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« on: Today at 01:42:50 am »
I'm sick of wearing glasses.  Had them since 3rd grade.

But I don't know how contacts would work, exactly.  Do you "feel" them throughout the day?  What really can happen if you accidentally forget to take them out before you go to sleep?  How easy are they to lose?

Hard Choices / Re: CANADA or AUSTRALIA?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:52:12 pm »
So in the Trump era, where should I be relocating?  Help me out.

Hard Choices / Re: Basketball or football?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:50:20 pm »

The NFL teams should have two games a week, instead of one.
The official season should start in August.  Pre-season can start in July.

There should be at least 4 more expansion teams, including minority owned teams.  Include Canada and Mexico locations.

Put a salary cap on executives.  ;)

College level, have a flat rate of pay for student athletes.

Hard Choices / Re: MASS Device, Weather Dominator or Pyramid of Darkness?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:44:36 pm »
has anyone ever catalogued the black members of the Joe team?  Or Cobra?

Hudlin TV / Re: First look at CW's Black Lightning
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:31:36 pm »
I hope the show ends up on Netflix. i'll probably be too busy to watch right away.

Hudlin TV / 2018 NAACP Image Awards
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:33:57 pm »

Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Mary J. Blige Win NAACP Image Awards

January 15, 2018 | 3:46 PM

by Daniela Evgenivna

Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Mary J. Blige Win NAACP Image Awards
Earl Gibson III/Getty Images



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Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mary J. Blige, and LL Cool J are all winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which air Monday (January 15). The ceremony is to be held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and while the results of 47 categories were announced Sunday (January 14), the remaining nine winners will be honored in the telecast.

K. Dot was chosen for three awards: Outstanding Album for DAMN., Outstanding Duo for “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna, and Outstanding Contemporary Song with “HUMBLE.”

After a fruitful 2017 with the release of her debut studio album Ctrl, fellow TDE member SZA took home the award for Outstanding New Artist.

Fresh off multiple Golden Globe nominations and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Mary J. Blige won for Outstanding Female Artist. Meanwhile, LL Cool J is being recognized not for his music, but for his television work, winning for Outstanding Host in a Reality Competition award for his hosting of Lip Sync Battle on Spike.

Other winners of the evening include Jordan Peele for Get Out and Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip. The award show honors African-American achievement in Arts and Entertainment, specifically Film, Television, Literature, and Music, and has been presented annually since 1967.

See more of the awards below or on the NAACP Image Awards website.


Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Idris Elba, “THOR: Ragnarok”

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”

Independent Motion Picture: “Detroit”

Documentary: “STEP”

Writing: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Directing in a Motion Picture: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”


New Artist: SZA

Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Female Artist: Mary J. Blige

Duo, Group or Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna

Jazz Album: “Petite Afrique,” Somi

Gospel/Christian Album: “Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2,” Greenleaf Soundtrack

Music Video/Visual Album: “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

Song – Traditional: “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

Album: “DAMN.,” Kendrick Lamar

Song – Contemporary: “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jay Ellis, “Insecure”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, “‘black-ish”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, “Scandal”

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Naturi Naughton, “Power”

Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: “The New Edition Story”

Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba, “Guerrilla”

Actress in a Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special: Queen Latifah, “Flint”

Directing in a Comedy Series: Anton Cropper, “‘black-ish”

Directing in a Dramatic Series: Carl Franklin, “13 Reasons Why”

Directing in a Television Movie or Special: Allen Hughes, “The Defiant Ones”

News/information Series or Special: “Unsung”

Documentary: “The 44th President: In His Own Words”

Talk Series: “The Real”

Reality Program/Reality Competition Series: “The Manns”

Variety or Game Show Series or Special: “Lip Sync Battle”

Children’s Program: “Doc McStuffins”

Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series): Caleb McLaughlin, “Stranger Things”

Host in a Talk or News/Information Series or Special: Roland Martin, “News One Now”

Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety Series or Special: LL Cool J, “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike)

Character Voice-Over Performance: Tiffany Haddish, “Legends of Chamberlain Heights”

Writing in a Comedy Series: Janine Barrois, “Claws

Writing in a Dramatic Series: Gina Prince-Bythewood, “Shots Fired”

Writing in a Television Movie or Special: Abdul Williams, “The New Edition Story”


Fiction: “The Annotated African American Folktales,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor),Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)

Non-Fiction: “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies,” Dick Gregory

Debut Author: “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” Stephanie Powell Watts

Biography or Autobiography: “Becoming Ms. Burton, From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women,” Susan Burton and Cari Lynn

Instructional: “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams,” Dr. Tererai Trent

Poetry: “Incendiary Art: Poems,” Patricia Smith

Children: “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History ,” Vashti Harrison

Youth and Teens: “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,” Rita Williams-Garcia, author and Frank Morrison illustrator

Latest Flicks / Re: The Post
« on: January 15, 2018, 06:46:09 pm »
I want to see a black newspaper movie.  It could take place in any era.  Maybe it can be like Marshall, about a particular case, with a civil rights context.

