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Hudlin TV / Gifted Season 2
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:55:44 pm »
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Hudlin TV / Star Trek Discovery: Season 2
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:54:54 pm »
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Hudlin TV / Orville Season 2
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:53:13 pm »
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https://www.theroot.com/white-family-beats-down-2-police-officers-miraculously-1826622347?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=theroot_facebook

This is one of those stories where, if I were writing it about a black family, it would have an entirely different headline and an entirely different outcome, because that’s how these things work in our society right now.

A husband, wife, their son and an unidentified juvenile relative were all arrested in Middle River, Md., when a family gathering got out of control. WBAL-TV reports that police were summoned to respond to a domestic disturbance, and when they got there, all hell broke loose.

When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered Beverly Davis—whom they described as being confrontational and aggressive. When her husband, Gary Davis, tried to intervene, she turned and began attacking him.

When an officer tried to stop Beverly from assaulting Gary, Gary reportedly turned on the officer and held him in a choke hold until he fell unconscious.

So of course the other officer pulled out her gun and started laying people down, right? Wrong.

When the second officer tried to get her partner out of the choke hold that Gary was holding him in, the couple’s adult son, Scott Davis, reportedly attacked her.

So now you have two police officers getting their asses whipped by three people. Police said that a third officer also tried to pull Gary off the officer he had in the choke hold, only to be jumped by Beverly and Scott.

Somehow, some way, these officers obviously never feared for their lives even though they were getting the sh*t kicked out of them by the Beverly Hillbillies—so no one was shot multiple times as they charged at the officers and kicked their asses.

The three adult Davis family members as well as their juvenile accomplice were eventually arrested and charged with multiple crimes, with Beverly facing two counts of assault on a law enforcement official.

They were taken to jail, and the two officers who caught the fade were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

No word yet on whether or not the Davis family were given their celebratory trip to Burger King.

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Other Comics / Captain America by Ta-Nehishi Coates
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:04:11 pm »
Looking forward to this.  Have not read Cap since the Brubaker run.

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Latest Flicks / Deadpool 2: Wha'd ya think?
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:44:45 pm »
hmm?

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Hudlin TV / Luke Cage Season 2
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:18:54 pm »
Thx CvilleWakandan!

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Barack Obama, the basketball-loving former president, said this week he’d play for the San Antonio Spurs if he were an All-Star free agent in the NBA. The declaration prompted a funny response on Wednesday from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich.

At an MIT Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Obama said that as a player he would seek out the five-time champion Spurs because they satisfy his checklist for ideal organizations.

“They’re smart, they’re well-run, they’re focused on team,” he said (listen in the sound clip below). “They treat everybody in the organization with respect, and that is the kind of organization that I want to be a part of. So I would say that over the last 15 years in basketball, San Antonio would be a great example of that.”

“If you look at what they’ve built,” he continued, “it’s just a smart, well-run operation with a good culture.”



Obama’s shoutout did not go unnoticed by the Spurs’ coach, who happens to be a critic of President Donald Trump and a socially conscious fellow. He also has a sense of humor.

“That’s very flattering,” Popovich said, according to the Bay Area News Group. “I’d have to do a background check on him, though, because I’ve heard some things he’s done in the past aren’t very good. I can’t remember where I heard that stuff, but I’d have to do a background check.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/barack-obama-reveals-nba-team-202829782.html

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Put this in your pipe and smoke it: A Kansas lawmaker thinks marijuana should be illegal because he said black people are genetically unable to handle its effects.

Put this in your pipe and smoke it: A Kansas lawmaker thinks marijuana should be illegal because he said black people are genetically unable to handle its effects.

State Rep. Steve Alford (R) spoke out on Saturday against legalizing pot using the type of racist “logic” commonly heard when “Reefer Madness” was considered a serious documentary.

“What you really need to do is go back in the ’30s, when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas [and] across the United States,” Alford said, according to the Garden City Telegram. “One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, was that the African-Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst off to those drugs just because of their character makeup, their genetics and that.”

You can hear Alford make his anti-cannabis comments in the video below:

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Kansas is one of the few states that still hasn’t legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to the Associated Press.

The Telegram pointed out that Alford’s comments appeared to be based on the theories of Harry Anslinger, the founding commissioner of what was then called the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which was behind the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

Some of the very racist and hysterically anti-cannabis quotes attributed to the agency include these whoppers:

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”

Although Alford, who represents a district in western Kansas, stood by his remarks when questioned after the meeting, he was unable to cite a specific source for his so-called science to the Telegram. However, he admitted he shouldn’t have singled out African-Americans.

“There are certain groups of people, their genetics, the way their makeup is, the chemicals will affect them differently,” Alford insisted. “What I should have said was drugs affect people differently, instead of being more specific.”

