In this clip, Vlad explained to TK Kirkland why he feels a bit uneasy about Juneteenth. While Vlad said he’s happy black people received the acknowledgement, he believes the logic behind the holiday and it celebrating black people’s transition from chattel to human to be flawed. For TK, he said he doesn’t pay much attention to any holidays but is particularly tired of black people being given holidays in lieu of material concessions.
Microsoft has unveiled a clothing line of Windows “ugly” sweaters ahead of the Christmas holiday season.
The fashion line features three designs inspired by the nostalgic MS Paint, Windows 95, and Windows XP, with each piece of outerwear being priced at US$69.99.
“No matter your skill at painting (or MS Paint), you’re sure to be a work of art in this ‘Untitled – Paint’ masterpiece,” Microsoft wrote.
A portion of the proceeds will head towards Girls Who Code, a nonprofit focused on closing the gender gap in the tech industry.
The post, published on its social media pages on Saturday, was captioned “KFC wishes you a happy Emancipation Day”, however, the imagery was what triggered a wave of criticism as several Trinidadians viewed it as insensitive.
The artwork, which has since been deleted, depicted KFC’s famous spicy chicken drumstick, with the silhouette of what appeared to be a hand in the background displaying the black power gesture.
Several hours later, KFC TT returned with another graphic, one filled with balloons accompanied by a caption which wrote, “Happy Emancipation Day (sic) On August 1, 1985, Trinidad & Togabo became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.”
Source: Buzz Caribbean