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‘Pariah’ Expands To 10 More Theaters Including Atlanta, Portland, Scottsdale, Austin, Philly

The critically acclaimed and award-winning film ‘Pariah,’ that we’ve written about several times here at Colorlines.com, opens in 10 new cities today.

The film has some Oscar worthy performances and you don’t want to miss it. It’s also wildly important you see it opening weekend in the theaters the film opens at today.

For more details visit the films website.

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‘Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls’ Part Two [Video]

'Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls' Part Two [Video]

There’s a sequel to the wildly popular ”Shit white girls say…to black girls.’

The original video that was posted a week ago has close to 6 million views now.

Francesca Ramsey, the creator and star of the video, told Colorlines.com she hopes to “make people laugh while, hopefully, opening some eyes.”

Check out ‘How ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Blew Up the Internet’ to read more about Ramsey.

First Openly Gay Indian Woman Elected to MN State Legislature

First Openly Gay Indian Woman Elected to MN State Legislature

On Tuesday Minnesota made history by electing the first American Indian woman to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. Democrat Susan Allen won 55 percent of the vote in Minneapolis’ 61B district.

“It reminds me of a lot of the places I grew up. It’s 62 percent minority,” Allen said about her district to Minnesota Public Radio. Half the children in her district live in poverty.

Allen’s parents came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota but they moved around a lot when she was young. She lived in several small towns and reservations in five different states by the time she was 14.

Her family moved around as the father looked for work.

Allen says she brings a unique perspective. She was a single mother relying on public transportation and public assistance programs to get herself through law school. And, she’s a lesbian.

Allen told the Southwest Minneapolis Patch she’s ready for her first day on the job. “My early priorities will be to bring jobs and job training to our district, work on a fair tax system for Minnesota and fight the discriminatory constitutional marriage amendment,” she said. 

Since 1848, only nine American Indian men have served as legislators in Minnesota. Six of them held office while Minnesota was still a territory. The Huffington Post reports she’s the first openly gay American Indian elected to any state legislature.

Listen to Allen’s interview with Minnesota Public Radio below.


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Presente.org Names Arturo Carmona as its New Executive Director

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Arturo Carmona (Photo courtesy of Presente.org)

On Thursday, Presente.org announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Arturo Carmona, a leader who they say comes with “deep roots and ample experience working in Latino and immigrant communities.”

Presente.org, the country’s pre-eminent online Latino advocacy organization with over 250,000 members, announced with Carmona on board they will work in the upcoming election year to redefine and expand the meaning of citizenship in the U.S. by promoting a unique blend of civic, cultural and technological engagement at the local and national level.

“The enormous challenges that Latinos face in the United States must be confronted through intelligent and bold organizational and political leadership,” Carmona said in a statement. “We understand that this is a historic time for Latinos and will work tirelessly to ensure that this opportunity is seized to address the fundamental need for political and economic reforms for the whole community, particularly immigrants.”

One of Presente.org biggest campaigns was ‘Basta Dobbs,’ that demanded CNN remove Lou Dobbs from the network. On November 11, 2009 the campaign achieved its goal when Dobbs abruptly resigned from CNN.

@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

@MexicanMitt 200 Tweets Away From Out-Tweeting the Real Mitt Romney

@MexicanMitt, a Twitter feed that launched Tuesday just as the real Mitt Romney makes a serious push to court Latino voters, is only 200 tweets away from out-tweeting @MittRomney.

If you can consider @MexicanMitt started tweeting Tuesday and already has 558 tweets, he’ll be leaving Romney behind in no time. 

Below are a few of @MexicanMitt’s first tweets.



Baratunde Thurston on ‘Blitter’—Black Twitter—and Being Authentic Online [Video]

Baratunde Thurston is a man with a pretty amazing list of credentials.

Gizmodo.com called him the 16th most viral person on the internet, Melissa Harris-Perry says his new book is a ‘must read,’ he’s a keynote speaker at South by Southwest this year, and he pointed out black tweeters tweet a lot more than whites a year before any research think tanks did.

Watch the video above to get some advice on how you too can be more viral on the internet.

Also, earlier this week Thurston was also profiled in the business magazine Fast Company. Below is an excerpt of Thurston talking about some of the principles of being a responsible online citizen.

“It’s irresponsible not to use the tools of the day,” he charges. “People say, Oh, if I master Twitter, I’ve got it figured out. That’s right, but it’s also so wrong. If you master those things and stop, you’re just going to get killed by the next thing. Flexibility of skills leads to flexibility of options. To see what you can’t see coming, you’ve got to embrace larger principles.”

