Renewed Focus Includes Leaders Associated with Nation of Islam Head ‘Did Little to Push Readers Beyond the Stereotypes’ ‘Fake News’ Smear Takes Hold at State, Local Levels ‘Panther’ Sequel Assured, but Will Africans Like It? Competing Anchors Talk in Spanish-TV Milestone Paper Finds Immigrant Leaders Welcome #MeToo TV Bosses Say Diversity Helps the Bottom Line NBC Explores How Rights Movement Used Media Photographer Faces Death Sentence in Egypt Short Takes Renewed Focus Includes Leaders Associated with Nation of Islam Head Minister Louis Farrakhan of the National of Islam is being denounced in some sectors of the mainstream media in language that has not been seen or heard since the 1980s. Those who have been seen in proximity to Farrakhan are also being excoriated, including African American members of Congress and Tamika Mallory, national co-chair of the Women’s March, who was present at the Nation of Islam’s … [Read more...] about Mainstream Media Revives Condemnation of Farrakhan
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Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing the original The Italian Job—the strange tonal genesis of Austin Powers, Top Gear and the global obsession with original Mini Coopers. In many ways, 1969's The Italian Job is a car movie in its purest form. The entire structure of the movie is based solely around a series of excuses to drive fast cars, drive cars fast, and then throw all of them off of the side of a mountain in the Alps for dramatic effect. Speaking of, the opening of this movie is without a doubt one of the greatest meaningless pleasures of cinema history, with the gradual introduction of the gorgeous orange Lamborghini Miura carelessly and confidently flung around mountain roads to a crooning Matt Monro soundtrack. Many films and series have visited these roads before and after The Italian Job, but none have seemed to capture quite as lovely … [Read more...] about Blowing The Bloody Doors Off Of The Original The Italian Job
Heroic Medics Keep Toll From Rising Even Higher; School Closings Drove Many Blacks to Leave City’ 700 Honor Editor, Historian Lerone Bennett Jr.” Bethel McKenzie Named SPJ Executive Director In Debate Over Arming Teachers, What About Race? Idea of Cultural Affinity Escapes Assigning Editors Stephanie Mehta Named Editor of Fast Company Grayson Mitchell, Reporter, Political Adviser, Dies Diversity Means Native People Telling Own Stories L.A. City Hall Exhibit Honors Black Journalists 95 Years Ago, SCOTUS Ruled Indians Aren’t White Short Takes Heroic Medics Keep Toll From Rising Even Higher; School Closings Drove Many Blacks to Leave City “During the Great Migration, Chicago was one of the most desirable destinations for African Americans seeking opportunities,” the Weekly Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, summarized Monday. “But since 2000, the city’s black population has declined by more than 250,000. … [Read more...] about Reporters Uncover ‘Real Story’ Behind Chicago’s Gun-Death Stats, Black Flight From the City
Erika Alexander has one of those signature laughs. It’s really more of a cackle. Over the phone, her effusiveness travels, just as her character Maxine Shaw’s did through five seasons of Living Single, the prototypical ’90s sitcom about four black women in Brooklyn. At one point a cultural force—the highest-rated television show among black audiences—the series has had a recent resurgence via streaming on Hulu, where its stories have aged gracefully. Alexander has since reappeared on shows like Queen Sugar and Bosch, and memorably, a bit role in Get Out. She also makes a living as a writer. Five years ago, she wrote a spec script for Mad Men and posted it on her blog, where she explained, in a post titled “Why I Wrote a Mad Men Episode With Negroes”: “I was born in the mountains of Arizona, but as a writer I don’t have a hard time imagining black and white on Madison Avenue.” Most recently, she wrote a sci-fi graphic … [Read more...] about Erika Alexander On the Legend of Maxine Shaw, Living Single, and Her Buffy Spinoff Comic
April 22nd was supposed to be a victory lap and the birth of a new movement. That day, the March for Science saw a million scientists and science lovers descend on Washington, D.C. and cities and hamlets around the world, the physical manifestation of a viral online campaign. It was the first time scientists had ever mobilized en masse as the centerpiece of movement, spurred by the Trump administration’s attacks on everything from climate change science to diversity and inclusivity. But in the six months since the signs were recycled and the white coats returned to the labs, the March for Science has been dogged by the same problems that plagued it in the run up to April 22nd. On Monday, 15 past and present march volunteers posted an open letter outlining persistent issues with the March, including its approach to inclusivity, organizational dysfunction, and mismanagement. “We are concerned about ongoing issues related to transparency, undervaluing and mismanaging volunteer … [Read more...] about What the Hell Happened to the March for Science?
Apple has lost its mojo. Their obsessive attention to detail seems to have slipped away. When Apple revived itself and found its way into everybody’s homes, hands, and wallets, it became a company that consistently met and exceeded expectations. It became a company with the resources to do virtually anything, with more cash on hand than the US government. Apple has become accustomed to making stuff that people actually want. And, while it still hits far more often than misses, its misses speak the loudest about the post-Steve Jobs Apple–a little sloppy, half-baked, and seemingly uninspired. Apple’s newer products are often flawed and puzzling, sacrificing both form and function. For a company that has built its reputation on creating and delivering vastly superior, near-perfect products, we as customers have come to expect the same. Unfortunately the Tim Cook era of Apple products just hasn’t met Apple’s own defining … [Read more...] about The Biggest Design Mistakes Apple Has Made in the Past Two Years