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Black people killed by black cops?

Where can I find statistics of black officers who have used lethal force against black people.
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Short film about a bathroom shaving accident cascading into death

I saw a comic short in the eighties (?), not Martin Scorsese's The Big Shave, where a guy cuts himself shaving, hits his head trying to get a BandAid, injures himself more and more colorfully as he tries to cope with his previous injuries, eventually dominoing into his death. What was it?
posted by maddalo on Aug 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Movie & Black & White & Japanese & Modern?

I recently saw Rashōmon, and was wondering if the hive-mind had suggestions for more (live-action, not anime) Japanese movies that are black and white, but set in more modern-ish times? [more inside]
posted by slater on May 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Name that children's picture book - a tailor traveled the world.

After reading a recommendation here for the utterly delightful Ms. Rumphius, I started thinking about kids books about travel that I used to enjoy. When I was a kid I loved a picture book about a kingdom where everyone had to wear black all the time because the prince or princess had died and the kingdom was in mourning, and an apprentice tailor traveled the world by boat and learned about clothing in different cultures and eventually came home and made beautiful colorful clothing for everyone in the kingdom and the sadness over the kingdom was lifted. I have searched and searched and can't remember anything more about it. Can anyone remember? It was a lovely book and I would like to share it with my daughter.
posted by n'muakolo on Mar 30, 2014 - 0 answers

Are afro wigs for a funk band politically correct?

Imagine a funk/soul band made up of white people, wearing Afro wigs on stage. Would that be fine, or rather politically incorrect? [more inside]
posted by willem on Mar 21, 2014 - 32 answers

shopping for a black strapless jumpsuit?

i've been looking for a black strapless jumpsuit much like this one from LOFT. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Mar 6, 2014 - 3 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Black flannel PJs?

I'm in search of a set of black (or failing that, grey) flannel PJs - so far, all online searching (broadcast, etsy, the standard set of big online retailers) has failed. Hivemind, I need your help. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jan 23, 2014 - 8 answers

Name these two cartoons

I have a vague recollection of a very old, black and white cartoon about a huge cat that goes to a junk yard and searches for a mouse who lives in a house (I think). The cat kind of looks like Felix (or so I remember). There is a lot of gold in the episode (for reasons I can't seem to explain). The second cartoon is also old (probably 70s animation) and is about a boy who has these surreal adventures. I remember him riding his little car all over the place and in one scene, he is walking on a tight rope. There is also an umbrella scene. And I think it rains at one point. I believe the cartoon was British, but I'm not sure.
posted by omar.a on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Any websites or blogs similar to this one?

I'm thinking of starting a low-key blog that posts black and white photographs of impoverished and disadvantaged people from around the world. The stories don't have to be elaborate or contain a lot of photos. Each one can consist of only one photo and a short description of the person's plight. Are there any similar websites/blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

How does a white girl learn to do black girl hair?

My husband and I are foster parents and we just got a placement. She is 20 months old and in addition to being silly and snuggly and clever she is also a girly girl and black. How do I learn to style her hair? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Nov 19, 2013 - 35 answers

Please help me optimize Black Friday shopping

So... Black Friday is coming up in a few weeks. Can you teach me how to figure out where the best deals will be, in advance? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Oct 23, 2013 - 10 answers

Rain jacket recommendations

Anyone have recommendations for a men's, black, medium-weight, hooded rain jacket that has no logos? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Oct 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Google Search by Image failed ... anyone know where I could buy this?

I recently stumbled across this image, and I'd like to buy it. However, Google Search by Image didn't yield any applicable results, and I wasn't able to come up with the right Google phrasing to yield anything meaningful. Anyone know where I might be able to buy this (preferably via an online retailer, e.g. Amazon, etc.)?
posted by WCityMike on Oct 13, 2013 - 4 answers

ID the pantyhose comedian from the early 90s?

Probably a long shot, but I'm trying to identify a stand-up comedian who I would have seen live in Peoria, IL in the early 1990s (definitely before 1994). I don't know if he was strictly stand-up or if he went on to any kind of career in mass media. He was a young black guy with great physical comic presence. The part of his act I have never forgotten is a very accurate and hilarious imitation of the contortions women go through to put on pantyhose, which ended with the comment that he loved the fact that every woman in the room would be thinking of him when they put on their hose from then on. I STILL do, after 20 years. Help me remember who I'm thinking of?
posted by dlugoczaj on Sep 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Please recommend a good, cheap printer

I need a cheap, reliable printer with cheap(ish) replacement ink that can print in black even if other colors are out. Mac, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

What's your best tip for Burning Man?

We've gone to Burning Man for a few years. This year a friend is joining us who is a burgin. We know there are things that have become automatic to us that we won't remember to pass on - and probably things we've never figured out that are great ides. What's your best tip, or tips, for Burning Man?
posted by rednikki on Aug 16, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me help my friend put highlights in her hair!

My friend has asked me to help put a few highlights in her hair. I have experience doing my own hair so normally I wouldn't need help, but I'm a white girl and my friend has natural African American hair. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Desperately seeking heavyweight black v-neck t-shirts

My favourite t-shirts are on their last legs, and the place where I bought them (Principles for Men) no longer exists. They're black, v-neck, with side seams and vents, and very much designed as outerwear. The fabric is heavy, perhaps even a little heavier than Hanes Beefy or Fruit of the Loom Heavyweight (6.1oz) and most store/fancy-brand shirts use much thinner cloth. Any suggestions? US sources as a first option, but ones in the UK are useful as well.
posted by holgate on May 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Help needed with tranlsating term referring to someone's skin colour.

