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Behind Amy Schumer’s ‘Get Out’ joke: The horrible legacy of claiming the Black phallus endangers white women

Black Youth Project - May 26, 2017 5299

By Sherronda Brown Amy Schumer is racist, and white women love her. The White Feminist icon’s most recent public display of Beckery is yet another demonstration of the sexual racism she so often falls back into, using racist stereotypes benefitting her white womanhood while decrying the sexual proclivities of men of color. Two weeks ago, […]


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Don't Miss: Understanding the AI design behind some of Ubisoft's biggest games

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 5172

Take a look back at this chat with Ubisoft veterans Julian Varnier and Gabriel Robert, who led AI teams on Assassin's Creed IV and Far Cry 4, about the state of big-budget open-world game AI design. ...

Don't Miss: 7 examples of game AI that every developer should study

Gamasutra - May 23, 2017 5115

These games are all notable for the interesting, clever, novel ways in which they use AI. All are worth a closer look if you're eager to let a little algorithmic thinking improve your game design. ...


Police ask car accident victim to prove immigration status before helping, then detain him

Black Youth Project - May 26, 2017 5094

“You illegal?” That’s the first thing Marcos Antonio Huete heard when approached by a Monroe County sheriff. Just moments earlier, the back wheel of his bike had been clipped by a car. Instead of seeing how he could help him, the officer was asking Huete about his immigration status, according to Univision.  “Are you a legal […]


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Gina Prince-Bythewood becomes first woman of color to direct Marvel superhero film

Black Youth Project - May 26, 2017 5094

Gina Prince-Bythewood  is being billed as the first woman of color to ever direct a superhero movie. The director of Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights and co-creator of the currently popular Shots Fired has been tapped by Marvel to sit in the director’s chair for a film entitled Silver & Black, according to The Verge. Silver […]


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Harold Jarche - May 26, 2017 5093

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @DonaldHTaylor: ‘In Turkish you never ask “Did you understand me?” It’s rather rude. Instead, you say “Anlatabildim mi?” – Was I able to explain?’ @suitpossum: “The world is not data. The world is soil,... Read more »

Texas police chief on administrative leave after arresting Miss Black Texas USA

Black Youth Project - May 26, 2017 5092

A Texas police chief has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into an arrest of a black beauty pageant contestant/law intern. Carmen S. Ponder, Miss Black Texas USA U.S. Ambassador 2016 and an intern with the Hunt County, Texas, District Attorney’s Office, claims that she was arrested by Police Chief Kerry Crews and called […]


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Don't Miss: How VR devs are tackling locomotion in virtual space

Gamasutra - May 22, 2017 5036

For all the freedom we imagine VR can provide, there's still a significant confining factor: the amount of real-life physical space around you. Here's how devs are tackling the issue of locomotion in VR. ...

Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring an Environment Artist

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 4998

Sanzaru Games is looking for a visionary World and Environment Artist to join its experienced development team and visually stunning and immersive worlds in Foster City, California. ...


Video: Owlboy dev shares advice on staying motivated -- and inspired

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 4998

At GDC 2017, D-Pad's Simon S. Andersen speaks about the trials and triumphs the team faced on their nearly decade-long dev cycle, offering fellow devs advice on how to get -- and stay -- inspired. ...


Nintendo stocks jump to eight-year high following Monster Hunter XX Switch reveal

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 4997

While Nintendo's stock prices typically see some level of ebb and flow as major products are detailed, the recent announcement helped the company's stock value hit its highest point since 2008. ...


How Thumper made the jump from VR to the Nintendo Switch

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 4997

We spoke with Thumper co-creator Marc Flury about porting the VR hit to the Nintendo Switch. ...


Tips of the Week: Maker Faire Bay Area Edition

MAKE - May 26, 2017 4997

What you need to know about Trump’s proposed $9 billion budget slashes to public education

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2017 4978

This week, the Trump Administration released its budget, which includes $9 billion cuts to the Department of Education. The budget seeks to eliminate subsidized student loans, public service loan forgiveness, and many other programs that help millions of students afford higher education and succeed in school. These proposed changed are extremely harmful to public education […]


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Jury selected for Bill Cosby trial

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2017 4977

The jury has been selected for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, which will begin next month in Norristown, Pennsylvania, according to ABC News. Cosby’s defense team was quick to criticize the make-up of the jury, which is almost split down the middle between men (7) and women (5), but only has two Black jurors. This will […]


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Racist flyers posted in Chicago encourage Black people to deport Latinx residents

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2017 4977

“Sanctuary city Policies endanger the lively hood[sic] of every american [sic], while violating federal law and destroying the black community.” At least, that’s what a blatantly racist – and poorly written – flyer found on Chicago’s South Side would like for you to believe.  DNA Info reports that the flyer, which reads more like a […]


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GOP House candidate body slams reporter for asking tough questions

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2017 4977

Remember when politicians weren’t able to attack reporters and still run in an election the very next day? Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte was issued a citation by a Montana sheriff – who also donated $250 to his campaign – after he “body slammed” a reporter from The Guardian. Ben Jacobs was covering an event […]


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Mozilla Awards Nearly $300,000 to Research Grant Winners

The Mozilla Blog - May 10, 2017 4958

We’re happy to announce the results of the Mozilla Research Grant program for the first half of 2017. This was a competitive process, and after three rounds of judging, we … Read more


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Earnings report roundup: Game industry winners and losers in Q1 2017

Gamasutra - May 26, 2017 4956

Jon Jordan offers a rundown of info gleaned from game company quarterly reports for Q1 2017. Who overperformed and underperformed, and why? ...