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Petition: Fans launch petition to switch a Confederate Monument to one of Missy Elliott In Her Hometown

Residents in Missy Elliott’s home town of Portsmouth, Virginia, don’t just want a Confederate monument to be taken down—they want it to be replaced with one of the hip-hop icon.The petition—addressed to the city’s mayor, vice mayor and members of city council, reads
Before she was “Missy Misdemeanor” she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth’s lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave.

Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it? I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it. So far, it’s been signed by about 25,000 people. You can go here to read the whole thing.
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Peep The ‘Justice League’ Actors Intense Workout Regimens

This past Monday, Momoa, Ben Affleck and Ray Miller sat down with E! News and the subject of their training came up and it sounds pretty crazy. “You’re playing the character and you gotta look like a hero,” said Affleck . “It’s gotta be believable.” Momoa revealed that they had what he called “an amazing gym” on set, while Fisher explained some of what each actor was trying to accomplish.
“Ezra’s working on agility and mobility, Jason is leaning and shredding, I’m trying to get big like a college athlete,” related Ray Fisher. “It’s worth saying that most of the muscles in that gym belong to the Themyscirans, the Amazons in there.” Men’s Health reports that at least a couple of the superheroes are as buff as they are thanks to trainer Mark Twight. For each client, Twight said it all comes down to teaching them about movement and proper techniques—not just sculpting their end appearance as quickly as possible. His goal is “to create a culture of physicality on these productions that will…

Tech Spotlight: Razer Gaming Smartphone

After acquiring phone maker Nextbit in 2016, Razer set out to work on creating something that ticks all the boxes when it comes to a gamer’s needs. Here’s a rundown of the tech that makes the Razer Phone tick: DISPLAY
Enjoy a stunning screen backed by UltraMotion™ technology that delivers refresh rates up to 120 Hz. This means, zero lag or stuttering—just fluid, buttery smooth motion content for you to enjoy. And with a Quad HD display boasting wide color gamut, everything looks vibrant and sharp.
With Dolby ATMOS, enjoy a cinematic sound experience all around you reproduced through front-firing speakers and dual amplifiers. And when you’re listening with headphones, hardware certified by THX guarantees audiophile quality sound for your entertainment.
Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM, get the ultimate viewing and gaming experience, backed by superior battery life …

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Speaks On The Disparity of Colonialism

Chadwick Boseman is probably most famous for being the Black Panther (first in Captain America: Civil War, next in his own upcoming movie), but he’s also a Harvard-educated guy and has clearly put a lot of thought into portraying the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first black superhero with their own movie. Case in point, the accent he uses for the character; it turns out, there was a lot going on in the decision, as Boseman himself explained to CNET.

People think about how race has affected the world. It’s not just in the States. Colonialism is the cousin of slavery. Colonialism in Africa would have it that, in order to be a ruler, his [Black Panther’s] education comes from Europe. I wanted to be completely sure that we didn’t convey that idea because that would be counter to everything that Wakanda is about. It’s supposed to be the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. If it’s supposed to not have been conquered—which means that advancement has happened without colonialis…

Under Armour Celebrates Microsoft's Xbox One X Release With a Steph Curry Sneaker

To celebrate the launch of Xbox One X and the all-new Curry 4 from Under Armour, a showcase of premium design, innovation and performance has united to become the Xbox One X and Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit. Led by Xbox and Under Armour, in collaboration with Stance, V-MODA, and Incase, the Xbox One X and Curry 4 “More Power” VIP Kit is inspired by today’s top athletes, entertainers, and influencers who enjoy playing video games and want the best experience possible. “The Xbox One X ‘More Power‘ VIP Kit is a dream for sneakerheads, gamers, entertainment enthusiasts, and lifestyle aficionados. We have the custom Curry 4 “More Power” colorway inspired by the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, paired with the console itself, the super-premium Xbox One Elite controllers and the best products in their respective categories from Stance, V-MODA, and Incase in a single package,” said Aaron Greenberg, GM Xbox Marketing. “We’re excited to see the reaction and look forward to seeing th…

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel "Thew Major Shade" During A City Council Meeting Before Chance the Rapper Took the Mic

Things got a little testy at a city council meeting today in Chicago.Moments before Chance the Rapper took the mic at the meeting, the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, apparently got up and left (which Chance noticed). Chance started his speech by saying, “I guess the mayor had to step out when I came up, but it’s cool, it’s cool because I’m here to talk to you guys right now.” Chance was there to oppose the city spending $95 million on a new police academy, and said that the city should instead be investing in public schools. Chance recently gave Chicago Public Schools $1,000,000 out of his own pocket, and argued that it’s the schools and local students that need resources like a pool and museum—items that are apparently in the budget for the police academy.

Plans for the police academy have been controversial. From The Chicago Reader:
The training compound would occupy a 30.4-acre site along Chicago Avenue between Pulaski and Kilbourn and include a swimming and diving pool, driving co…

The New Proposed GOP Tax Plan Singles Out NBA Star Steph Curry

The newly proposed GOP tax plan has been a hot topic lately. Who will it help? Who will it hurt? We’ll let the political experts debate over that. What we know for sure about this plan is that it oddly mentions one—and only one—U.S. citizen: NBA player Stephen Curry.

Here’s the excerpt where Curry’s name appears:

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes specific safeguards to prevent tax avoidance and help ensure taxpayers of all income levels play by the rules under this new fairer, simpler tax system. Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop.

Curry responded to this political cameo in a post-game interview on ESPN saying: “It was weird … but mama I made it!”

One has to wonder why the folks on The Hill have Steph Curry on their mind. Perhaps they haven’t forgotten the very public feud be…

Kendrick Lamar & U2 Team Up For New Single

U2 just released a new single from their upcoming album Songs of Experience featuring Kendrick Lamar called Get Out of Your Way. This new offering from the iconic rock band is equal parts love song and political commentary, punctuated by K-Dot’s lyrical sermonette at the end–a tongue-in-cheek interpolation of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, delivered in a way that recalls the intro to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy. He announces:

Blessed are the arrogant, for there is the kingdom of their own company/Blessed are the superstars/For the magnificence in their light/We understand better our own insignificance/Blessed are the filthy rich/For you can only truly own what you give away/Like your pain.
This is not the first U2-Kendrick collab we’ve seen this year. U2 previously appeared on the track XXX from Kendrick’s DAMN. album. U2’s Songs of Experience is scheduled for release on December 1.

Listen to the new track below: