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Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News
The exposure of multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against Mr. O’Reilly brought an abrupt end to his two-decade career at Fox.
By Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt

Bill O’Reilly’s reign as the top-rated host in cable news came to an abrupt and embarrassing end on Wednesday as Fox News forced him out after the disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him and an internal investigation that turned up even more.

Welp, that’s the end of the Factor, at least on Fox News. So who’s taking over?

He will be succeeded in the 8 p.m. Eastern slot by Tucker Carlson, who moved into the channel’s prime-time lineup only in January.

No. NO.

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Eli talks about being “pre-everything”.

Glo up;

Age of Legends Thoughts

Throughout The Wheel of Time, the Age of Legends is treated as a golden age of civilization, a time that knew no hunger, no war, and had limited major crime. Until Lanfear’s Glorious Fuck Up™ the Age of Legends was seemingly perfect. Everyone constantly bemoans the Breaking and the destruction of the Age of Legends society. Here’s the thing though; the Age of Legends was actually pretty fucked up.

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#BlackoutDay is now Seasonal on all social media platforms

When we started #BlackoutDay, we had a vision that it would be a monthly event, which would be the first Friday of every month. We figured that this would be a great way to build moral, especially with all of the news about Black people that hit us daily, especially within the past few years.

As we move forward from our April 3rd event, we found that the frequency caused an unique problem within the Tumblr community. We found the movement to have a big effect on all social media platforms, so to address the uniqueness of Tumblr, we decided to make BlackoutDay a less frequent event on Tumblr, but keep the monthly occurrence on other social media networks.

We rely heavily on word of mouth (reposting in general), so it requires that we spend time promoting this idea. However, this sent a lot of mixed messages. Some people are still are not fully aware of the team behind BlackoutDay and ask us as individuals, which means more work when clearing up misconceptions & fighting rumors. Others asked people who are not part of the official Blackout team, which makes the work twice as hard to accomplish.

Informing people online is very hard and tiring work, even though we have official channels to help lead people into the right direction. The monthly promotion as well as clearing up all misconceptions had exhausted the original team and thus it leads us to this announcement. We decided that it’s time to simplify the message.

Effective immediately, May 1st will be our last official monthly Blackout and we’ll move #TheBlackout as a seasonal event on all social media platforms held on first day of the seasons of the calendar. (June 21, Sept 21 and Dec 21)

Each BlackoutDay will have a theme according to that season. Tentative themes includes:

  • June 21st - Summer theme (As well as Juneteenth, Black Music Month, Graduation/Promotion ceremonies)
  • Sept 21st - Fall Theme (Labor Day/End of Summer celebrations, preparing for Fall)
  • Dec 21st - Winter Theme (celebrating the Holidays and winter)
  • Mar 21st - Spring Theme (celebrating Black History, the coming of spring & rebirth and the original BlackoutDay)

Update June 22, 2015: For the rest of 2015, the dates will be Sept 21st and Dec 21st. We will announce new dates for 2016 and beyond later in the year. Please follow our official tumblr, twitter or subscribe to our newsletter. Details are on the bottom of this post.

Within the next few days, we will make this language part of the official website and we will post this information on the front page if that website.

Does this mean we can only use the tags on these days?

Of course not! You can use the tags ANY time you want. We just want to reserve these dates to officially “Blackout” those days.

Are you no longer observing #BlackoutDay as the first Friday of every month?

Officially, no. We will focus on promoting #TheBlackout / #BlackoutDay on the official days instead. We want to simplify the message across all platforms and therefore, making it easier to promote. We’re not in this for a profit, but we do have limited resources, thus it’s important that we simplify things.

Who are the official members of #BlackoutDay?

T’von Green - expect-the-greatest - He’s the founder and talked about the idea.

Marissa Rei - blkoutqueen - She handles Public Relations, logistics of the events as well as other important information related to #TheBlackout.

V. Matthew King-Yarde, who’s known as nukirk.digi.tal and social commentator of whatwhiteswillneverknow (the blog that he used to promoted the first BlackoutDay). He handles marketing, graphic design of promos and promotions.

These are the three members of #TheBlackout and that helped created the first BlackoutDay.

What about the fundraiser?

Because of this change to the overall idea, we want to update the fundraiser so that it reflects this new information.

The fundraiser expires May 2nd. We will readjust our material to reflect that it’s a seasonal event and try again at a later date. Because some people have hesitations with GoFundMe, we will do another fundraiser using another platform at a later date.

Just so we’re on the same page, please view the video to get answers to general questions such as…

  • Why we need to brand?
  • Would giving us trademarks means the idea is no longer “yours”?
  • How do you know we’ll keep our word?
  • Why do we need to raise $5K instead of just the trademark and company fees?

There are people using #TheBlackout / #BlackoutDay for events/products and so on. Have you authorize this?

Other than the fundraiser, we have not authorize the use of the hashtags for events and/or products. Know that unless it comes from the official channels or from one on the members of #the Blackout team, it is not official.

Any future plans beyond a “selfie day”?

As a Pro-Black movement, we will talk about other movements and support Black ideals and a sense of community via our website and lend support when we can.

