Tag: Martin Luther King , Jr.

‘Fortnite’ Had To Remove Most Emotes From Its Martin Luther King Jr. Event For Exactly The Reason You Think

Fortnite caused a stir earlier this week with a special Martin Luther King Jr. event in game that was supposed to honor the civil rights legend’s legacy. The Epic smash hit has expanded what a video game can do in recent years, hosting in-game concerts, movie trailers, and other events in non-competitive areas of the […]

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4 Florida Teachers Die From COVID-19 in 24 Hours and the Stupid-Ass Governor Is Still Banning Mask Mandates in Schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Still Banning Mask Mandates in Schools Despite 4 Teachers Dying From COVID In July, DeSantis, the president of the Trump fan club called “Hey, Daddy Am I Doing It Right?,” issued an executive order banning mask mandates for Florida public schools despite cases of COVID-19 rising among children. Advertisement More […]

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Kevin McCarthy’s Loud and Wrong Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Called Out by People Who Know How Google Works

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) There are many reasons I refuse to discuss racism with white people. They debate race from a place of willful obtuseness; they both figuratively and literally have no skin in the game; their breath smells like hot bologna even through a computer screen, etc. (That last one was petty and […]

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California MLK Statue Vandalized With Swastika Graffiti Prompting Hate Crime Investigation

Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP) A hate crime investigation is underway in Long Beach, Calif., after it was discovered last week that some pitiful racist vandalized the city’s statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Advertisement According to NPR, the desecration of the monument at MLK Jr. Park honoring the iconic civil rights leader was […]

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South Dakota Is the Last State That Doesn’t Have a Law Officially Recognizing Juneteenth as a Holiday

KEYSTONE, SD – OCTOBER 01: A tourist takes a picture of Mount Rushmore National Memorial from outside the park on October 1, 2013 in Keystone, South Dakota.Image: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Happy Juneteenth, y’all. While 49 states and–as of Thursday–the federal government now recognize today as an annual holiday or day of observance in an […]

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President Joe Biden Signs Bill Officially Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks as President Joe Biden looks on during an event to mark the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day ActPhoto: JIM WATSON (Getty Images) President Joe Biden signed a bill on Thursday that officially established Juneteenth as the first new federal holiday in nearly four decades. Advertisement According to CNN, […]

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White House Finally Moving Forward With Investigations Into Civil Rights Cold Cases Related to Unsolved Murders of Black People

Photo: Castleski (Shutterstock) In 2019, former President Donald Trump signed a law commissioning the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board, which would be granted the power to “declassify government files and subpoena new testimony in the hopes of reopening cases or revealing publicly why many were never fully investigated,” according to a Politico report […]

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It Turns Out, All Those ‘Woke’ White Allies Were Lying

Photo: Kerem Yucel (Getty Images) When the country collectively witnessed the brutal May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd, white people were forever changed. Millions took to the streets, arm-in-arm with their fellow brethren, offering their support for justice and equality. Corporations changed their policies. Individuals joined the movement. To prove their commitment, companies pledged […]

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Black Politics After George Floyd

Last summer, a self-appointed leader stared down a few rows of cops and began shouting, “Take a knee.” The chant had spread across the country in the mistaken belief that such a short performance would help heal the wounds of many centuries. I did not join this chant. Having spent many nights running from the […]

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