On Monday, Alford denied that his remarks were racist to AP: “To me, that’s neutral. Basically, I got called a racist, which I’m really not, and it’s just the way people — the interpretation of people. To me, I’m trying to look at what’s really the best for Kansas.”

Carl Brewer, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Alford’s comments were inappropriate for a politician in 2018.

“It is hard to believe that in 2018, anyone would support the discredited and racist policies of the Jim Crow-era,” Brewer said in a statement to KSN TV. “No matter one’s feelings on medical marijuana and marijuana legalization, we can all agree that views like those of KS Rep. Alford have no place in our statehouse, in our state or in our country.”

State Rep. Valdenia Winn (D), who represents part of Kansas City, called Alford’s comments “bizarre.”

“He needs to apologize to somebody, if nothing else the individuals of color in his own community,” she told the Wichita Eagle.

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https://www.yahoo.com/sports/ohio-youth-team-kicked-rec-league-offensive-jerseys-185930020.html



A boys basketball team has been kicked out of a Cincinnati-area recreational hoops league for wearing uniforms bearing a sexually suggestive team name on the front and racially objectionable names on the back.

Four weeks into the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League’s season, parents of players on a team from West Clermont, Ohio, saw that the team from Kings Mills, Ohio, against whom their children were playing was named “The Wet Dream Team.” They also noticed that the names on the backs of the high-school-aged boys’ jerseys included phrases like “Knee Grow” and “Coon.”

Tony Rue, a parent of a West Clermont player, highlighted the eyebrow-raising jerseys in a lengthy Facebook post asking how such attire, and such a team name, was deemed appropriate for a league that hosts players from grades two through 12.

“By no means are we perfect parents or assume our teenage boys are innocent and don’t speak of things like this, but I could never imagine allowing my teenage son to represent his school and league in this manner, let alone representing our family with such filth,” Rue wrote. “[…] There is enough hate, bullying, and aggressive behavior in the world that these kids, parents, and schools shouldn’t have to deal with bigotry and lewd innuendos on jerseys and in team names in a school district represented recreational basketball league. This isn’t a typo, this isn’t a mistake, these are ideas that were thought of, discussed, agreed upon by adults and kids alike, printed on uniforms, social media accounts registered and manned and no one thought this was a bad idea or inappropriate?”

“It was so blatant that it had to be fake,” Rue later told Chris Mayhew of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Sadly it wasn’t.”

So Rue raised a flag with a rep for the youth league, wondering how this team was being allowed to play with stuff like this written on its uniforms.

“I think he called people above him, and about midway through the second quarter, he came and got the refs’ attention and told him the game was over,” Rue told Karin Johnson of Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT-TV. “It was called. We weren’t going to be a part of it.”

And now, the “Wet Dream Team” won’t be, either.

“CPYBL was developed to provide the best possible basketball experience for the youth of our communities and their families and has always been committed to bringing a positive experience to all of our members,” wrote Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League spokesman Ben Goodyear in a statement to the Enquirer. “Based on the information that we received, the actions and conduct of the team in question did not comply with our stated mission and expected standards and that team has, therefore, been dismissed from our league.”

They’ve also been “restricted from any further use of district facilities,” according to a spokesperson for the Kings Local School District, who emphasized that this team of students and the league in which they were playing isn’t affiliated with the district itself.

“Kings Local Schools strongly condemns any type of hateful and racist commentary,” wrote spokesperson Dawn Gould. “This behavior is in no way welcome or tolerated in our schools and community.”

The team’s coach, Walt Gill, apologized “to anyone that was offended by the jerseys” in a statement to WLWT. He noted that the team “offered to cover them up or change,” but that the league still chose to eject the team, “and we have accepted that decision.”

The incident has drawn the attention of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP, which wants to have a chat with the people in charge of the rec league.

“This is a teachable moment for [the teen players] to understand how these words are hurtful,” Cincinnati NAACP first vice president Joe Mallory told Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX-TV. “They’re inflammatory, and they’re divisive to the entire community. […] It’s everybody’s problem. It’s everybody’s business that when these things happen we all stand up and speak out on it.”

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Vox Populi / I Ain't Racist...thought?
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:03:39 pm »

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Sports Talk / The 10 Greatest Running Backs in NFL History
« on: September 30, 2017, 04:53:31 pm »
10) Marshall Faulk (HOF Class of 2011)


Faulk was the centerpiece of the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf,” an offensive unit that will go down in NFL history as one of the best ever. Unquestionably the greatest pass catching running back of all-time, Faulk averaged 63 catches per season throughout his Hall of Fame career. While his hands made him special, his legs didn’t disappoint either. Faulk tallied seven 1,000-yard seasons and finished the 1999 season with over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving (only 1 of 2 players to ever accomplish both in the same season).

