The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 17th, 2020 evening edition

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The Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix will get a new name and image, Quaker Oats announced Wednesday, saying the company recognizes that "Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype.".

The 130-year-old brand features a Black woman named Aunt Jemima, who was originally dressed as a minstrel character.

But Quaker, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, said removing the image and name is part of an effort by the company “to make progress toward racial equality.”.

“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype," Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a press release.

People on social media called out the brand for continuing to use the image and discussed its racist history, with the topic trending on Twitter.

Berry also said it would be misguided to lament the change by Quaker as a loss of representation for Black women.

The criticism of Aunt Jemima's image, she says, "is about the representation — the stereotypical and traumatic and abusive ways in which we are represented. »

New Pokemon Snap Revealed For Nintendo Switch

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During a special Pokemon Presents video presentation, The Pokemon Company has revealed a brand-new Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch: New Pokemon Snap.

New Pokemon Snap takes you to islands with a variety of locales, including jungles and beaches, where you can "research various Pokemon in their natural habitats."

The original Pokemon Snap was released in 1999 and was well-received by critics and fans. »

The first first-person shooter

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In 1973 Colley figured out how to rotate a wireframe cube on the screen without the lines at the back showing.

Up to this point, Colley and Palmer, the senior members in the group, had refrained from making any games.

Then one of the trio had an idea: What if there were something else in that maze? »

16 friends test positive for coronavirus after an outing at a Florida bar

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(CNN) A group of 16 friends all tested positive for coronavirus after a night out at a recently reopened Florida bar.

Three members of the group, who spoke to CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday, said they want to remind the public that the pandemic is not over yet.

"We want to tell people it's really not ready for what we thought it was ready for, it's too soon.". »

Michigan pollster: Trump’s Bible photo op caused immediate drop in support

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EPIC-MRA pollster Bernie Porn attributed the quick drop to public backlash and negative press resulting from Trump’s staged photo on June 1.

The two polls collected responses from separate samples of 600 likely Michigan voters and both had a 4% margin of error.

Respondents in West Michigan, an area of the state that largely voted for Trump during his 2016 campaign, also experienced a drop in support. »