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Latest Flicks / Re: Get Out (and see this movie)
« on: Yesterday at 10:17:29 pm »
I can finally read through this thread!  :)

What a weird movie...

--but it's damn good! ;D

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>>>Emperorjones

Everything that needed to be said has been said.

I have nothing further to contribute in this thread as I don't have time to continue your confusion.

My show is about to come on ('Get Out') tonight.  :)

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Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba, Jomo Kenyatta, Kenneth Kaunda, Robert Mugabe, Sam N'joma and Hage Geingob were all players in the emerging Afrakan independence and liberation scene. They were seen as intelligent, powerful leaders most of whom exuded confidence and swag. Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby repping in Hollywood, Stockley Carmichael, Malcolm X, Huey P Newton and Eldridge Cleaver holding it down in the social and political arenas. Afrakan men were taken very seriously. Kirby and Lee didn't go against stereotypes they were inspired by what was happening outside their window.




Exactly.

Thank you, Ture.

Thank you so much.

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Who created T'Challa? Who owns the character? So is that conjecture?



Riii-i-ight...   sure...   of course....  ;D

Okay, I'll entertain your question...

Answer:  MARVEL & Disney...?

So?  Now what?  ???







As for my views about Coates, that is conjecture. Conjecture based on what he has written, but conjecture nonetheless. But there's a lot of conjecture on this thread and throughout most of these forums but you felt some strong compulsion to comment on what I said in a feeble attempt to dismiss it, without providing any counter arguments. I would argue that you even you have used conjecture before.


This comment suggests that you are losing your concentration.
This comment has absolutely nothing to do with your remarks regarding whether "Marvel is not meant for black readers or people who want to read about well-developed, three-dimensional black character, and sadly neither is T'Challa." ...and the entire quote that came along with it.

Are you drunk or something?



Like how you were praising Hillary Clinton to the high heavens in 2016 but Donna Brazile's book pulled back the curtain on the Clinton campaign's shenanigans.


Yeah, you probably are drunk because if the latter comment had nothing to do with MARVEL comics not meant for black readers, as you put it, the comment above is just as inconsistent but I'll comment on it anyway because obviously this has been on your mind for some time.


Donna Brazile was a guest on MSNBC's A.M. JOY hosted by Joy Reid the weekend her new book was released. Ms. Brazile made clear that her intention was not to reveal any impropriety by the Clinton campaign but to address the gravity of pressure she experienced from the DNC learning that the organization was not as organized or prepared for any sudden changes during the 2016 presidential campaign run. Ms. Brazile concluded that what readers could learn from her book is 'what not to do' and learn from it.


Again, what does the Clinton campaign have to with your supposition that MARVEL is not meant for black readers?  ;D

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Battle, I see you want to battle (pun intended).

Not sure why. It never works out well for you. I suggest you go back to the turkey today. Gobble, gobble.



Is that right?  ;D

You think my feedback online is to be pugnacious?  Combative, or something?

No...  there's story behind the name.

The name Battle comes from an old friend from Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. He was such an impressive, role-model for me at such an early age that, in this day & time, choose to honor his name online in memory of him. Next to the brotherhood that is HEF that gives me confidence every day, Battle reminds me of that brotherhood that no one will find anywhere else but here.  :) 

Now... what does this mean??? 

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And that brings me back to Marvel. Marvel is not meant for black readers or people who want to read about well-developed, three-dimensional black character, and sadly neither is T'Challa. T'Challa was a white man's vision and he remains a white man's vision. Coates is a black man with a white mind and his black skin gives him license to denigrate the character in ways that Maberry and Hickman wouldn't have dared. Perhaps that trepidation might have been born out of fear of backlash or as each being veteran comic book writers, they know that making T'Challa too unappealing cuts off his reading base of support.

I don't know what to do with it except go,

"This is the most ridiculo... it's... it's just plain ol' conjecture."  ;D

Please don't reveal you work in any kind of marketing group or distribution capacity with these kinds of remarks.  Please?  ---because if you do, you'd better step down now before someone realizes that they made a mistake by designating you that assignment slot.

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And that brings me back to Marvel. Marvel is not meant for black readers or people who want to read about well-developed, three-dimensional black character, and sadly neither is T'Challa. T'Challa was a white man's vision and he remains a white man's vision. Coates is a black man with a white mind and his black skin gives him license to denigrate the character in ways that Maberry and Hickman wouldn't have dared. Perhaps that trepidation might have been born out of fear of backlash or as each being veteran comic book writers, they know that making T'Challa too unappealing cuts off his reading base of support.



