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‘We Need To Have Diverse Stories’: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine On Showtime’s ‘The Chi’

(CBS Local)– “The Chi” is in its third season on Showtime and the series has featured many breakout stars like Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine. Mwine plays Ronnie Davis, a man who has been through many ups and downs in his life. Davis served in the military, killed a kid, got shot by another kid, went to prison and battled addiction. All of that happens in the first two seasons of the show and in season three, Mwine says Davis is starting to figure out who he will be going forward. “It’s like a Greek tra...
Tags: Entertainment, Showtime, Davis, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cbs, Only CBS, Common, Ronnie, Chi, Lena Waithe, CBS Local, DJ Sixsmith, The Chi, Chicago South Side, Ronnie Davis, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Can the Emmys Buck This Year’s Trend of Terrible, Poorly Rated Awards Shows?

A version of this story about 2020’s awards first appeared in the Drama/Comedy/Actors issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. The Television Academy has delayed its voting schedule, delayed its nominations announcement and turned its two Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies into a multi-night virtual presentation with details yet to be announced. But with Emmy voting now underway 17 days later than originally scheduled, it has also stuck with a plan to hold the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on schedule on Sept....
Tags: News, Entertainment, Emmy, The Television Academy, Creative Arts Emmy, George Floyd

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Future Uncertain as Writers “Rethinking” How to Move Forward, Andy Samberg Says

Amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by Minnesota police officers killing George Floyd, TV shows centering around cops are starting to re-evaluate their priorities. One of those shows is the goodhearted NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which we learned last month is trying to grapple with its place as a comedy show about cops by scrapping its season 8 scripts and starting from scratch. But even star Andy Samberg, who has played Detective Jake Peralta on the show for all seven se...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Nbc, Black Lives Matter, Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy-Samberg, Crews, Samberg, Dan Goor, Jake Peralta, George Floyd, National Bail Fund Network, Brooklyn Nine Nine Future Uncertain

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ documents the life of an American hero

Like any documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” inevitably looks at events that have passed. But in this new documentary on the life and career of the 80-year-old civil rights leader and longtime congressman from Georgia, it’s impossible to keep the present out of the frame. You simply cannot deny the relevance of current events — the protests about racial injustice and demands for equality following the death of George Floyd while in police custody — to the life Lewis has lived. “It’s like it’...
Tags: John Lewis, Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Disney, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nashville, Kevin James, Hitler, Martin Luther King

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Review: Portrait of Civil Rights Icon Couldn’t Be More Timely

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the civil rights crusader who became a 17-term Democratic congressman from Georgia, is a movie that could scarcely be any timelier.And it’s also, strangely enough, a movie that feels outside of the current time.How timely? Well, a couple of weeks before the premiere of the film, director Ava DuVernay and many others endorsed a proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for Lewis, who suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Cbs News, Georgia, Selma, House, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Montgomery

‘Colin in Black and White’: Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick Team Up For Netflix Series Based on Kaepernick’s High School Years

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are joining forces for a new Netflix series. They’ve created Colin in Black and White, a limited series which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” But this isn’t a documentary series – it will be scripted, and Kaepernick will serve as the show’s narrator. In 2016, Kaepernick (who was the quarterback for the S...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Minneapolis, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Ava Duvernay, True Story, White, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick

The rate of Black homeownership has declined in cities since 2012

Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Milwaukee have the lowest homeownership rate for Black families, according to a new Redfin study released Monday.
Tags: Milwaukee, Regulations, Radio, Inequality, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Redlining, Black Homeownership, Taylor Marr, George Floyd, Minneapolis Salt Lake City

JP Morgan Chase: 100-year-old WWII vet can stay in his home

James Been, a 100-year-old army veteran and Brooklyn native, had foreclosure charges against him by JP Morgan Chase dropped on Friday.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Brooklyn, Veterans, World War Ii, Jp Morgan Chase, Foreclosure, Select, News Brief, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Subprime Lending, The New York Post, The Great Recession, Predatory Lending, Housing Bubble, Banking & Lending

Call him ‘El Roth’: Van Halen legend David Lee Roth says he’s changed his name

David Lee Roth has changed his name. The former Van Halen front man now wants to be called “David L. Roth” or “El Roth.” The change was inspired by the current movement in the music industry to disown words having to do with the slavery that existed in the South — which comes in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that rose up after the death of George Floyd. Roth made the announcement via social media, posting a piece of artwork he’d created, showing a giant frog by a tiny human, with t...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Cdc, La, Sport, Dave, David, Soccer, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, South, Bay Area, Van Halen, Ron Jeremy

CALL & RESPONSE: Protesting Through Art

Guests include Dulcé Sloan, Uzo Aduba, Shy (House of Ebony) and CCH Pounder! Today’s discussion will cover protesting through art. Featuring special guests Dulcé Sloan (Comedian & Correspondent on “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) ,Uzo Aduba (Actress, “Mrs. America” on Hulu & “Orange Is The New Black”), Shy (House of Ebony ballroom performer, featured on HBO’s “Legendary”) and more! Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 1...
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Funny Or Die, Hulu, Trevor Noah, Black, Mike, YouTube Facebook, Aduba, CCH, Shirley Chisholm, Baron Vaughn, Dulce Sloan, Cch Pounder, COVID, FOD

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Tech & Innovation

Guests include Van Lathan, Morgan DeBaun & Baratunde Thurston. Stream it live weekdays at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s discussion will cover Black Tech & Innovation. With special guests Baratunde Thurston (Writer, Activist, Comedian, and Commentator), Van Lathan (Reporter & Podcast Host “Higher Learning” on The Ringer), and Morgan DeBaun (CEO & Founder Blavity Inc.). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 12pm PT/3pm ET! ...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Humor, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Funny Or Die, Tamir Rice, Black, Open Mike Eagle, Mike, YouTube Facebook, Morgan Debaun, Blavity, Baratunde Thurston, Baron Vaughn, Rachel Lindsay

Splash Mountain Getting The Princess and the Frog Redesign

Splash Mountain getting The Princess and the Frog redesign Disneyland’s Splash Mountain ride has been one of the most iconic and longest-running for both the California and Magic Kingdom parks, but after years of criticism regarding its Song of the South basis, the House of Mouse is giving the water attraction a redesign based on the 2009 hit The Princess and the Frog. (Via DisneyParks Blog) RELATED: Disney Unveils New Clip from Opening Number of Hamilton PB =...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana, Disneyland, Mardi Gras, Louis, Jenifer Lewis, Walt Disney Imagineering, Randy Newman, Magic Kingdom, Tiana, ComingSoon

Disney’s ‘Splash Mountain’ Will be Completely Re-Imagined and Re-Themed Around ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Splash Mountain, one of the most iconic and beloved of all Disney theme park attractions, will soon be “completely re-imagined.” But this isn’t just an ordinary plus-up. The log flume water ride, while lauded for its brilliant storytelling and wild but family-friendly thrills, has roots buried deep within the 1946 Disney film Song of the South, a movie so problematic that the company has chosen to bury it entirely and never make it available on modern home video formats or streaming. As for the...
Tags: Florida, Movies, California, Disney, New Orleans, Theme Parks, Louisiana, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tiana, Tokyo Disneyland, Disney/Pixar, Splash Mountain, The-Princess-and-the-Frog, Song of the South, George Floyd

CLIP: Clayton English Talks About His Experience Getting Arrested During A Protest

Comedian Clayton English discuses getting arrested while protesting in front of his own home On Call & Response, Clayton English talks about his experience getting arrested near his home during a Black Lives Matter / Justice for George Floyd protest. Watch the full episode of Call & Response Clayton English (@ClaytonEnglish): Stand-Up Comedian & Activist ABOUT CALL & RESPONSE Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our ...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Open Mike Eagle, Clayton, Baron Vaughn, George Floyd

CALL & RESPONSE: Meteor Man & Community Power 

Guests include Jeremiah Ellison, Diallo Riddle & Robert Townsend. Today’s discussion will cover Meteor Man, Defunding the Police, & Community Power. Featuring special guests, Jeremiah Ellison (City Councilman, Minneapolis, MN), Diallo Riddle (Comedic Actor, Writer & Producer), and Robert Townsend (Actor & Director, “Hollywood Shuffle” & “Meteor Man”). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 12pm PT/3pm ET! SH...
Tags: Hollywood, Minneapolis, La, Chicago, Humor, Funny Or Die, Sherman, Mike, Floyd, YouTube Facebook, Camden New Jersey, Robert Townsend, Minneapolis City, Bashir Salahuddin, Baron Vaughn, Hollywood Shuffle

