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Documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Took Ten Years To Film

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. American novelist and critic James Baldwin challenged the issue of race in America during and before the civil rights movement. His speeches, books, and articles have passed on to generations informing all who encounter his work. Filmmakers and brothers Raoul and Hebert Peck created the documentary I Am Not Your Negro that looked at the life and career of James Baldwin and his fellow civil rights activist whom he watched die at the hands of the government. “Well when the idea came about to do this film project actually Raoul had James Baldwin in his life as a child...

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Mueller Conveys Interest In Questioning Trump

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The prospect of an interview with the president has come up in recent discussions between Mueller’s team and Trump lawyers, but no details have been worked out, including the scope of questions that the president would agree to answer if an interview were to actually take place, according to the person. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Recy Taylor

[ad_1] The story of Recy Taylor might not have known to many, but  her memory was honored emphatically after Oprah Winfrey‘s rousing Golden Globes speech Sunday night. Taylor was a victim of a horrific kidnapping and sexual assault by a group of six white men who escaped justice simply due to the color of the skin. The incident occurred on September 3, 1944 in Abbeville, Alabama when Taylor and a friend were walking home from church. A group of white men, one of them in the military, drew a gun and forced Taylor into their car. They drove to a patch...

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New Car Updates, Robots Dominate Annual Technology Show

[ad_1] Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri home robot is surrounded by attendees during CES Unveiled at CES International Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles. Auto companies typically save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming Detroit auto show. But major automakers like Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Ford have a noticeable presence at this week’s tech showcase in Las Vegas. CES is a chance...

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Steve Kerr: LaVar Ball Is The ‘Kardashian Of The NBA’

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr called LaVar Ball “the Kardashian of the NBA” on Monday night, and said he thinks the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has zero credibility. Disgusted, Kerr made his remarks before the Warriors’ game against Denver. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad told ESPN that the Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton, a dear Kerr friend and former top assistant with the Warriors. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, president of the National Basketball Coaches Association, has called the ESPN article “a disgrace” and LaVar Ball’s...

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Moving On: Peter Thomas Debuts New Girlfriend

[ad_1] Source: Bravo / Getty Peter Thomas has a new woman in his life and he wants the world to know it! Cynthia Bailey‘s ex rang in 2018 by firmly planting a kiss on his date. While Peter’s arm candy was lost in the moment, he was making sure that cameras caught him puckering up. Peter didn’t tag the lady in his picture, so we couldn’t tell you who she is. However, you can get a better look at the mystery woman in this shot, where she is firmly affixed to Peter’s arm. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Peter’s new girl pop...

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‘American Idol’ Reboot Wants To Find More Stars

[ad_1] PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “American Idol” wants to get back in the business of making stars. The longtime talent show, which is being revived by ABC starting on March 11, faded in ratings and cultural significance over its last seasons on Fox before ending in 2016. The memorable talents boosted by the show — Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert and the like — were all a part of the show’s heyday a decade earlier. Ryan Seacrest is back as host of “American Idol,” but it will have three new judges in Luke Bryan, Katie Perry and Lionel Richie....

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Trump Ends Protections For 200,000 Salvadorians In U.S.

[ad_1] Los Angeles, Councilmember Gil Cedillo (left) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to end special protections for about 200,0000 Salvadoran immigrants filled many Salvadoran families with dread Monday, raising the possibility that they will be forced to abandon their roots in the U.S. and return to a violent homeland they have not known for years, even decades. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave Salvadorans with temporary protected status until Sept. 9, 2019, to leave the United States or face deportation. El Salvador becomes the fourth country since President Donald Trump took office to lose protection under the program, which provides...

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Tavis Smiley Announces Deal For New Show

[ad_1] (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black viewers. He also announced a five-city “town hall” tour to talk about relationships in the workplace. Among the men caught up in sexual misconduct cases the past few months, Smiley has been most aggressive...

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Agency Says It Will Hold ‘Parties Accountable’ ‘ For JFK Flood

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will “hold all responsible parties accountable.” The agency said there were still some delays on Monday, the day after a water pipe that feeds a sprinkler system in the privately operated Terminal 4 broke, causing water to flood the terminal and significantly disrupt operations. Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said investigators want to determine “why an internal pipe was not weather protected and whether any other failures contributed...

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