2021 Venice Biennale Postponed to 2022

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, formerly scheduled for 2021, has been postponed to the following year. The international art show’s next iteration will now run for seven months, from April 23 to November 27, 2022, overlapping with the 15th edition of the contemporary art quinquennial Documenta in Kassel, Germany.

Cecilia Alemani, chief curator of New York City’s High Line, was tapped to curate the 59th Biennale. Among the confirmed names for the show so far are the multimedia artist Stan Douglas for the Canadian Pavilion; Latifa Echakhch for the Swiss Pavilion; and Zineb Sedira, the first artist of Algerian descent to represent France at the biennial.

Source: Vogue

Trump Campaign Selling #YouAintBlack Shirts After Joe Biden ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment

The Trump campaign is fundraising with new “#YouAintBlack” T-shirts based on controversial comments by former Vice President Joe Biden

The shirts, which cost $30, were revealed on the Trump campaign site’s shop just hours after Biden sparked criticism on Friday with his comment on Charlamagne Tha God’s radio show “The Breakfast Club.”

“Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said on the show.

Biden has since said he regrets the comment, saying he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

Biden was called out over the comment by Republicans and Democrats alike, who said he was lecturing black people on how to think and questioning the racial authenticity of black voters.

Before releasing the new shirts, the Trump campaign condemned Biden’s remark as “racist and dehumanizing.”

Source: The Hill

Godfrey on Africans Being Discriminated Against in China for Spreading COVID-19

In this clip, Godfrey gave his take on the discrimination Africans are experiencing in China and how it illustrates classic racism. Godfrey discussed the legacy of Africa being colonized and how powerful countries today are looking to recolonize the continent. However, Godfrey said Nigeria is showing signs of bucking the trend of African capitulation by dishing out similar treatment to Chinese in their country as they are treated in China.

Mark Henry on Stepping to WWE Writers to Stop Racist “Silverback Gorilla” Storyline

In this clip, Mark Henry speaks about dealing with racism in all aspects of his life, including when he was working with the WWE. He went on to share a story of addressing writers who wanted to push a “silverback” gorilla storyline about him, which Mark said was racist. He added that he spoke to WWE CEO Vince McMahon about his thoughts on the situation, and Vince told him that he should tell the writers that he wasn’t going to tolerate the storyline. When asked about the most foolish purchases he made during the beginning of his career, and Mark joked about putting a lot of dancers through college. You can hear more above.

Wisconsin Man Arrested and Charged with Disorderly Conduct and a Hate Crime ‘Enhancer’ After Harassing Asian Americans at Grocery Store; May Face Up to 90 Days in Jail and a $10,000 Fine

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Police have arrested a 57-year-old white man who was allegedly harassing a group of Hmong Americans at a grocery store in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, WAOW reports.

According to the police, the incident occurred on May 12 at a Save Lot grocery store near Church St. Authorities say 57-year-old Robert Shrote, who was highly intoxicated, began shouting “loud, derogatory racial comments” at a group of Hmong Americans who walked into the Save Lot wearing masks.

Source: AsAmNews

Joe Rogan’s podcast moving exclusively to Spotify on multi-year $100 million deal — and it’s the platform’s latest addition to the podcast empire it’s building to compete with Apple and Google

The Joe Rogan Experience, which is downloaded nearly 200 million times per month and makes $30 million annually, will only be uploaded to Spotify starting in September. Rogan’s YouTube channel will no longer host full episodes.

It’s a victory for Spotify, which is aggressively building out a podcast empire to compete with the likes of Apple and Google. The deal is reportedly worth over $100 million.

Source: Business Insider

Freedom of Speech

No arrest should be made over a remark. The staff/security at Home Depot should’ve asked those 3 men to leave. Yes it’s freedom of speech, but it’s not freedom from punishment of speech. You can still get in some sort of trouble for harassing/threatening someone on the phone.