Towards the end, he fronts up to the issue of consent, reminding his audience that he sought consent from the women involved, but acknowledging (indirectly, via jokes about a similarity between the sounds of female sexual pleasure and slaves singing “Negro spirituals” in the fields) that that may not have been enough. This not-quite apology – heavier on self-pity than concern for the women involved – won’t be enough for those outraged by CK’s behaviour. But it’s all we’re getting, and at least it’s consistent with CK’s unsentimental worldview, which sees us all as amoral screw-ups struggling to get from cradle to grave with some shreds of dignity intact. … [Read more...] about Sincerely Louis CK review – standup returns with not-quite apology
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In a statement sent to Breitbart News, the president of Students for Life of America, Kristan Hawkins, said that while acknowledging the racist roots of Planned Parenthood is an important first step, it is ultimately meaningless “unless you also acknowledge that the racist practices of Planned Parenthood continue to this day, since Planned Parenthood continues to target black and Hispanic babies for abortion by the placement of their abortion vendor locations in minority neighborhoods.” … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Acknowledges Its ‘Racist Roots’ and Eugenics of Founder Margaret Sanger
Kojo would like to see this ability to work different audiences put to better use. "I would like to see black comics on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow." (One out of 24 acts – Ava Vidal – in its first series was black.) "Or Live at the Apollo: there's hardly any representation of black comics there." He blames the larger talent agencies, whose acts populate those shows. "How many of those agencies have black talent on their books?" He has a point: of the 80 comic acts listed as clients on big-hitter Avalon's website, none are black; there is one Asian act. A call to the agency confirms this. "Those agencies have to sign at least one black person," Kojo argues. "Otherwise, we're playing the Comedy Store, but it never means anything and we never progress." … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
He said: 'I just want to say something as I can, as one of the only black people on this show, it is so important that we all keep talking. It really is. People meet me in the street and ask me how I feel about it. … [Read more...] about Andi Peters praises ITV for ‘getting more black faces on television’ as he prepares to take the helm of Lorraine Kelly’s talk show
Biden's social media post continued: "Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign." … [Read more...] about US election: Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as presidential running mate