Among those principles: “The uncertainty is the certainty. Change is the constant. Experimentation is rewarded. Stability is an impediment.” So what are the important skills, given that environment? “To manage large amounts of information is super important,” he says. “And the ability to tell a story is more important than ever. Coalition building is an important skill, the ability to connect. You can have a distinct edge if you can take advantage of community.” Growing up, Thurston says, “I used online bulletin boards, hacked into libraries, I was using the web as it was being written, so I got an early understanding of how to leverage the platform. I’m not a very good programmer. Programming is very tedious. But everyone should try it.”

Thurston’s new book ‘How to be Black’ will be released on January 31, 2012.

Turns Out the Largest Recipient of Haiti’s Relief Money Is the U.S.

Turns Out the Largest Recipient of Haiti's Relief Money Is the U.S.

It was two years ago today that a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti.

After seeing image after image of buildings that had collapsed, people from all over the world rushed to send money to the developing nation.

The UN estimated international donors gave Haiti over $1.6 billion in relief aid since the earthquake (about $155 per Haitian) and over $2 billion in recovery aid (about $173 per Haitian) over the last two years, according to one source. (CBS tried to get the latest numbers from the UN Special Envoy to Haiti but were unsuccessful.)

Yet, “Haiti looks like the earthquake happened two months ago,” writes Bill Quigley, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, in a report.

“It turns out that almost none of the money that the general public thought was going to Haiti actually went directly to Haiti.”

“Despite this near total lack of control of the money by Haitians, if history is an indication, it is quite likely that the failures will ultimately be blamed on the Haitians themselves in a ‘blame the victim’ reaction,” Quigley goes on to say.

Below is a truncated list of Quigley’s “seven places where the earthquake money did and did not go,” you can read the more thorough list on Quigley’s Z-space page.

  1. The largest single recipient of US earthquake money was the US government. The same holds true for donations by other countries.

  2. Only 1 percent of the money went to the Haitian government.

  3. Extremely little went to Haitian companies or Haitian non-governmental organizations.

  4. A large percentage of the money went to international aid agencies, and big well connected non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

  5. Some money went to for profit companies whose business is disasters.

  6. A fair amount of the pledged money has never been actually put up.

  7. A lot of the money which was put up has not yet been spent.
    Nearly two years after the quake, less than 1 percent of the $412 million in US funds specifically allocated for infrastructure reconstruction activities in Haiti had been spent by USAID and the US State Department and only 12 percent has even been obligated according to a November 2011 report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Quigley says the effort so far has not been based on a respectful partnership between Haitians and the international community and says a “Haiti First” policy could strengthen public systems, promote accountability, and create jobs and build skills among the Haitian people.

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

A civil lawsuit filed against the owner of eight Los Angeles car washes where workers’ rights were violated was settled on Wednesday for over $1 million dollars. The settlement is intended to reimburse car wash workers for lost wages from October 2006 to the present.

The settlement marks a major victory for the CLEAN (Community Labor Environmental Action Network) Campaign whose efforts secured the first unionized car wash in the country with Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica this past October.

The CLEAN Campaign partnered with the CA Attorney General’s office in 2010 to file the lawsuit in response to long-standing problems the carwasheros faced at the workplace: lack of proper break times, lack of overtime pay, wages that did not meet minimum wage standards, and lack of proper compensation for wages owed, among other labor violations.

Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the settlement of the suit in a statement, saying:

“Workers at these car washes were taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers who illegally denied them the pay and benefits they earned. I am pleased that the resolution of this case will allow workers to receive the pay they are owed.”

Dave Campbell of Steelworkers Local 675, the union that now represents the Bonus carwasheros, said of the settlement, “We are glad that the Attorney General is taking seriously the issue of wage theft among car wash workers. Workers have been waiting to be made whole for past violations for years.”

Throughout the country, the mostly men, who work in car washes are some of the most likely workers to suffer from “wage theft.” Many are paid less than minimum wage, receive no additional pay for overtime, and are sometimes not paid at all, with tips as their only compensation.

Low-wage workers in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago lose an estimated $2,634 per year to wage theft, according to a 2010 study co-authored by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the National Employment Law Project and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

Below is a 2009 investigative report from Los Angeles’ KCET news magazine show called “SoCal Connected” that looked at widespread labor violations at Southern California car washes.

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Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #4: Blue Ivy Carter Youngest Ever on the Billboard Chart

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“I don’t think babies are absurd. But the media blitz around this baby is. This series highlights the more memorable news bites.” #trust

“Glory,” the Jay-Z track released two days after the birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter, has debuted at number 74 on Billboard’s chart of the top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the country. Making Blue Ivy, the youngest person ever on the Billboard chart.

Billboard.com explains:

Blue Ivy Carter, the bundle of joy brought into the world by megastar Beyoncé (with a little help from fellow famous dad Jay-Z) Saturday (Jan. 7), becomes the youngest person ever credited with gracing a Billboard chart, as Jay-Z’s newly-recorded studio cut “Glory” — officially billed as “featuring B.I.C.,” an abbreviation of Blue Ivy Carter — begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74. (For historical purposes, this week’s Billboard charts are dated Jan. 21).

Taking a page out of Stevie Wonder’s proverbial book on how to be a sentimental musical dad, Jay-Z recorded his precious girl’s first seconds of life — her breathing, cries and coos — just as Wonder did on his iconic song “Isn’t She Lovely,” written for his then-newborn daughter Aisha.

Why does B.I.C. claim the mark for youngest charted artist and not Wonder’s girl? Two reasons: young Aisha was never officially credited on “Lovely” and the song did not reach a Billboard chart until Jan. 29, 1977 (when it entered Adult Contemporary at its No. 23 peak), almost two years after she was born.

Lastly, it just so happens “Glory” marks Jay-Z’s 107th career entry on the Billboard charts, mirroring the Jan. 7 birth date - in other words (or, um, numbers), 1/07 - of Blue Ivy.

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Sh*t Franchesca Ramsey Says to Anderson Cooper [Video]

Franchesca Ramsey’s YouTube sensation “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” has over five million views now and it was only posted a week ago. On Thursday, she’ll be a guest on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show—preview clips are below.

Also, just so you know Colorlines.com’s Jamilah King beat Cooper to the punch and interviewed Ramsey last week. Read why she made the video along with some analysis on whether videos like this can create real change.

Today’s Love: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican-American composer, rapper, actor and writer behind the musical ‘In the Heights,’ will premiere a new rap-opera Wednesday evening.

He made an appearance on “Up w/ Chris Hayes” on Sunday and gave us a sneak peak of “The Hamilton Mixtape.”

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Racist Tabloid Wednesday: Reports of an Angry Black Woman at the White House

This is a public service announcement, some of the most racist stories that are mostly based on stereotypes are available at your local grocery check stand.

This edition of racist tabloid Wednesday includes a lot of gossip about celebrities, two engagements and accusations that there is an angry black woman at the White House.



2444ayw.jpg Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged, according to Us Weekly.

A source tells Us Weekly she “had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He’s a keeper!” 

A keeper, y’all!

2i1kw94.jpgAccording to Star magazine, Jennifer Lopez pays her “boy toy” Casper Smart $10,000 per week.

“She hated having to whip out her credit card every time they go to dinner,” explains a so-called “source” for the tabloid, adding, “And it bummed her out that Casper had to borrow money from her to buy Christmas presents, including hers.”

That’s why J. Lo is allegedly giving Smart an allowance, says the gossip rag.

“Jen figured it’s easier to give Casper a weekly stipend, and she thought $10K was a nice round number,” says the Star source.

35bh9he.jpgWe’ve got reports of one more engagement! Eeeeextra! Mario Lopez reportedly asked Courtney Mazza to marry him over New Year’s weekend in Ixtapa, Mexico.

dcznya.jpgOk, finally. A racist story. You’ve heard of the ‘angry black woman stereotype?

Wellllllll…

The National Enquirer reports First Lady Michelle Obama has been losing her cool with White House aides lately.

She cleared it all up on ABC this morning though. She says people have tried to portray her as “some kind of angry black woman.”

The first lady pushed back specifically against reports of friction with the president’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

And that’s not the biggest story. According to the Enquirer, Blue Ivy Carter came via a surrogate.

1e50eb.jpgLet’s hope Blue Ivy Carter likes to share her toys because inTouch is reporting she has a nursery worth $3.5 million dollars.

1267igm.jpgThat Mitt Romney just can’t get a break. There’s reports he tortured his dog. 

According to the Globe, the presidential candidate left his dog inside a carrier on top of his car for 12 hours.

