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Summer liked Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: The Next Voice You Hear… (“Sorry to Bother You”)
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CB’S POV: The Next Voice You Hear… (“Sorry to Bother You”)

It’s difficult to quickly describe Sorry to Bother You, starting with the title: is it a nod to a telemarketer’s lame excuse for trying to sell you something you neither want or need, or is it the filmmakers ironically talking to the audience, trying to jar them from their complacency? It’s definitely science…See More
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CB’S POV: The Next Voice You Hear… (“Sorry to Bother You”)

It’s difficult to quickly describe Sorry to Bother You, starting with the title: is it a nod to a telemarketer’s lame excuse for trying to sell you something you neither want or need, or is it the filmmakers ironically talking to the audience, trying to jar them from their complacency? It’s definitely science…See More
Jul 20
ARCELIUS SCOTT replied to Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: Who You Gonna Call This Time? (“Ghostbusters”)
"I had preconceived notions about this LADY ghostbusters but it proved me wrong. I'm a huge fan of original movies but this was a very funny and entertaining addition to the GB franchise."
Mar 9
Leah Ashton replied to Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: Who You Gonna Call This Time? (“Ghostbusters”)
"I actually liked this movie. I didn't feel that it was as bad as it was reviewed by some. This was supposed to be about a new class of Ghostbusters, hence them all being female. Now was Ray Winston a scientist like the rest of the guys, i…"
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Ronald T. Jones liked Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: The REAL “Dark Knight” (“Black Panther”)
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Summer liked Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: The REAL “Dark Knight” (“Black Panther”)
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CB’S POV: The REAL “Dark Knight” (“Black Panther”)

In a recent article in The Daily Beast, it was suggested that Marvel’s first superhero movie, over 20 years ago, featured a black superhero—Blade. Despite…See More
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Calling a Spade a Mardonalian (Part 2)

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 8:51am 1 Comment

Sometimes, racism in SF is subtext rather than context. In E.E. Smith’s The Skylark of Space, the heroes are Earth’s best and brightest despite, when told by a malevolent entity there are many ways it could kill them, responding, “Name one!” Upon arrival on the planet Osnome they rescue an airship being attacked by flying monsters. The passengers of the ship are humanoids whose skin color is “a dark, livid… green.” In appreciation for their efforts the Terrans are given “slaves,” seven… Continue

Calling a Spade a Mardonalian (Part 1)

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 10:57pm 2 Comments

In his essay “Why Blacks Should Read (and Write) Science Fiction” (in Sheree Thomas’ anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora) Charles R. Saunders says, “The human imagination manifests itself in stories. Those same stories become legends, myths, the defining elements of a culture… We need to contribute to our culture’s overall mythology… and provide positive alternatives to the stereotypes that continue to plague us within that… Continue

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Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 21, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity, Human Rights, Politics

Charles Blow revealed his own assault experiences on CNN. It was courageous but not hard to believe, as every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted; 15 persons per day.…
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Fallback Disk...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 20, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A group of researchers recently observed a mysterious infrared emission coming from near a pulsar in NASA's Hubble Space telescope data. This animation depicts one possible source of the emission: a "fallback disk" or a disk that formed from materials of the parent star falling back into the neutron star after a supernova. Credit: ESA/N. Tr’Ehnl (Pennsylvania State University)/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Infrared, Neutron Stars, Neutrons,…

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The Enslavement of the "Black Art Movement"

Posted by Turtel Onli on September 19, 2018 at 8:30am 0 Comments

During the heady days of the Black Cultural revolution in Chicago, there was a lot of art dealing with this hope and concept.  The mainstream galleries, Black art curators, historians and critics mostly stayed away from it.  Then once certain major players in this died in came the White parasites.  One a college professor the other a Jewish art dealer.  Both swooped in making deals to sell works, with the other building a entire career path for herself.  Now they are the accepted go-to authorities of this movement. That they treat as a dead slave on their plantations. "The Black Art Movement" now produces no revenue or power for the people it were supposed to benefit.

And all of this happened due to the "Black on Black boycott" that allowed non-Blacks to walk in a take it to the bank.  WHen Black do not support and endorse its own positives others come in later to reap its resources, power & wealth.

Sort of like Jazz, The Blues, Peanut Butter and Hip…

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Schrödinger's Temperatures...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 19, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A new uncertainty principle holds that quantum objects can be at two temperatures at once, which is similar to the famous Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, in which a cat in a box with a radioactive element can be both alive and dead. Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Nanotechnology, Schrödinger's cat, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics…

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Tunable Quantum States...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 18, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

When the researchers turn an external magnetic field in different directions (indicated with arrows), they change the orientation of the linear electron flow above the kagome (six-fold) magnet, as seen in these electron wave interference patterns on the surface of a topological quantum kagome magnet. Each pattern is created by a particular direction of the external magnetic field applied on the sample.

Image by M. Z. Hasan, Jia-Xin Yin, Songtian Sonia Zhang, Princeton University…

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Textbook...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 17, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, History, Human Rights

Republicans: Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party. In 1860, it came to power with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. The party presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction and was harried by internal factions and scandals toward the end of the 19th century. Today, the party supports a conservative platform (from an American political perspective), with further foundations in supply-side fiscal policies,…
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Cynical Capitalism...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 14, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: AARP, which up to this moment, I didn't realize was so "woke."

Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Star Trek

The home world of the Ferengi species is…
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Apokolips...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on September 13, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Existentialism, Global Warming, Politics

Apokolips is a fictional planet appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The planet is ruled by Darkseid, established in Jack Kirby's Fourth World comic book series, and…
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