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Board Question #92923: Last year, I invested a fair bit in the stock ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Last year, I invested a fair bit in the stock market. I was very confident that it would do well, and it actually did substantially better than I anticipated. So now I've got about $50,000 that I can use in a myriad of ways.My personal ambition is to pay off my mortgage in less than 10 years so that I can have the financial freedom to serve my community with greater impact -- I have far more interest in that than going to Disneyland or live concerts, buying expensive car...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Milwaukee, Philippines, Portland, Kristen Bell, Disneyland, Detroit, Costco, Harlem, Bryan Stevenson, Yayfulness, Talmage, Harlem Children s Zone, Sunshine Club, Wasatch Elementary

Bryan Stevenson: We’re Taking the Wrong Approach to Criminal Justice Reform

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, tells TIME about his activism, his big-screen moment and what people should know about a criminal-justice system in which black adults are about six times more likely to face imprisonment than white adults. Reforming criminal justice has growing bipartisan support. President Trump signed a law in 2018 that, among other things, offers exceptions to mandatory minimums and reduces crack sentences. What do you make of it? I don’t th...
Tags: News, Washington, Uncategorized, America, Bill Clinton, Criminal Justice, Jim Crow, Trump, Michael B Jordan, Richard Nixon, Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Equality2020, Montgomery Ala People

Project Witness shows life in prison from a child’s point of view

Editor's note: Today’s guest post comes from John Legend, artist, producer and activist; and Ty Stiklorius, veteran music manager, CEO of Friends at Work, Producer and ActivistAt the age of 17, Jarrett Harper was sentenced to life in prison without parole. His crime was killing the man who had sexually abused him and his brother over a number of years. But he was not seen as a desperate child victim trying to stop the abuse he and his brother were enduring. Instead, he was sentenced as a child t...
Tags: Google, California, Youtube, John Legend, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Bryan, Jarrett, Bryan Stevenson, Ty Stiklorius, Diversity and Inclusion, John Legend Ty Stiklorius, Jarrett Harper, Lancaster Prison, Baylon Harper Jarrett, Jarrett Harper John Legend Jarrett

Film 2020

We're always threatening to go the cinema more often, keep up with new films, stray beyond the parish boundaries to the bright city lights, but somehow we never do. The odd film here and there and then we sink back into the sofa again and watch a box set. But then word reached us that things were afoot in the metropolis. The Vue cinema on the outskirts has had to up its game in the face of competition from the big new all-singing all-dancing cinema in Plymouth City Centre (did I hear £15 a ticke...
Tags: Books, David, Dev Patel, Waterstones, Bob Mortimer, David Copperfield, Bryan Stevenson, Micawber, Dovegreyreader, Brienne, Tarth, Bookhound, Paul Whitehouse, Films 2020, Plymouth City Centre, Mrs Peggotty

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Just Mercy' Attorney Bryan Stevenson; Musician Amy Rigby

Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. Justin Chang reviews The Assistant. Rigby talks about mixing music and motherhood.(Image credit: Rog Walker/Paper Monday)
Tags: News, Alabama, Stevenson, Justin Chang, Rigby, Bryan Stevenson, Amy Rigby

A lynching memorial remembers the forgotten

Civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shows CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson around a memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama that names some of the over 4,000 lynching victims in America.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Montgomery Alabama, Bryan Stevenson, Nia Malika Henderson

January 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW January 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s January 21 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Zombieland: Double Tap Through comic mayhem from the White House to the heartland, four slayers face off against new kinds of evolved zombies and new human survivors. The Addams Family...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, White House, Alabama, Normandy, United Nations, TV News, Tokyo, Miles Davis, Bob, Will Smith, Oklahoma, Parker Posey, Norman

From Memoir To Movie: 'Just Mercy' And Capital Punishment

Bryan Stevenson's memoir has changed the way we talk about capital punishment. Now, it's being turned into a movie.(Image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for National Board of Review)
Tags: News, Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy: How Historically Accurate Was The Movie Starring Michael B. Jordan?

Just how accurate is Just Mercy to acclaimed lawyer Bryan Stevenson's life story? Let's take a look at the facts and find out!
Tags: Religion, Michael B Jordan, Bryan Stevenson

Here's why 'Just Mercy' needed that harrowing electrocution scene

Michael B. Jordan's "Just Mercy" highlights the work of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, including one death row inmate he couldn't save, Herbert Richardson.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Michael B Jordan, Bryan Stevenson, Herbert Richardson

Here's why 'Just Mercy' needed that harrowing electrocution scene

Michael B. Jordan's "Just Mercy" highlights the work of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, including one death row inmate he couldn't save, Herbert Richardson.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, Michael B Jordan, Bryan Stevenson, Herbert Richardson

