Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Washington Post Inadvertently Exposes 'Hidden Figures' as a Complete Fraud

There's a bit of hagiography published at The Washington Post, praising Katherine Johnson as a black NASA pioneer that inadvertently exposing the entire story as a lie. [‘Hidden’ no more: Katherine Johnson, a black NASA pioneer, finds acclaim at 98, WAPO.com, 1-27-17]
In the article is a picture an another article from - ostensibly - the 1960s with the title "The Story of Katherine Johnson: Lady Mathematician Played Key Role in Glenn Space Flight." She is noted as an "expert on the electronic IBAM computors (sic)," when she has since been pegged a 'human computer'.
Pictured in The Washington Post... when was this article published and what does the full article reveal???

It's hard to tell where this article appeared, but this was gleamed from reading the newspaper clipping:
Mrs. Johnson is credited with helping to devise the highly complex tracking system which enabled scientists to predict... within TWO miles, the location of Lieut. Col. Glenn's rocket cone upon its return to earth after three orbits around the world.  
She is the co-author... September, 1960... of the NASA Technical Note, D-233, Subject; "Determination of Azimuth Angle at Burnout For Placing a Satellite Over a Selected Earth Position."
 If you look at marketing for Hidden Figures and positing of Katherine Johnson and other "hidden" black contributors to NASA, you'd believe they alone were responsible for white men being jettisoned out of the earth's atmosphere and into space, ultimately to the moon.

But this is, of course, a gratuitous lie. ['Hidden Figures': 'The Right Stuff' vs. Real Stuff in New Film About NASA History, Space.com, 12-27-16]
'Not a documentary'  
"Movies become reality for a lot of people," said [NASA's chief historian Bill] Barry.  
For audiences watching "Hidden Figures" who think what they see on the screen happened exactly as depicted, they might believe Johnson, Jackson and Vaughan were close friends, that Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) was the head of the Space Task Group and that Johnson completed quick calculations as John Glenn waited on the launch pad to lift off. The real history, however, was different.  
"To be able to tell a story in a way that the audience can understand and make it entertaining enough for them to be able to watch, I think the scriptwriters have to be creative and find a balance between telling the exact historic details and delivering a story that is both interesting and gets the message across," Barry explained.  
"I say this all the time but the movie is not a documentary," said director Ted Melfi. "We were painfully aware and very careful with how we portrayed the women and the things they accomplished." "There are little liberties taken here and there to dramatize, but the crux of the story is true," he told collectSPACE.com.  

For Shetterly, perhaps the biggest difference between the movie and reality are the number of people depicted.  
"You might get the indication in the movie that these were the only people doing those jobs, when in reality we know they worked in teams, and those teams had other teams," she said. "There were sections, branches, divisions, and they all went up to a director. There were so many people required to make this happen."  
"It would be great for people to understand that there were so many more people," Shetterly explained. "Even though Katherine Johnson, in this role, was a hero, there were so many others that were required to do other kinds of tests and checks to make [Glenn's] mission come to fruition. But I understand you can't make a movie with 300 characters. It is simply not possible."
Hidden Figures is positioned (and branded) as a movie telling the story of Katherine Johnson as the SOLE individual responsible with providing the sagacity and mathematical genius behind putting white men into space, when this isn't even close to the truth.

An absolute, 100 percent lie.

Disgusting.

Repulsive.

Repugnant.

Hidden Figures is predicated upon the premise that Katherine Johnson was the black (well, octaroon at the most) female responsible with deducing the mathematical equations responsible with putting undeserving white men into space, but the author of the book the movie is based upon admits this is all a lie...

But 100 percent representative of every tall tale we are told about black people and forced to celebrate during Black History Month.

Monday, February 27, 2017

For 3rd Year in a Row, Historically Black College/University (HBCU) Basketball Tournament in Charlotte Interrupted by Blacks Committing Gun Violence

You probably didn't hear about this story. 

99.99% sure you didn't hear about this story, because it once again validates any prejudice you might harbor about black people, guns, and crime. 

