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_imgPakistani authorities have barred a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave without him, local media reported on Saturday.The move came a day after Pakistan said it would restrict the movements of all American diplomats in the country in response to Washington’s similar restrictions on Pakistani embassy diplomats.A spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad declined to comment on the media reports, and a US State Department spokesperson in Washington would neither confirm nor deny them.“For the privacy and security of those involved, we cannot disclose the diplomat’s current location,” the State Department spokesperson said.Pakistan is a crucial link to supplying American troops fighting the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan. But Washington has long believed it actually shelters the Taliban’s leaders, and president Donald Trump has cut off military aid in an effort to pressure Pakistan.The latest blow to relations came on Saturday, when Pakistani authorities banned a US military attache from leaving as planned, Pakistan’s The Nation and Express Tribune newspapers reported.A day earlier, an Islamabad court had ruled his diplomatic immunity may not apply in the 7 April traffic accident in which the US attache’s vehicle hit a motorcycle, killing the 22-year-old driver, both papers reported.As a result, a US Air Force C130 flown in to Pakistan’s Nur Khan air base outside Islamabad was forced to leave without him on Friday, Geo TV and the two newspapers reported.Separately, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said it would apply travel restrictions to all US diplomatic staff similar to those applied by Washington, according to a notification sent to the US Embassy on Friday and obtained by Reuters.The new US rules require diplomats to obtain permission to travel more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from their stations, the local Dawn newspaper reported.The US State Department on Saturday confirmed the new restrictions on its employees in Pakistan but declined further comment.“We are in regular communication with our Pakistani counterparts. We do not discuss details of diplomatic conversations,” the spokesperson said.US-Pakistani relations have deteriorated significantly since the beginning of the year, when Trump abruptly announced in a tweet a cutoff of military aid, which he said treated the United States with “nothing but lies and deceit” for 15 years.last_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_img 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 12, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img From Tumblr to Instagram, a startup landing a well-heeled buyer seems almost commonplace these days, as the media loves to pounce on these sort of deals. But how about getting acquired by a big name before you even really start up?That’s what happened last week to Techstars Boulder participant GoodApril, a San Francisco tax software startup, before the company even had an opportunity to present its product during the incubator’s demo days. The managing director of the Techstars Boulder program Luke Beatty noted that this was the first time in the history of Techstars that a company got acquired before demo days.GoodApril’s initial product, known as Tax Checkup, allowed users to upload their tax information and get insight on where they can receive credits and deductions. During demo days, the company was looking to present a pivoted product — a subscription service focusing on investments and loans. Unfortunately, we may never see that service, as GoodApril has suspended their product after it got acquired and has yet to decide if they will relaunch.While the price wasn’t disclosed, it is less than $20 million, since if it exceeded that amount, Intuit would have been required to publicly report the price. The co-founders 30-year-old Mitch Fox and 33-year-old Benny Joseph will join Intuit as the director of product management and director of product development under the company’s TurboTax brand.Related: Can Start-Up Incubators Really Help You?For this historical event, we chatted with co-founder Fox and asked what factors he believed played a role in the quick acquisition:1. Disrupting a stagnant market.Tax is a market that hasn’t changed fundamentally in over 20 years. The biggest change in the last 10 years is to take tax software used on the desktop and make it online. This is valuable for consumers, but isn’t a huge difference in the way people deal with taxes. I think in a market where there are two big companies that are competitive and a large number of smaller competitors, Intuit had a lot of interest in a company that was pursing a way to fix a problem.Related: The Incubator Brining Washington D.C.’s Entrepreneurs Together2. Developed an in-demand niche productWe saw tax planning, the type of analysis we were doing on people’s returns and how people can improve their overall tax picture, as the biggest unmet need in the market. We were solving a problem that they [Intuit] had not made major investments in but had interest. We were good match for each other.3. Being part of a top-notch accelerator.We had already met with Intuit before we got into Techstars. When we were accepted into such a prestigious program, it helped show momentum and credibility that we wouldn’t have had being on our own.Going through the process while we had access to mentorship was extremely valuable. I don’t think we could have gotten to as good of an outcome without that kind of support.If offered the opportunity to be acquired, would you stay on board with the company? Let us know with a comment. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more