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  • Activists Recreate Famous Film & TV Posters By Replacing White Actors With Black Leads

    03/03/2018 9:53:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 3, 2018 | Andreas Wiseman
    As we know, one way activists like to energize a serious campaign is to make them fun. That’s the approach taken by a group of young UK campaigners who want to shine a light on the lack of on-screen diversity. In what one local communications director described as the PR stunt of the day, a group of young black Londoners, going under the banner Legally Black, have reimagined the posters of famous movies and TV shows such as Titanic, Harry Potter and Doctor Who by replacing white actors with black leads. “If you are surprised it means you don’t see...
  • 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.
  • Obama Not Embarrassed by His Scandals?

    02/28/2018 5:04:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | February 28, 2018 | Matt Margolis
    When Barack Obama spoke at the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA, many of us scratched our heads as to why the event was off-the-record. No photography, recording, or social media posting about Obamas appearance was allowed. Obviously, he would not be talking about golf. But, with over 3,500 people in attendance, there was no way this speech would be hidden for long. As expected, a recording of Obamas appearance was leaked.Obama said a lot of things over the course of an hour, but Id like to focus on his claim that, while some people in...
  • Billy Graham leaves painful legacy for LGBTQ people

    02/22/2018 6:49:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | John Paul Bremmer
    Evangelicals across the country are mourning the death of Billy Graham, an influential preacher who died in his home in Montreat, North Carolina, on Wednesday. But while some are celebrating his legacy, others are grappling with the lasting damage his actions have done to their communities. Over the course of Graham's 99 years of life, he reached millions of Christians around the world and had an outsized impact on the national political landscape. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, however, Graham was a crusader against them, one whose efforts shaped the religious right into an anti-LGBTQ political...
  • Black voter registration effort launched at Black Panther screenings

    02/16/2018 7:36:59 PM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/18 | Avery Anapol
    An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the Black Panther movie nationwide. Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to mobilize the black electorate and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported. Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film Black Panther. Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba founded the Electoral Justice Project last year, and told Blavity that the movement has been effective because we meet our communities where they are,...
  • The Provocation and Power of Black Panther (supreme moron alert)

    02/15/2018 12:40:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/15/18 | Newkirk
    Blackness invites speculation. The very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. What if European enslavers and colonizers had never ventured into the African continent? More intriguing yet: What if African nations and peoples had successfully rebuffed generations of plunder and theft? What if the Zulu had won the wars against the Voortrekkers and the British, and a confederation of Bantu people had risen up and smashed Belgian rule? What if the Transatlantic children of the mother continent had been allowed to remain, building their empires with the bounties of...
  • 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 thisbut 1944s Captain America was a black-and-white serial film, 1989s The Punisher and 1990s Captain America were both direct-to-DVD, 1994s Fantastic Four was never released, and though its a cult classic, the less said about 1986s Howard the Duck, the better.
  • Willy Wonka Origin Movie Eyes Paddington Director Paul King

    02/12/2018 5:29:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Heroic Hollywood ^ | February 12, 2018 | Grant Davis
    Before Charlie Bucket got a golden ticket to a world of pure imagination, Willy Wonka began a corporate empire of innovative candies that took the world by storm. To tell that story, Warner Brothers are looking to enlist the director of Paddington and its sequel, Paul King, according to The Hollywood Reporter. WB has been rumored to be interested in making a Willy Wonka prequel since at least 2017, with Ryan Gosling rumored to be interested in the title role. Regardless of whoever gets to wear the top hat, however, King and producer David Heyman are apparently in negotiations to...
  • Op-Ed: On Trayvon Martin's birthday, we remember his life and why we fight for black lives

    02/06/2018 6:12:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 5, 2018 | by Patrisse Cullors
    Trayvon sparked a movement that stands up to fascism and white supremacy. We need to hold him in our memories. February 5th marks five years and 339 days since Trayvon Martins memorial service; it would also be his 23rd birthday. The day is necessarily somber. Nearly six years ago, Trayvons death at the hands of white supremacist vigilante violence indicated the beginning of an escalating attack on Black lives and demanded that this nation confront its overtly racist past and present. The urgency of #Justice4TrayvonMartin turned into a global urgency to fight for Black lives one which persists today....
  • The Washington Post Changes SOTU Headline Over Liberal Backlash

    02/01/2018 6:04:24 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Jeff Bezos blog, also known as the Washington Post, one of Americas most important newspapers which back in in the day was a bastion of investigative journalism, rewrote its State Of The Union headline following a massive backlash on social media from progressives/liberals or whatever you want to call the far left/social justice mob. The initial headline was tweeted by WaPo approximately one hour before the POTUS delivered his SOTU speech. The front-page headline reads: |A call for bipartisanship:
  • Fury as gallery removes Victorian Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece of pubescent naked nymphs [tr]

