Black Kos, Tuesday’s Chili: Disgusted


Another rant from Chitown Kev

Again, I find myself on another Tuesday afternoon listening to the January 6 committee deliberations.

I am disgusted by what I hear.

Since the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, there was an outpouring of criticism Democrats on all kinds of things.

I saw some of these words on this blog.

I am disgusted by the words of the so-called “allies”.

I don’t like bringing twitter stuff to DK and vice versa but I meant every word of this specific tweet.

Was it James Baldwin who first spoke of being “embedded in a burning house?”

Maybe. But Dr. Martin Luther King was also afraid that’s exactly what happened.

Now you good allies who quote the king, run and ramble on this Quotation.

I may feel different about everything tomorrow.

Come back with me.




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being the first is often not celebrated, it is felt The Root: The Flash’s Candice Patton talks about her experience on set: ‘treated differently’ from her white castmates


In today’s world where there are more calls than ever to see more Casted black women In roles in sci-fi and superhero projects, on-screen representation may be on the rise, but so is on-set racism. In the case of Candice Patton who plays the lead female character in CW’s the flashthe behind-the-scenes experience, as well as fan response, has been less than stellar.

Earlier this month, Patton appeared on an episode of The Open Up Podcastwhere it, well… opened up.

“In 2014, there were no support systems,” the actor recalls. She said “it wasn’t easy” to be cast as one of the first black actresses in the made for tv DC universe. “No one cared about it. It was just loose to be abused every day.

And contrary to what the media may have you believe about what it looks like and feels like a “first,” Patton tells the story that it’s not as high praise as it looks.

“It’s a dangerous place when you’re one of the first, and you face a backlash and there’s no help,” the 34-year-old continued. “Now people understand a little bit better and they understand how racist, gender-specific, and misogynistic fans can be. But back then it was kind of like, ‘Yeah, that’s how it is. what are the fans, but whatever.”

Patton says that while she was dealing with racist remarks from fans online, she allegedly received no network support. The actor also shared that the hate started as soon as she was cast as the love interest of The Flash, played by Barry Allen.

“I wanted to leave the show as early as season two,” she revealed to podcast host Elliot Knight. “I remember saying, ‘I can’t do this, I’m not going to make it, I’m very unhappy. “It was more about the protocols in place and the things that I see happening for my white counterpart that are not happening to me.”


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Lázaro Ramos’ debut, in which a radical government orders the deportation of Brazil’s black population to Africa, moves from satire to survivalism. The Guardian: Executive Order Review – A hostile environment hits Brazil in a chillingly believable dystopia

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A chilling credibility creeps into this dystopian debut from actor-turned-director Lázaro Ramos that’s hard to shake off. It takes place in the near future, where a radical government in Brazil gives the order to expel all the black population of the country “to Africa”. What’s so troubling is that the order is the latest in a series of policies aimed at making Brazil a hostile environment for people of color — and those policies don’t feel a million miles away from the reality (for example, the Windrush scandal or the flights of asylum seekers to Rwanda, Trump’s wall or Jair Bolsonaroracism).

It starts satirically. Antônio (Alfred Enoch) is a thoughtful young human rights lawyer who files injunction after injunction against a new government department. This is the Ministry of Return, which has set up a voluntary scheme offering black people a one-way ticket to an African country of their choice. (The script is vague on immigration deals with African nations — and it’s let down in a few other places by vagueness and implausibility.) Ramos shows the stupidity of this racist policy in a sequence of amusing interviews with potential volunteers. Lawyer Antônio, worried but clueless about the chaos to come, tells his wife, hospital doctor Capitu (Taís Araújo), that if it all starts, they should meet at their apartment.


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After releasing a first original bourbon earlier this year, the brother-run brand hopes to release its own distillate in 2023. The Grio: Black in bourbon: About Brough Brothers, Kentucky’s first black-owned distillery


In 1783, Evan Williams opened the first commercial bourbon distillery in Kentucky.

It would take another 237 years for the first black-owned distillery to hit the market in the famed state for his own bourbon trail.

Brough Brothers in Louisville has been at a breakneck pace of distillation and expansion since the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved the distillery in 2020. Brough Brothers released its first bourbon earlier this year from original bourbon and hopes to release its own distillate in 2023.

“We’ve got quite a bit of momentum, quite a bit of support from the community, retailers and district distributors,” Victor Yarbrough, CEO of Brough Brotherssaid the Grio.

For those unfamiliar, “sourced” means a company gets its bourbon from another distiller. “Distilled” bourbon means the company brews, ages, and bottles its product in its own facilities.


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The attack on a tavern near Johannesburg in which 15 people were killed was one of several similar incidents over the weekend. The Guardian: Calls for a crackdown on gangs in South Africa after series of gun attacks


The activists of South Africa called for a crackdown on the increasingly powerful organized criminals armed with military-grade weaponry, responsible for a string of recent deadly attacks.

Police are looking for suspected gang members who killed 15 people in a tavern near Johannesburgthe commercial capital of the country, using an assault rifle and 9mm pistols on Saturday night.

The attack in Nomzamo township in Soweto came amid a wave of gun violence. At least seven other people have been shot dead in similar attacks elsewhere in the south Africa during the weekend.

Adele Kirsten, director of Gun Free South Africa, said she hoped the violence would be a turning point. “We should be horrified, outraged. Twenty-three people are slaughtered every day in South Africa and it goes unnoticed. It is wrong and it should draw attention to the number of people who are dying,” she said.

Johannesburg, South Africa

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