Occasionally football acts as a springboard for conversations that affect society as a whole. That happened in Brazil at the weekend. Before Fluminense hosted Bahia in the Maracanã, the two clubs’ managers embraced on the touchline wearing matching anti-racism T-shirts. Both men are black. It should not be remarkable to see two black managers leading teams in the top flight of Brazilian football. Yet, in a country where more than half of the population identifies as black or mixed race, only two Série A managers do. Their T-shirts were emblazoned with the logo of the Observatório da Discriminação Racial no Futebol, an organisation that campaigns tirelessly to rid the game of racism. “I know what I represent, as Fluminense manager, for people of our colour,” said Marcão in his pre-match press conference. Some people in Brazil still claim that race has no bearing on a person’s life chances, but that could not be further from the … [Read more...] about Black football managers join forces in Maracanã to condemn racism in Brazil
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Kim Kardashian dressed daughter North in traditional jewelry as the entire family visited a historic temple in Armenia. The 38-year-old reality star was seen walking alongside her six-year-old daughter who wore a large necklace with matching earrings and headpiece as they headed to the Temple of Garni. They were also joined by three-year-old son Saint and nine-year-old nephew as they all wore black at the mother church of the the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia and the former Soviet Union - which was built in 77AD - on Wednesday. Big day: Kim Kardashian was seen walking alongside her six-year-old daughter who wore a large necklace with matching earrings and headpiece as they headed into Etchmiadzin Cathedral in the capital of Vagharshapat Kim's 19-month-old daughter Chicago was also seen arriving as she was carried along by a nanny. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Kim and Kourtney Kardashian visit Armenian President Armen... Kris … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian dresses daughter North in matching necklace and huge earrings as family wear all black while visiting Temple of Garni in Armenia
Hollywood has always had a problem with death. Yes, it’s a hugely effective plot device when you need to ramp up the drama. But it’s inconvenient when you kill off your main character and thereby boost demand among audiences to see them reappear. The prequel, cloning, time travel, magic and alternative universes have all been used in science fiction and fantasy to bring back beloved mainstays of 20th and 21st-century Hollywood, with different degrees of success. Most fans of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley would wish she had never returned as a freaky xenomorph-infused clone of herself in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s tacky and implausible Alien Resurrection, but few Lord of the Rings heads took issue with Ian McKellen’s Gandalf returning with shiny ironed tresses a few shades paler after his battle with the Balrog in The Return of the King. Is bringing back dead characters artistically acceptable in the Marvel universe? The jury is still out. The resurrection of … [Read more...] about Bringing back Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man for the Black Widow movie is cheating
They were found by the postman; two young children home alone. They spent most of the day in a police station before social services took over. Eventually they found themselves in our home. Like so many children taken into emergency foster care, they looked frozen – like rabbits caught in the glare of car headlights on a dark night. It wasn’t until the next day that one of them spoke. Dummy? My wife offered one but he shook his head. The other child helped: “in-dum-my”. With Google’s help we discovered that Indomie was a brand of instant noodles popular with children from Western African countries. A bowlful was rustled up and the barriers began to come down. This experience brought home to me the need for a greater diversity of carers. These shellshocked children should have had carers from their own community who would have known better how to understand and look after them. The problematic lack of diversity in carers from black, Asian and minority … [Read more...] about Black boys wait too long to be adopted. Is the system institutionally racist?
Bill Cosby has not seen his wife Camille since last September when he began his prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home near Philadelphia in 2004, DailyMailTV can reveal. But he has received private messages of support from celebrities including Quincy Jones and Spike Lee, who sent his love to the couple just last week. These are just some of the revelations made today by Cosby's spokesperson, confidante and sole prison visitor, Andrew Wyatt, as the entertainer's legal team prepares to file their appeal against his conviction on Wednesday. Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV Wyatt described Cosby as a man who continues to protest his innocence, who has adapted 'amazingly' to life in what he calls 'the iron box' and who is confident that he will be 'vindicated.' Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby's wife Camille, 75, has not visited him in prison since he began his sentence in September, DailyMailTV can reveal. He is pictured arriving to court with … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby’s wife Camille has NEVER visited him in prison but Spike Lee and Quincy Jones have both sent messages of support, rapist’s only visitor reveals on eve of appeal