While we do have plans, we can’t act on them without first branding the names. For more information, check out the following links:

For now, we’re only announcing the official days and focus on promoting this idea going forward. We will make more announcements about future plans on later dates.

How can I help make future #BlackoutDays better?

We need your help in making sure that the work we helped with so far stays on track. We can’t afford a paid campaign, so we need you to help us. How?

  1. Follow the official channels (mention on the bottom) or check them out every once in a while.
  2. theblackoutofficial is the official blog of this movement/event. We are working to make this blog part of the official website flow.
  3. Sign up for the mailing list (Check the right hand sidebar. It’s totally optional, but we will only use this list to talk about #TheBlackout organization or to promote upcoming #BlackoutDay events. Nothing else.)
  4. Reblog this post (or spread the link http://tremix.us/seasonalblackout)

If you have ANY questions, please contact us directly (you can use the ask on the tumblr or email on our website). We will be happy to entertain them!

Thank you for your time.

-The Blackout Team (blkoutqueen, expect-the-greatest, nukirk)

anonymous asked:

Tmz have made a video about 'Louis Tomlinson&Freddie: Like Father Like Son!'

Why are they pushing this again? No one cared about the article, so why put in the effort to make a video? Hmmmm? What’s going on over there, TMZ? Ya bored? You actually going to follow up on anything? 

Congrats on 5 Million Subscribers, Jack!

The time for another milestone has come again! The JSE Community is now 5,000,000 strong! So let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

1,000 Subscribers (July 9, 2013)

1,500 Subscribers (August 7, 2013)

2,000 Subscribers (September 9, 2013)

PewDiePie Shoutout (September 20, 2013)

13,000 Subscribers (October 14, 2013)

15,000 Subscribers (November 5, 2013)

20,000 Subscribers (November 29, 2013)

25,000 Subscribers (December 17, 2013)

30,000 Subscribers (December 30, 2013)

40,000 Subscribers (January 14, 2014)

50,000 Subscribers (January 28, 2014)

100,000 Subscribers (March 3, 2014)

200,000 Subscribers (April 7, 2014)

250,000 Subscribers (April 20, 2014)

300,000 Subscribers (April 28, 2014)

400,000 Subscribers (May 23, 2014)

700,000 Subscribers (July 17, 2014)

800,000 Subscribers (July 30, 2014)

900,000 Subscribers (August 11, 2014)

1,000,000 Subscribers - Draw My Life (August 20, 2014)

2,000,000 Subscribers (December 8, 2014)

3,000,000 Subscribers (February 6, 2015)

4,000,000 Subscribers Instagram video (April 8, 2015)

4,000,000 Subscribers (April 8, 2015)

In just a little over two months time, we’ve reached yet another milestone, that being 5 million! This community continues to be one of the fastest growing, and not only that, but it’s filled with some of the most caring and amazing people!

Jack, you’ve come so far and grown so much! It’s evident in every video you put out, every post you make, every time you say thank you or share words of wisdom, every time you remind us that this community is seriously one of the best damn communities out there.

You thank us all the time, but we also want to thank YOU. So many of us have shared stories of how you’ve helped us and have been a hero, been a friend. (I can personally say you’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know).

None of this would be possible if it weren’t for you taking that first step in making your channel. Thank you, Jack, for the many laughs, lessons, and overall BOSSness you bring. Also, never forget: BOOPER DOOPER!

We love you, Jack! Here’s to 5 million and many more! :D

A Brief FAQ about #BlackoutDay

While we’re looking through tags and notes, we have noticed a series of questions that kept popping up that were either already answered in the masterpost (http://tremix.us/blckoutday) or through the updates on this blog. In an effort to help answer these common questions, we are making this post. We will provide brief answers with links to longer explanations.

This FAQ is current as of June 24, 2015. Please follow theblackoutofficial or visit our website for up-to-date information (you can sign up for our newsletter as well)

What is the purpose of #BlackoutDay?

It’s a call to action to showcase Black pride to show support for each other, no matter the age, religion, sexual orientation, or nationality or creed for a 24-hour period. If you identify as black and are from Africa or a black culture within the African Diaspora, you are welcome to participate. (Check the full masterpost for details.)

When is #BlackoutDay?

For the rest of 2015, the dates are Sept. 21st and Dec. 21st. We will be announcing our 2016 dates as our 2015 calendar draws to a close. Please follow our official channels at the bottom of this post or sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on this.

Is #BlackoutDay seasonal or monthly?

This is a seasonal call-to-action event. It was monthly until April, when a Tumblr exclusive change was made to the frequency (original post link). Then in May, we made #BlackoutDay seasonal across all social media to keep things uniform. (original post link)

Will you consider making it annually or switching it back to the first Friday of every month?

After listening to feedback, we have decided that this is the best route to take for the immediate future.

Will there be additional #BlackoutDays?

While we will form partnerships with other organizations to help promote pride, unity and Black positivity, we have no plans to promote additional #BlackoutDays.

Why not just do #BlackoutDay any time?

