Tag: Monarchy

John Oliver’s Monarchy Episode Did Air In The U.K. In Full After All, Thus Sparing Viewers From 25 Minutes Of ‘Benny Hill’ Music

Back in September, John Oliver made a joke about the recently departed Queen Elizabeth II. It wasn’t mean-spirited or even particularly edgy. All he did was point out that it’s not shocking that a 96-year-old woman passed away. Still, it was too much for Sky, the British broadcaster, who cut the bit when they aired […]

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Ostensibly, the Royal Family Is Apolitical. That’s Why Americans Are Obsessed With It.

The media’s obsession with all things royal reveals capitalism and desire wrapped in a tight embrace, so symbiotic that it is impossible to tell which is primary: public fascination with the monarchy or the profit motive of news channels and tabloids. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the media machine went into overdrive. Outlets redirected […]

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The Time Is Ripe for Commonwealth Countries to Ditch the British Monarchy

The change in monarch comes at an auspicious time for the Commonwealth, as a number of countries—including Jamaica and Australia—had already been making moves toward removing the queen as head of state, and these calls are likely only to grow now she is being succeeded by her less popular son. Barbados already transitioned into a […]

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Indigenous Australian Athlete Gets Fined for Criticising the Queen

Caitlin Moran celebrates with team mates after winning the 2017 Rugby League Women’s World Cup Final in 2017. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images An Indigenous women’s rugby league player in Australia has been fined and hit with a one-match ban for criticising Queen Elizabeth II. Caitlin Moran, a 25-year-old who plays for Newcastle in Australia’s […]

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Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III Gives History Lesson On ‘Downright Evil’ British Monarchy After Queen Dies

NewsOne Featured Video Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III (C) speaks onstage during the National CARES Mentoring Movement 4th Annual For The Love Of Our Children Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on February 11, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Bennett Raglin / Getty The recent death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked mixed emotions, […]

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Black Twitter Responds To The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II And It Ain’t Pretty

Black Twitter Responds To The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II And It Ain’t Pretty Advertisement As of today, 15 Commonwealth countries remain constitutional monarchies and include places like Ghana, Jamaica, Belize, Canada and Australia. Queen Elizabeth II was the head of the Commonwealth and now Prince Charles will now become her successor. G/O Media may […]

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Black Twitter Responds To The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II And It Ain’t Pretty

Black Twitter Responds To The Death Of Queen Elizabeth II And It Ain’t Pretty Advertisement As of today, 15 Commonwealth countries remain constitutional monarchies and include places like Ghana, Jamaica, Belize, Canada and Australia. Queen Elizabeth II was the head of the Commonwealth and now Prince Charles will now become her successor. G/O Media may […]

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Every President a King?

Back in the days of the George W. Bush administration and its “war on terrorism,” Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Huq wrote a piece called “PRESIDENT OR KING?” accusing that president of asserting “the power once claimed by British kings to set aside the laws of the land.” They were referring to the administration’s […]

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Every President a King?

Back in the days of the George W. Bush administration and its “war on terrorism,” Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Huq wrote a piece called “PRESIDENT OR KING?” accusing that president of asserting “the power once claimed by British kings to set aside the laws of the land.” They were referring to the administration’s […]

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