All boys need men in their lives*— Daniel Foster (@FostDJ) March 29, 2018In response, many other users explained why James’ tweet wasn’t meant to include non-Black people.“Why is this hard for some white people to grasp?” one said The Black male experience is unique. Black boys need black men to help guide and mentor them in an unfair world. Other men can help, but they don’t replace the unique need. Only Black men fully understand the Black male experience.”Another tweeted, “Why are people taking this statement [personally]? He is speaking on a specific issue of importance as a Black man. If it doesn’t apply to you move on.”“I’m confused at all the white people getting mad about what this man said lol,” another user tweeted. “He’s talking about a specific demographic. Using his platform to bring awareness. Please speak up like this on issues such as cops killing unarmed Black males because when that happens, you’re silent.” How you not recognize this is racist. Change the words black to white and this would be viewed different. Why not thank and empower all fathers instead of making it a race thing— Steve Tsai (@SteveGetSold) March 29, 2018 LeBron James has been outspoken about Black lives. (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images)While most wouldn’t deny the importance of Black male role models in young boys’ lives, some Twitter users seem to have an issue with LeBron James’ feelings on the matter.The Cleveland Cavaliers star tweeted Thursday, March 29 about a The New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast episode, which discussed a 30-year study that debunks the myth that racism can be solved by addressing class.“Everyone should take time to listen to this,” James said. “Really deep look at what young Black men go through. The idea that it’s just about ‘class’ isn’t true. It’s about so much more.“And we now know that Black boys need Black men in their lives. Doesn’t even need to [be] their father,” he added. “Thank you to every strong, admirable Black man who I had as a kid. Please listen and share with your friends and family. We must continue to educate ourselves on the real issues.”And we now know that black boys need black men in their lives. Doesn’t even need to their father. Thank you to every strong, admirable black man who I had as a kid. Please listen and share with your friends and family. We must continue to educate ourselves on the real issues.— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 29, 2018But several Twitter users proclaimed James’ stance was biased and that he needed to open up his statement to be more inclusionary.Why do they have to be black? What happened to all that equality talk?— Beast of Bittrex (@kickcritic) March 29, 2018 read more

first_img Related Items:#Cumulonimbusdidit, #LyndenPindlingAirportTornado, #magneticmedianews, #TornadoatNassauAirport Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 16, 2017 – Nassau – The F0 tornado which shook things up at the Lynden Pindling International Airport early on Wednesday morning knocked over a $20 million dollar Bahamasair plane.  The ATR 70-seater aircraft is poised to be assessed for damage by engineers who are on their way to The Bahamas.The F0 knocked the plane off of its landing gear in winds which were between 40 and 70mph, and Chairman of Bahamasair, Valentine Grimes said because it is a relatively slow season, the flight schedule was not greatly impacted.   Grimes said the National Flag Carrier was able to shift flights around to make up for the loss of the new plane.The Deputy Prime Minister, whose house was also struck by the tornado assured that the Bahamasair plane is insured.  Though there were some cosmetic damages to the airport and even a loss of power in some parts of the LPIA, the Nassau Airport Development Company said operations were unaffected by the freak tornado.#MagneticMediaNews#Cumulonimbusdidit#TornadoatNassauAirport#LyndenPindlingAirportTornado Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Department defends, Why No tornado Warninglast_img read more

