A MilitantNegro™ Potpourri: Whats Wrong With America?


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St. Louis protesters gassed and arrested at QuickTrip

 

 

 

The Hood News™ Episode #2 – #BlackRage

 

 

 

Governor Defends Flying The Confederate Flag

 

 

 

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Remains found in missing student search

 

 

 

White Flight, the taboo subject.

 

 

 

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Jimmy John’s Workers Forced Into Cruel Agreement

 

 

 

School girls to be swapped for prisoner

 

 

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CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine (ft. Norman Finkelstein)

 

 

 

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Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org: #Ferguson Says “Shut It Down For #MikeBrown!”


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The tragic police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown hit home for millions across the country. The horror of losing a loved one, to senseless, racially-motivated police violence is a daily threat in the lives of Black people in America. In a time when law enforcement kill Black Americans at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow era lynchings,1 discriminatory and violent policing is a national crisis.

 

National leaders are paying more attention to racial profiling and police brutality than they have in years, due to the hard work of Black youth and community leaders in Ferguson and across the country.2 In order to capture the momentum of this moment and secure long-term, systemic reforms that transform policing nationwide, we need the federal government to intervene and set a higher standard of policing.

 

Demand a strong and enforceable federal prohibition on police brutality, a nationwide investigation into police violence in every state, and defunding of federal grants that incentivize abusive and militarized policing.

 

While we continue to fight for justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham and so many others whose lives have been taken at the hands of racially-motivated and violent local law enforcement, the federal government has a clear role to play in overturning the conditions that led to these tragedies, and setting a higher standard of policing across the country.In key ways, the standards, policies, and practices of the executive branch set the tone and tactics of local and state law enforcement.

 

For decades, our communities have worked tirelessly to combat the wholesale criminalization of Black Americans and the unimaginable police violence that threatens our children, parents, and friends every day. A walk to the store or drive to the mall have long held the risk of an unwarranted search, false arrest, or death. But we are in a historic time and how we capture this time will impact generations to come — the kind of world our children live in, the types of freedoms they have to fight for.

 

With Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation approaching, now is the time to push the Department of Justice to do much more.5Widespread public pressure can keep this issue at the top of the administration’s agenda, and push them to move forward before this major change in DOJ leadership. Next week, community members in Ferguson are organizing a Weekend of Resistance to build momentum for a nationwide movement to end police brutality.6 We need your support to move federal officials beyond symbolic actions to systemic reforms that protect the civil and human rights of all communities.

 

Join us in calling on the Obama administration, DOJ, and other federal agencies to take immediate action to strengthen police accountability and end discriminatory policing.

 

Thanks and Peace,

 

— Rashad, Matt, Arisha, Lyla, Jamar and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
October 18th, 2014

 

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU—your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way.

 

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Sometimes: “Just An Image Says It All™”


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At The Movies With Mr. MilitantNegro™: The Equalizer Starring Denzel Washington.


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Sony/Columbia Pictures have spent years attempting to get a cinematic version of The Equalizer off the ground. The original television series ran from 1985-89, and starred the late Edward Woodward – in a Golden Globe-winning role – as Robert McCall, a g-man turned private detective, who spent his days helping out the weak and under-priviledged in an effort to make up for past dark deeds.

 

The film version – a loose adaptation of that premise – lay dormant until last year, following the departure of star Russell Crowe and director Paul Haggis (who had previously collaborated on The Next Three Days). Progress re-started once Denzel Washington came aboard to headline, based on a script draft written by Richard Wenk (The Mechanic). Sony intended to fast-track the project, but things failed to roll along as smoothly as the studio wanted – with both Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive) andRupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) passing on the director job, before Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen) accepted the position.

 

That means Sony has been forced to abandon the April 11th, 2014 release date it originally had in mind, so as to allot the necessary amount of time for filming. The Equalizer features a supporting cast that includes Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2), Marton Csokas (Noah) and Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines), and is now slated to reach theaters on September 26th, 2014.

 

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It’s always worth being nice to people who work in retail, because one of those people might just have a secret past as a black ops commando and a hunger for vigilante justice. That’s the case with Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a calm-voiced Homemart employee with OCD who made a promise to his wife that he’d never go back to his old life of violence. For sadistic mob boss Teddy (Martin Csokas), however, Robert is willing to make an exception.

 

 

 

The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen) is loosely based on the 1980s TV show of the same name, and Sony is so confident in its potential that a sequel is already in development. If this goes ahead, with Washington’s involvement, it will mark the first time that the star has ever appeared in a direct sequel to one of his movies.

 

First comes the task of getting people into the theaters for The Equalizer, however, and so a new minute-long trailer for the movie has been released, which also offers a preview of upcoming single “Guts Over Fear” by Eminem and Sia, which is featured in the film. The trailer includes a few new clips, including a scene where Robert is asked by his curious colleagues about his life before Homemart. To top things off, there is an obligatory shot of Washington walking away from an explosion in slow motion.

 

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The Equalizer also stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Teri, an underage sex worker whom Robert meets during one of his usual late-night visits to his favorite diner, and who inadvertently draws him into a vigilante mission against the Russian mafia. The screenplay was penned by The Expendables 2 writer Richard Wenk.

 

For more details about the story and production of The Equalizer, don’t forget to check out Screen Rant’s set visit report, as well as our interviews with producer Todd Black, director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington. Let us know in the comments if the combination of fast-paced action and the sweet sound of Eminem’s voice in this latest trailer have convinced you to check out The Equalizer in theaters next month.

 

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The Equalizer hits theaters September 26, 2014.

