that for the first time in the fourteen years they’ve been a band that the word “antebellum” might offend people. The term “antebellum” is typically used as a reference to the pre-Civil War American South, during which there was still slavery.</p>
  • Zoom shuts down account of Chinese dissident group in US

    06/11/2020 4:55:55 AM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 20 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2020/06/11 13:22 | Keoni Everington
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video-conferencing company Zoom closed an account used by Chinese activists living in the U.S. after they held an online meeting to mark the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Zhou Fengsuo (周鋒鎖), student leader of the Tiananmen Square protests and founder of Humanitarian China, found an account he operated had been inexplicably shut down by the company after organizing an event to commemorate the bloody crackdown, according to a report by Axios. On May 31, Zhou and other Chinese dissidents living the U.S. held an event to mark the 31st anniversary of the massacre, only...
  • I Predicted The Left Would Ban 'Gone With the Wind'

    06/10/2020 10:47:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    HBO Max has removed the Oscar-winning Civil War epic "Gone With The Wind" from its library over concerns about racial tensions following the death of George Floyd. I predicted this would happen in my new book, "Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation." I would sincerely encourage you to get a copy and prepare to defend our great name from the jihadists. I was ridiculed by many in the conservative and the leftist media for my assertion that we were approaching a day when book bannings and movie bannings would become the norm in American society....
  • Crews paint over Frank Rizzo's mural in South Philadelphia in wake of protests

    06/10/2020 5:26:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 06 Jun 2020 | Lauren Dugan,, reporter
    PHILADELPHIA - Crews are painting over the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philadelphia early Sunday. The Mural Arts Program, which maintains the mural, says it believes the mural is a 'painful reminder' of the former mayor's legacy... “I was appalled they did it in the middle of the night,” South Philadelphia native George Patti said. “Everyone was proud of Frank. I understand the other side, but even if it was divisive, or stands for something bad, I don’t think we should be erasing...
  • Award-winning archaeologist gives detailed instructions on how to pull down Confederate obelisks as protesters topple racist statues in Birmingham and Nashville

    06/01/2020 11:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A leading archeologist tweeted instructions on how to safely topple an obelisk as George Floyd protestors in her town toppled a Confederate statue during a demonstration that escalated into unrest. University of Alabama at Birmingham archeologist Sarah Parcak took to Twitter Sunday evening offering details on how to bring an obelisk down as demonstrators in the city's Linn Park defaced a Confederate monument and tore down a statue of Confederate Naval captain Charles Linn Sunday night. A day earlier, protestors in Nashville, Tennessee, toppled a statue of Edward Carmac, a former politician and newspaper publisher who wrote editorials expressing racist...
  • De Blasio blames chaos on anarchists with ‘explicit agenda of violence’

    05/31/2020 9:12:19 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | Lee Brown
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday blamed a new breed of highly organized anarchist hell-bent on violence for violent protests that have rocked the city. “We’re seeing something new, and not just here in New York City, but all over the country,” Hizzoner said of the violence. The “x-factor,” he said, were groups who were “not just protesters but people who came to do violence in a systematic, organized fashion.” He called the “small” number of people “well-organized” and linked to “the anarchist movement,” rather than really mourning George Floyd’s death. “They plan together online, they have very explicit rules,”...
  • Bill de Blasio: Protesters Created ‘Untenable’ Situation for Officers Who Rammed Vehicle into Crowd

    05/31/2020 7:14:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31 2020 | AMY FURR
    It was inappropriate for protesters to surround a New York Police Department (NYPD) vehicle and threaten the officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Saturday. The mayor’s comments came after video footage surfaced online that showed an NYPD police cruiser driving into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn as they threw large pieces of debris and orange traffic cones at it. “It’s inappropriate for protesters to surround a police vehicle and threaten police officers. That’s wrong on its face, and that hasn’t happened in the history of protests in this city,” de Blasio said at a press conference in Brooklyn.
  • Pittsburgh War Memorial Vandalized with Red Paint (hammer and sickle logo)

    05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A war memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been vandalized with red paint on Memorial Day. The memorial is known as the World War I Doughboy, located at the “Y” of Penn and Butler Streets in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was covered in red spray paint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”