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Kanye West attends Chicago protest, donates $2M to victims

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West (Photo: Everett Collection / shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. A representative for the rapper confirmed that some of the money donated would fully cover college tuition costs for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna….

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Viewers refute myth that Black US films, TV are poor exports

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: “When They See Us” poster By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs, ABC offered up glossy fare including “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington and “How to Get Away with Murder” with Oscar-winner Viola Davis. “’This is great, but when are you going to start…

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‘Get your knee off our necks!’: Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) By Aaron Morrison and Tim Sullivan ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS — Celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of George Floyd’s golden casket last Thursday for a fiery…

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay joins the film academy’s Board of Governors

June 10, 2020

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been elected to the film academy’s Board of Governors for the first time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new members Wednesday, which include the “Selma” filmmaker, “A Star is Born” producer Lynette Howell Taylor and casting director Debra Zane. The academy has increased the number of…

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Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Spike Lee (Photo: Shawn Goldberg / Shutterstock) By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd’s death. On Monday, Lee released a short…

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‘Just Mercy,’ drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A scene from the movie, “Just Mercy” ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK  — The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. In the film, Michael B. Jordan…

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Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Georgia National Guard stand in front of shattered glass at the CNN Center in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) By David Bauder ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television…

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A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids’ series

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by PBS Kids shows characters from the TV series “Hero Elementary,” from left, Lucita Sky, Benny Bubbles, Sara Snap and AJ Gadgets, a superhero who has the ability to make super gadgets – and who also happens to be on the Autism spectrum. The series premieres Monday, June 1 on…

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Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Conan O’Brien (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) By David Bauder associated press NEW YORK — Six of America’s late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation’s weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk…

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Teenshop to host a virtual anniversary celebration, June 15

June 5, 2020

 The organization is transforming to online programming and is creating a new initiative to serve all girls When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Teenshop transformed its program delivery from community-based sites to virtual to ensure that girls could continue participating in its empowerment workshops that help them achieve their goals.  “We realized that now,…

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