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    09/17/2020 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 9/18/20
    Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey is expressing remorse over wearing a helmet tribute to a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police ... saying he didn't know the whole story. "I want to personally clarify what transpired this past Monday night in regard to having Antwon Rose's name on the back of my helmet," Pouncey says. "I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy." Remember, on Monday the Steelers announced the entire team and coaching staff would honor Rose...
  • Woke Capitalists Pandering To Colin Kaepernick And The ‘Social Justice’ Movement Will Never Win

    09/17/2020 8:29:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2020 | By Emily Jashinsky
    Colin Kaepernick is right about one thing—the NFL’s new social justice messaging campaign is best described as “propaganda.” Kaepernick’s dissatisfaction with the league’s explicitly pro-Kaepernick efforts, however, should be a major lesson for other woke capitalists. Absolutely nothing short of dismantling the capitalist system will satisfy their detractors.Corporations can go to great lengths to mollify critics, but those critics will never be pleased because their worldview is ultimately rooted in radical anti-capitalism. Mark Cuban, for instance, should recognize that Kaepernick and the leaders of Black Lives Matter do not see him or Roger Goodell as allies, no matter how...
  • NBA Ratings Fall As Games Become Increasingly Important

    09/16/2020 12:52:42 PM PDT · by md1986 · 87 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 16, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    NBA ratings are continuing to decline despite games becoming increasingly more important. The troubling trend is extending to Game 7s, previously the most highly-anticipated events in all of basketball.
  • Sue Bee Honey changing longtime logo

    09/15/2020 8:56:21 PM PDT · by Rastus · 62 replies
    Siouxland News ^ | 09/03/20
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — After nearly one hundred years in business, Sue Bee Honey is changing its longtime logo. The cooperative of beekeepers from across the nation is painting over the wall of its headquarters on Lewis Boulevard where an image of a Native American girl with a feather in her hair and wings has been featured for years. The president of the Sioux Honey Association says the change has been in the works and isn't linked to recent concerns by some companies about racial insensitivity. "We have moved away from that logo with any of our labels and consumer...
  • Taryn Manning [to star in new film] ‘Karen’ [Plot: Karen White tries to remove new black neighbors (and BLM members) from the neighborhood, who then fight back]

    09/14/2020 6:01:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 26, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    As of late, the name Karen has been synonymous with entitlement, bigotry and “I want to speak to a manager” energy. What better way to explore this phenomenon than with a suspense thriller appropriately titled Karen starring Taryn Manning as the titular touchstone of privilege? The Orange Is The New Black alum is set to play Karen White (a suitable name) who believes that races should stick to their “own kind”. She carries this belief into her neighborhood. So when her new Black neighbors Assata and Malik move in, she makes it her personal mission to remove them from the...
  • Burger King Depicts Mascot in Gay Kiss with Ronald McDonald for New Ad Campaign

    09/11/2020 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2020 | Jack Montgomery
    Burger King has launched a new advertising campaign in Finland featuring its eponymous mascot sharing a deep kiss with Ronald McDonald, along with the English slogan ‘Love Conquers All’. The image is front and centre on the landing page of the fast food chain’s Finnish website, with various outlets with a focus on advertising showing physical posters at locations such as public bus stops as well. The campaign appears to be in aid of Helsinki Pride Week, which was moved to September from its usual slot due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. It also appears to have been influenced by...
  • CEO Brad Alberts says Stars have lost season-ticket holders over the team’s support of Black Lives Matter

    08/29/2020 8:23:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 29, 2020 | By Matthew DeFranks
    The Stars have lost customers over their support of Black Lives Matter and protests over racial inequality, president and CEO Brad Alberts said Friday afternoon. “But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” Alberts said. When asked which customers the team has lost, Alberts said season-ticket holders, and that it was a mix of individual and company accounts. He did not disclose specific names. Alberts said no advertisers have pulled funding.
  • Clothing store waives $20 appointment fee for black customers — but whites still have to pay up. And backlash is intense.

    08/24/2020 9:37:27 PM PDT · by monsoonrains · 85 replies
    A clothing store in downtown Savannah, Georgia, raised some eyebrows recently when it waived a $20 appointment fee for black customers and other people of color while keeping the fee intact for white customers, WJCL-TV reported. "Most of the feedback has been that our decision to waive this refundable deposit is racist because it favors people of color, black people, and indigenous people," Blunk added the station. However, the store said that white customers who don't have $20 for an appointment can select the "don't agree" on the booking form so the booking manager can reach out and come up...
  • Vanity: Walgreens thinks America is Racist

    08/21/2020 3:57:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    How systemic racism affects public health Part 1: Health disparities among Black people As the nation reckons with racism, medical communities are taking action to address the health disparities among minorities—by declaring racism as a public health crisis. While racism impacts all people of color, Black Americans have historically been among the most impacted. In this series, we'll look at some of the connections between race, racism and health in the United States and discuss actions toward health equity for all. What is racism? While it might seem obvious, the definition of "racism" has evolved—it doesn't just refer to hate...
  • Endorsed BLM And Banned Blue Lives Matter

    08/20/2020 5:51:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies ^ | 8/20/2020 | Sara A. Carter
    Goodyear executives in Topeka, Kansas warned employees this week during diversity training that they could be reprimanded for wearing accessories that promote or support law enforcement like Blue Lives Matter at work. The executives training said face coverings, t-shirts and accessories that promote Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ, however, would be acceptable. Say what? After this story broke this week Goodyear executives in Kansas said the employee lied about the information given to a local news station, that is until this audio recording leaked Thursday of the diversity training. In the audio, an unidentified executive states that “if any associate...
  • NFL Fans Turn Against Wokeball with Over 80 Percent of Season Ticket Holders Opting Out in Green Bay

