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Ava Duvernay To Be Honored With Visionary Award

[ad_1] The Producers Guild of America has selected Ava DuVernay to receive its 2018 visionary award, which recognizes producers for “their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.” DuVernay will pick up her trophy at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The PGA said DuVernay was chosen for her work in creating topical films and television shows focusing on important social issues, such as 13th, the documentary about race in America for which she earned two Emmys and an Academy Award nomination, as well as her series Queen Sugar. In 2010,...

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Ava Duvernay To Receive Producer’s Award

[ad_1] The Producers Guild of America has selected Ava DuVernay to receive its 2018 visionary award, which recognizes producers for “their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.” DuVernay will pick up her trophy at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The PGA said DuVernay was chosen for her work in creating topical films and television shows focusing on important social issues, such as 13th, the documentary about race in America for which she earned two Emmys and an Academy Award nomination, as well as her series Queen Sugar. In 2010,...

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50 Cent Wins ‘Power’ Copyright Lawsuit

[ad_1] Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has emerged victorious in a lawsuit that accused him of stealing the concept for his hit drama Power, where the rapper serves as both star and executive producer. According to TMZ, two men claim that the Starz series is too similar to a play they wrote, titled “Dangerous.” The story line involved a drug dealer who engaged in violence, launders money and attempts to avoid prosecution. A judge threw out the case, saying their storyline is made of common elements that are in the public domain. “One need only look to such shows and movies as ‘The Wire,’...

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North Korean shipping: How the United Nations punished the Hao Fan 6

[ad_1] Then the Hao Fan 6 disappeared. The Hao Fan 6 was one of four ships the UN slapped with global port bans. But it's not the first time North Korean ships have been sanctioned. The Jie Shun, one of the four banned ships, was caught by Egyptian authorities smuggling thousands of North Korean rocket-propelled grenades in 2016. Panamanian authorities detained the Chon Chon Gang in 2013 after finding MiG fighter jets, anti-aircraft systems and explosives hidden under bags of sugar.Now, the net seems to have widened. The UN has recently passed resolutions blocking North Korea's ability to export goods...

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Rep. John Lewis Won’t Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening

[ad_1] Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, said Thursday that he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend because Donald Trump has also RSVP’d, and his “attendance and hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed” in the museum. “After careful consideration and conversations with church leaders, elected officials, civil rights activists, and many citizens of our congressional districts, we have decided not to attend or participate in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,” Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement, said in a statement. Lewis said the president’s “disparaging comments about...

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Tiffany Haddish Ex-Husband’s Abuse Miscarriage

[ad_1] Source: Ray Tamarra / Getty Tiffany Haddish isn’t afraid to bare her soul and speak openly about her painful past. In her new memoir The Last Black Unicorn, the Girls Trip actress writes in depth about her abusive ex-husband. In an excerpt obtained by E!, Haddish recalls when her husband at the time became livid after seeing her laugh with fellow comic Tom Green at a comedy festival. “He grabbed me by the collar, he was like, ‘It’s time to go to the room now,’ in front of everybody,” she wrote. “Just snatched me by my shirt, and pulled me to the elevator and...

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Palestinians Protest Trump, More Unrest Feared

[ad_1] (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demonstrators in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pictures of President Donald Trump, and a top Palestinian official said Vice President Mike Pence would not be welcome in the West Bank, in a show of rage Thursday over the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israeli forces were bracing for the possibility of even stronger violence on Friday, when tens of thousands of Palestinians attend weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, the city’s most sacred...

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Nike Names World Headquarters Building After Serena Williams

[ad_1] Source: Jacopo Raule / Getty Serena Williams is a forced to be reckoned with, but that’s no secret. The Compton native has 23 Grand Slam titles, 319 weeks at the top, and an endless list of other accolades to her name. Even with all of those achievements, come 2019, the tennis superstar will have another honor to add, and this one is certainly more unique than some of her others on the list. Williams’ longtime sponsor Nike announced the names of four new structures to be built in its Beaverton, Oregon campus expansion, and one of them will be named after Serena. Nike spoke...

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Nike New Building Named After Serena Williams

[ad_1] Source: Taylor Hill / Getty Nike is clear: Serena Williams is the greatest of all-time (GOAT)…and they have named their biggest building after the tennis icon to prove it. The athletic apparel giant announced on Thursday that their World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, will be named after the tennis GOAT and their brand spokesperson. [Serena’s] record in tennis majors—an unmatched 23 singles titles—solidifies her stature as one of the greatest athletes of all time and one of the most inspiring people in sport,” Nike wrote in a press release. And Serena of course, couldn’t be more excited and humbled. As she points out, 2017...

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Stelter: Fox’s pro-Trump hosts are working overtime to discredit Robert Mueller

[ad_1] What's President Trump hearing when he watches Fox News? He's hearing that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "illegitimate and corrupt." That it's led by a "band of merry Trump-haters" who are trying to reverse the results of the election. And that it must be stopped. He's also hearing that the FBI is becoming "America's secret police," akin to the KGB in Russia, full of "sickness" and "corruption." These are all actual quotes from some of the president's favorite pro-Trump...

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