Tag: creative works

Adventure Through a Galaxy Far, Far Away in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: Aspyr May the, uh, seventh be with you? If you weren’t aware, May 4 is considered Star Wars day, and as a result, just about every digital marketplace still has several Star Wars games on sale. While I’ve talked about EA’s Star Wars games ad nauseum, I thought it would be fun to take […]

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‘Racial Profiling Zone’ Billboards Along Detroit’s 8 Mile Road Asks Motorists to ‘Share Your Story’

Image: generic image (Shutterstock) Billboards along Eight Mile Road in the area of Detroit are warning Black motorists that they’re in a “Racial Profiling Zone” and asking them to share their own experiences with driving while Black. You already know that white conservatives are going to get all in their feelings about this—just as they […]

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WB Is Reportedly Committing to a Black Director for Its Black Superman Film. Let’s Go Up, Up and Away With Our Guesses

Ryan Coogler attends 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 04, 2019; Barry Jenkins attends the IFC Films Spirit Awards Party on February 08, 2020; Regina King attends the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019. Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images), Jean Baptiste Lacroix (Getty Images), Rich Fury (Getty Images) Put on your […]

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Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright Face the True Monster in America

What happens when the actual monster gets to dictate the story? Well, that monster gets to be the protagonist, shift any blame elsewhere and name something or someone else “the monster.” Black Americans know that M.O. all too well, as we’re constantly dehumanized and vilified…even when we’re the victim. In Netflix’s upcoming film Monster, that […]

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New Pokémon Snap Is One of the Most Delightful Games on the Switch Right Now

Image: Nintendo Full disclosure: The older I’ve gotten, the harder it’s become for me to invest in massive, narrative-driven games. A large part of that is because when I finally have time to play a game, I want something I can easily pick up, play, and feel like I accomplished something. It’s why games like […]

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Finding Your Roots Exclusive Clip: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. Has a Serious Teachable Moment About His Enslaved Ancestors

Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Louis Gates Jr. on Season 7 of Finding Your Roots.Screenshot: Courtesy of PBS Roy Wood Jr. is a funny guy. If you don’t follow him on Twitter, specifically, your timeline is sorely lacking in his particular brand of comedy. I especially enjoyed his chicken sandwich coalition series in the […]

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‘Black Americans Built America’: The Cast of Without Remorse on the Complexities of Black Patriotism

Black Americans are constantly struggling with an array of paradoxes—one of which is our sense of “home.” For many of us, America is the only “home” we know—and we all know the reason. As such, America is only “home” in its tangible sense…particularly because we can never fully feel comfortable here. In Tom Clancy’s Without […]

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Video Of Ex-Army Ranger Training Cops How To Kill Resurfaces

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) We already know that cops are state-sanctioned killers who get away with murdering people all of the time. They are basically gangs, but with the legal power to prey on whomever they choose, and when they face public scrutiny their police unions provide legal cover to beat the charges. Advertisement Accountability was […]

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North Carolina Official Ousted for Being a Mediocre White Man Who Refused to Address a Black Woman as ‘Dr.’

Screenshot: The Charlotte Observer Years ago, writer Sarah Hagi tweeted, “Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.” Advertisement The tweet ended up in a multitude of memes as well as on T-shirts, tote bags and other apparel, and it inspired writer Ijeoma Oluo’s book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. […]

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Louisiana Bus Driver Loses Job Over Racist George Floyd Comment to Black Student Struggling to Breathe Through His Mask

Screenshot: 4WWL In today’s episode of White People Who Fucked Around and Subsequently Found Out, a Louisiana woman went from being a school bus driver to joining the United Wypipo Federation of You Bout to Lose Your Job all because she couldn’t keep her insensitive George Floyd comments in the drafts of her caucasity-filled mind […]

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Michigan Dad Pulls Biracial Child Out of School After Teacher, Other Student Cuts Her Hair

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A Michigan father was outraged after his 7-year-old biracial daughter told him that her teacher and a classmate had cut her hair at school on two separate occasions. Advertisement The girl’s father, Jimmy Hoffmeyer, told the Associated Press that his daughter, Jurnee, arrived home from Ganiard Elementary, in Mount Pleasant, on March […]

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Yes, Janet Hubert Has Been Working Post-Fresh Prince Reunion—Joins the Cast of The Last O.G.

Original “Aunt Viv” Janet Hubert On How it Feels to Get Reputation Back After “Fresh Prince” ReunionScreenshot: KTLA 5/YouTube Everybody, dance now!! Why? Because we have something to celebrate—our beloved “O.G. Aunt Viv” will become another type of “O.G.” That’s right actress Janet Hubert has been cast in TBS’ The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan […]

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Barry Jenkins Has Worked on The Underground Railroad Limited Series for 4 Years—and Now He’s Gifting it to Us

Barry Jenkins at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards on February 10, 2019; Thuso Mbedu in The Underground Railroad (2021)Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP (Getty Images), Screenshot: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube (Getty Images) You know a Barry Jenkins-helmed series of frames when you see them—they are visual poetry. Advertisement Jenkins, who is seemingly very intentional with the projects […]

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The Circle of Lockdown Life: My Favorite Pandemic-Era Escape Is Back

The Circle, Season 2 (2021)Screenshot: Netflix/YouTube Black and BingeingBlack-ass commentary on the best bingeworthy content. It’s like digital soul food. Circle, Message: I’m tired of reality. Nah, I’m EXHAUSTED from reality. Weary face emoji. Crying emoji. Hashtag escape. Advertisement If you’re a fan of Netflix’s The Circle, you know the exact dialogue style I just […]

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The 10 Best Deals of April 9, 2021