 

The Equalizer Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Denzel Washington Movie HD

 

 

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Washington’s next starring vehicle – expected to be an R-Rated dramatic thriller along the lines of the actor’s previous collaboration with Fuqua on Training Day (which snagged Washington an Oscar) – shall now serve as counter-programming, to Laika’s quirky family-friendly stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls and the surreal sci-fi film Selfless from director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, Mirror Mirror), during its opening weekend.

 

The Equalizer is budgeted at $50 million (which includes Washington’s $20 million salary), with studio executives hoping that the film performs well enough at the box office to serve as the foundation for Washington’s first-ever franchise. All things considered, such an achievement shouldn’t be too difficult to manage, given that Washington’s last four movies have grossed somewhere between $80 million and $130 million in the U.S. (before factoring in the international market).

 

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The Equalizer is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Richard Wenk, based on the television series of same name, which starred Edward Woodward. The film stars Denzel Washington,Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. This was the first film to have Village Roadshow Pictures co-finance the deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment since Saving Silverman in 2001.

 

Plot

Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his Special Forces past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by—he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, they call the Equalizer.

 

 

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Produced by Todd Black
Jason Blumenthal
Denzel Washington
Alex Siskin
Steve Tisch
Mace Neufeld
Tony Eldridge
Michael Sloan
Screenplay by Richard Wenk
Based on The Equalizer
by Michael Sloan andRichard Lindheim
Starring Denzel Washington
Marton Csokas
Chloë Grace Moretz
David Harbour
Bill Pullman
Melissa Leo
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Mauro Fiore
Edited by John Refoua
Production
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Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • September 7, 2014 (TIFF)
  • September 26, 2014(United States)
Running time 131 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50 million

 

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Production

 

Development

In June 2010 it was announced that Russell Crowe was looking to bring The Equalizer to the big screen directed by Paul Haggis, with Crowe attached to play Robert McCall.

 

In December 2011, it was reported that Denzel Washington is set to star in the title role of the film version, to be financed by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Escape Artists. Director Antoine Fuqua came on board to direct on March 21, 2013, reuniting the two from their successful collaboration on their 2001 Oscar-winning film Training DayChloë Grace Moretz was announced as co-lead to Washington on May 10, 2013. On May 31, 2013, Melissa Leo was then cast in the film. Leo previously worked with Washington in the 2012 film Flight, and Fuqua in Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

 

 

Filming

Filming began in June 2013 with locations in Salisbury, Hamilton, Chelsea, Haverhill, and Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Marketing

The first official image from the film was released on December 6, 2013. Sony originally planned on an April 11, 2014 release date but pushed it back to reach theaters on September 26, 2014. The first official poster for the film was released on April 16, 2014. On April 22, USA Today revealed some photos from the film.

 

On May 24, the trailer for the film was released. On June 12, another official trailer of the film was released. On July 16, the IMAX poster for the film was released.

 

On August 25, 2014, American rapper Eminem‘s “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia, with production by Emile Haynie previews of the song premiered in trailers for the film.

 

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Release

On June 25, 2014, IMAX Corporation announced that they had made a deal with Sony and it would release the film in its IMAX screen theaters worldwide from September 26.

 

The film will be released at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2014.

 

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Reception

The Equalizer has received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 66%, based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The site’s consensus states: “The Equalizer is more stylishly violent than meaningful, but with Antoine Fuqua behind the cameras and Denzel Washington dispensing justice, it delivers.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 54 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

 

 

Sequel

On February 24, 2014, it was announced that Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are planning for a sequel to the film, with Richard Wenk penning the script.

 

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The Last 24™


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President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the White House on Tuesday morning, hours after airstrikes against ISIL militants in Syria started. Later, with first lady Michelle, the president departs for New York city for the United Nations General Assembly and fundraising to benefit the Senate Democrats.

 

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

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Speaking from the South Lawn at the White House, President Obama delivered an update on the U.S. military airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria. September 23, 2014.

 

 

 

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President Obama Speaks at the 2014 Climate Summit

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

On September 23, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks at the 2014 Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York, New York.

 

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014

 

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United Nations – Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014.

 

 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2014 UN Climate Summit Speech

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio’s opening remarks at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.

 

 

The President Meets with His Climate Task Force

 

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President Obama meets with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, July 16, 2014.

 

 

 

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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative

 

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President Obama addressed the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, New York on September 23, 2014.

 

 

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President Obama Delivers a Statement at the Arab Coalition Leaders Meeting

 

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September 23, 2014: President Obama addresses the Arab Coalition Leaders Meeting in New York, New York.

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks

 

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Statement by the President on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Remarks by the President at U.N. Climate Change Summit

 

Remarks by the President at Clinton Global Initiative

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

 

FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Civil Society

 

Letter from the President — War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

 

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global Resilience To Climate Change And Launches Partnerships To Cut Carbon Pollution

 

Letter from the President — War Powers Resolution Regarding Syria

 

FACT SHEET: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

 

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The White House Blog

 

President Obama’s Greeting for Rosh Hashanah

 

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President Obama wishes all those celebrating the Jewish High Holidays a happy and healthy new year.

 

 

 

President Obama Signs the America’s Promise Summit Declaration

 

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On September 22, 2014 in the Oval Office, President Obama delivered remarks at the signing of America’s Promise Summit Declaration.

 

 

 

“The Most Important Title is ‘Citizen'”: President Obama on the Significance of a Civil Society

 

President Obama: “No Nation Is Immune” to Climate Change

 

Chart of the Week: Why We Can’t Wait to Act on Climate Change

 

An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change

 

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Wishing You a Sweet, Happy, and Healthy New Year

 

Happy Birthday, We the People! Marking Three Years of Online Petitions

 

The First Lady Passes 1 Million Followers on Twitter and Instagram

 

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Most Energetic Ferguson Protester

 

 

Michael Brown Memorial Burns In Ferguson Missouri, As Ferguson Police Stand By And Watch.

 

 

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