To place Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins in the proper historical context, just call him the Ralph Abernathy to Colin Kaepernick’s Martin Luther King Jr. Sure, Jenkins didn’t help the FBI in its attempts to discredit King’s voice by confirming King had extramarital affairs - which is what Abernathy did to King. But Jenkins caught the coattails of a movement only to become the appeasing black face that was willing to stand down as soon as the money was right. On Sunday, newly acquired Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid—who risked his career by protesting next to his friend and brother in the struggle, Kaepernick, when both were with the San Francisco 49ers—was finally able to confront Jenkins, the Clarence Thomas of the Movement for Black Lives. Here’s how Yahoo Sports breaks down the history surrounding the beef. There’s no surgical way to break the beef down between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles safeties. It has been … [Read more...] about Eric Reid vs. Malcolm Jenkins Is What Happens When Black Lives Matters Confronts All Lives Matter
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The Essence Music Festival's Marketplace and Art Expo this past weekend resembled a Monopoly board. Spaces around the perimeter of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center's conference halls were bought, or rather leased. Instead of houses and hotels marking properties, there were stages and DJ booths popping all over. The area held by carmaker Lincoln featured shiny, silver Navigator SUVs glimmering like updated versions of the tiny, aluminum race car that come with the Monopoly board game. The massive area was far more marketplace than art, and all the top corporate sponsors — Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, McDonald's — to name a few — were duly represented, along with prominent placement, curiously, for the U.S. Army. If nothing else, it was an exhibition of capitalism, and the corporations knew how to reach their captive market — through disc jockeys. In a far back corner was a bookstore run by the local vendor Community Book Center, whose bookstore in New Orleans' … [Read more...] about The Essence Music Festival vs. New Orleans
What's the real problem facing prefab construction today? It's not any failing of prefabricated building manufacturers, that much is plain: almost daily they bring us new, genius techniques in modular, pre-made building approaches. Rather, the challenge centers on the long-term, perhaps permanent conflict between what architecture is -- and what manufacturing offers. Architecture is about craft, to use today's zeitgeist notion. It's about making models, as Michael Maltzan of Los Angeles argues, and about turning drawing and sketching into building ideas, as Philadelphia's Dan Kelley contends. Craft is seen as synonymous with success: "Craft is about precision and perfection and elegant design," writes North Carolina architect Jody Brown in ArchDaily. "Craft is about that moment of clarity." Perhaps prefab is the antithesis of craft. Granted, there are other issues. But cost is certainly NOT among them, even in the light of a recent exposé in The New York Times (and analyzed … [Read more...] about Craft vs. prefab: Why stick-built will stick around
Now Playing: Watch this: DirecTV Now: $35 a month for 100 live TV channels and... 1:56 Three: That's the magic number. With the launch of DirecTV Now Wednesday, there are now three services that allow you to stop paying your cable or satellite provider for TV service, yet still watch numerous channels of live television at home and on mobile devices like iPhones. None of the three is "a la carte" TV, that still-distant dream that allows you to pick and choose individual channels. Instead they offer packages of certain channels for set fees, starting at $20 for Sling TV, $30 for PlayStation Vue and $35 for DirecTV Now. For all three you'll need a robust internet connection -- provided, in many cases, by the very company that delivers your cable TV service. Full CNET reviews DirecTV Now review Sling TV review Sony PlayStation Vue review The good news is that you can try all three for free right now, provided you have a compatible device (which, as a CNET reader, you almost … [Read more...] about DirecTV Now vs. PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV: Which one is best for you?
Earlier this year, YouTube took another step into television streaming with the launch of YouTube TV, shortly after the introduction of YouTube Red, a slightly tweaked, ad-free YouTube experience. YouTube proper, of course, is the ad-filled, people's video service, providing endless cat videos, fan commentaries, and increasingly, legit creative programming. YouTube TV is a new experience altogether, competing with the likes of Hulu and Netflix, while YouTube Red simply enhances the YouTube experience you're used to. The two services are fundamentally different, but are either of them worth your money? YouTube Red Red is a $10 upgrade to YouTube that allows members to watch their favorite makeup tutorials, unboxing, and puppy videos without ads, download videos to their mobile devices for viewing later, listen to audio in the background with the YouTube Music app, and access exclusive YouTube Red content, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. The original content you get with YouTube … [Read more...] about YouTube Red vs. YouTube TV: What’s the Difference?