Things We Saw Today: Black Lives Matter Activists Are Bailing Out Dads for Father’s Day
Over Mother’s Day weekend, we wrote about how social and racial justice groups like Color of Change, the Movement 4 Black Lives, Black Lives Matter, and Southerners on New Ground raised bail for mothers who could not afford it, making it possible for more than 100 moms to spend the holiday weekend (and the rest of the time before they appear in court) with their families. Now, these organizations are repeating their efforts for Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and Pride. Jay-Z wrote about his own commitments to donate to this important cause over at TIME, but he adds an important caveat: “philanthropy is not a long fix, we have to get rid of these inhumane practices altogether.” You can donate or learn more about this campaign against the United States’ vicious money bail system here.
- Chinese censors reportedly removed the Fassbender-Fassbender gay kiss from Alien: Covenant, along with their more expected removal of various graphic or violent scenes. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
- Wonder Woman has, alas, been ousted from the #1 spot at the domestic box office by Cars 3. But that second-place box office is still only an “extremely low drop” of 32% drop from last weekend, so it continues to have staying power. (via Variety)
- Pauline, a Nintendo character who started out as a damsel-in-distress trophy in the original Donkey Kong, will make her triumphant return to a Nintendo game as the Mayor of New Donk City in Super Mario Odyssey. (via Kotaku)
- Do Sony’s upcoming Spiderverse films, Venom and Silver & Black, take place in the same universe as the rest of the Marvel movies? The answers are confusing! Read what’s been said so far over at Collider.
- Remember those historical paintings of Amazon history from Wonder Woman? One of the many artists who worked on them, Houston Sharp, has posted them in all their glorious detail over at ArtStation. (via ComicBook.com)
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