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For HBCUs, the coronavirus pandemic hits especially close to home

Leaders of historically Black colleges and universities are grappling with a challenge others in higher education don’t fully share: how to reopen their campuses to a population that has proven especially vulnerable to Covid-19.

Black people are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white people, according to the Covid Racial Data Tracker. And nearly a third of deaths among nonwhite Americans were in people younger than 65, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared with 13 percent among white people under that age.

“We have to acknowledge and recognize that African Americans with comorbidities have fared far worse in this pandemic than any other group,” said Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick in an interview. “I think, for an HBCU in particular, there’s a lot of differences in terms of opening that are probably a little more accentuated because of our circumstances.”

Howard,

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Comic-Con 2020 ‘At Home’ Sunday Schedule

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To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

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Comic-Con 2020 ‘At Home’ Saturday Schedule

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To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

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Comic-Con 2020 schedule and everything that’s happened at SDCC @ Home so far

Comic-Con 2020 is in full swing – and there’s a lot to talk about! Thursday saw things kick off with CBS bringing their Star Trek Universe to the virtual showroom floor. Later that day at SDCC, we had The Boys season 3 announcement and a first look at the opening scene of The New Mutants. Then, on Friday, we had a barrage of Walking Dead announcements, including release dates and trailers for the season 10 finale, Fear the Walking Dead season 6, and World Beyond. Plus, there was a trailer for Marvel’s first foray into horror, Helstrom. 

Of course, there’s even more exciting stuff on the way. Below, we go into everything that you should look out for at Comic-Con 2020, including a run-down of Saturday’s major panels, and a closer look at everything you’ve missed so far. And remember, you don’t need a badge, ticket, or an impressive cosplay

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The top 5 Comic-Con @ Home panels to check out on Friday

Charlize Theron, whose "The Old Guard" was recently released by Netflix, leads the Comic-Con lineup on Friday. <span class="copyright">(Aimee Spinks / Netflix)</span>
Charlize Theron, whose “The Old Guard” was recently released by Netflix, leads the Comic-Con lineup on Friday. (Aimee Spinks / Netflix)

Comic-Con International may not be drawing the usual 130,000+ fans to San Diego this year, but fans are lining up online to attend panels in the at-home conference that serves as the event’s 51st edition.

Friday’s offerings include big Marvel and DC comics panels, three helpings of “Walking Dead,” and a spotlight on content from recently launched platforms Quibi and HBO Max. Here are five panels we’ll be tuning in for today:

“Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass – An Action Hero Career Retrospective,” 10 a.m.

This is what an Oscar punch feels like: KiKi Layne ("Nile") and Charlize Theron ("Andy") in "The Old Guard." <span class="copyright">(AIMEE SPINKS/NETFLIX)</span>
This is what an Oscar punch feels like: KiKi Layne (“Nile”) and Charlize Theron (“Andy”) in “The Old Guard.” (AIMEE SPINKS/NETFLIX)

At 44, Charlize Theron may be a bit young for a “career retrospective,” but the Oscar-winning actress has certainly experienced a fascinating

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Comic-Con 2020 ‘At Home’ Friday Schedule

To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

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Everything major that happened at SDCC @ Home on Thursday

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Comic-Con 2020 has begun – and what a start to the online event! To kick off the major panels, we had the cast of CBS bring their Star Trek Universe to the virtual showroom floor, with the casts of Star Trek Discovery and Picard both on hand to deliver some future season teases. Later on at SDCC, we had The Boys season 3 announcement and a first look at the opening scene of The New Mutants.

Of course, there’s even more exciting stuff on the way. Below, we go into everything that you should look out for at Comic-Con 2020, including a run-down of Friday and Saturday’s major panels, and a closer look at everything you missed on Thursday. And remember, you don’t need a badge, ticket, or an impressive cosplay to head to SDCC this year – so make the most of having all that juicy SDCC 2020

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Moms dress up as Disney characters to help kids pass time at home

A group of Disney loving moms are keeping kids entertained during quarantine by dressing up as their favorite characters.

Kasey Potts, 32, and Kelly Stevenson, 36, started the hashtag “therealdisneymomsofquarantine” on Instagram so other moms could share Disney getups online as a way to have some fun and stay busy while social distancing.

“We were putting together a post of what would be a collage of six mom’s photos and they looked so great that we thought we should make a funny hashtag to go along with them,” Stevenson, from St. Augustine, Florida, explained. “The next day we got this huge response. It turned out better than we could have imagined.”

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The pair, along with other moms, began expanding their outfits as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day at home.

“This community of Disney moms just

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Comic-Con 2020 ‘At Home’ Thursday Schedule

To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

There are literally hundreds of panels that … Read More

Home goods retailer Wayfair is not involved in child sex trafficking

The claim: Expensive products on Wayfair are coded listings for missing children being sold in a human-trafficking scheme

The internet has been gripped with a conspiracy theory this month as thousands of viral posts allege that online furniture firm Wayfair is involved in a child sex-trafficking operation.

“So wayfair has third party vendors that are HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING on their website,” various social media posts have alleged. “There are items like throw pillows, cabinets etc. priced at 10-20,000 dollars and named after missing girls. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!”

Posts point to the high prices of items like pillows and dressers as evidence that the products are secretly fronts for child trafficking. Theorists further note the names of some of the dressers, which are allegedly the same children who have gone missing over the past few years.

Some users also allege similar activities occur on other e-commerce sites like Amazon, Etsy

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