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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: Django Unchained

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... expected to take some heat for portraying African American slavery on screen, complete with whippings, dog attacks, and "Mandingo" fights to the death. Some have objected to Django Unchained, which, like Pulp Fiction, makes frequent use of the word "nigger", and also features many scenes in which African Americans are humiliated by slavers. The movie's ...

  2. News - China Insider - CONTROVERSY

    'I have a dream'- Taobao uses Martin Luther King's likeness to promote sales

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 08:53pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Movement through nonviolent means. He was assassinated in 1968 and is regarded as one of the United States’ most famous African American leaders Update:  On Friday, the Alibabe Group, owners of Taobao, responded to the criticism by apologising and removing the advert. "We deeply regret the cultural insensitivity and sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended," an Alibaba ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Postcard: New York

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Kong movies from that decade, had a cultural effect on young working-class men (and women) in America's urban centres, especially African Americans. The kung fu craze influenced ... hero always came from the people and fought against the powerful ones. It was easy for young African Americans, who were growing up in a similar environment, to be inspired by these martial ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic swim champion teaching the kids to keep up with Jones

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of children, but it is a precarious season for a great many who do not know how to swim. About 70 per cent of African American children can't swim, according to research, government data ... including the effect of water and pool chemicals on hair. "Being African American myself and knowing people in my own family, we've been taught that this is something we don't do. We ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Ghanaian filmmaker Frances Bodomo thanks early years in Hong Kong for success

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... the parents believe the girl has an evil spirit inside her and decide to have her exorcised at a African American Pentecostal church. "What interests me is they are so far away yet they are trying to perform Ghanaian rituals. That sort of problem is what it is to be a migrant, or a third-culture kid," Bodomo said. Her ease with strangers from different places almost led ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM (1939)

    Rewind film: Gone with the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming and George Cukor

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 05:17pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... African-American to win an Oscar, for her portrayal of the sensible Mammy), but the standout is Clark Gable, who seems to have been born to portray Rhett Butler. Is Gone with the Wind a racist depiction ...

  7. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Race row over Australian computer game called 'Whore of the Orient'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:31pm by Amy Li

    ...  graceful nicknames. But Jieh-Yung Lo, a gamer himself, was relentless in his criticism. Lo compared use of the word “Orient” for Asians with use of the N-word for African-Americans in the United ... hugely successful 2011 game LA Noire , according  to Australian media reports. The game, aiming for a 2015 release, was viewed as an attempt to "disgrace Chinese culture, history ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Arts preview: any resemblance is purely coincidental

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Sunday. The artist paints from her imagination, referencing European portraiture while introducing an element of ambiguity and lack of identity to her subjects who are usually African Americans ... works are notable for being delivered within a culture that does not encourage the public airing of private emotions. Goldin's colourful works showcase her trademark celebration ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... con artist played by Whoopi Goldberg …   The Grammy-award winning comedienne and actress, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, is credited with forging a more prominent presence for African-American ... Annemarie Evans Annemarie Evans Dirty Dancing, the stage version, will be running at the Cultural Centre from Friday. The all-singing, all-dancing production is based on the 1987 ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing-bound UA flight rerouted after woman 'attempts suicide' in plane toilet

    Posted May 30th 2013, 10:21am by Amy Li

    ... in economy. She was seen walking into the toilet after a conversation with an African American man sitting next to her, according to the Weibo account of a fellow passenger sitting near the couple. ...




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