Friday, August 7, 2020

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 I can't wait to see this movie. I know I will cry tho.

Chairman Fred Hampton was 21 years old when he was assassinated by the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal named William O’Neal to help them silence him and the Black Panther Party.  But they could not kill Fred Hampton’s legacy and, 50 years later, his words still echo…louder than ever.

I am a revolutionary!
        
In 1968, a young, charismatic activist named Fred Hampton became Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who were fighting for freedom, the power to determine the destiny of the Black community, and an end to police brutality and the slaughter of Black people.

Chairman Fred was inspiring a generation to rise up and not back down to oppression, which put him directly in the line of fire of the government, the FBI and the Chicago Police.  But to destroy the revolution, they had to do it from both the outside…and the inside.  Facing prison, William O’Neal is offered a deal by the FBI: if he will infiltrate the Black Panthers and provide intel on Hampton, he will walk free.  O’Neal takes the deal.
        
Now a comrade in arms in the Black Panther Party, O’Neal lives in fear that his treachery will be discovered even as he rises in the ranks.  But as Hampton’s fiery message draws him in, O’Neal cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his ultimate betrayal.
        
Though his life was cut short, Fred Hampton’s impact has continued to reverberate.  The government saw the Black Panthers as a militant threat to the status quo and sold that lie to a frightened public in a time of growing civil unrest.  But the perception of the Panthers was not reality.  In inner cities across America, they were providing free breakfasts for children, legal services, medical clinics and research into sickle cell anemia, and political education.  And it was Chairman Fred in Chicago, who, recognizing the power of multicultural unity for a common cause, created the Rainbow Coalition—joining forces with other oppressed peoples in the city to fight for equality and political empowerment.

“Judas and the Black Messiah” stars Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Widows,” “Black Panther”) as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield (“Atlanta,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”) as William O’Neal.  The film also stars Jesse Plemons (“Vice,” “Game Night,” “The Post”), Dominique Fishback (“The Hate U Give,” “The Deuce”), Ashton Sanders (“The Equalizer 2,” “Moonlight”) and Martin Sheen (“The Departed,” TV’s “The West Wing,” TV’s “Grace & Frankie”).

“Judas and the Black Messiah” is directed by Shaka King, marking his studio feature film directorial debut.  The project originated with King and his writing partner, Will Berson, who co-wrote the screenplay, and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas, who co-wrote the story with Berson & King.  King, who has a long relationship with filmmaker Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), pitched the film to Coogler and Charles D. King (“Just Mercy,” “Fences”), who are producing the film.  The executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Ravi Mehta, Jeff Skoll, Anikah McLaren, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Ted Gidlow, and Niija Kuykendall.

The ensemble cast also includes Algee Smith (“The Hate U Give,” “Detroit”), Darrell Britt-Gibson (“Just Mercy,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Dominique Thorne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Amari Cheatom (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “Django Unchained”), Caleb Eberhardt (“The Post”), and Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”).

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Sean Bobbitt (“12 Years a Slave,” “Widows”), production designer Sam Lisenco (“Shades of Blue”), editor Kristan Sprague (“Random Acts of Flyness”) and costume designer Charlese Antoinette Jones (“Raising Dion”).

The film is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with MACRO Films, Participant and BRON Creative, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Versace‘s Chain Reaction sneakers have been given a regal two-toned update that incorporates shiny gold accents. This iteration of the Salehe Bembury-designed silhouette follows a blue mesh and suede-tinged colorway from back in June.

The shoe is dominated by a bold color-blocked design, embodying clean white uppers and an all-gold midsole. A rubber “Chain Reaction” patch logo is placed at the top of the tongue, followed by striped rope laces that cover the forefoot. Smooth leather panels appear along the rear quarters and throatline, while semi-translucent overlays take up the toebox. Stretching from the lower heel to the sidewalls is a large rubber panel that doubles as the shoe’s eyelets. All of these details rest over a shiny gold midsole, finished off with Versace’s signature Greek key motifs and the silhouette’s Cuban-link-inspired outsole.

Versace’s two-toned Chain Reaction is currently available on 24S’ website for $1,195 USD


Monday, August 3, 2020

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Vans has debuted a new collaboration with The Simpsons, celebrating the iconic cartoon with a range of footwear, apparel and accessories. The pieces in the capsule feature all five Simpsons family members, as well as other characters from the show and references to classic scenes.


Stand-outs in the footwear selection include an “El Barto”-themed Chukka Pro, a Lisa Simpson-inspired Sk8-Hi and an Old Skool paying tribute to Itchy and Scratchy. More understated takes on the Slip-On Pro and Slide-On sandal come in colorblocked designs, inspired by Homer Simpson’s favorite donuts.


Apparel from this collection includes graphic T-shirts featuring the whole family as well as individual characters — continuing the “El Barto” theme — while accessories range from bucket hats and caps to skate backpacks and side bags.

