Wed Open Thread | Black Panther: When the movie is LIT

For the culture, y’all…..Wakanda Forever!

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Tuesday Open Thread | Black Panther: #WakandaStyle

We asked you all to share your “Black Panther” style using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you did not disappoint.

Black people across the diaspora celebrated showed up in their flyest attire to celebrate the monumental release of Black Panther over the weekend.

We asked our audience to send in their Black Panther looks over the weekend, using the hashtag #OkayWakandaStyle, and you all truly delivered—like seriously, y’all did that.

We received several submissions of festively dressed folks—families, friends and couples alike—who displayed pure black pride in their African-Inspired attire.

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Monday Open Thread | ‘Black Panther’ Bounds to Record-Shattering $218M

Black Panther,” Marvel’s first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That’s the fifth biggest opening of all time.

The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too.

It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and “The Fate of the Furious,” which opened to $98 million last April.

Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend. The film brought in an opening of $361 million around the world.

“Black Panther” also shattered the record for an opening in February, which belonged to “Deadpool,” the R-rated superhero film from 20th Century Fox that brought in $132 million when it opened in 2016.

It is the second biggest opening for a Marvel Studios film, behind 2012’s “The Avengers.” It out paced other huge hits like “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3.” It is the studio’s 18th straight number one opening.

The record-breaking weekend is watershed moment for Hollywood. With “Black Panther” reaching box office heights that have eluded other African-American titles, the film’s totals could impact change in the industry by encouraging diversity in front of and behind the camera.

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Sunday Open Thread

Have a BLESSED Sunday, Everyone.

OH HAPPY DAY!

Love seeing & hearing our youth praise GOD. Fill us with the light of day.



JOYFUL, JOYFUL

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Saturday Open Thread

oHappy Saturday, Everyone. Enjoy your weekend with family & friends.

I’ve been watching TCM AKA Tuner Classic Movies. They are doing a countdown of Oscar winning movies.

1939 movie clip from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. 1939, folks. Seem familiar?

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Breaking: Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russians for election meddling

(CNN) Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced.

In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

Mueller has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as any connections between Russia and Trump campaign associates.

Beginning as early as 2014, the Russian organization Internet Research Agency began operations to interfere with the US political system, including the 2016 elections, according to the indictment, which was released by Mueller’s office Friday.

The defendants allegedly posed as US persons, created false US personas, and operated social media pages and groups designed to attract US audiences, the indictment reads.

The Internet Research Agency had a “strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system” including the election, according to the indictment.

Russians posted “derogatory information about a number of candidates,” and by mid-2016 they supported Trump and disparaged Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. They bought ads and communicated with “unwitting” people tied to Trump campaign and others to coordinate political activities.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will announce the multiple indictments against Russian nationals and entities Friday afternoon, according to a Justice Department source.

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Speaker Paul Ryan’s Comments on Mass Shootings: Chris Hayes Rolls “Supercut”

ICYM Chris Hayes ran a “Supercut” of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comments on current and past mass shootings in America.

He’s parroting NRA talking points are breath-taking, and really illustrate the GOP’s stance on guns, and their blatant disregard for victims of the ugly mass shootings and murders.

“Second Amendment rights,” “Mental Illness,” “Not the time for Knee-jerk reactions,” Take a break and collect the fact,” “We want to protect law-abiding citizens”

Sounds familiar?

Speaker Paul Ryan is the top recipient of NRA contributions.

Paul Ryan:  $171,977, Republican
Wisconsin, District 1 18

Look here for NRA contributions to top GOP LAWMAKERS

Anyone beholden to the NRA, are never going to serve the greater good for Americans’ safety from these weapons of war killing innocent children and other Americans.

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