Latest Flicks / Re: Proud Mary
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:14:41 pm »
Might as well do a sequel.  In the interest of his survival, Mary would have to start teaching him how to shoot, etc.
Danny Glover plays a pretty good mob boss.  has he done this anywhere else?
Boston was a "new" setting for me, an under-used backdrop for "soul stories".  Filmed on location?

Other Comics / Conan comics Return to Marvel
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:57:03 pm »
There's no excuse.  Marvel should hire Christopher Priest to be the main Conan writer.  He did a well-received run back in the 1980s.

Marvel corporate should also look into buying the Conan character this time around.  They really should have bought the character decades ago.

Conan Returns to Marvel

Published Jan 12, 2018 By Tucker Chet Markus


The adventure begins in January 2019!

Today, Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International are excited to announce the iconic CONAN franchise will make its grand return to Marvel next year.

With over 650 issues from 1970 to 2000, Marvel brought fans the adventures of Conan The Barbarian, Conan the Adventurer, Conan the Savage, and Savage Sword of Conan, among other popular titles.

“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary lineup of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” said C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel. “It’s a legacy we’re now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian’s homecoming in early 2019. We’re excited!”

Art by Esad Ribic

Art by Mike Deodato

“We’re thrilled to be working with Marvel and look forward to the new adventures in store for Conan,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Conan Properties International. “As the most well-known and creative publisher in the industry, we think Marvel is a great fit for our stories.”

With this deal, Marvel will again bring new and thrilling stories for Conan fans around the world. Details on upcoming comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

Vox Populi / Re: President Winfrey?
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:58:32 pm »
I'm more comfortable with Ms. Winfrey with continuing her business/media ownership role, producing TV and movies, running her network.  I think there's value to that in the long term.  For all of the flak that Trump has received (and ignored) regarding his business interests, you know that Ms. Winfrey would be bashed relentlessly on this front if she were to run/get nominated/win.  (headline on Fox: "fairness doctrine means nothing to candidate who has her own network")... Then of course you have the potential pushback to the "Queen of Nice" being expected to make "tough decisions" on serious policy issues of various kinds.  Within African-American social circles, you'd have "Obama pt. 2" syndrome risks, of some folks expecting her to be a help-black-folks-first candidate, but she in all likelihood would not be.

Obviously she's a reliable fundraiser for Democratic candidates.  I don't see her stopping that role.  If she can make deliberate efforts to prop up capable black/minority candidates for various local offices, that would be good. (Citizens United needs to be reversed, but in the meanwhile, progressive folks need as much bank as they can get.)

Vox Populi / Ed Asner- new book, Trump, John Wayne
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:51:44 pm »

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast


Ed Asner Sounds Off on Republicans: They Want to ‘Destroy the Middle Class’

The legendary star of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ dishes on his page-turner of a new book, ‘The Grouchy Historian,’ and much more.

Craig Modderno

If you don’t know who Ed Asner is, then you don’t know much about television.

Even die-hard Republicans have laughed at and been entertained by Lou Grant, the newspaper editor and longtime Democrat brought to life on the classic comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later in the hour-long spinoff series. Besides being one of only two actors to win an Emmy for portraying the same character in a sitcom and a drama, the extremely affable Asner has earned more Emmys for his performances—seven total in four different shows—than any male actor in the history of television. And to millennials, he’s best known for playing Santa Claus in the Christmas classic Elf, and as the voice of crotchety Carl Frederickson in Pixar’s Up.

At 88, Asner, along with co-author Ed Weinberger, whose numerous credits include being a writer and producer for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, have written an excellent book titled The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs, about how he feels the GOP exploits our country’s Constitution. Both authors—including Asner, a longtime liberal activist—have clearly done their homework.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Asner opened up about his new book and life under President Trump.

What made you pen your book The Grouchy Historian now?

I thought of doing it for a long time. As a progressive, it’s a story I believe and believe in. If right-wingers truly understood what the Constitution meant they wouldn’t use it as a crutch every time they screw over the poor and the disenfranchised.

What group of people do you think misinterpret our Constitution the most?

The NRA is the worst offender. The Republican Party basically uses it to advance their own agenda, often at the expense of their own members. For example: a government needs to collect taxes in order to survive, but the recently passed tax bill in the Senate is so tilted towards the rich and corporations that some industry leaders, like the head of the largest coal company in America, predict it will bankrupt them.

Do you think President Trump could be impeached?

There’s the possibility certainly but it won’t happen until after Robert Mueller makes his final report. Let’s face it: Trump supporters like his jack-booted style. Teachers, low-paid wage earners and environmentalists—he doesn’t care about them unless Putin tells him to. I’ve never met Trump and I’m not eager to. Like many Republicans through the years he probably hates the fact I’ve made him laugh on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But if you didn’t love our beloved Mary and laughed at her sitcom, that’s just plain un-American.

