What's On Today - Wednesday

Everybody Saw This Coming: CBS Revamps Tone-Deaf ‘Activist’ Reality TV Show Contest … Because, Duh

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Listen: I have no experience in producing TV shows. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

But if a person were to pitch to me an idea for an America’s Next Top Model-style reality TV show where activists and their causes battled it out before a panel of celebrity judges in a competition largely decided through social media clout, I would have been scrambling for a polite way to ask: Bruh, is you crazy?… Read more

Justice for J6: Right-Wing Trump Supporters Still In Denial Of His Loss Rally For Treasonous Capitol Rioters

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There is a growing number of concerns ahead of this weekend’s right-wing rally in the nation’s capital that critics fear will become another gathering place for violent white supremacists. Organized by Look Ahead America, a campaign initiative spearheaded by former President Donald Trump’s employee Matt Braynard, the so-called Justice for J6″ rally invites people to protest in support of the hundreds of treasonous insurrectionists criminally charged in the deadly Jan.… Read more

White Editor Goes Viral For Twitter Thread About Media Racism Black Journalists Face

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Erin Overbey, an archive editor for the New Yorker, laid out an impressive thread addressing racism in legacy media outlets Tuesday afternoon. Overbey called out outlets, including her own, for the lack of diversity and polite racism. She said the masthead of leading outlets resembles an all-white country club in the 1950s.  

“White people are rarely actively racist at these publications,” tweeted Overbey. “They simply never bother to challenge the status quo—typically out of concern that they will be inconvenienced or made to feel uncomfortable.Read more

Sickle Cell Awareness: North Texas Brothers Seek Black Donors With Start Of Nonprofit

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As September 18th marks National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, there’s no better time than now to educate yourself on an issue that impacts black people at a higher rate than any other race.

If you need a place to start, North Texas brothers David and Samuel Tshiongo have opened up about their own struggles with the disease in an effort to help other families in the same situation understand more about how to stay healthy and informed.… Read more

Black Ex-Cop Who Killed A White Woman In Minneapolis Could Be Freed After Conviction Tossed

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The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a third-degree murder conviction of Mohamed Noor, the former Minneapolis Police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond on July 15, 2017.

The court agreed with the argument from the defense that the prosecution did not prove Noor acted “without regard for human life.” They also didn’t provide enough evidence to support Noor was targeting Justine Damond.

Damond called 911 to report a possible rape in her neighborhood.… Read more

New York State To Ban All Gasoline Operated Cars By 2035

In advance of Climate Week 2021, New York State Governor Hochul has announced new actions to make New York’s transportation greener. By 2035 they expect all cars on the road to be electric. As spotted on Engadget Governor Kathy Hochul today new actions to reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from the transportation sector. The […]

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