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Why Mark Cuban Is Apologizing To Trayvon Martin’s Family

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In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, Mark Cuban is coming under fire for some comments he made regarding his own personal prejudices.

“If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street,” Cuban said during an interview with Inc. magazine. “And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I’m walking back to the other side of the street.”

Cuban later issued a series of tweets apologizing for his remarks, but the Dallas Mavericks owner also defended the context of his comments, writing:

“In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn’t consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that,” Cuban tweeted on Thursday. “Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and substance of the interview. I think that helping people improve their lives, helping people engage with people they may fear or may not understand and helping people realize that while we all may have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control, that it’s part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it.”

17-year-old, Florida native, Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman, Georg Zimmerman on February 26, 2012.

By the way, Cuban, who will soon vote on whether or not Donald Sterling’s ownership rights to the Clippers should be terminated, was fully supportive of NBA commissioner, Adam Silver’s decision to ban Sterling from the NBA for life.

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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