'Slavery Doesn't End, It Just Evolves': Lawyer Portrayed In 'Just Mercy' Wants Film To Inspire Chang

Bryan Stevenson says "Just Mercy" is a call to action for people to address the racial and economic inequities that undergird the criminal justice system.
Tags: News, Chang, Bryan Stevenson

How accurate is 'Just Mercy'? The real case behind Michael B. Jordan's Bryan Stevenson movie

Michael B. Jordan says Bryan Stevenson, the heroic lawyer he plays in "Just Mercy," is an "honest" portrayal. What's fact, what's fiction in the film.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, Michael B Jordan, Bryan Stevenson

'Just Mercy': An Earnest, Effective Legal Drama

This adaptation of attorney Bryan Stevenson's book about a wrongly condemned black man dramatizes that case while offering an unflinching look at the death penalty.(Image credit: Jake Giles Netter/Warner Bros.)
Tags: News, Bryan Stevenson, Earnest Effective Legal Drama

What Convinced Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy Was The Right Film To Tell His Story

Trust is key in biopics such as this one.
Tags: Religion, Bryan Stevenson

‘Just Mercy’ Review: Echoes of Jim Crow on Alabama’s Death Row

Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan star in an adaptation of a memoir by the civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.
Tags: Movies, News, Alabama, Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Jim Crow, Jamie, Michael B Jordan, Foxx, Bryan Stevenson, Books and Literature, Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Michael B, Destin Daniel, Just Mercy (Movie

How ‘Just Mercy’s’ Production Designer Created Death Row

Based on Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 autobiography, much of the film “Just Mercy” takes place in prisons and courtrooms. Michael B. Jordan plays Stevenson, the attorney who dedicated his life to defending minorities in the criminal justice system. Stevenson challenged over 125 cases, with the movie focusing on the Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx) trial, […]
Tags: News, Awards, Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Stevenson, Bryan Stevenson, Destin Daniel Cretton, Sharon Seymour, Just Mercy, Walter McMillian

How the ‘Just Mercy’ Hair and Makeup Team Captured the Nuances of Prison Life

Developing hair and make up looks for the film “Just Mercy” involved extensive research. The movie is based on the 2014 memoir by Bryan Stevenson, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Michael B. Jordan plays attorney Stevenson who defends Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man on death row, imprisoned for a crime he did […]
Tags: Awards, Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Stevenson, Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy, Andrea Mona Bowman, Lawrence Davis, Walter McMillian Jamie Foxx

My Favorite Reads of 2019

2019 was the year that my reading habits changed in a big way. While I’ve always been a big reader, I went into turbo-drive and broke my record of 72 books in one year! I’m currently at 79 and will probably finish a few more before the year ends. How did I do it? I got a library card and started borrowing books. This was the game-changer of all game-changers. I was a library fiend when I was younger, but I hadn’t borrowed anything in a long time, and never from the New York Public Library....
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Texas, Downton Abbey, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore, California, Mexico, Stanford, New York City, Disney, US, America, Blog, Earth

AK Monthly Recap: October 2019

October is one of my favorite months of the year, and this year I got to enjoy it in three countries. I do enjoy drinking pumpkin spice lattes while draped in layers of flannel and tall boots as much as the next basic bitch, but it’s more than that. October is a time for growth — there’s something about fall that always makes me want to buckle down and work. Maybe that’s a remnant from my school days. Right now, I’m focused on getting EVERYTHING out before the end of the year. More po...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Milan, Justice, Supreme Court, Mexico, Massachusetts, US, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Blog, Georgia, Eu, Netflix

Could Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx’s ‘Just Mercy’ Set a New Standard for Inclusion?

Social justice activist and attorney Bryan Stevenson has done a lot in his 59 years on this earth. He’s argued and won cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He created a museum on the history of lynching, slavery and racial discrimination and a memorial to peace and justice. He’s authored a best-selling memoir and been […]
Tags: News, Features, Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, U S Supreme Court, Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

Annie Leibovitz unveils photo series with Google Pixel

Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz is unveiling a series of portraits of individuals who are changing the landscape of their time. Using her Google Pixel exclusively, Annie encountered her subjects in the places they live and work and are inspired into action.  Annie photographed equal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson in Alabama. The pictures portray extraordinary people who are defined by their fierce desire to make the world a better place, no matter how daunting the obstacles....
Tags: Alabama, Annie, Annie Leibovitz, Pixel, Megan Rapinoe, James Turrell, Google Pixel, Bryan Stevenson, Jack Andraka, Noor Tagouri, Marc Levoy, Sarah Zorn, Team Pixel, Adrienne Hayes, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Army

Brie Larson on Creating a Symbol with ‘Captain Marvel’

