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Why Aren’t Hollywood Films More Diverse?

[ad_1] Why aren’t Hollywood films more diverse? The international box office might be to blame (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roberto Pedace, Scripps College (THE CONVERSATION) In 2014, a hacker group leaked confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment, including a controversial email written by an unnamed producer. In the email, which went viral, the producer questioned the decision to cast Denzel Washington as the lead in “The Equalizer”: ” “I believe that the international motion-picture audience is racist – in general, pictures with an African-American lead don’t play well overseas… But Sony sometimes seems to...

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Democrats Prepare To Curtail Superdelegates Ahead 2020

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of “superdelegates” in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the system was rigged. The changes, outlined in a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press, probably wouldn’t have made a difference in last year’s primary. Hillary Clinton received at least 3 million more primary votes than Sanders. But the new proposal would dent the ability of heavy favorites like Clinton to stockpile early endorsements and claim a wide delegate lead before voters actually...

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US Flu Season Off To An Early Start; Widespread In 7 States

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it’s too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this type. Flu began picking up last month. By the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu activity: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma...

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‘Come On Big Daddy’: Tiffany Haddish Steals The Show On GMA

[ad_1] Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish has recently been blowing up Hollywood with her amazing talent to make people laugh. The Girls Trip star has risen up to the top since that movie, with advertisement deals, movie deals, becoming the first African-American female comedian to host SNL, Haddish has been making waves. She just came out with her new book, The Last Black Unicorn that talks about her career in comedy and her harsh childhood and various relationships in her life. On Thursday, November 7, 2017, Haddish joined the Good Morning America crew to promote her book in what is probably considered the most hyped interview to have ever been done. From the beginning of...

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White Boss Displayed Whip To ‘Motivate Black Employees’

[ad_1] A congressional hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2017, about sexual harassment on the job, revealed that a federal employee not only experienced sexual harassment but that a former boss brought and displayed a whip to, “’motivate’ the black employees.” Raw Story reports that Gloria Lett of the Office of House Employment Counsel explained to the House Administration committee that she experienced racial discrimination. Lett was before the committee to testify about sexual harassment saying, “sexual harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination, just like discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability.” “On a personal note, like most women...

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Louis Gossett Jr. To Replace James Earl Jones In ‘Foster Boy’

[ad_1] Louis Gossett Jr. will replace James Earl Jones in “Foster Boy,” a feature film based on a true story. The legal drama follows a high-powered litigator who takes on the case of a disadvantaged African-American young man. They uncover the abuses of the for-profit foster care system. Gossett is replacing Jones as a judge in the film, currently in production in Los Angeles. Jones exited the project due to a competing commitment, according to Variety. The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany (see video above), based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. Youssef Delara is the director. Matthew Modine and...

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John Legend Talks The Importance Of Fatherhood

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winners will be serenaded by John Legend on Monday and for that they can thank Legend’s infant daughter — and a second baby on the way. The Grammy winner will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a gig he takes mindful of the world he’d like to leave for his children. “Having kids puts in context for me the kinds of things kids need to be successful and healthy and happy. And realizing that far too many kids don’t have that,”...

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Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery

[ad_1] The GOP “superstars” continue to show their asses and their extremely loyal base doesn’t seem to care. In the latest incident, Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate-candidate plagued by a reputation of alleged sexual misconduct with teenagers, openly declared at a campaign event that the last time America was great was during slavery. Yea, he said that. The comments came during an article that ran back in September in the LA Times, but went viral yesterday after Eric Columbus, a former member of the Obama administration, tweeted them yesterday. When asked a question by one of the only Black folks in attendance at...

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People Panic As Wintry Mix Threatens Wide Swath Of South

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Snow fell across parts of the Deep South early Friday, causing Southerners to panic and rush toward the grocery store even as forecasters predicted any accumulations would melt quickly. The forecast called for a mix of rain and snow across several Deep South states. Parts of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi reported snow flurries before dawn. Students got an unexpected holiday as dozens of school systems closed ahead of the wintry weather. “It’s the first snow of the season and any time you even mention snow in the South, you’re going to get people a little panicky,” said...

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Watch This Mom’s Victorious Clapback At A Supermarket Body Shamer

[ad_1] Source: Station Provided/Radio One / Hot/WTLC     Charli Stevens got way more than she bargained for when she headed to her local Kroger late last week. Stevens says she and her 5-month-old son, Grayson, were in the store when a woman approached them and told the mom that her clothes were ill-fitting. Stevens told Today, “She looked at me and said, ‘I think your clothes are a little too small on you. I was completely shocked and so caught off guard that the only thing I could say was, ‘Excuse me?’” The woman reportedly repeated herself, adding that she thought Stevens was “too...

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