King s dream was that of a southern black middle class Baptist priest, which became the expression of the struggle for civil rights in America and a pivotal moment of nonviolent resistance against injustice around the globe. Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, was a product of the northern poor black ghettos. Unlike King, his dream was essentially a nightmare, in which African Americans had no chance and no hope of finding dignity and justice.Though a believer (he converted to Islam), the seeds of Malcolm s black nationalist sentiments were not sown in Christian or Gandhian nonviolence. He had experienced violence by the whites in his youth. Later in life, he had to go through violence in prison, where he spent several years for armed robbery. It was in prison, in early the 1950s, that he became a political activist and joined the black nationalist religious group, the Nation of Islam.
Not just because the 1939 film featured skewed, white washed representation of African Americans during the Civil War, or its romanticisation of the slavery ridden Antbellum South, but because the film even contains a marital rape scene everyone seems to have forgotten about.HBO has stated that the movie will come back to its library of films, supported with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions . But those critical of the film being pulled down argue that it made Hattie McDaniel the first black actor to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy. The reality is that McDaniel was not even allowed to sit next to her White co stars during the Oscar ceremony due to racial segregation. That s not the only tragedy the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People disowned her for playing a role they felt perpetuated negative stereotypes about Black people, her Oscar was dismissed as valueless , and then subsequently the statue went missing.
NFL coach Katie Sowers has become the first female and first openly gay coach to reach the Super Bowl after the San Francisco 49ers triumphed over the Green Bay Packers.
TwitterPinterestPhoto: Courtesy of Everett Collection NetflixFacebookTwitterPinterestThe nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced Monday morning, and while there were some definite highlights (Florence Pugh, Parasite s sweep), it was a pretty poor showing for...well, anyone other than straight white men.Following in the Golden Globes footsteps, the academy didn t name a single woman in the best director category. Arguably even more jarring was the fact that zero performers of color were nominated in the best supporting actor and best supporting actress categories, though after past #OscarsSoWhite controversies, maybe we should collectively agree to keep our hopes ground level. How else to deal with the fact that 8 out of the 10 best supporting actress and best lead actress nominations went to blonde, Caucasian women in a year when Jennifer Lopez and Awkwafina gave career defining performances, not to mention So dam Park s breakout turn in Parasite?
FERDINAND PI CH (1937 2019)His life was also the story of the car industry itself. As the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, he was automotive royalty. Still only 31, he commanded the development of the Porsche 917 in a manner that set the template for what would follow: an extraordinary vision, executed with ruthless commitment, with astonishing results. At Audi, he oversaw the quattro. Then to VW, in 1993, when the company was in a parlous state; you can thank Pi ch for the platform sharing strategy that transformed its fortunes. His personal passion project, the Bugatti Veyron, gave the automotive world its Concorde moment. His near despotic management style sowed the seeds for VW s darkest hour the Dieselgate scandal was surely the product of a culture wherein failure was not an option but his legacy remains intact. JAMIE CHADWICKChadwick s been on our radar since her emergence in the 2015 British GT Championship. But 2019 s W Series proved beyond doubt what a genuine force and, yes, role model she really is. The 21 year old dominated, racking up two wins and three podium finishes in six races. Although some observers including female ones argued that a women only racing championship reinforced the gender gap, we disagree. I believe there is a massive gender imbalance in motorsport that should be redressed, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir told TG. In 2020, the W series expands to eight races, and it ll award FIA super license points. And as Chadwick notes, it s grabbed the attention of women s sport in general. I ve been on shortlists for awards that no one in motorsport would previously have got their name onto.
Manson, who ordered his family of followers to massacre seven people over two nights in August 1969, is a formidable but largely unexplored presence in both productions.In Quentin Tarantino s film, his gruesome crimes represent the end of Flower Power idealism. In the streaming series, his story coincides with the beginning of America s obsession with serial and spree killers. In both, he s depicted as a singular, era specific form of evil, the unexpected byproduct of the counterculture who espoused peace and love while sowing chaos.
Halperin has resurfaced from seclusion to author yet another one of his supposed insider looks at Washington politics, this time with the none too subtle headline, How to Beat Trump: America s Top Political Strategists on What It Will Take. In writing the book, the disgraced political pundit collaborated with 75 Democratic strategists and powerbrokers, including former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile, former Obama campaign guru David Axelrod, MSNBC contributor and former senior Hillary Clinton advisor Adrienne Elrod, SKDKnickerbocker managing director Anita Dunn, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and Clinton s 2016 national political director Amanda Renteria.
The Relative Strength Index indicator has moved from a high of 55.82 to a low of 24.04 that is marked as the oversold territory. The decline indicated an increase in sellouts that sowed cynical investor s sentiment. BTC USD pair is down by 10.9%, having moved from $10753.65 to $9574.99 over the last 24hrs, which is a significant fall.The formation of a descending triangle was encountered today that confirmed the bear market. The RSI indicator started gaining momentum from 02:00, where it moved up from 26.21 to 36.32 that showed the reluctance of investors to go short in anticipation for better price values.