As a World War II veteran, what do you think of President Trump dodging the Vietnam draft?

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[Laughs] He has his hand on the nuclear button and I don’t!

Do you believe Trump is an anti-Semite?

No. He might be, but how can he be because he counts on the Jews to lead Wall Street.

Are you afraid that Trump’s taunting of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un could lead to nuclear war?

I don’t think so. With Trump it’s theatrics, being a bully and a my-missile-is-bigger than-yours bravado. Trump will mouth off and provoke North Korea but he won’t be the first to fire.

As a former president of the Screen Actor’s Guild, do you think the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which recently expelled accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein, should do the same to another alleged serial rapist in Bill Cosby as well as convicted teenage rapist Roman Polanski?

Cosby hasn’t been tried yet in court for his alleged sexual misconduct—but neither has Weinstein or President Trump. The Academy voted Polanski a best directing Oscar for a film he made overseas after he was convicted and fled the country. How to handle sexual harassment in any form now and in the future is an area, it seems, that demands our attention but has no easy legal or moral solution. Anybody can accuse a celebrity or politician of sexual misconduct and even if it didn’t happen, the damage has been done to their careers. This issue will soon affect all aspects of the workplace worldwide, if it hasn’t already. Let’s not adopt a witch-hunt mentality or use your power to take advantage of people trying to raise a family and pursue their dreams. After almost seven decades in show business, I can tell you nobody should have a naked audition alone with a member of the opposite sex in their hotel room.

What are your thoughts on the Republican Party endorsing and financing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after several women alleged that he assaulted them as teenagers?

Moore had been discredited by judges from his own party up to that point.

What do you think the Democratic Party needs to do to take back Congress?

It needs to draw more attention to Republican discrepancies: what Republicans are doing to hurt anyone who isn’t rich, and emphasize how the laws they’re proposing are actually meant to destroy the middle class!

How do you feel about NFL players taking a knee during the pre-game National Anthem?

I applaud it. I was a tackle when I played football back then. Today’s NFL doesn’t care about—nor does it want to help—the players after they suffer a violent, life-altering injury. Do any players really think the NFL cares about their civil rights as opposed to the league’s sagging television ratings? The “Star-Spangled Banner” is a military drinking song that’s hard to sing. It should be replaced by “America the Beautiful,” which is an inspiring tune and shows the greatness of our country.

What was your relationship with John Wayne, who you co-starred opposite in the western El Dorado?

I wasn’t intimidated by him but he tested me during the filming. Even though he was amused by me in his later years, The Duke always greeted me with a friendly smile. I didn’t like his politics, but he was one of the most prepared, professional genuine movie stars I ever worked with. I suspect if he read that The Duke would be grinning and spinning in his grave at the same time!

Hudlin TV / Suicide Squad new animated movie
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:21:24 pm »

A DC animated veteran, Strong will reprise her role as the fan-favorite Harley Quinn, while Slater will voice Deadshot. They’re joined in the sprawling voice cast by Billy Brown as Bronze Tiger, Liam McIntyre as Captain Boomerang, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Killer Frost, Gideon Emery as Copperhead, Vanessa Williams as Amanda Waller (which Vanessa?), C. Thomas Howell as Zoom, Dania Ramirez as Scandal Savage, James Urbaniak as Professor Pyg, Julie Nathanson as Silver Banshee, Jim Pirri as Vandal Savage and Vertigo, Greg Grunberg as Maxum Steel, Dave Fennoy as Blockbuster and Tobias Whale, Cissy Jones as Knockout, Natalie Lander as Darma, Trevor Devall as Punch, Dave Boat as Harvey Dent/Two-Face and Matthew Mercer as Savage Gunman.

RELATED: Suicide Squad 2 to Start Filming in Fall 2018

In Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X — Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead — to retrieve a powerful mystical object. However, they quickly learn there are other villains who seek the same prize, and they must win a deadly race to get it.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will arrive this spring on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Courtesy of Dboi at the CBR:
Big news this morning - #BlackPanther sold more advance tickets on @Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other MCU movie, besting previous record holder Captain America: Civil War. Long live the King!

Damn, Lupita couldn't even get tickets lol!

Come to Detroit, Lupita  :-* :-*-- we can hang at one of the local screenings! You can even wear a disguise!

Books / Re: Essence is once again black owned
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:28:47 pm »

very cool-- hopefully they will continue with monthly issues.

sidebar: pay your freelancers!  Shout out to Ebony/Jet...

Hudlin TV / Re: New Dr. Who
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:32:27 am »
I've never followed this franchise.  What are the average number of episodes per season?  how many doctors have there been?  What has been the presence of minority actors?

What is the "best" era to start off with for beginners?

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