Get ready boys and girls for the ride of your life when “Black Panther,” rolls across your screen.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda. He soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje Wakanda’s special force to prevent a world war.
So if you haven’t seen “Captain America: Civil War,” go see it before checking this movie out.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Martin Freeman.
The film opens full blast on February 9, 2017. Check your local listings for theaters and showtimes.
Skeletons keep coming out of the closet amidst allegations of years of sexual misconduct involving Harvey Weinstein and some high powered women.
Gweneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Lysette Anythony are just a few who have come forward with information on their encounters with Weinstein.
But also along with accusers, there are some that think women dressing provocatively may led to their attack.
Designer Donna Karan expressed her feelings on Weinstein and women.
“How do we present ourselves as women?” Karan was reported as saying at an awards ceremony Sunday evening in response to a question about the accusations against Weinstein. “What are we asking? Are we asking for it? By presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? What are we throwing out to our children today? About how to dance, how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?”
She later told the New York Times, “It’s not Harvey Weinstein, you look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble.”
Not cool Donna Karan.
As you can imagine, her remarks caused a firestorm of criticism. TV host Megyn Kelly and actresses Mia Farrow and Rose McGowen have said they will stop buying Donna Karan products, and an online petition with more than 8,000 signatures is demanding Nordstrom drop DKNY and other Donna Karan-branded apparel, bedding and accessories.
Karan, of course tried to do some damage control by apologizing, “I believe that sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual,” she said in a statement released by her publicists. “I am truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim.”
Actress Mayim Biayik has also been labeled for victim bashing when she condemned a culture that puts women in situations like the ones Weinstein’s accusers found themselves in. However, after including a portion about how she’s avoided Hollywood harassment for so long, many who read the piece are accusing her of blaming the victims for their own assaults.
Many took her words as evidence that she was shaming the women who fell victim for the way they dressed or acted.
No one has the right to touch or violate you no matter how you are dressed. You also have the right to say “No” even if you were heading in that direction and changed your mind. Even as a wife, if you don’t want to engage in sex and you’re forcibly made to have scent your husband, it is also rape. Marriage is not a pass.
Men remember if a woman says “No,” it doesn’t mean she really is saying “Yes.” And having sexual contact with a woman who inebriated or unconscious is also rape.
Rape is not a joke and should not be handled that way.
We all know Wendy gives it to you “straight, no chaser.”
But she may have gone over the line this time.
On Monday, Williams was discussing the rapper “Nelly” and his alleged rape charges and basically blamed the rape victim.
“Well, you know, as a girl you don’t know what that feeling is like, use or not use a condom. All I’m saying is, she’s saying he didn’t use,” Williams said on her show Monday.
“She’s also claiming he kicked her off the tour bus, afterwards, and threw $100 at her. If she hadn’t put herself in this situation this would not have happened, allegedly.”
Check it out at the 9:30 mark.
Nelly was arrested early Saturday for second degree rape and released a short time later, after a 21-year-old woman claimed she was raped on the rapper’s tour bus in a Walmart lot in Washington. According to TMZ, she met Nelly at a club before joining him for an after-party on the bus. Once there, she says he tried to have sex with her and she said no. She claims he told her to “shut up” and proceeded to have sex with her without protection, despite her objections.
Williams also took Nelly to task as well.
“Well, the problem is … that you can’t party the way you read about Nelly,” she said. “You didn’t grow up in the rolling stone times. Nelly is a rapper from the ’90s and into the 2000s, but still that’s relatively close to what we’re living in right now regarding internet, cell phones, litigious behavior on the part of people who don’t deserve it.”
Dove, which is owned by British-Dutch company Unilever, has long had an ad campaign that highlights women’s diversity, but they have criticized for missing the mark before. For example, a 2011 appeared to indicate a product could wash black skin white.
Several people are unemployed today for asking Black customers to pay for their meals in advance.
At the Denny’s in Federal Way, Washington, 4 young Black men, who were waiting to be seated for more than 10 minutes, even though the restaurant was almost empty. Additionally, 2 other White males were seated AFTER the arrival of the young men.
Palmer Pelham and his wife were enjoying their meal when they observed the encounter between the young men and the waitress.
“A few minutes after we sat down four young African American Men walk in to eat,” Pelham recalled. “They have to wait about 10 minutes even though the restaurant is empty to be seated. Two other single white men come in and are seated immediately. My wife and I order and our server goes back to kitchen. Finally she go over the table of the young men and takes their orders. She brings our food out and we start eating. The server comes out of the back about 5 minutes later and walks over the the young men’s table with their order slips. She then asks for them to pay before the cook will prepare their food. She says that she has had several people order food and leave without paying so her manager said she had to have them pay first.”
Palmer said that the boy asked to speak to the manager and the employee caught an attitude and went to get the manager.
“The manager was shaking his head and wagged his finger at her. He then walked over to a computer in another part of the restaurant and started typing on it,” he wrote. “The young men did not make a scene or disrupt other people. They were complaining a little bit but quietly. I tell them when the manager comes to ask why my wife and I did not have to pay for our meals in advance or show our money.”
Palmer then said that boy ended up getting the server together and accused her of being a racist.
Denny’s has released the following statement.
“We are deeply disappointed and outraged by the situation that took place at our independently-owned franchise restaurant in Federal Way, Washington. Denny’s has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. This type of behavior is unacceptable for any reason and is clearly inconsistent with our practices and policies. After a swift investigation, the employees involved in this incident are no longer employed by our franchise and no longer a part of the Denny’s system.”
I have said time and time again “Don’t let Trump get your a** whipped or lose your job.”
Abby Patterson, 20, left her family’s Lumberton, N.C. home on the morning of September 5, 2017 and has not been seen since.
According to her mother, Patterson got into an old, brown Buick.
Her disappearance follows the grisly deaths of three other women whose remains were found within a three block radius in Lumberton.
The body of Christina Bennett, 32, was found on April 18 inside an abandoned home in Lumberton. On that same day, the remains of Rhonda Jones, 36, was found in a nearby trash container. Megan Oxendine, 28, was interviewed by a local news station at the time Jones’ body was discovered. Weeks later, on June 3, 2017, her remains were found about 500 feet away from the other women’s remains.
The police do not believe that Patterson’s disappearance is connected to the previous murders.
Police say that they have identified the man who was last seen with Patterson.
They have not released the name of the man or say whether he’s considered a person of interest in the case.
“We’re still talking to him,” Lumberton Police Department Captain Terry Parker said to Fox News.
We think it’s someone she knew, but we’re not sure,” according to Parker.
Samantha Lovette, Patterson’s mother has said it’s highly unlikely that her daughter would voluntarily cut all contact with her family.
“When she didn’t come home after an hour, I called her cell phone and it went straight to voicemail.”
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the location of Patterson. Anyone with information on her whereabouts or on the deaths of Bennett, Jones and Oxendine is urged to call the Lumberton Police Department at (910) 671-3845.
I’ll be praying for this young woman’s safe return.