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Snoop Dogg rails against ‘Roots’ in expletive-filled video

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In the USAToday.com link below, California rapper Snoop Dogg urges black Americans to boycott the Roots mini-series remake. Snoop Dogg believes we have seen too many negative depictions of black history recently; also citing 12 Years a Slave as an example.

While appreciating Snoop Dogg’s desire to see mainstream media highlight the accomplishments of black American history, it is a harsh reality that slavery existed for hundreds of years in this country and there are still many stories that have not been told.

In this era we are lucky to see comedic and dramatic depictions of black Americans in shows like Blackish, The Carmichael Show, House of Lies, How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal and even Empire

While slave movies/shows are hard to watch they are a part of American history. A part of American history that is often avoided in classrooms…

Source: Snoop Dogg rails against ‘Roots’ in expletive-filled video

Report: Apple extending iPhone product cycle

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At one point, iPhone launches were as predictable as the changing seasons. They launch a smartphone (iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6), then follow up with the slightly improved “S” model (4s, 5s, 6s).

That schedule could change. According to a report from Asia’s Nikkei, Apple is going to extend the product cycle of its flagship device where a revamped version of the iPhone will launch every three years instead of two years…

Source: Report: Apple extending iPhone product cycle

77 killed, hundreds hurt in Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake

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Ecuador’s Risk Management Agency said 10,000 armed forces were deployed to the coastal areas hit hardest by the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday night…

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Source: 77 killed, hundreds hurt in Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake

The Battle for New York’s Key Voting Blocs in the Primaries – The New York Times

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A look at where the candidates are competing for votes. Interesting to see where primary candidates have the best opportunities to earn votes. Click the link below.

Source: The Battle for New York’s Key Voting Blocs in the Primaries – The New York Times

Caitlyn Jenner named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year – NY Daily News

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So in news that seems like its coming straight from the twilight zone, Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner will be named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. Jenner has not even been a full blown woman for a year, but that is besides the point. Think of all the women that are on the front lines fighting for gender equality, wage equality and fighting against domestic violence who do not receive this honor

While Jenner is a hero to the transgender community which needs all of our support, her struggle does not mirror that of the average transgender. Jenner’s wealth and access to everything she needed to undergo this transition is what the average transgender struggles with on a day to day basis.

The magazine is also honoring actress Reese Witherspoon, ballerina Misty Copeland, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team and five women who lost loved ones in the Charleston, S.C. church massacre.

What do you guys think? Does Jenner belong in this company?

Source: Caitlyn Jenner named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year – NY Daily News

Carmelo Anthony on the Media Machine, Knicks and Staying Sane in NYC: Stay Melo

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Carmelo Anthony is back after an injury filled season. No one can deny Melo’s ability to set the Garden court on fire with his scoring but can that translate to wins for the New York Knicks this season. VICE Sports gives us a peak at Melo behind the scenes.

Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers

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Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers

Guard Monta Ellis is headed to the Indiana Pacers. Ellis turned down more money from the Kings whose franchise is messier than a blind kid playing with water colors…

Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers.