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South African craft brewery apologises for ‘Filthy Brunette’ and ‘Easy Blonde’ beers


A South African craft brewery which makes beers called Filthy Brunette and Easy Blonde has apologised for “sexist” marketing.

Vale Bru promoted its “moist” and “gushing” range of beers last week.

One beer, called Raven Porra, was described as, “a porter with the best head in town”. According to South Africa’s Times Live.

“Porra” is a Portuguese expletive, and is also a Brazilian colloquialism for semen.

The “Filthy Brunette” beer was marketed with the tagline: “When gushing and moist are used to describe something, then you know.”

“Vale Bru, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves,” said Thandi Guilherme, a South African blogger who took to Instagram to condemn the brewer.

“‘The…

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Bill Clinton: Press Went Easy on Obama — ‘They Liked Having the First African-American President’


On this week’s broadcast of CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” former President Bill Clinton said the political press went easy on former President Barack Obama because “they liked having the first African-American president.”

Mo Rocca asked, “You hear from Trump supporters who say, ‘You know, the press slobbered all over President Obama, he could do no wrong. And now this guy can do no right. What gives, that there’s a kind of whiplash?’”

Clinton said, “Well, they did treat him differently than other Democrats and Republicans. That was the political press.”

Went asked why, Clinton said, “You know, I don’t know. They liked him, and they liked having the first African-American president. And he was a good president, I think. I don’t agree with President Trump’s…

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Disney Made Quick Work of ‘Roseanne.’ It’s Not Always So Easy.


The toppling of Roseanne Barr — from her racist late-night tweet to the early-morning backlash and ABC’s axing of her highly rated show — took less than 12 hours.

That is the equivalent of hyperspeed for businesses and brands that are accustomed to taking their time when it comes to high-stakes decisions about key employees who land in hot water.

But the intensity and immediacy of the social media age have turned corporate crisis management into an exercise where minutes, and sometimes seconds, count. And the praise that ABC executives received this week for their swift response will most likely serve as an example to other businesses facing public relations disasters.

“It’s the concept of the golden hour of crisis response,” said Kara Alaimo, who teaches public relations and…

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Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa’s energy needs


Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy access for all by 2030, international donors have focused on increasing the region’s electrification access. It currently stands at only 35%, significantly less than any other part of the world.

The focus on electrification is illustrated by the type of foreign aid sub-Saharan Africa currently receives. While overall commitments from Western countries to the area have been largely constant over the last decade, aid to the power sector specifically is six times greater.

China has also upped its engagement, and is now responsible for a third of all new power plants in the region. And as private sector investments similarly rise,…

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Not Even a Trip to the Amusement Park Has Been Easy for African-Americans


News of a riot at LA’s Griffith Park in the era of Mayor Sam Yorty

Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer. It is a day laden with hopes for a fun-filled summer, but also a day of reflection about summers past. Those memories, however, differ across America’s color line. These differing summer memories may help us unravel a seeming contradiction in this year of anniversaries. In the past decade, culminating in the current reflection on the tumultuous events of 1968, the media has run countless stories on major civil rights milestones. Yet, those same outlets have also run stories on whites discomfited by the mere presence of blacks in public spaces, at a Philadelphia Starbucks, a Yale dormitory, and a public park in Oakland. These…

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Frank Artus Offering Easy Access To African Movies For Liberians – FrontPageAfrica


Monrovia – With nearly seventy movies under his belt, veteran Nollywood Ghallywood actor Gregory Artus Frank has embarked on a new venture to make African movies more accessible to viewers and fans in his homeland, Liberia with the dawn of MonroTV.

“It’s been a longing desire of mine to showcase African acting to not just my homeland but throughout the continent,” Artus, who is President and CEO of MonroTV.” told FrontPageAfrica during a recent chat a local restaurant.

“When I visited Australia, my partner and I were having discussion and we were brainstorming ideas on how to make it easier for Liberians in the Diaspora to have access to Liberian content. So, we decided to create a channel and that’s why we named it MonrovTV. This name is derived from Monrovia.”

Artus…

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