Pepsi to Pay $3.13 Million for Hiring Discrimination Against Black Workers

Big changes are in order at Pepsi Beverages after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that hundreds of black workers were unfairly impacted by the company’s use of criminal background checks:

Here’s what happened, according to a press release:

The EEOC’s investigation revealed that more than 300 African Americans were adversely affected when Pepsi applied a criminal background check policy that disproportionately excluded black applicants from permanent employment.  Under Pepsi’s former policy, job applicants who had been arrested were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.

The investigation found that the criminal background check policy used by Pepsi was in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition to the multimillion dollar payout, the company has also agreed to jobs offers and training.

Mexican Migration to the United States Has Hit a Net Zero

With all the talk from GOP presidential candidates about Mexicans entering the country “illegally” through the US-Mexico border you’d never know that apprehensions at the border hit their lowest levels in seventeen years. 

“The drop is so great that Doug Massey, head of the Mexican Migration Project (a long term survey of Mexican emigration at Princeton University), claims that for the first time in sixty years, Mexican migration to the United States has hit a net zero,” Shannon K. O’Neil, an expert on Latin American studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote last week.

O’Neil believes there are several reasons that are contributing to the decline of Mexicans migrating to the U.S., including a declining economy, border violence and news of the record number of deportations under the Obama administration.


(h/t: NewsTaco)



Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Punches Mentally Ill Woman [Video]

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Punches Mentally Ill Woman [Video]

On Monday evening, a Los Angeles Police Department officer struck a special needs woman in the face with his elbow—and it was all caught on video. The unidentified woman, who police say has mental health issues, was “not being combative” according to witnesses.

The incident happened on a Los Angeles Metro bus in nearby Bellflower, which is a predominantly Latino community just outside Downtown LA.

“They said get off the bus. She then started cursing at (the female deputy). You could tell she had special needs. After that they grab her, she curses him out, calls him a big shot, next thing you know he gives her a big shot,” explained Jermaine Green, who recorded the incident, to KNBC.

“I couldn’t believe it. He seen me taping. He looked up at the camera a few times, and he still hit her like that, and I can’t believe he didn’t try to diffuse the situation at all,” Green went on to say in an interview with KNBC.

Green went on to explain the officer attempted to confiscate the video he recorded:

Green claims the deputies then tried to intimidate him when he refused to hand over his cell phone.

“He comes to me and says you can be under arrest if you don’t give me that video,” Green said.

Green said the deputy then asked if he had any warrants.

“I said no, I’m a veteran, I just came back, I have six years, I have no record, and he said ‘We’ll see about that.’”

At a press conference on Wednesday Sheriff Lee Baca confirmed it was his understanding the woman was homeless and had a history of mental problems.

Baca also pointed out that the woman was not arrested. She is currently held on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

This post has been corrected since publication.

Beyoncé Baby Absurdity #4: Not Everyone’s Birth Experience Is the Same, says Tina Fey

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“I don’t think babies are absurd. But the media blitz around this baby is. This series highlights the more memorable news bites.” #trust

It turns out not everyone gets the alleged A-List treatment Beyoncé Knowles received at New York’s Lenox Hill hospital.

“My celebrity treatment at Lenox Hill involved taking a group breastfeeding class in a closet,” 30 Rock star Tina Fey, 41, joked on ‘The Today Show’ Tuesday. Watch the video below.

And in case you were concerned about where Blue Ivy Carter will her little head at home—don’t worry, there’s a $3,500 acrylic crib waiting for her.

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Romney Doesn’t Support DREAM Act, But That’s Not What His Spanish Ad Says

Romney Doesn't Support DREAM Act, But That's Not What His Spanish Ad Says

On Wednesday, Mitt Romney’s campaign launched a new Spanish-language television ad in Florida, three weeks before the primary on January 31.

And get this. It features his son, who speaks Spanish with no accent! Really, did Craig Romney studiy abroad somewhere? The man’s Spanish comes across pretty authentic. (He may also have practiced his Spanish with his Mexican uncles.)

Romney senior on the other hand, must’ve had a few takes before he could say “soy Mitt Romney y yo apruebo este mensaje.”

“The United States represents liberty, opportunity, where anything is possible. I am Craig Romney. My father, Mitt Romney believes in those American values because he has lived them and will fight to restore the greatness of our nation,” Romney’s son says in the ad.

Romney’s Spanish language ad that will be aired in Florida features three Cuban-American political leaders; Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.), as well as former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) Romney’s son Craig, who is fluent in Spanish, provides the main voice over.

But again, Romney is going to have to do something about that DREAM veto he’s promised if he wants Latinos outside of Florida.

mitt-romney-ad-spanish.jpgLastly there’s some shady illusions in the commercial. At the :03 second mark in the video he flashes images of what looks like a Latina girl graduating, and I can’t help but point out this may be an attempt from the Romney campaign to mislead Latino voters in to thinking Romney supports the DREAM Act.

Throughout 2011, about 85% of Latino voters supported the DREAM Act. Could it just be a coincidence that the ad shows images of graduating Latinos in the first 3 seconds? Probably not.



Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

Even George Lucas Had a Hard Time Finding Funding for Film With Black Leads

You know it’s bad when George Lucas, the man behind ‘Star Wars’ who has two of the top 10 grossing films of all time, can’t get funding to make a movie because his lead characters are all black.

Lucas says his new movie ‘Red Tails’ is about heroes. That’s a story Hollywood loves right? The Help, The Blind Side, Dangerous Minds, Half Nelson, the list goes on…

Not exactly.

According to Lucas, Hollywood studios are not interested in financing movies unless the hero is white.

Lucas was a guest on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Monday and said it took him 23-years to find someone to finance his film Red Tails, about a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II.

“It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all…I showed it to all of them and they said nooooo. We don’t know how to market a move like this.” 


It’s the exact same sentiment the director of ‘Pariah’ Dee Rees shared with me last month. She said she was repeatedly told her script was “too black or too gay.”

“We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water,” Rees said.


Taraji Henson speaking at a SAG event.


Lucas also said studios complain about movies with non-white protagonist not selling well over seas. (Sidenote: some people don’t buy that, watch the video on right.)

And that may be true if you’re only considering white audiences. A study last year by Andrew J. Weaver, a telecommunications professor at Indiana University found “minority cast members” do in fact lead white audiences to be less interested in seeing certain films.

It’s important for audiences to go see movies on opening weekends and show movie studios that there is a market for movies with lead actors of color. But ultimately it’s the studios who will be able to make a real difference.

20th Century Fox will release Red Tails to theaters nationwide on January 20th.


Lawyer Hired by South Carolina: DOJ is Biased Against Whites

Lawyer Hired by South Carolina: DOJ is Biased Against Whites

On Tuesday South Carolina officials announced they plan on filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for a December 2011 decision to block the state’s controversial voter ID law. In December, the DOJ rejected the state’s Voter ID law that would require voters to show a valid photo identification before voting because they said the law would prevent black people from voting.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said he will file a lawsuit within the next two weeks against the Justice Department in Washington D.C. district court. Fighting on behalf of them is former Voting Section Chief Christopher Coates, a lawyer who’s accused the DOJ of being biased agaisnt whites, reports Talking Points Memo.

Ryan Reily from TPM provides more details on Coates:

“Fighting on their behalf will be a former DOJ official who claimed that the Civil Rights Division is opposed to protecting the civil rights of whites and who defended the Bush-era politicalization of the division by Bradley Schlozman as an effort to ‘diversify.’

Former colleagues said that Coates had an ideological conversion after an African-American woman was chosen over him as deputy section chief in July of 2000. Schlozman, who was found to have hired lawyers for their conservative credentials and referred to liberals as “commies” and “mold spores,” called Coates a “true member of the team.”

A study on Voter ID laws across the country released in October came to the same conclusion the Justice Department had: voter ID laws prevent black people from voting.



Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/01/11/2109079/gop-ready-to-battle-over-voter.html#storylink=cpy

Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of 140-Years of Black Male Couples

Historian Trent Kelly has collected 146 rare vintage photographs of black male couples from the past 150 years.

Although the large majority of the pictures depict gay couples, the collection also includes images of families and friends but they all have one thing in common: they capture images of love.

Below is a snippet of why Kelly started the collection along with a few photos from his archive.

Historically, the Afro American gay male and couple has largely been defined by everyone but themselves. Afro American gay men are ignored into nonexistence in parts of black culture and are basically second class citizens in gay culture. The black church which has historically played a fundamental role in protesting against civil injustices toward its parishioners has been want to deny its gay members their right to live a life free and open without prejudice. Despite public projections of a “rainbow” community living together in harmonious co-habitation, openly active and passive prejudices exist in the larger gay community against gay Afro Americans.

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Ubangi Club, Harlem 1934-37


Passionate African American men, early 1980s1990s

Lastly, if you skip to the 4:30 minute mark you can see an interview with the historian who’s archived this collection of images.


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