Tag: Martin Luther King

Outrage Erupts After Fornite And Playstation Use MLK Likeness For March On Washington Anniversary

NewsOne Featured Video People were outraged Thursday afternoon when PlayStation announced a new gaming experience on Fornite that features Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to PlayStation’s blog, the new experience,  “March Through Time in Fornite” will teleport players nearly 60 years in the past to a re-imagined Washington, DC called D.C. 63. They will […]

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New Texas Bill Drops Requirements for Educators to Teach That White Supremacy, the KKK and Eugenics Were ‘Morally Wrong’

Photo: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that the Texas state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3—another white fragility bill masquerading as anti-Critical Race Theory legislation. The GOP in Texas—which is fast becoming the sanctuary state where terrible and oppressive laws go to thrive—wants to ditch requirements for teachers to teach […]

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Texas Senate Passes Bill to Remove Required Lessons on Civil Rights Movements from Public School Curriculums

Photo: CrackerClips Stock Media (Shutterstock) Public schools in Texas are one step closer to no longer being required to teach about various American civil rights movements in social studies classes. Advertisement Bloomberg reports that on Friday, the state Senate voted 18-4 to pass Senate Bill 3, which drops requirements for teachers to include lessons on Cesar Chavez, […]

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Bill Maher Is Just Another White Man Whitesplaining Racism to Black People

Photo: Vivien Killilea (Getty Images) At this point, I’m ashamed to say that I used to really like Bill Maher. Maybe I was drawn to him because I went through a militant atheist phase in my 20s. Maybe it’s because I just really love panel discussions that, for years, I always tuned into HBO’s Real […]

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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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I’m Here for ‘The Bando,’ a Trap-Experience Restaurant in Atlanta Where You Can Get ‘Crack Wings’ (Along With Various Other Food Items, of Course)

Screenshot: Royaltdre Gang (Other) This is not going to go the direction you think it might. I just want that to be clear upfront. If you’re looking for the piece that condemns such an experience or food item, keep on walkin’ I ain’t talkin’ to you any more. Word to CeCe Peniston. Advertisement But first, […]

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Ava DuVernay Receives Honorary Doctorate from Yale—and Yes, Her Mom Is Now Calling Her ‘Dr. DuVernay’

In this screengrab, Ava DuVernay speaks during the 3rd Annual CARE Impact Awards on November 18, 2020.Photo: Getty Images for CARE (Getty Images) Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay once helmed a film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and now she can add a similar honorific to her name. Esteemed Ivy League institution Yale University recently named […]

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