Speaking Monday at a rally outside the South Loop police station, Ariel Atkins said: “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats, that makes sure that person has clothes.” … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter activist defends Chicago looting as ‘REPARATIONS’ & says it doesn’t matter as stores ‘have insurance’
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He said: 'I just want to say something as I can, as one of the only black people on this show, it is so important that we all keep talking. It really is. People meet me in the street and ask me how I feel about it. … [Read more...] about Andi Peters praises ITV for ‘getting more black faces on television’ as he prepares to take the helm of Lorraine Kelly’s talk show
As a result, black comedy on TV is severely rationed. "It's one in, one out," says Amos. "Richard Blackwood had his own show, then Jocelyn Jee Esien had hers [Little Miss Jocelyn]. But I can't remember when two black comics were ever on TV at the same time." BBC3's hidden camera show 3 Non-Blondes, featuring Esien, got two series in 2003 and 2004, as well as rave reviews; but its performers decided against a third series when they became too well known (the comedy depended on disguise). In his standup set, Amos jokes that he'll only ever get a TV show when Lenny Henry dies. ("We all have a version of that joke," says Crawford, ruefully.) Because there are so few black comics on TV, each performer shoulders the fortunes of the whole scene. So when 2004 series The Crouches flopped, "the BBC pulled back and said, 'We can't do black sitcom'," says Le Mar. "That's too much pressure. Why do we always have to be fantastic, or die?" … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
Women of color, particularly progressives, might feel torn. Perhaps they will be excited. Harris is sharp, strategic and witty, undoubtedly qualified to be vice-president of the United States. She graduated from a historically Black college and belongs to a prestigious Black sorority. A biracial woman with Jamaican and Indian heritage, we have seen her break color barriers and shatter glass ceilings, even though poor, Black women have felt and swept the falling shards. … [Read more...] about Why Black progressive women feel torn about Kamala Harris
He said: "It’s great they have asked me to do it. I’m chuffed. It’s a real break from tradition and it's a great statement from the channel about getting more black faces on television in lead roles as opposed to support roles, which is really important and we mustn’t shy away from that fact. … [Read more...] about Andi Peters praises ITV for ‘getting more black faces on TV’ as he takes Lorraine Kelly job