first_imgThe new authority enacted in the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill allowing military installations and their host communities to enter into intergovernmental support agreements (IGSAs) for base support services has brought renewed attention to the importance of installation-community partnerships.In an interview about the IGSA signed last month by the city Monterey, Calif., and the Presidio of Monterey, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, emphasized that other authorities also are available for installations and their neighbors to forge partnerships.“IGSAs aren’t the sole way to form a close relationship in a specific area with a community; we do have several other tools that we can use,” she told On Base.Other available authorities include mutual aid agreements, which allow an installation and neighboring municipalities to share emergency services, and memorandums of understanding, which can be used for a variety of smaller initiatives. For example, a host community might agree to install lights at an installation’s baseball field in exchange for the right to use the field for its Little League teams, Hammack said.“You don’t need a very complex agreement for something like that; you can do it in very short form,” she said.“We want to encourage people to be as effective and efficient as possible,” Hammack said.To be sure, the Army is taking advantage of the IGSA authority. As of a month ago, the service had eight active IGSAs generating in aggregate a little more than $1 million annually in cost savings or cost avoidance. Eight more IGSAs will be considered for approval during fiscal 2017, she said. That group also is projected to save the Army about $1 million annually. During the review process for those agreements, officials may decide to convert some to a different authority, however, Hammack noted.“We appreciate this authority [intergovernmental support agreements] and see it as a benefit for the Army and communities,” she said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgLeading up to the Independence Day celebrations in the Capital, an art gallery has come up with a treasure trove of artifacts that would definitely attract art lovers and history lovers from across the city.  As the title Recalling Pre-Independence suggests, the works of the artist on display are from the 1940’s to 1960’s. The concept behind this show is to showcase the timeline of the Pre & Post Independence. The show is on till the end of this month and the works are up for sale at very competent prices. The exhibition opens on 8th August Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A few important works from this collection will also be part of the upcoming Auction by Art Bull.The Statesman dated 15 August, 1947, confidential Letters from Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru to the first chief minister of West Bengal Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh after the partition of India, photographs by Bidyut Ganguly, Bourne & Shephard, Julian Rust, Sunil Jana, 1940’s works by M. F Husain and paintings, drawings and prints  by Abanindranath Tagore, Balendra, Chittaprosad Bhattacharya, Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary, Gaganendranath Tagore, Gauri, Gopal Ghose, Haren Das, Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy, K. A. Sethna, Lalit Mohan Sen, M. V. Dhrandhar, Manindra Bhushan Dey, Manindra Bhushan Gupta, Mukul Dey, M F Husain, Nikhl Biswas, Niren Sen, Paritosh Sen, Prankrishna Pal, Ramendra Chakravarty, Rashmi Sengupta, Sanchar Chand Sharma, Satish Sinha, Satya Ranjan Mazumdar, Sauren Sen, Sushil Sen, Vasant Pandit and some more artists will be on display at the exhibition.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTwo centuries of British rule in India ended at the midnight on 15 August, 1947. The stalwarts of Indian art during Pre-Independence era were all carrying forward their nationalist ideals at the time of freedom struggle. Unlike the more obvious impact of westernization which was seen in Ravi Varma’s paintings, the pre-independence era artists exhibited the growth of national consciousness. Art for them meant evolving a truly indigenous culture, stripped of its western moorings.  The indigenous artistic revival movement started with Havell meeting the young Bengali painter, Abanindranath who together formed an ideology which later was known as the new Bengal School. In the twentieth century, Gaganendranath brought creative changes through his cartoons and grotesque characters. Chittaprosad also as an illustrator brought social consciousness and campaigning for the freedom struggle into the subject of art by capturing the poverty, famines and massacres by the Britishers through his drawings and graphics. Jamini Roy on the other hand drew his inspirations from Indian mythology and traditional folk art. Other prominent revivalist artists were Nandalal Bose, D.P. Roy Choudhury, Ramkinker Baij, A.K. Haldar, Kshitindranath Mazumdar, Sarada Ukil and A.R. Chugtai.During 1943, Bengal was ravaged by unprecedented famine killing millions. This manmade disaster pushed many artists to find a new language to express their understanding of what was happening around them. Few artists rejected the idealism practiced earlier and formed Calcutta Group. There artists were Pradosh Dasgupta andKamala Dasgupta, Gopal Ghose, Nirode Majumdar, Paritosh Sen, and Subho Tagore and later joined in by Pran Krishna Pal, Goverdhan Ash and many more.Where: Art Bull, F-213C First Floor, S.I.S. House, Lado SaraiWHEN: 8 – 29 August, 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more

first_imgSome children spread colours in their own unique way, some were covered in colours themselves, the joy of Diwali brimmed the faces of these children playing with colour. Singing and dancing added further more joy to the hearts of orphan children celebrating Diwali at Bal Bhwan.Occasion was Diwali celebration for underprivileged children that comes under the Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti. The event organised by Premia Group started with rangoli competition with the Diwali theme. Children not only made colourful rangolis to celebrate spirit of festival of light but also painted diyas and took part in various activities orgainsed for them. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Children from all caste and religion gathered to celebrate Diwali in great spirit. ‘I was touched when I learnt about that this orphanage based in Beebi Fatima ki Mazaar, Jama Majid- Adhchini village is doing such a great job for these underprivileged children by helping them to grow and by giving them basic needs like education, shelter and food and making them good human beings,’ said Tarun Shienh, CMD Premia Group, while he was playing with children, helping them out with their rangolis. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe evening started with singing songs by children followed by rangoli competition and lighting the  diyas but it was much about the fun children had at Bal Bhawan doing all this. It was a refreshing change for everybody present there. Children’s took back ample clothes, toys and crackers as Diwali gift. ‘I am very happy to organise a small celebration for these children, this is such irony in our society that some of the children are not getting their basic needs fulfilled. Being an entrepreneur, it is my primary responsibility to help the society in all ways I can,’ added Shienh.last_img read more