Conjecture...   in its pure form.

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In the interest of full transparency, I should probably mention that I happen to be white, and I have no f*cking problem seeing a competent and noble T'Challa who rules an Afrofuturistic nation.  In fact, I look forward to it (on the big screen).



As if we didn't know...  ;)

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Latest Flicks / Re: Roman Israel Esq. Reviewed
« on: Yesterday at 01:33:48 pm »

I also thought the film had a nice soundtrack, lots of 70s soul.



Thought as much.  8)

Noticed Israel's fro as a dead giveaway in a few clips. Didn't think his fro made it that obvious.

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Vox Populi / Re: Videogames as a part of the shadow economy.
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:03:56 pm »
Long Kotaku article about how peeps in places like Venezuela are actually using Video Games to help make ends meet.

This reminds me of something Battle mentioned...


It's true... there are lots of online only games that are tied to earning cash but the one game that tried and failed hard was starcraft 2 as it was intentionally designed as a competitive form of income for a select few gamers secretly knew about, and by the time the rest of the less aware gamers found out years later, they discovered too late that they were to provide that income for the select few.

That was 10 years ago. Everyone abandoned the game & moved on.


Now, blizzard entertainment has set themselves up with a near-impossible challenge:

They are trying to give away thier game for free and no one is interested. ;D heh

blizzard entertainment is stuck. They can't sell starcraft 2 for any reasonable price point because no one wants to be used or make to look foolish overseas. The game is not fun & too old (over 10 yrs old). It's poorly designed and it can only be played online.

The good news is that this fiasco will be the last we'll ever see of any future starcraft titles and if another starcraft is announced, will anyone give a _____ck?

I believe not.

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The movie poster image above:

T'Challa possess claws or gauntlets? :)

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Acting / Re: Della Reese
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:51:34 am »
Was recently watching an old episode of 'Barney Miller' where Della Reese's character plays Ron Glass' character's love interest and mannn-n... Della Reese was quite the looker back in th' day!  :)

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>>>MindofShadow

Who's that on the right side of that image?

Fam?

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Vox Populi / Re: Congressman Al Green vs. Dr. Ben Carson
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:10:36 pm »
October ain't over yet!
There's still Halloween!


Anyone ever heard of Marie Antoinette?

In October 1793, Marie Antoinette, was the infamous, tragic Queen of France who was beheaded during the French Revolution for bankrupting the country from lack of governing experience.

Infamous last words forever enshrined in history dismissive of her starving people's concerns,

"Oh, let them eat cake!"

The Queen's story should be the proverbial cautionary tale directed at democratic institutions all across the globe. Let's take one of America's co-existing branches of government, for example, the Executive branch.

I'll get back to that in a minute...

Today, Marie Antoinette's tragic life has spawned a cult of popularity where her likeness can be seen in all kinds of commercial merchandise ranging from dolls, figurines to television shows and even through the pearly gates of Hollywood.

steve mnuchin is currently appointed United States Secretary of the Treasury under the pupetine administration, also married to actress louise linton who once played a character who dressed as Marie Antoinette attending a charity event who eventually gets killed off on an episode of one of those awful CSI television shows "A Daze of Wine & Roaches' which can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE6WgHd5rHg

Now that we understand that Congress plans to reward themselves and their wealthy constituents with enormous tax cuts that keep rich people like steve & louise very rich who likes to take airplane flights at huge heights, shopping at the tax payer's expense instead of actually governing...


---aren't you filled with Life, Liberty & Happiness knowing that you have the government that you deserve?  This Halloween, celebrate with louise linton and company by honoring her greatest role in her Hollywood career.



Anyone remember the classic 1960s television creep show, 'The Addams Family'?

The youngest member of the creepy and ookie sitcom family, Wednesday, carries a beheaded doll where ever she goes...

That headless doll Wednesday carries is actually Marie Antoinette.
 

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/louise-linton-marie-antoinette-let-them-eat-cake_us_599c8a2fe4b0d8dde99978ac

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But wait, there's more...

According to Bloomberg News:

A former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, secretly pleaded guilty as part of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Papadopoulos had suggested that Donald Trump meet with top Russian leaders during the campaign. He pleaded guilty to making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.





Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-30/trump-foreign-policy-adviser-pleaded-guilty-in-mueller-probe

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In the news, indictment unsealed.



Release from Special Counsel:

Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 68, of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, 45, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

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