Gif: Juliana Clark Friday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals It’s April 9, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Cash in on Truly Products and chill out. Indulge in your cravings with Daelman’s Stroopwafels. And do self-care right by taking 20% off Bellesa’s sitewide spring […]

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Get Sneaky in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: Warner Bros. Interactive What it do, folks? I hope you find yourself doing well on this lovely Friday! As always it’s that time of week where I put you on the best games you can get for cheap. So what are we waiting for? Let’s talk about some games! Advertisement Hitman 2, $11.99 (PlayStation) […]

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‘We Still Fly’: Regé-Jean Page Seemingly Addresses Report He Was Passed Over for Role on Krypton Because of Race

In this screengrab, Regé-Jean Page speaks at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards Virtual Press Conference on March 27, 2021 in Various Cities.Screenshot: Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards (Getty Images) On Tuesday, we told you about the eye-opening revelation that #BridgertonBae Regé-Jean Page was allegedly passed on for a role on Syfy’s Krypton due to […]

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Tyler Perry Is Making a Madea Cinematic Universe—Prequel Series in Development at Showtime

Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)Photo: Lions Gate Entertainment Turns out, Tyler Perry isn’t done with Madea. Well, not completely. You see the headline—it looks like Perry is attempting to take Marvel’s crown and make his own MCU…the Madea Cinematic Universe, that is. Advertisement In a retirement comeback reminiscent of Jay-Z’s short-lived bow-out (actually, Perry has him […]

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There’s a ‘Black Movie Test’ Floating Around That’s Too Easy. Here’s a ‘Black Movie Test’ to See If You’re Really Dedicated to the Cause

Screenshot: Harlem Nights (Paramount Pictures) I love the internet. Along with allowing me to order shit off of Amazon and it be at my doorstep before I hit “Place Your Order,” there are also a tremendous number of tests, quizzes and other things to pass the day. Which brings us to the point of today’s […]

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Regé-Jean Page Reportedly Got Passed Up for a Role in Syfy’s Krypton Because ‘Superman Could Not Have a Black Grandfather’

In this screengrab, Regé-Jean Page speaks at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards Virtual Press Conference on March 27, 2021 in Various Cities.Screenshot: Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards (Getty Images) Another day, another unimaginative, mediocre white man not knowing what the hell he’s doing in Hollywood. I’ll explain. Advertisement For a while now, The Root’s […]

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Reading Pillows, Westinghouse Curved Gaming Monitor, JACHS NY Sweaters, TomCare Outdoor Accessories, and More

Graphic: Elizabeth Lanier A pair of JVC AE wireless earbuds with running coaching and a set of solar-powered outdoor torches lead Saturday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media G/O Media may get a commission G/O Media may get a commission Did you give up on your new year’s […]

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Real Vroom Vroom Hours in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: Codemasters Happy Friday folks! If there’s one thing I love, it’s cars going stupid fast in an effort to be the very best that no one ever was. Today’s list is all about games that encourage you to go as fast as possible—and maybe solve some crimes in the process. Advertisement So without further […]

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Warner Bros. Confirms Ava DuVernay’s New Gods ‘Will Not Be Moving Forward’

Ava DuVernay arrives for the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on January 25, 2020.Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP (Getty Images) On Thursday, some disappointing news came out of Ava DuVernay’s anticipated project from Warner Bros. film slate. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB confirmed that it will not be going forward with DuVernay’s […]

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The 10 Best Deals of April 1, 2021

Graphic: Juliana Clark Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals It’s April 1, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Escape the current dystopia with the PlayStation Plus – 12 Months. Say goodbye to unhealthy snacks with the Gluten-Free Healthy Snacks Care Package. And cleanse your […]

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Ryan Coogler, Shaka King and Charles King Talk Judas and the Black Messiah and Its ‘Bittersweet’ History-Making Success

Ryan Coogler at Variety’s Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Brunch during the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2019; Shaka King attends the “White Rabbit” and “Lazercism” Premieres during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah; Charles D. King at the MACRO […]

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Thursday’s Best Deals: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Outriders, PlayStation Plus, August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, Gluten-Free Snacks Box, Deadpool Movies Sale, and More

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Outriders lead Thursday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT I’ve been taking Sunday Scaries CBD on the reg for several months now, and I have to say, of […]

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Y’all Know Godzilla Just Needs to Distract Kong With a White Woman and He Wins, Right?

Image: Warner Bros. Tomorrow, a clash of massive proportions will hit theater and TV screens in the form of Godzilla vs Kong. Now I love watching giant creatures suplex each other through skyscrapers just as much as the next person, but y’all really expect to believe Kong, king of the simps, can take on the […]

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Tacklife Auto Jump Starters & Tire Inflators, Kasa Smart Home Products, Hask Hair Mask Packs, Rowing Machines, and More

Graphic: Elizabeth Lanier A sale on Tacklife auto products and nourishing skin and hair masks lead Saturday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media G/O Media may get a commission Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT G/O Media may get […]

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Have a Quick Adventure in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: PlayStation Studios What up folks! It’s that time of the week where I scour the virtual marketplaces in order to find you some fun that won’t break the bank. It’s a varied list this week, with some games you can beat over a weekend, and some others that’ll keep you occupied for a minute. […]

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Safety Is Sexy, So Get a 40-Pack of KN95 5-Layer Masks For Just $18

40-Pack: KN95 Masks | $18 | SideDeal I’m so proud of you for still wearing a mask; it’s super cool of you. But do you need an upgrade or maybe something a little more heavy-duty? Or have you decided to start layering a KN95 under a cloth mask? Or maybe you just want to put […]

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