Over 300 Black Artists Call for Hollywood to Divest From Police

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, and Tessa Thompson are among over 300 Black artists and executives calling on Hollywood to prove Black Lives Matter. In a letter penned by Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson, Thompson, and Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Melina Abdullah, the group calls on Hollywood to divest from police and elevate Black talent and stories amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneso...
Tags: Hollywood, Viola Davis, Movies, Minnesota, Danai Gurira, Los Angeles, Ohio, Philadelphia, Black Lives Matter, Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Floyd, Patrisse Cullors, Kendrick Sampson, Idris-Elba

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Scraps Season 8 Scripts in Wake of Black Lives Matter Protests

TV shows centering around cops have been forced to reckon with the impact they’ve had on public perception of law enforcement in recent months, amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers. Reality shows like Cops and Live PD have been canceled, while scripted series like Law & Order and NCIS are grappling with the question of whether they glorify police brutality. So where does that leave Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the beloved NBC ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Nbc, Black Lives Matter, Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Dan Goor, George Floyd, National Bail Fund Network, Wake of Black Lives Matter Protests, Hollywood Crews, Brooklyn Nine Nine Scraps Season

Fortnite Removes Police Cars Due to Police Brutality Protests

One of the world’s most popular battle royale games Fortnite has now removed police cars from the game due to ongoing police brutality protests following the death of George Floyd. A person familiar with the game’s development initially made the realization that police cars suddenly vanished after the game received an update last week. The […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Police, Censorship, Bizarre, Anime, Announcements, Epic Games, Fortnite, George Floyd

Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ is Available to Rent for Free Until the End of June

Racism, protests, police brutality, a New York neighborhood in turmoil — those are all topics that Spike Lee‘s incendiary 1989 drama Do The Right Thing touched on. And naturally, it remains painfully relevant today. With studios making Black-led films more freely available in response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, it was only a matter of time before Lee’s Do The Right Thing was made available to watch for free too. Universal Pictures will do you even better: the studio is offering...
Tags: New York, Movies, Minnesota, Drama, Netflix, Spike Lee, Black Lives Matter, Universal Pictures, Lee, Do the Right Thing, LA Film Critics, American Film Institute, Bob Gazzale, Netflix/Streaming Video, Home Video, Movie Club

CALL & RESPONSE: Juneteenth

Guests include Roxane Gay, Travon Free & Roy Wood Jr. Today’s show: it’s a Juneteenth party! With writer, Roxane Gay, comedian Travon Free, and comedian Roy Wood Jr. Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. SHOW NOTES How to celebrate Juneteenth (Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle) Roxane Gay’s mixed feelings about the popularization of Juneteenth Why the murder of George Floyd sparked a bigger movement (Roxane Gay) Roxane Gay talks about the African diaspora and Afrofuturis...
Tags: Usa, America, Humor, Funny Or Die, Birmingham, Mike, Roxane Gay, Roy Wood, Roy Wood Jr, Travon Free, Juneteenth, Baron Vaughn, Roxane Gay Roxane Gay, George Floyd, Roxane Gay Travon Free Roy Wood Jr Today, Travon Free Travon Free

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Andrew Flint from Occupier

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Andrew Flint from Occupier. He is a recent addition to the GEM. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Andrew Flint and I am a Co-founder of Occupier along with Erik Pearson and Matt Giffune. Occupier is a Real Estate Success platform that enables businesses and tenant-rep brokers to make better real estate decisions. Our software engages internal and external stakeholders around lease administration, transaction mana...
Tags: Interviews, NYC, Boston, America, Radio, Black Lives Matter, Commercial Real Estate, Andrew, Matt, JLL, VTS, FASB, PROPtech, Erik Pearson, Lower East Side of NYC, George Floyd

Keedron Bryant, 12, signs deal with Warner Records after viral protest song

A 12-year-old boy, whose protest song went viral in the wake of George Floyd's killing, has signed a deal with Warner Records. Keedron Bryant's a cappella song, I Just Wanna Live, will be officially released by the record company on Friday to coincide with Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the emancipation of slaves in the US. Speaking about the song, Keedron - who turns 13 in July - said he was excited to work with Warner, and to record more songs himself.
Tags: News, Entertainment, US, Warner, Warner Records, George Floyd, Keedron Bryant, Warner Records Keedron Bryant, Keedron

