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‘Live PD’ dropped by A&E on heels of ‘Cops’ cancellation

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Nov. 3, 2016 photo, a crew from the television program “Live PD,” a reality show by the A&E Network, records an officer from the Bridgeport Police Department while on patrol in Bridgeport, Conn. Some law enforcement agencies, including the Bridgeport Police, have ended their agreements to be on the show after…

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Comcast, Byron Allen end racial discrimination dispute

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Byron Allen (Photo: Eugene Powers / shutterstock) By Tali Arbel ASSOCIATED PRESS  Comcast has settled a long-running a long-running racial discrimination dispute with Black  media mogul Byron Allen, agreeing to add three of Allen’s channels to its cable packages. Allen sued Comcast for $20 billion in 2015 for refusing to carry seven of…

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ABC names Matt James as its first Black ‘Bachelor’

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by ABC shows Matt James, who will be the next bachelor on the 25th season of the romance reality series “The Bachelor.” (Craig Sjodin/ABC via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — ABC has named Matt James, its first Black “Bachelor” to lead the network’s long-running dating competition show, a move…

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Spike Lee issues apology after defending Woody Allen

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by Netflix shows, from left, filmmaker Spike Lee, from left, with Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Norm Lewis on the set of “Da 5 Bloods.” (David Lee/Netflix via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — After voicing support for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel culture, Spike Lee apologized Saturday…

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‘Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism’

June 19, 2020

A review of the CNN and Sesame Street Townhall special By Kharisma McIlwaine The year 2020 has turned out to be a series of unbelievable events, one after another. Nothing is as it once was.  We are trying to manage life, school, and day-to-day activities in the midst of a global pandemic while under quarantine….

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Boomer Reviews: A Netflix original film, Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors in a scene from the Spike Lee film “Da 5 Bloods.” (David Lee/Netflix via AP) By T. Emerson Like many of us during this lengthy COVID quarantine, one of the things I’ve done…

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Obituary: Remembering WDAS radio newsman Tamlin Henry

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: WDAS-FM radio personalities Thera Martin and Tamlin Henry hosting the Mr. and Ms. African American Philadelphia beauty pageant in the mid 1980s. By Thera Martin On the day the photograph on the right was taken, you couldn’t tell Tamlin Henry and I anything. We knew we were looking good. Cheryl Ann Waddlington, a…

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The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago in 2017. Obama said in a commencement speech Sunday, June 7, 2020, that the nationwide protests following the recent deaths of unarmed black women and men including George Floyd were fueled from “decades worth…

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Philadelphia editor resigns over ‘Buildings Matter’ headline

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: II.studio / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced last Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as senior vice president and executive…

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Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Co-chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Alexander sits on stage at The Second City in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of…

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