When the first #BlackoutDay was created within a week, it was an idea. Now that it’s turned into a movement, we need to keep it organized so that it doesn’t lose the original meaning. You’ll notice that the selected days manage to make large waves across the internet; those days are for showing the world what unity around blackness can do. Those days are meant to be particularly special. You can, however, use the tags (#theblackout, #blackoutday) at anytime of the year.

What are the themes? How are they selected?

As of the time of this post (date on top), there are no themes for the upcoming dates, as we announce those at least a month before the actual day. We developed a theme selection process to keep the themes international. The themes are not influenced by the United States Calendar. However, they are suggestive. Here’s how we select the themes (original post link)

I want to participate in #BlackoutDay, but I noticed that certain people/aesthetics are preferred (or why am I not getting enough notes)?

The purpose of #BlackoutDay is to give everyone a chance to shine. However, it’s not perfect. The official tags for this call to action are #BlackoutDay and #TheBlackout, yet it seems that #blackout is preferred on Tumblr. Tumblr has limits that make scrolling the tags a bit tricky; the biggest of them all is the fact that “most popular” is the default option when searching. It is vital that people select “most recent” in order to give posts with fewer notes than the popular posts time to shine. We are using this project to help break free of beauty stands. However, there may be internalized ideas that contribute to certain aesthetics or types of #Blackoutday posts being preferred. Having these discussions within Black Tumblr should help us all be better to each other on the next #BlackoutDay. (We posted a “tips” post to help with this.)

I think #BlackoutDay should be more than just a “selfie day”? (or I have an idea)

The “selfie day” is just a start of #BlackoutDay. There will be more to it as we continue to grow. In order for us to move forward with more concrete plans, we need to be an official organization. At this time, we’re still in the planning stages. Once we have this done, we will be able to extend it beyond social media.

Also note that we cannot accept ideas at this time as we are still in the process of becoming official.

Are there any fundraisers/events that are affiliated with The Blackout?

Our only partnership as of the date of this post is DoSomething.org and the #MicCheckRacism event on June 25, 2015 (original post link). Until we become an official organization and unless it comes directly from this Tumblr, we are not affiliated with any fundraisers or events.

We hope this answers your questions. If you have that wasn’t addressed, please check out the masterpost or simply ask us!

Life/Twitch Update

Heyyyyy guys!  First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you so fucking much for helping me get to 200,000 followers on my Twitch channel.  Sincerely, from the bottom of my stupid fucking heart, I love you and respect all of you so much.  You guys have the devotion and kindness that inspires me every single day of my life and I don’t feel worthy of it.  But thank you so much. <3

Secondly, just wanted to give you all a heads-up that streams may be sporadic over the next week or so as I move and get settled in my new place.  Besides the physical aspect of moving, you all are obviously aware of the emotional and mental anxiety involved.  As much as I try to keep it all together, this is an extremely stressful ordeal for me, one that has literally kept me up at night (and has effectively destroyed my sleep schedule).

That being said, once I’m settled in, I hope to get my stream back on a regular schedule! YAY!  I have a few ideas for weekly special streams I want to do that I know you guys will love. :D I’m also toying with the idea of a 12 or 24-hour 200k celebration stream, but this will obviously have to wait until I’m moved.

I can’t thank you enough for your overwhelming support of me and my channel.  You guys are the foundation of my life and I don’t know what I would do without you. <3

LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER,
Renée

I sort of feel that Disney knew at the beginning of Season 3 that they weren’t planning on picking it up for Season 4. It’s why they took so long then to announce Season 3 was a go. Whether it was contract negotiations, wanting more control over the story, the cost of production, whatever…I think they knew going in that unless something drastically changed, there was not going to be a Season 4.

When filming ended for Season 3, based off of World Meets Girl, it is pretty clear that everyone could see the writing on the wall. So instead of going ahead and saying there will be no Season 4, what does Disney do? It says…hey, fans. If you really want a Season 4, let us know. Get it trending on FB and Twitter and other social media. Write us letters, send us e-mails. Then they put a poll out for Favorite Disney show and put GMW down at the bottom of the poll. And what happens?

The fans rally and get it trending on FB and Twitter and other social media. They write letters and e-mails. Some of the stars…Rowan Blanchard, Auggie Maturo, Cheryl Texiera, Danny McNulty in particular…go out out trying to get the word out there. The poll OVERWHELMINGLY shows that GMW is the favorite Disney Channel show. Nothing but good press from legitimate sources (not counting the rumor mills).

Despite all of this, Disney Channel doesn’t renew it. This is what I have an issue with. They held out hope and the fans did everything they were supposed to do. Then Disney Channel dashed that hope with no explanation. If, as some have surmised, MJ didn’t want to do the show any longer, that would have been accepted by the fans (they may still bitch and moan, but it would be easier to get over). I feel it is more likely that Disney Channel looked at it’s bottom line and said the benefits of the show did not outweigh the costs. They wanted a Disney Channel show and got a Network Quality show. I feel this may be why Season 3 was so lackluster. It had it’s moments, but overall it felt like it was trying to be a typical Disney Channel show and couldn’t manage it and the fans noticed. In trying to conform to the Disney model, GMW failed because it wasn’t designed to be a typical Disney Channel show. It was designed to be something special.

Rant over.