In the upcoming legal drama “Just Mercy,” Brie Larson — who won the best actress Oscar for 2015’s “Room” — plays  Alabama civil rights activist Eva Ansley. Based on Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir of the same name, “Just Mercy” tells the story of Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and Ansley’s founding of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit […]
Tags: News, Alabama, Michael B. Jordan, Room, Brie Larson, Bryan Stevenson, Captain Marvel, Destin Daniel Cretton, Power Of Women, Ansley, Just Mercy, Time's Up, Short Term 12, Eva Ansley Based, Stevenson Michael B Jordan

Why Brie Larson Took on ‘Just Mercy’: ‘It Just Gave Me This Fire Inside’

In Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” the activist lawyer and viral TED Talker recounts his move to Alabama, his co-founding of the advocacy organization Equal Justice Initiative and his representation of Walter McMillian — a wrongfully convicted death-row inmate Stevenson worked to exonerate. This December, the story will […]
Tags: News, Justice, Alabama, Brie Larson, Stevenson, Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative, Power Of Women, Just Mercy, Walter McMillian, TED Talker

10 Millennial Women Talk About Where They Donate Money & Why

Millennials are more often associated with the penny-pinching $1 Venmo charge than with charitable giving. But in many of the Money Diaries we publish, right under Utilities and Spotify on the OP's list of monthly expenses is a line for donations. From Planned Parenthood to Patreon to ASPCA, millennial women are giving — regardless of how much money they make — to the causes and charities they care about.Philanthropy isn't a word reserved just for multimillionaires. Whether you factor in donati...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Washington, Oregon, Earth, Chicago, Thailand, Aclu, Portland, Peru, Npr, Bronx, South, Venmo, Ottawa

‘Short Term 12’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton to Helm Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’

Marvel Studios has often reached into the independent film world to pluck talented filmmakers for their superhero movies, and they’ve done it again with their Shang-Chi director. The studio is reportedly hiring Destin Daniel Cretton to direct their first superhero movie with an Asian protagonist. Cretton previously directed Short Term 12, the 2013 indie that starred Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Lakeith Stanfield, and more. Deadline has the report, which also mentions that Cretton is next directi...
Tags: Movies, Kung Fu, Hawaii, John Gallagher Jr, Marvel Studios, Brie Larson, Michael B Jordan, Larson, Kevin Feige, Bryan Stevenson, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Peter Sciretta, Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Cretton

Making (belated) case for a Prez to "choose nominees who will help dismantle mass incarceration"

James Forman has this notable new New York Times op-ed about Supreme Court nominations and the field of potential challengers to Prez Trump under the full headline "The Democratic Candidates Should Tell Us Now Who They’ll Put on the Supreme Court. And they should choose nominees who will help dismantle mass incarceration."  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: In a country that locks up more of its citizens than any other, we should demand that candidates for president have a p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Alabama, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Alexander, Sonia Sotomayor, Prez Obama, Garland, Thurgood Marshall, Bryan Stevenson

Journal for Jordan: Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington Drama

Journal for Jordan: Michael B. Jordan to star in Denzel Washington drama Emmy nominee Michael B. Jordan (Creed II, Fahrenheit 451) is in negotiations to star in Journal for Jordan, a drama being directed by Oscar-winner Denzel Washington (Fences) for Sony Pictures, Variety has confirmed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function(...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Iraq, Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Michael, Grey, Denzel Washington, Tom Clancy, Brie Larson, Dana, Antoine Fuqua, Steve Tisch, John Burnham, Bryan Stevenson

Michael B. Jordan Developing Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Michael B. Jordan developing Black Leopard, Red Wolf Michael B. Jordan is getting into the fantasy realm with Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has picked up the rights to Black Leopard, Red Wolf, an African fantasy written by Marlon James said to be in the vein of Game of Thrones. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googleta...
Tags: Movies, Africa, Jordan, Cia, Warner Bros, Creed, Ryan Coogler, Michael B Jordan, Michael, Marlon James, Black Panther, Tom Clancy, Wolf, John Clark, Bryan Stevenson, Taylor Sheridan

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ Receives Release Date as the ‘Black Panther’ Star Signs Deal With Amazon

Not content to simply dominate the big screen, Michael B. Jordan will be taking over the small screen as well. The Creed II star has just signed a first-look television deal with Amazon that comes just as his next starring vehicle Without Remorse receives a 2020 release date. The Michael B. Jordan Amazon deal comes on the heels of yet another first-look deal that the actor signed with Warner Bros. Just another step for Jordan to continue his total domination f Hollywood. Variety reports that...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Navy, Jordan, Warner Bros, Michael B Jordan, Tom Clancy, Amazon Studios, Clancy, John Clark, Bryan Stevenson, Action/Adventure, Jack Ryan, Release Dates, Business and Industry News, Alana Mayo