    08/20/2020 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 70 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/20/20 | Shane Trejo
    A backlash against the National Football League’s embrace of “wokeball” is beginning to develop, with over 80 percent of season ticket holders for one team opting out for the upcoming season. Green Bay Packers team president Mark Murphy made the announcement of the fan exodus over the weekend. He blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the formerly hardcore fans rejecting the NFL product. “The fact that that high a percentage of our fans were not comfortable coming to games was a factor that weighed into my thinking,” Murphy said in an interview published Saturday by Green Bay is typically the NFL’s most...
  • Mozilla Shrinks to Survive Amid Declining Firefox Usage

    08/19/2020 4:20:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 114 replies
    ITProToday ^ | 18 August 2020 | Christine Hall
    Mozilla has been watching the user share of its flagship Firefox web browser shrink for a while, so it was hardly a surprise last week when the company announced it was doing some belt tightening that would result in another round of layoffs. What was a surprise were the numbers involved: The company is laying off about 250 employees, for a staff reduction of 25%, and is completely closing its operations in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, 60 employees will be shifted to new jobs, and the company will reduce spending on such things as developer tools, internal tooling and platform...
  • Seattle Beer Maker Puts Anti-Cop Hate-Slur on Can – and Let's Just Say It's Falling Flat

    08/17/2020 7:12:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUG 15, 2020 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Even Seattle cops drink beer, but you can rest assured, police officers won’t be buying anything from Mirage Beer for a long time, if ever. And neither will a whole lot of other people after the brewery put an anti-cop message on its beer.
  • How a Network Lost Viewers by Abandoning the Police

    08/12/2020 7:47:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Return to Order ^ | August 2020 | John Horvat II
    Businesses have long based their policies on what makes money. They need to create the conditions that will bring customers back. Thus, when companies abruptly change course, people assume it is linked to the company’s bottom line. If directors perceive something that will impact their reputation and profits, they will find ways not to offend customers. That is why protests work. No one likes bad publicity. No one doubles down on decisions that lose money. When Companies Panic Such reactions can backfire. Companies sometimes panic and do not follow what their customers think but act out of fear they might...
  • Get Woke, Ratings Choke? NBA, MLB Slide After Openers

    08/03/2020 9:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Quarantined America practically handed the sports leagues a captive audience, as the nation thirsts for entertainment. Major-league sports should have had a wild response, with its unscripted action and athletic feats. And in fact, both the NBA and Major League Baseball got off to pretty decent starts. The NBA scored its second-highest ratings of the season in its Thursday re-opener: A thrilling showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers drew 3.4 million total viewers, more than doubling the network’s average viewership for a regular season telecast. To put that number into perspective, that represents the...
  • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe speaks out about race and change as part of new Nike campaign

    07/30/2020 9:14:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2020 | Jessica Golden
    Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says the world has gone through big changes this year when it comes to race and equality but the conversation needs to continue. "Players may be back on the pitch, but we are not going back to an old normal. We need to continue to reimagine this world and make it better," she said in a statement.
  • NFL to stencil 'End Racism' on end zone borders as part of social justice rollout for kickoff week

    07/27/2020 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 127 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 27, 2020 | by Jason Reid
    As part of the NFL's ongoing commitment to social justice programs, the messages "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism" will be stenciled on all end zone borders for home openers, the league office informed clubs in a memo Monday obtained by ESPN. The two messages of inclusion, which will be stenciled on opposite end zones during kickoff week, are key elements of the league's broader, multifaceted rollout intended to highlight its efforts to support diversity and inclusion while the new season begins. The end zone messages demonstrate "how football and the NFL brings people together to work as...
  • Hallmark announces plans to debut 'LGBTQ storylines, characters and actors'

    07/26/2020 6:27:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    ....On Thursday, amid criticism that none of the company's 40 upcoming holiday movies feature an LGBTQ lead, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson told "Good Morning America" that change is coming. In the coming months, the representative said, Hallmark will make announcements about "projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters and actors."
  • Massachusetts restaurant ends dress code that targeted Blacks, owner apologizes

    07/19/2020 11:14:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2020 | Peter Aitken
    A Massachusetts restaurant is repealing its “racist” dress code, with the owner apologizing to protesters for not realizing the impact of his policy, according to reports. About 100 demonstrators gathered outside Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant in Springfield to protest a policy that prohibited baggy blue jeans, long white T-shirts, do-rags and baseball caps worn backwards. A picture of the dress code spread across social media, with many criticizing the policy as directed at African Americans. Restaurant owner Robert Grossman met with the Pioneer Valley Project, the city’s NAACP chapter and City Councilor Tim Allen and agreed to end the policy, Masslive reported.
  • SF Mayor London Breed shreds white progressives for projecting beliefs onto city's Black residents

    07/18/2020 9:40:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 18, 2020 | Eric Ting
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently spoke with Vogue about certain white progressives involved in the recent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, and did not have very nice things to say. Breed stated that while she's happy more white Americans are now supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement — recent polling shows upwards of 60% of white Americans support the protests and calls for police reform — she has "a real problem with the takeover of the movement by white people."