Esports Player Banned From All Capcom Events For Saying “WatermelonLivesMatter”

Esports player Ryan Ramirez was banned from all Capcom fighting game tournaments worldwide for daring to poke fun at the Black Lives Matter movement by saying “WatermelonLivesMatter”, a testament to the absolute insanity being instilled in groups and companies by the overblown George Floyd incident. The tweet, which has since been deleted: Ramirez apologized later […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Internet, Bizarre, Anime, Esports, Cults, Bans, Ramirez, Capcom, Ryan Ramirez, George Floyd, Esports Player Banned From All Capcom

Sanrio’s Pompompurin Twitter Assaulted by Cop-Hating Western Barbarians

One of Sanrio’s many mascot characters, Pompompurin, recently had his Twitter account besieged by ornery Westerners after posting an image of the golden retriever dressed as a police officer, a backlash naturally spawned a result of the George Floyd controversy. The harmless tweet that garnered outrage from ever belligerent Westerners: Good morning! I have somewhere […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Internet, Police, Marketing, International, Racism, Anime, Mascots, Sanrio, Pompompurin, George Floyd

Boy Scouts of America Now Include Diversity & Inclusion Badges

While plenty of organizations and companies have come out in support of Black Lives Matter after the death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots and protests, Boy Scouts of America has gone a step further and introduced new restructuring efforts to battle racism. The Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America has come […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Children, International, Racism, Anime, Announcements, Black Lives Matter, Boy Scouts Of America, George Floyd, Boy Scouts of America Now Include Diversity amp, Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America

‘Emancipation’: Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua to Team Up for Runaway Slave Thriller

Although both Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are in the middle of productions halted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the pair have already lined up a particularly timely project together. Smith and Fuqua are teaming up for the runaway slave thriller Emancipation, based on the true story of Peter, a runaway slave who would escape the Louisiana swamps and join the Union Army. Variety reports that Will Smith is set to star in the thriller Emancipation, which will be directed by A...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Minnesota, Drama, United States, Thriller, Louisiana, Will-Smith, Warner Bros, William, Smith, Richard, Serena Williams, Paramount, Cannes, Venus

Riot Games Executive Fired for Telling the Truth About George Floyd

Riot Games has continued to prove that they exist solely to virtue signal and act like they are some sort of messiah in terms of beliefs as they have now fired Executive Ron Johnson for daring to tell the truth about George Floyd (a man alleged to have died at the hands of police, triggering […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Racism, Anime, League Of Legends, Ron Johnson, Riot Games, Firings, George Floyd

Dave Chappelle Dropped a Surprise Netflix Comedy Special on YouTube About George Floyd and Police Brutality

Dave Chappelle has never been shy about addressing racial issues in his comedy, whether it’s in his stand-up specials or his late, great sketch comedy series on Comedy Central. So it should come as no surprise that in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in Minnesota, and the Black Lives Matter protests around the globe, Dave Chappelle has a few things to say as only the influential comedian can. Chappelle has dropped a surprise comedy special on YouTube that...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Youtube, Netflix, Don Lemon, North America, Dave-Chappelle, Trump, Dayton Ohio, Laura Ingraham, Yellow Springs Ohio, Chappelle, Candace Owens

Dave Chappelle Drops Surprise New Special 8:46 on Netflix’s YouTube

Dave Chappelle Drops Surprise New Special 8:46 on Netflix’s YouTube Dave Chappelle has dropped a new special, 8:46, on Netflix’s comedy YouTube page. The title of the surprise special is a reference to the amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck, resulting in Floyd’s death. The special runs for 27 minutes and includes a link to the Equal Justice Initiative. You can watch 8:46 in full below! PB = PB || {}; P...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Minneapolis, Youtube, Cnn, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Don Lemon, Dave Chappelle, Floyd, Laura Ingraham, Yellow Springs Ohio, Chappelle, George Floyd

Cavna talks to protest artists including cartoonists

George Floyd's death has inspired powerful protest art: 'I needed to have another way of seeing him' Michael Cavna  Washington Post June 11, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/06/11/protest-art-black-lives-matter/ Lupi McGinty and Malaka Gharib   are the cartoonists. [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Mike Rhode, Michael Cavna Washington Post, Malaka Gharib, George Floyd, Lupi McGinty

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