9) LaDainian Tomlinson (HOF Eligible in 2017)


In his final two collegiate seasons at TCU, Tomlinson posted videogame statistics — rushing for over 4,200 yards and scoring 42 touchdowns. Critics suggested his success was a product of TCU’s option system, and claimed he wouldn’t transition well to the pro game. Boy, were they wrong! In his first 8 NFL seasons, Tomlinson posted over 1,500 yards of total offense. Similar to Faulk, Tomlinson’s excellent receiving skills made him a dual threat, which placed a heavy burden on defensive players and coordinators. As if that wasn’t enough, Tomlinson was also a threat to pass on occasion, throwing 7 touchdowns during his years with the Chargers.

8 ) Tony Dorsett (HOF Class of 1994)


Leading up to the 1977 draft, the Dallas Cowboys traded up for the 2nd overall pick which they wisely used to select legendary running back Tony Dorsett. Dorsett topped the 1,000-yard mark in eight of his first nine seasons, finishing his career with 12,739 yards. Dorsett’s most memorable play as a pro came in 1983 when he ran 99-yards for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings (NFL record). What most people do not know is the Cowboys only had 10 players on the field for that play. The missing player was Dorsett’s fullback, Ron Springs.

7) Eric Dickerson (HOF Class of 1999)


Dickerson was a hard player to miss — besides being physically imposing (6-foot-3 and 220 pounds) — he sported a Jheri curl, signature goggles, and more pads than any player in NFL history. Set in 1984, Dickerson still owns the single-season record of 2,105 rushing yards. Over his 11-year career, Dickerson totaled 13,259 rushing yards.

6) Gale Sayers (HOF Class of 1977)


After being drafted by the Bears in 1965, Sayers immediately took the NFL by storm. In his rookie season (14 games) Sayers scored 22 touchdowns and totaled 2,272 all-purpose yards (NFL records at the time). In perhaps the most memorable of his career, Sayers scored six touchdowns in a single game against the 49ers. Unfortunately, multiple knee injuries limited Sayers to just 68 career games. If not for the injuries, NFL experts believe Sayers would have easily finished as one of the top players in League history — regardless of position.

5) O.J. Simpson (HOF Class of 1985)


Simpson was the first back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season — going for 2,003 in 1973 — and he did so when the league played only 14 games per season! The other six backs in NFL history to surpass 2,000 yards in a single season all needed 16 games to do so. As a former track star at USC, Simpson was known for his breakaway speed. As defenders closed in, Simpson always had another gear and exploded away from any would be tacklers. Unfortunately, Simpson’s individual talent never translated into much team success. Throughout his career he played in only one playoff game.

4) Emmitt Smith (HOF Class of 2010)


The NFL’s all-time leading rusher certainly wasn’t the flashiest. Smith didn’t overwhelm defenses with speed, size, or power — his best attribute was his excellent vision. Although he didn’t possess the same talent as some of the other backs on this list, Smith made up for any physical shortcomings with his durability and toughness. Smith seemed to get stronger as the game went on, often punishing tired defenses in the fourth quarter. Smith rarely missed time due to injury. As a result of his durability, he finished his career with more rushing yards (18,355) and touchdowns (164) than any running back in NFL history.

3) Walter Payton (HOF Class of 1993)


In 1975, exactly 10 years after selecting Gale Sayers with the 4th overall pick in the draft, the Chicago Bears selected another all-time great running back with the 4th pick. For those NFL fans who never had the pleasure of watching Walter Payton, his famous nickname “Sweetness” described his personality off the field — Payton was anything but sweet on the gridiron. Payton was a bruising runner who refused to run out of bounds, and punished defenders until the whistle blew. As physical as he played, Payton missed just one game during his 13-year career.

2) Barry Sanders (HOF Class of 2004)


Undoubtedly the most electric player in NFL history, Sanders was a threat to take it to the house every time he touched the ball. Sanders possessed a unique combination of quickness, elusiveness, and strength that may never been seen again. Despite playing behind a weak offensive line on a struggle team, Sanders still managed to become the first back in history to notch five 1,500-yard seasons. Frustrated with management and their inability to surround him with better players — which often lead to defenses ganging up on him — Sanders shocked the NFL community and retired in 1998 at the age of 30.

1) Jim Brown (HOF Class of 1971)


At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Jim Brown was a man amongst boys. Brown was bigger, faster, and stronger than the competition. He was too fast to be tackled by lineman and linebackers, and too strong to be taken down by defensive backs. During his nine seasons in the NFL (1957-1965), Brown claimed eight rushing titles and walked away from the league as the owner of every significant record. Although several backs have surpassed Brown in the record books, fans must remember that when Brown played, the regular season was 12 games long from 1957-1960 and 14 games from 1961-1965. In terms of per game production, Brown ranks #1 in NFL history with an impressive 104.3 yards per game — a record that has stood since he retired in 1965.


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Hudlin TV / Marvel's Inhumans
« on: September 30, 2017, 02:18:59 pm »
Anyone?

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