Stop me if you've heard this one: a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) event comes to town and a rolling gun battle/violence breaks out... for the third straight year the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament in Charlotte was interrupted by black people confirming long-established stereotypes. [Up to 100 shots fired just before final CIAA game in Charlotte, Charlotte Observer, 2-26-17]:


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article135077249.html#storylink=cp

The city’s role as host of the CIAA tournament took a bruising this weekend, when two violent incidents occurred within six hours and just a couple blocks apart from each other. 
In the first, as many as 100 shots were reportedly fired early Saturday evening in uptown along the 600 block of North Caldwell Street. 
It happened about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of North Caldwell Street and 8th Street, which is a part of town filled with residential buildings, including the First Ward Apartments. The timing was just a half hour before the men’s championship game of the CIAA was to start at the nearby Spectrum Center. 
Multiple apartment units and vehicles were struck by bullets, officials said in a statement released Sunday morning, but there have been no reports of injuries. 
Investigators were canvassing the area Sunday for witnesses. “Several dozen” shell casings have been found at the scene, police said. 
It’s believed the shooting took place in the roadway and did not occur in a nearby apartment complex or any tented events. Some social media posts were saying a “street party” was going on in the area at the time. 
Regarding Saturday evening’s shootout, several national lifestyle websites – including The SourceXXLComplex and BET – reported that one of the targets was a rapper who goes by the stage name Young Dolph. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police declined to say whether he was in fact involved. 
Dolph reportedly performed at an unofficial CIAA-related party at Cameo Charlotte nightclub later that night. Attempts to reach his booking agent were unsuccessful. 
In a separate incident, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer and an N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement officer were hospitalized with minor injuries just after midnight Sunday morning, after being struck by a suspect fleeing the scene of an investigation on North Caldwell and Sixth streets in uptown, CMPD officials said. 
Police have charged Jerel Manvil Rhoades, 37, with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer causing serious injury, two counts of felony hit and run, carrying a concealed weapon, driving while impaired, reckless driving and hit and run. 
Neither incident was related to any official CIAA-sanctioned event going on in uptown Charlotte, police said. 
However, this marks the third year in a row that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have been forced to contend with gun-related violence during the final weekend of the CIAA tournament. 
Last year, three men in town for the CIAA tournament were arrested after they fired dozens of bullets into two vehicles and an uptown hotel and were found in possession of an AK-47. 
No one was reported injured in that incident, which happened around 4:40 a.m. on a Sunday near the Hyatt Place hotel. The bullets hit a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and a red SUV parked behind it in front of the hotel lobby. Two of the three men charged in the case were from Memphis and the third was from Elgin, S.C. 
In 2015, a woman was shot in the head but not seriously injured at the Label nightclub during tournament weekend. And two people were stabbed at the Oasis Tent on College Street. One man was charged in that stabbing.
You probably didn't hear about this story. 

99.99% sure you didn't hear about this story, because it once again validates any prejudice you might harbor about black people, guns, and crime. 

It involves black people, the exalted, esteemed HBCUs (hilariously always working hard to confirm stereotypes) and guns...

All reasons no mainstream media has found any interest in reporting on the third year in a row the CIAA basketball tournament has been interrupted by blackness.



Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article135077249.html#storylink=cpy




Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article135077249.html#storylink=cpy

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Who was the white woman at the Oscars with the Black Women from 'Hidden Figures'?

Remember what the anecdote from the Soviet Union taught us about the communists: never be the first to stop clapping... Katherine Johnson was never celebrated as a major black contributor to NACA or NASA because she hardly looks black at all. More so, she never made any contributions - minor or major - worth hiding at all.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…": A T-shirt promoting 'The Walking Dead' pulled because of Racism Claims

A major retailer is causing an uproar by pulling a The Walking Dead t-shirt from its stores after complaints from a customer who said the shirt was racist. 
The t-shirt references an extremely violent scene from the runaway hit about the zombie apocalypse, where the main villain, Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) uses the rhyme, “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” to decide which characters to kill with his barbed-wire wrapped baseball bat. 
The Independent reports that a British man, Ian Lucraft complained to the retailer that the shirt was racist and “…relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America.” 
Lucraft , a Methodist Minister, notes that the counting rhyme originally goes: “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe… catch a n***er by his toe.” 
“It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no-one in the process of ordering it knew what they were doing or were aware of its subliminal messages,” said Lucraft. 
He adds, “It is directly threatening of a racist assault, and if I were black and were faced by a wearer I would know just where I stood.” 
The Independent reports that after Lucraft wrote to the CEO of Primark, the company decided to remove the shirt from its shelves. 
A spokesman said: “Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this.” 
But many took to Twitter to decry the company’s decision, saying the shirt has nothing to do with racism at all.
In virtually every part of the western world where communism never reigned, white people have abandoned Christianity for the religion of egalitarianism, devoting their lives to rooting out any oppression or persecution of white people toward non-whites (systemic racism) and annihilating from memory any white historical figure who ever dared utter an unkind word toward those individuals who comprise the rising tide of color.

It's a cult, but one where no tithing is necessary to fund the endeavors of this church since its teachings are already entrenched dogma as the standard operating procedure in academia, television, Hollywood, the judicial system and (especially) in corporate America.