Saturday, June 6, 2020

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from June 1st to 6th, 2020 - Update #26

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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From CDC:   The Centers for Disease Control has a "COVID Data Tracker."

From YahooNews:  Why does COVID-19 kill some people and hardly affects others?

From YahooNews:  Yahoo has a dedicated page of links updating news about COVID-19.

From Deadline:  The news site "Deadline" has a dedicated page for news about coronavirus and the film, TV, and entertainment industries.

From TheNewYorker:  The venerable magazine has a dedicate COVID-19 page free to all readers.

From YahooNews:  Re: the federal government's response to COVID-19: What if the most important election of our lifetime was the last one - 2016?

From YahooLife:  What is "happy hypoxia?"  And do you have this COVID-19 symptom?

From JuanCole:  Remeber when President Donald went crazy and suggested that we ingest household cleaning supplies and UV light to fight COVID-19.  Here is the video and commentary from Juan Cole.

From TheIntercept:  The federal government has ramped up security and police-related spending in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, including issuing contracts for riot gear, disclosures show. The purchase orders include requests for disposable cuffs, gas masks, ballistic helmets, and riot gloves...

From NPR:  A sad milestone: over 100,000 American have died due to COVID-19.

From TheAtlanticThe Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying. The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.

From YahooEntertainment:  In the ongoing saga of Broadway star Nick Cordero's battle against coronavirus/COVID-19, his wife, Amanda Kloots, has been told to say goodbye to him.


SPORTS - From YahooNews:  PGA pro (Justin Riegel, 38) dies in on-course accident; here's how you can help his family

MOVIES - From DigitalSpy:  Director Ridley Scott teases a new film in his "Alien" franchise.

RACE-SPORTS - From People:  Retired NFL tight end Martellus Bennett says that the NFL is racist and is build on the back of black athletes.

BLM-CELEBRITY - From IndieWire:  Jordan Peele, Edgar Wright, and Guillermo del Toro are among the directors supporting actor John Boyega ("Star Wars") in the wake of his June 3rd "Black Lives Matter" speech in London.  He'll have work as an actor.

BLM-MOVIES - From IndieWire: 10 films to watch in support of Black Liberation

CELEBRITY - From YahooDS:  The autopsy of "Twilight" actor, Gregory Tyree Boyce, has been made public.  Boyce and his girlfriend, Natalie Adepoju, were found dead in their apartment back around May 18th.  Their deaths were ruled accidental.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Filmmaker Jamal Trulove, breakout star of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," talks about George Floyd, his new docu-series, and spending six years in prison after the police framed him for murder.

MOVIES - From GamesRadarRyan Gosling is set to play the lead in a remake/reboot of the "Universal Monsters" classic, "The Wolfman."

TELEVISION - From YahooNews:   Leonardo DiCaprio’s Big Middle Finger to the Confederacy - with the History Channel series, "Grant."

BLACK AMERICA AND COVID-19 - Crisis or... :


From YahooEntertainmentSpike Lee has released a new short film that connects the dots from his iconic film, "Do The Right Thing" to the police killings of Eric Garner and George Floyd.

From NBCNews:  (5/26) - A Minneapolis black man, George Floyd, dies after pleading with a police officer that he could not breathe.

From BET: - George Floyd died of asphyxiation says autopsy.

From MediumPresident Barack Obama tells young people "How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change."

From YahooNews:  (6/4) - The officer who stood by as George Floyd died is Asian American. We need to talk about that.

From YahooInsider:  (6/3) - Teens on TikTok are exposing a generational rift between (white) parents and their kids over how they treat Black Lives Matter protests

From YahooNews: (6/3) - A group of three young African-American protestors, calling itself "Concerned Citizens," are attempting to link the George Floyd protests to a list of demands.

From YahooNews:   Obama praises George Floyd protests and sees hope for police reform, racial progress

From YahooLife:  "Star Wars" star John Boyega joins a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in Hyde Park, London.

From YahooEntertainment:  Grammy-winner Billie Eilish goes after "white privilege" with a vengeance in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.

From USAToday:  Journalists blinded, injured, arrested covering George Floyd protests nationwide

From YahooAustralia:  Photojournalist Linda Tirado permanently blinded after being shot by a police rubber bullet during George Floyd protests.

From BET:  Filmmaker Ava DuVernay gives a check to President Donald's daughter, Ivanka, for the "First Daughter's" Bible-verse tweet in regards to the George Floyd protests.

From YahooNews:  ‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

From YahooNews:  A Tennessee police chief had a message for fellow law enforcement: turn in your badge if 'you don't have an issue' with George Floyd's death

From NPR:  A decade of watching Black people die.

From YahooEntertainment:  African-American actor, Kendrick Sampson ("Insecure"), was hit by rubber bullets and batons by Los Angeles Police Department officers while attending a peaceful protest in L.A.

From YahooLifestyle:  Should the police officer who killed George Floyd be forgiven so quickly, if at all.  Welcome to "toxic black forgiveness."

From CNN:  Demonstrators in Europe rally to support #GeorgeFloyd protestors in the United States.

From YahooSports:   It is a big frickin' deal when a white NFL quarterback speaks out about the murder of George Floyd and the African-American community, even if that QB is an incoming rookie - in this case, Joe Burrows of the Cincinnati Bengals.

From YahooUSAToday:  "Qualified immunity" allows police officers to act like laws don't apply to them... because they don't.

From YahooABC:  The wife of Minneapolis police office, Derek Michael Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, says she is filing for divorce.

From NBCNews:  The phrase, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts," that Trump has twice used on Twitter has its origins in one of the darkest periods of American history.

From YahooSports:  Prominent sports figures react to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and remind people of why former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested by taking a knee before his games.

From CBSNews:  Because COVID-19 isn't killing Black people fast enough to satisfy some... Video shows Minneapolis cop with knee on neck of motionless, moaning man who later died.

From CNN:  The four police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been fired.  That includes Officer Derek Chauvin who kneeled on Floyd's neck.

From TheDailyBeast:  Ira Toles, a black man, recounts how Minneapolis police office, Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, tried to kill him in 2008.  He still bears the scars of Chauvin's violence.


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