    02/01/2018 5:32:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    A leading art gallery is facing a furious backlash after taking down a Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece in a bid to 'provoke debate'. Manchester Art Gallery has temporarily removed John William Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs in an attempt to rethink historical artwork that 'presents the female body as either a 'passive decorative form' or a 'femme fatale'.'
  • Hamilton's Thomas Kail to Direct Oliver! Movie Remake Starring Ice Cube

    01/18/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Staff
    It's a fine life, indeed! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail has signed on to direct a new film remake of Oliver! produced by Disney, Deadline reports. Rapper Ice Cube is slated to play the villainous Fagin in the movie musical that will feature a screenplay by Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change). Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows a young orphan who escapes a workhouse and lands among a group of thieves headed up by Fagin. The show's beloved tunes include "Food, Glorious Food," "You've...
  • The facts behind Elizabeth Warren, her claimed Native American ties and Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult

    01/01/2018 5:23:45 PM PST · by bitt · 58 replies ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | Jon Greenberg
    Elizabeth Warren might never live down the charge of falsely claiming Native American roots. The controversy emerged during the Democrats successful Senate run in Massachusetts in 2012, and it continues to dog her. In the throes of the 2016 presidential race, then-candidate Donald Trump tagged her with the nickname Pocahontas, and he has trotted it out virtually every chance he gets even at a White House ceremony to recognize Native American soldiers who fought in some of the fiercest battles of World War II. Warrens central offense dates back to the mid 1980s, when she first formally notified law...
  • Stunning Audacity Clinton Tweets Support For Iranian Protests She Previously Helped Destroy

    12/31/2017 1:35:47 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 93 replies ^ | 12/31/17 | sundance
    Stunning Audacity Clinton Tweets Support For Iranian Protests She Previously Helped Destroy
  • Well Done, Hollywood Left: You Just Got The Second Amendment Totally Wrong (Again)

    12/29/2017 9:08:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If theres a reason why Hollywood should just stay out of politics, especially gun politics, and this is your classic example. Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, a screenwriter, decided to teach the National Rifle Association a history lesson on the left wing site Salon. It dropped a little before Christmas, and it ended with both men getting a face full of buckshot. They argued that our Founders were pro-gun control, which is odd given that the first shots fired in our American Revolution at the battles of Lexington and Concord, were in response to British soldiers trying to seize our...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Lige to remove all crucifixes. Andr Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Be Warned, Folks: The Gaytivity Scene

    11/28/2017 5:27:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | November 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, Im told Twitter is blowing up. Ill tell you, folks, some of this stuff, Im just getting sick of it. There is apparently a childrens book depicting a gay Santa in a biracial marriage, and now a gay nativity scene is being popularized called gaytivity, two Josephs kneeling over the baby Jesus. And theres an article in a feminist publication called Refinery 29, describing the scene. What if it wasnt Mary and Joesph who met their child that night, but instead Murray and Joseph? Or Marty and Joseph? Because, after all, they say, Jesus had two...
  • Schools teach Islamic history but ignore 1066 and all that (UK)

    11/26/2017 9:15:37 AM PST · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 02/29/16 | Camilla Tominey
    HISTORY teachers are being told pupils need not study British kings and queens, but must learn about early Islamic civilisation, Mayan culture or of Benin in west Africa. The Campaign for real education claims the new national curriculum for history makes the teaching of landmark events and personalities in British history non-statutory. This means key moments such as the reign of Elizabeth I and the Battle of Waterloo do not have to be taught. However, teaching about some foreign civilisations, including Ancient Greece, is compulsory. CRE chairman Chris McGovern said: No landmark event in British history has to be taught....
  • France and Poland clash over French court ruling to remove cross from late Pope Jean Paul II statue

    11/02/2017 5:01:19 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2017 | Henry Samuel, Matthew Day
    A diplomatic spat has erupted between France and Poland over a top court order to remove a cross from a statue of the late Pope Jean Paul II in a Brittany town because it breached rules on secularism. Poland has pledged to save the work from the "dictates of political correctness" by having it shipped to the late pontiff's native country. Gifted in 2006 to the mayor of Ploërmel, western France, the 7.5 metre-high statue depicts Jean Paul II in prayer, standing beneath an arch adorned with a large cross. after a decade-long battle, the Conseil d’Etat, France’s top administrative...
  • Maxine Waters Convention keynote: Were waging our own war against rape and sexual harassment

    10/29/2017 7:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | October 29, 2017 | Anna North
    DETROIT Were waging our own war against rape and sexual harassment, said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Were waging a war against the perverts who believe we can be misused or exploited in the interests of a job, or recognition, or even so-called love. Waters was delivering the keynote speech of the Womens Convention on Saturday, at a luncheon held in her honor. She mentioned equal pay, paid parental leave, and other issues important to many of the women (and men) in attendance. But much of her speech was devoted to an issue that had captured a great deal of...