Sydney Carter, 19, also criticised her father, Darren Carter, for spending pound;12,000 on a trophy hunting trip in South Africa instead of paying for her university education. Ms Carter added she has not seen Mr Carter in 10 years and his child support was reportedly cut off after she started university. But she said in a YouTube video she hopes her father, who has often posed with dead animals with his partner Carolyn Carter, does not get in touch with her or her mother anymore.She said: ”I refuse to call him my dad anymore, who does that?
While Facebook makes mostof its revenue fromadvertising, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg says the future is private messaging. That 's a tough venue for data hungry digital ads, soWall Street has been wondering how the company will make money from thisnew future. Libra, the crypto coin Facebook announced last week, provides a tantalizing answer. ”Libra could introduce a meaningful new product and profit stream for Facebookover the coming years, ” Citigroup analyst Mark May wrote in a recentresearch note titled ”Facebook 's Path to Printing Even More Money. ”
Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi strongly supports Minister Dutton;s position having warning during its debate that the bill would result in the restart of the people smuggling trade.The Australian reports, Mr Dutton said people smugglers had anticipated a Labor election win and had set out to "test " what they believed would be a Shorten government.
These security incidents, and especially the resultant lack of access to EVD affected communities, remain a major impediment to the response, with teams unable to perform robust surveillance nor deliver much needed treatment and immunisations. The ongoing violent attacks sow fear, perpetuate mistrust, and further compound the multitude of challenges already faced by frontline healthcare workers. Without commitment from all groups to cease these attacks, it is unlikely that this EVD outbreak can remain successfully contained in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.EVD transmission remains most intense in Katwa, Butembo, Mandima, Mabalako, Musienene, Beni and Kalunguta hotspot health zones, which collectively account for the vast majority (93%) of the 303 cases reported in the last 21 days between 17 April 7 May 2019 (Figure 1 and Table 1). During this period, new cases were reported from 78 health areas within 15 of the 21 health zones affected to date (Figure 2). It is expected that the resumption of response activities will bring a substantial increase in the number of cases reported in the coming weeks due to the backlog from the disruptions.
Katharine McPhee is sowing her wild oats before her wedding to David Foster. The 35 year old actress and singer was feted with a surprise bachelorette bash following her performance in Waitress in London 's West End over the weekend, Page Six reports.McPhee posted to her Instagram story to tell fans she ”casually walked off stage ” and was still dressed in her costume from the show when she realized she was the guest of honor at a party that featured balloons spelling out ”Bride to Be ” above a fireplace.
The Labrador retriever ranked first in 2017, and tops the list once again in 2018. "The Labrador retriever shows no signs of giving up the top spot anytime soon," AKC executive secretary Gina DiNardo said in a statement.The classic breed is joined by other perennial favorites, such as the German shepherd, golden retriever, and French bulldog. The only change in the list from 2017 to 2018 is the German shorthaired pointer climbing one spot from 10th place to ninth. According to DiNardo, "This jack of all trades in the pointer world has slowly but steadily risen in popularity over the years. People continue to fall in love with its versatility, extreme intelligence and willingness to please.
Sixteen of the top 100 movies produced last year were made by black directors, a historically high figure that shows Hollywood can improve diversity, according the annual report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. However, only one of those directors was a woman: Ava DuVernay, who helmed A Wrinkle in Time. That s one of many signs of slow progress for women and Asians, the study said, with a scant percentage of directing jobs going to those groups over the past dozen years. That was especially true for women of color.The progress for African American men in Hollywood comes after years of pressure. The #OscarsSoWhite campaign that emerged in 2015 drove the motion picture academy to increase the diversity of its membership by highlighting awards shows that routinely overlook noteworthy performances by black actors. Against the backdrop of sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood, the new Annenberg report shows women continue to confront a lack of opportunity.
Reuters YouTube The video Kevin Spacey posted on Christmas Eve has been repeatedly described as bizarre, with good reason: No one knows what it means. Wearing a Santa apron and occasionally sipping from a mug, Spacey seems to inhabit his House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, drawling things such as, We re not done, no matter what anyone says. The monologue hints at a desire to return to Cards, despite his character having been killed off ( You never actually saw me die, did you? he asks). It plays as commentary on the more than 30 allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey: You wouldn t rush to judgment without facts, would you? The confusion the video has sown may have distracted from the news that the actor was just charged with the sexual assault of an 18 year old in 2016.What s clear, at the least, is that Spacey chose for his first significant reemergence to be a showcase or showcase, heavy on the air quotes of his acting. And for it to spotlight one of the roles that the public once feted him for. And for it to dispense thoughts about morality and truth. All of which makes a statement: Don t separate this artist from his art.
A team of researchers studying dark matter noticed a strange trend in the brightness of the satellite galaxies around the Milky Way. There seem to be two classes of these orbiting dwarf galaxies dim ones and bright ones with few in the middle range. The researchers propose that this kink, when viewed on a graph, could be explained by a period early on in the universe s history called the re ionisation era. This kink feature that separates the old, faint population from the newer, brighter ones isn t just what the theoretical model predicts, study author Sownak Bose, from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, told Gizmodo. It can be inferred from the data.