I am translating a text which contains a sentence about someone who is "coloured". People in the US: what is an acceptable way to translate this? [more inside]
posted by miorita on Apr 22, 2013 - 31 answers

Grammar Filter: [He is a "black" man] or [He is a black man]

Hello, I'm having some difficulty getting a conclusive answer to the question of which is more "proper" grammatically and in academia. When referring to "blacks" and "whites" in society, I used to write them without quotes until a professor corrected me. However, when I use quotes now, some people disagree. Could you all help me find the correct usage? Professors explanation inside... [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 10, 2013 - 54 answers

Help me identify this Merrell bag.

At one time I had the budget and energy for a modest bag collection, and now I've had this bag sitting in a closet for far too long and can't remember the model name of it. It's made by Merrell, early 2000's. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Items to have for power outages

What items (gadgets) should I have on hand for power outages? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 29, 2013 - 28 answers

Film Noir Cartoons

Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Oops

I accidentally left my favourite (white, lace) top in a plate of salmon lasagne and left it for a week. It's covered in mould. I suck at life. [more inside]
posted by Bows of Bow on Oct 4, 2012 - 25 answers

Need shoes that will help me stay upright.

Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Sep 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Do I have to go shopping before this wedding?

Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
posted by amarynth on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What is killing my lemon tree, and how to cure?

Help me save my lemon tree. It's got tiny black spots on both sides of its leaves, and small beige bumps on the undersides. It's been spreading for about a month, but I'm finally noticing that it's actually harming the plant and killing the leaves. Badly damaged leaf: top, bottom, top close, bottom close. Early-stage leaf: top, bottom. Barely-affected leaf: top, bottom, bottom close. [more inside]
posted by breath on Jun 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Black Belt Certification Issue - Tae Kwon Do

Should I keep training in this school for my belt, or move on? [more inside]
posted by glitrqn on Jun 18, 2012 - 13 answers

What's this dancing black frame thing?

Can somebody tell me what's going on in this video? As much as I feel terrible for the people there, I'm not talking about the scene(s) being shown, but rather the dancing black frame around the edges! [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jun 4, 2012 - 20 answers

2 for 1 Bookfinders Special

MeFi bookworms, do you know either of these books? [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jun 1, 2012 - 1 answer

Black and White Road Stripes

What are the deep black stripes on highway lane markings immediately following white stripes? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

How to get rid of the crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5?

Crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5: why, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on May 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Need video clips

I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo on May 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help me ID these bugs.

I've noticed tiny black bugs in my living room over the last couple of weeks, and I need help IDing them. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Apr 21, 2012 - 13 answers

The frustration when you can picture exactly what you want and it does not exist

"Nun" shoes revisited: I would like to find a pair of black women's shoes which I am not sure exist. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 15, 2012 - 14 answers

White Book / Black Book / Gray Book

White Version / Black Version: I read a book in the early 1990s that I picked up at a foreign bookstore in Japan... [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Apr 13, 2012 - 4 answers

I can't print black and white.

Odd printing issue for a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless; using old or new cartridges, black won't print and colour is distorted. Pictures of diagnostic pages inside along with what I've done so far. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Yes, it's a nice Gothic black, but why else does my router need to avoid sunlight?

Why does my router need to be placed out of direct sunlight? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Mar 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Black to Africa

Has there ever been an account of a group of black Americans choosing to return to Africa and how they fared in doing so? I'm looking for stories about how blacks born in America dealt with and adjusted to the change in culture if they returned to a country in Africa. Books, documentary or whatever are welcomed, preferably with the account occurring in 1960 or later.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 6, 2012 - 22 answers

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background?

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Mar 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Do not like colors.

Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale? [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Feb 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Black Spots on Curry Leaf Plant

Block spots on my curry leaf plant (Murraya koenigii). What's killing my poor plant? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Oct 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Metallum Extremum / Metal and Latin

Why do so many extreme metal/doom/dark ambient bands have such an affinity for Latin? [more inside]
posted by The Discredited Ape on Aug 23, 2011 - 18 answers

What is this black winged insect?

Bug identification filter: what is this insect found inside my parents' home in Northern California? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Better living through plant healing

Help me save Mabel, my new spider plant, who is not adjusting to my apartment very well at all. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jul 8, 2011 - 10 answers

African-American church services in NYC

New York City MeFi: As a Canadian, I've watched a lot of American media. And from this media, I've become really interested in attending a (stereotypical) "American black church" service. It's stuck out to me as something really unique, something very Americana, and I would really like to be a part of it, at least once. (As for what I mean exactly by "stereotypical American black church", I'm don't quite know the precise words -- black gospel? Southern? Baptist? Additionally - if possible, I would love to witness the "whooping" style of preaching.) [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jun 27, 2011 - 25 answers

Where can I find a Moleskine, or Moleskine equivalent with black paper?

It's pretty simple, I'm looking to get a Moleskin with jet black paper. I'm not really looking for something spiral bound, but an actual quality notebook. Does anyone know where I might find something like that?
posted by rudhraigh on Jun 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Laptop goes black after BIOS. Was working minutes ago. What happened?

Was fiddling with the eject settings on my laptop (didn't solve my problem, cd is still stuck in the drive no matter what i do), when I decided to reboot out of ubuntu and disable the drive altogether in the BIOS. Now almost as soon as the BIOS appear, everything goes black, though the computer is still clearly on. Help! [more inside]
posted by parkbench on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

What sources would you recommend for me to learn more about Black Nationalism?

What sources would you recommend for me to learn more about Black Nationalism/Black power movement in the US? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Mar 5, 2011 - 8 answers

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