Take a look through the entire The Simpsons x Vans collection. The full range is due to release through the Vans web store on August 7.
























Friday, July 31, 2020

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How are y'all holding up out in the streets? Hopefully you not in the streets and if you are, you wearing that mask . Since we been on lock down, I been thinking of things I wanna do. I kinda wanna swim. Well not really. I wanna know how to swim in-case I need to swim. I think I can do that.

When I was younger, I hated for my shorts to be above my knee. It felt like it was too small if it was this way. Now I feel like it's not right if it's over the knee. Growth.




This how you know I won't be going swimming. Wearing a black shirt.



That's the whole look since I'm sitting at home from the new season of Umbrella Academy.


What you wearing today? Let me know on  Twitter / Instagram

  If you like this one, be sure to check out other "Dress Like Javaris". 

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You can't stop Megan Rapinoe, Serena Williams, or Lebron James. Just as you can't stop Naomi Osaka, Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Baker. Because as athletes*, we are never alone. Sport unites us. Strengthens us. Keeps us pushing ahead. No matter what, we will always come back stronger, together.

You can't stop sport. Because you can't stop us. Join Us https://go.nike.com/lEUQQ--TnY7

Monday, July 27, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

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For the love of Ford I hope this lives up to the book.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Delivering its Fall/Winter 2020 offerings, Louis Vuitton has now released Virgil Abloh‘s latest take on its Soft Trunk bag.

Coming in at 9.8 x 7.1 x 3.9 inches, the carrying option is defined by the cloud inspired Monogram print that sees billowy LV initials applied on a sunny sky. The Monogram Clouds coated canvas base is accented by cowhide leather trim that reinforces the luxury fashion house’s legendary trunks. Accompanying details come in the form of LV branded silver-tone hardware.

Inside the zipped closure is a matching textile lining marked with a classic leather brand tag. Rounding up the design of the bag is an interior duo flat pocket and an adjustable, removable strap.

Priced at $4,100 USD, the FW20 Virgil Abloh-Designed Cloud Soft Trunk is available now on Louis Vuitton’s website and at select locations.



Monday, July 20, 2020

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Episode Twenty "DA Foreign"

In this episode of Vegans Only Eat Carrots: I taste test the new Oreo's like the true Oreo hunter that I am. These come all the way from Japan cause I get what I want when it comes to these cookies. The hand always in the cookie jar? Let's find out. Thank you to OREO for the treats.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

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If you have Netflix, I need for you to watch this right now. I don't care what you doing. I don't care how long the day has been. This ride is the one you need to go on. The older I get the more I can understand the "Breakdowns" that people have over the years. The pressure that sits on your shoulders while you try and hold the world up.

You already know the end of this one if you know basketball. This will help you understand the middle.

"A Kid From Coney Island" streaming now. 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

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For sneakerheads, Mighty Jaxx has put together a celebration of man behind the iconic shoes. Dubbed the “Shoe Designer by DANIL YAD,” the eight-inch figure immortalizes Tinker Hatfield and presents two of his greatest creations.

The vinyl toy captures the recognizable look of the footwear designer with his signature hat, glasses and understated heritage styling. Shoe Designer by DANIL YAD features a shoebox and representations of the Air Jordan 3 and Air Jordan 11. Finally, the figure comes complete with a larger Jordan Brand-inspired shoebox for safekeeping.

Priced at $1,480 HKD (approximately $190 USD), Mighty Jaxx’s Shoe Designer by DANIL YAD is available now at 432HZ.


Thursday, July 16, 2020

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What would you risk for five minutes of pure power?

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Watch Project Power on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/projectpower

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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To celebrate 20 years of the popular Nickelodeon franchise, Chicago-based visual artist Louis de Guzman teamed up with Latin superstar J Balvin on a series of SpongeBob Squarepants limited figures. The vinyl sculptures feature the main characters of the show, Spongebob and Patrick, standing at eight and ten inches respectively.

“I am beyond honored, humbled and forever grateful to be teaming up with my brother Jose (J Balvin) to help celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants’ 20th anniversary. This brought our respective teams and Nickelodeon together in such an organic way, and we created something out of love and respect for this iconic character,” said de Guzman. J Balvin added: “I’ve been a big SpongeBob fan for years. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to combine some of my own style with the distinctive vision of an artist I respect as much as Louis – while honoring the 20th Anniversary of such an iconic show that has brought joy to both myself and millions of TV fans. This is for the culture and God bless the Latino Gang.”

The sculptures will be go on sale online via LouisDeGuzman.com on July 31 at 12PM CST. They retail for $375 USD each and are available in an edition of 500.



Saturday, July 11, 2020

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This my favorite song from the album. Kehlani - It Was Good Until It Wasn't out now: https://Kehlani.lnk.to/IWGUIWID

Friday, July 10, 2020

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