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'Black Panther' Marquee Altered With N-Word On U.S. Marine Base In Japan

This isn't the first racist incident at the military base in Okinawa, Japan.

The Marine Corps are taking measures to track down the culprit who mocked a Black Panther movie marquee with a racist slur at a U.S. base in Okinawa, Japan.

American military publication Stars & Stripes reports the photos of the painfully racist marquee was seen on Sunday (Mar. 4) at the Camp Hansen, housing the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 9th Engineer Support Battalion and 12th Marine Regiment. The base planned on showing the hit film Black Panther, but the marquee read, "Phat Black Ni***r" instead.

It's unclear how the culprit got access to the theater's sign or if it was an employee. Marine officials released several statements through their Facebook account condemning the sign. "Marine Corps Installations Pacific is aware of an incident that occurred aboard Camp Hansen involving the posting of a racial slur on an AAFES marquee," officials said Monday (Mar. 5).  "Such actions and language are in direct contradiction to the core values of honor, courage, and commitment that we stand for as United States Marines. This type of behavior is not tolerated by the Marine Corps."

The Marine Corps Installations Pacific's statement was met with mixed reactions from the military community. “Can’t blame this one on kids and dependents. Hansen is only Marines so whoever did it, I hope [you’re] on security cameras somewhere and you get busted!” a commenter said. Another noted incidents like this aren't rare with suggestions to investigate local spots where marines gather.

MCIPAC asks that anyone with leads report them at the Camp Hansen Provost Marshal's Office at 098-969-4165 or DSN 315-623-4165.

Meanwhile, the film continues to break records. The Ryan Coogler-directed movie has reportedly made $501 million in America with its international intake standing at $400 million. The film is on the rise to break more records since it has hit $1 billon before its  China debut. Black Panther has also inspired conversations about representation of people of color, blackness and ancestry.

READ: ‘Black Panther’ Lifts February’s U.S. Box Office Record To $1 Billion

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"It’s been a little bit over three weeks. Trump is now ordering, as in summoning, federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," she said. Cardi continued by telling people not to drag former President Barack Obama's partial government shutdown into the conversation, as his shutdown was for a better reason than Trump's dream border wall.

"Now, I don't want to hear any of y'all motherf**kas talkin' 'bout, 'Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days,' Yeah, b***h! For healthcare!" she continued. "So your grandma could check her blood pressure and you b****es could go check y'all p***y at the gynecologist with no motherf**kin' problem. This sh*t is really f**kin' serious, bro. This sh*t is crazy. Like, our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a f**kin' wall."

The Invasion of Privacy MC continues by stating that she is "scared" and feels badly for those who aren't able to be compensated for their work.

"Now, I now a lot of y’all don’t care…  b***h I’m scared," she concludes. "This is crazy, and I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f**kin' work without getting f**kin' paid."

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R. Kelly's Former Manager Will Reportedly Surrender To Georgia Police For Threats Towards Savage Family

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According to The Blast, Mason will surrender in Henry County, Ga. on Wednesday (Jan. 16) after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, citing “terroristic threats and acts.” A police report obtained by the site states that Mason told Timothy Savage, the father of Kelly’s alleged cult member Jocelyn Savage, that he was going to “f**king kill” him when he saw him, and that he was going to harm him and his family.

A second manager for Kelly, Don Russell, is also reportedly under investigation for allegedly harassing and threatening the Savage family for participating in the six-part docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly. 

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According to The Blast, porn site xHamster reportedly said that searches for the term ‘R. Kelly’ are up 388 percent since the beginning of January. Of course, this coincides with the release of the six-part Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, which chronicles over 20 years of indecent and immoral behavior towards teenage girls and women.

The site noted that they do not have the infamous tape that involves the controversial musician having sex with and urinating on an underage girl, nor will they ever carry it and other videos like it on their site.

“The R. Kelly tape is not on xHamster, nor would we ever allow it to be,” representatives for the site told The Blast. “Regardless of the news or sensation, a tape featuring underaged is both illegal and immoral.” xHamster also says they will be “disabling searches and putting up messages alerting any searches that the content is not acceptable.”

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