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Film ‘Get Out’ & Others Received Top Gotham Awards

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele’s social thriller “Get Out,” but the sensual coming-of-age tale “Call Me By Your Name” swooped in to take best feature film at the first major soiree of Oscar season. Luca Guadagnino’s film about a 17-year-old’s first love in northern Italy also scored best breakthrough actor for newcomer Timothee Chalamet. The wins, following the film’s box-office success in limited release over the weekend, confirmed “Call Me By Your Name” — co-starring Armie Hammer and scripted by James Ivory — as one of the year’s...

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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Meek Mill Represents Victims Of Justice System

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill’s imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside. Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been “victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems.” “He’s representative of many people in institutions like this that do little or nothing, they’re violated and their lives, their businesses are ruined,” Sharpton said. Mill was sentenced...

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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Meek Mill Represents Victims Of Justice System

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill’s imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside. Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been “victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems.” “He’s representative of many people in institutions like this that do little or nothing, they’re violated and their lives, their businesses are ruined,” Sharpton said. Mill was sentenced...

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Starbucks Releases New Holiday Cup After Customer Complaints

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Hiro Komae) NEW YORK (AP) — If this year’s Starbucks holiday cup wasn’t red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that’s mostly that color. The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle and an illustration of two hands making a heart shape. The holiday cup released earlier this month was mostly white, and Starbucks encouraged customers to color in the designs themselves. We hope you'll write the name of someone in your life who spreads love and kindness. 💚 — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 28, 2017 Unconfirmed Findings: A Peppermint Mocha tastes better...

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Starbucks Releases New Holiday Cup After Customer Complaints

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Hiro Komae) NEW YORK (AP) — If this year’s Starbucks holiday cup wasn’t red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that’s mostly that color. The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle and an illustration of two hands making a heart shape. The holiday cup released earlier this month was mostly white, and Starbucks encouraged customers to color in the designs themselves. We hope you'll write the name of someone in your life who spreads love and kindness. 💚 — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) November 28, 2017 Unconfirmed Findings: A Peppermint Mocha tastes better...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes On Rap Lyrics Case

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether a Pittsburgh man’s anti-police rap lyrics are protected free expression or amount to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of Jamal Knox, who served state prison time for the song he recorded after being arrested on drug charges. Knox was charged after an officer found the YouTube video, performed by Knox under the name Mayhem Mal of the Ghetto Superstar Committee. The video taunts by name two officers involved in the drug arrest and mentions Richard Poplawski, who’s on...

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Who’s In Control Of Consumer Protection? Right Now, It’s Unclear

[ad_1] (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — With emails, tweets and doughnuts, the two dueling acting directors battled for control of the nation’s top financial watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Monday. Leandra English, who was elevated to interim director of the bureau late last week by its outgoing director, sent staff an email offering Thanksgiving wishes. President Donald Trump’s choice for the role — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney — then emailed staff to tell them to “disregard” any instructions from English. Laying down markers in what has quickly become a war of optics, both signed their missives “Acting...

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Rev. Run And His Wife To Star In Netflix Show

[ad_1] Reality show vets Rev. Run and his wife will have to learn lines for their next small screen project. Netflix has given a series order to an untitled family sitcom loosely inspired by the marriage of legendary Run DMC rapper and minister, Joseph Simmons, and Justine Simmons, according to Variety. The scripted multi-camera series would follow a legendary rapper whose plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife Justine decides to pursue her own dreams. The pilot was originally sold to ABC last year, but despite it being well received, it was ultimately not ordered to series at the network. Instead, Amblin TV and ABC Studios took it to...

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Tichina Arnold’s New Boyfriend Cedric Boswell

[ad_1] Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty You can’t keep a good girl down. Right after it was announced both ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ and ‘Daytime Divas’ were cancelled, actress Tichina Arnold is bouncing back by cozying up to a new bae. The 48-year-old ‘Martin’ alum has been romantically linked to heavyweight boxer from Detroit, Cedric Boswell. In 2016, Arnold went through an ugly divorce with NBA coach Reno Bighorns after 4 years of marriage. The split changed the 48-year-old’s approach to relationships, telling People back in July, “I always allowed the man to choose me, so I’m going to switch direction a little and...

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Yaaasss, Mama! Keke Wyatt Stuns With Post-Baby Body Pic

[ad_1] Source: Prince Williams / Getty It’s only been a month since Keke Wyatt welcomed her newest baby, and she’s already looking snatched. The snap back is strong with this R&B diva! Keke has gotten her figure back, showing everyone just how strong her snap back game is. Check out the shot she posted of herself in a catsuit and heels! From what we can see, Keke’s got plenty of reason to be showing off! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Share your email below to receive our daily newsletter! [ad_2] Source link ...

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