Black Talk Sacramento #27: 2016 Year End Show

Current Show Date: December 13, 2016 / 5pm-7pm
Every Second Tuesday
Hosted by: Marichal J Brown, Gerry Gos Simpson, NSAA, Tony Harvey
Special Guitarist: Norman Mcdaniel

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Other News

Gun-wielding Mannequin Challenge leads to drug bust, two arrests

two men were arrested and several weapons were seized after a Mannequin Challenge video showed several people in poses with their guns still raised.

Madison County Sheriff’s investigators saw the video after it was posted to Facebook on November 9, where it was shared 86,000 times, and they obtained a search warrant to go to the scene, where they arrested Kenneth Fennell White and Terry Brown.

The FCC received a bunch of complaints over Dave Chappelle’s ‘SNL’ appearance

Members of Congress push Obama to posthumously pardon black leader Marcus Garvey

The Black Star Line and other business ventures suffered serious financial difficulties and after a years-long Justice Department investigation, headed by J. Edgar Hoover, Garvey was charged with using the U.S. mail to defraud business investors. He was convicted in 1923 and started a 5-year prison term in 1925. But two years later, President Calvin Coolidge commuted Garvey’s sentence and deported him to Jamaica. Garvey died in England in 1940.

Racists Freak Out Over Black Santa At Mall Of America

There’s a black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota, giving children of color a Kringle that looks like them at the nation’s biggest shopping destination.

Naturally, some people just can’t handle this, and racists are taking to social media to denounce Larry Jefferson-Gamble, a retired U.S. Army veteran who has been playing Santa since he was 12 years old.

Trolls invaded the comments section of articles such as a CBS Minnesota report, where they posted insulting and racist remarks. The comments function was ultimately turned off ― although many of the posts are still visible in the article.

Remembering Gwen Ifill, a Trailblazing Journalist and a Dear Friend   

Tech News:

Earth woefully unprepared for surprise comet or asteroid, Nasa scientist warns

Humans are woefully unprepared for a surprise asteroid or comet, a Nasa scientist warned on Monday, at a presentation with nuclear scientists into how humans might deflect cosmic dangers hurtling toward Earth.

“The biggest problem, basically, is there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it at the moment,” said Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher with Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Uber employees ‘spied on ex-partners, politicians and Beyoncé’

Uber employees regularly abused the company’s “God view” to spy on the movements of “high-profile politicians, celebrities and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses”, according to testimony from the company’s former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg. Even Beyoncé’s account was monitored, the investigator said.

Racism is built into sharing economy, and startups can do little about it

Studies have tracked racial discrimination in car-sharing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., as well as on home-rental sites like Airbnb, as part of a growing body of research finding bias among contractors and hosts. While the racism may be enacted on an individual basis, experts argue that the independent-contractor model of the sharing economy enables it, and that these cases could force these unicorn startups to dramatically change their business models if they try to address it.

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