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A New York man raised more than $35,000 for hundreds of Harlem kids to see Black Panther.
Jan12

A New York man raised more than $35,000 for hundreds of Harlem kids to see Black Panther.

“To me nothing is more important than inclusion and representation for children,” he told HuffPost.  “Black Panther,” the highly anticipated Marvel movie due out in February, has become a bit of a poster child for well-done on-screen representation of people of color. So Yonkers, New York, native and marketing consultant Fredrick Joseph set out to give hundreds of Harlem kids the chance to see themselves reflected in the film. When...

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An Ohio middle school teacher threatened a black student with lynching.  The teacher will not be disciplined but will receive “training.”
Jan12

An Ohio middle school teacher threatened a black student with lynching. The teacher will not be disciplined but will receive “training.”

“Sometimes we mess up,” the school said. A Mason, Ohio teacher admitted to using racist language when disciplining a 13-year-old black student last month, threatening the boy that if he didn’t do his schoolwork, his friends would “form an angry mob and lynch you.” According to WLWT Channel 5, the eighth-grade social studies teacher, Renee Thole, who is white, admitted to the incident after she was confronted by the boy’s mother. Read...

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Taraji P. Henson is producing and starring in a Emmett Till film, directed by John Singleton!
Jan11

Taraji P. Henson is producing and starring in a Emmett Till film, directed by John Singleton!

In an interview with GlobalGrind during a press event for her upcoming film, Proud Mary, Taraji P. Henson has revealed she is producing and starring in an upcoming film on the life of Emmett Till. The film, now titled The Emmett Till Story, will be directed by John Singelton and Henson she will portray Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. She said, “We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal definitely has been done....

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Better Jail Cell? For the Right Price, Yes!
Jan11

Better Jail Cell? For the Right Price, Yes!

In Southern California, some prisoners can pay for a nicer jail cell, even if they’re convicted of serious crimes.   In what is commonly called “pay-to-stay” or “private jail,” a constellation of small city jails — at least 26 of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties — open their doors to defendants who can afford the option. But what started out as an antidote to overcrowding has evolved into a two-tiered justice system...

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Justin Timberlake Gets Called Out at Globes
Jan08

Justin Timberlake Gets Called Out at Globes

Justin Timberlake walked the red carpet Sunday night, ahead of the Golden Globes ceremony. Actresses and actors were asked about the #MeToo movement, as well as the launch of the Times Up campaign. JT posted a photo of himself wearing a jacket with the words “Times Up,” accompanied by the hashtag #whywewearblack. But there’s just one problem — Timberlake stars in Woody Allen’s latest film “Wonder Wheel”. Needless to say,...

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