Rapper Common , Sudanese-American artist Dua Saleh, and the Southern California band Asiatica are among the artists who’ve been added to AfroPunk’s 2020 virtual festival, Planet Afropunk, taking place October 23rd through 25th. The new additions to the lineup also include the North Carolina experimental outfit Black Haüs, Kenyan rapper MC Yallah, and the Soweto punk group TCYIF. These artists join an already-packed lineup of musicians who will stream performances from across the globe, including Bootsy Collins, Ari Lenox, Yves Tumor, Tobe Nwigwe, Sampa the Great, Serpentwithfeet, Meshell Ndegeocello, Moses Sumney, and Duckwrth. Along with all the music, Planet Afropunk boasts a full lineup of speakers, including actress Amanda Seales, Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan, journalist Ivie Ani, singer-songwriter/model Dawn Richard, and activist Tamika Mallory. Additionally, there will be a variety of “digital destinations” featuring special content about specific issues: For … [Read more...] about Common Added to Afropunk’s 2020 Virtual Festival Planet Afropunk
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TIFFANY Haddish broke down in tears after finding her VR headset completely completely busted and unable to be used. The 41-year-old comedian said they were in a “hard, sturdy case” and someone must’ve broken them on purpose – and she’s blaming her boyfriend, Common . Tiffany went on Instagram Live to let fans know how “very upset” she is over her ruined headset, which she’s been using for workouts and to continue getting “her body together” after a 40-lb weight loss. She screamed at the camera in the 15-minute video: “I think the universe is jealous! I’m so mad. I don’t know if the universe is jealous, but somebody’s jealous.” Wondering if it’s possible they broke all on their own, the Bad Trip actress asked if this happened “often” with the product and if anyone else has had issues. Later, after considering it, she decided she thought she knew exactly what happened and tthat the culprit was her boyfriend. “A part of me wants to believe it just happened, it’s … [Read more...] about Tiffany Haddish breaks down in tears over busted VR headset & blames boyfriend Common for ‘sneaking up’ & breaking it
The USS John Paul Jones acted like a dog marking the lamp post, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: The USS John Paul Jones , which was prowling waters near the Lakshadweep islands last week. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones sailing past the Lakshadweep islands April 7 has thrown India's Sinophobes into confusion. One leading daily noted it as a 'rare falling out between the two partners in the Quad grouping.' An anti-China analyst tweeted that it's just a 'botched PR exercise' on the part of the Americans. The ministry of external affairs took a legalistic perspective ( external link ) as if it is answering a writ petition in the Delhi high court. But, reflect seriously. Yes, this is a rare fracas within the cosy Quad family. Yet, Quad is a toddler. What all can happen when President Biden grooms it into a boisterous adolescent? Make no mistake, what happened is the military equivalent … [Read more...] about Navy controversy: What is US telling India?
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a split decision that police officers can testify about how they interpret body language without first being classified as expert witnesses in a case that will have practical implications across the state court system. The decision reverses a 2019 Colorado Court of Appeals ruling and reinstates a woman’s conviction and eight-year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine to her 15-year-old stepbrother. “This opinion is very common-sensical, it’s very much based on the real world,” former Boulder County district attorney Stan Garnett said. “…It’s an opinion that will be helpful to trial lawyers on both sides because it makes clear what the rules are.” Five justices joined the majority opinion, which was written by the court’s newest justice, Maria Berkenkotter . Chief Justice Brian Boatright concurred in the judgment only, and Justice Richard Gabriel dissented. The case springs from a 2016 incident in which a 15-year-old … [Read more...] about Shrugs, nods and a look down: Police can interpret body language on the stand, Colorado Supreme Court rules