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China & Uighurs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
With the controversy, Oliver remained cognizant of China's ability to deflect their own atrocities by retorting the ongoing racial injustices in the US stemming from the death of George Floyd "It's also completely possible for two things to be wrong at the same time," he said adding, "Human rights should be completely non-negotiable." Last Week[...]
5 More Pride Items to Show Your Wrath This Month
The May 25 video-recorded killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis re-awakened a protest movement across America In addition to fighting institutionalized racism and police brutality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement demands that we rethink the role of police in our society Racism, discrimination, and violence against minorities have long been a shameful reality[...]
Terry Crews in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Image: NBCUniversal)
Conversations about and protests against police brutality and systemic racism resulting from the killing of George Floyd continue across the country and around the world, requiring "police series" such as NBC's long-running comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take a long, hard look at how they portray law enforcement Speaking to Access on Tuesday, star Terry Crews[...]
The Rookie (ABC/Christopher Willard)
In light of the killing of George Floyd and the worldwide protests over police brutality and racism, broadcast networks, cablers, and streaming services are having to take a long and critical look at how the police, police work, and community interactions are being portrayed With ABC's The Rookie set to return for a third season[...]
Riot Games Throws Shade At Blizzard With "Teamfight Tactics" News
Last week, a Riot Games executive officially resigned from the company after being placed on leave over comments he made about George Floyd If you're not familiar with the story, last week the now-former Global Head of Consumer Products, Ron Johnson, posted a now-deleted Facebook post about Floyd and the media's coverage of his death[...]
8:46 - Dave Chappelle (Image: Netflix)
For those who thought Dave Chappelle didn't have some thoughts about the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers and the resulting protests, the comedian corrected that world view in a big way early Friday morning The Netflix-produced special 8:46 (the length of time police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his[...]
Riot Games Sues Riot Squad For Trademark Infringement
Riot Games has placed one of their staff on leave after coming under fire from a post they made online about George Floyd The story originated from Vice who picked up a now-deleted Facebook post from Ron Johnson, who if you're not familiar with him, is the Global Head of Consumer Products at Riot Games[...]
Live PD logo (Image: A&E)
The other police show dropped on Wednesday, with A&E announcing that it was canceling its highly-rated police reality series Live PD in light of the killing of George Floyd by four Minnesota police officers and the global protests against police brutality that resulted The cable network and series producer Big Fish Entertainment made the decision,[...]
November 11, 2018 - Avondale, Arizona, USA: Darrell Wallace, Jr (43) battles for position during the Can-Am 500(k) at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Grindstone Media Group / Shutterstock.com)
Another major societal shift took place across the pop culture landscape on Wednesday, with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announcing via a statement posted to social media that "the display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties." The move comes in response to protests against[...]
Cops Season 33 Canceled by Paramount, Ending 6-Year Run at Network
In light of continued protests against police brutality following the killing of George Floyd by four Minnesota police officers, Paramount Network made the decision last Friday to postpone the 33rd season premiere of long-running reality series Cops (airing Ghostbusters in its Monday, June 8 timeslot instead) At the time of the announcement, the network didn't have[...]
Karl Urban as Butcher in The Boys (Image: Amazon Studios).
The incident was caught on video and quickly went viral, with protests taking place around the world over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and against police brutality against the Black community. Karl Urban as Butcher in The Boys (Image: Amazon Studios). Except in Trump's world, it's always about blaming the victim[...]
Terry Crews on the Future of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
In wake of the protests that resulted from the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, Crews was asked how the national spotlight on and protests over police brutality would be addressed by the series moving forward While it was still too early for specific details, he did reveal that the team discussed[...]
The BTS Army Are Mercenaries for Change - Carpool Karaoke Bonus Clip
When the story of the protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality is written, I hope that the contribution of K-pop fans from the cross the globe is included Over the weekend, BTS announced that the uber-popular South Korean band had donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement Well, the[...]
Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen (Image: HBO).
One quick note: my plan is to start off these visits with something a little more light-hearted and end them with a section we're starting next week called "Extra Cheese." But for this week, in light of the killing for George Floyd and the protests that resulted from his killing, I'm holding off on a[...]