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Selma civil rights activist and attorney Bruce Boynton, who inspired Freedom Rides, dies at 83

Boynton's death comes two weeks shy of the 60th anniversary of the landmark case that spurred the Freedom Rides.         [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Ronan, Rockwell & Oyelowo Team Up for New Murder Mystery Film

Ronan, Rockwell & Oyelowo team up for new murder mystery film According to Deadline, four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have officially signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery pic set at Searchlight Pictures. RELATED: CS Interview: Saoirse Ronan Talks Docudrama Romance Ammonite PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoR...
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Simpsons Forever: Disney+ Celebrates Groundbreaking Series With Themed Collections & More

Simpsons Forever: Disney+ Celebrates Groundbreaking Series With Themed Collections & More Disney+, which launched last November giving The Simpsons a new streaming home, is now the ultimate entertainment hub for fans of Springfield’s most famous residents. With the recently added 31st season and nearly 300 hours of the world’s longest-running scripted primetime sitcom, today Disney+ kicked off its new Simpsons Forever brand campaign celebrating the forever place of everyone’s favorite family ...
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Caste: Ava DuVernay Writing & Directing Feature Adaptation at Netflix

Caste: Ava DuVernay Writing & Directing Feature Adaptation at Netflix Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay (13th, When They See Us, Selma) is set to write, direct, and produce the film adaptation Caste, based on the novel Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents written by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Chicago, Netflix, Selma, New York Times, Streaming, Ava Duvernay, Oprah, DuVernay, Wilkerson, Isabel Wilkerson, ComingSoon, Caste, Movie News

She marched in Selma as a young girl. Now she's seeing history repeat on voting rights

Joanne Bland was just a child when she witnessed the brutal, bloody birth of the Voting Rights Act. In 2020, amid fresh skirmishes over voting rules, she feels like she's re-living parts of the past.
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There are only 6 billionaires in Hollywood — here's how they became so much richer than other celebrities

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry at the Los Angeles premiere of "Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire" in November 2009. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Actor, writer, and producer Tyler Perry is Hollywood's newest billionaire. Film directors and television personalities dominate the list of Tinseltown's wealthiest — but it doesn't contain anyone who has built a career solely off acting. Hollywood's three comma club is significantly more diverse than the billionaire population as a whole; fou...
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End "qualified immunity" for police (and the TSA)

["Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Lauderdale County Courthouse, Meridian, MS)] In early March, shortly before returning home to San Francisco where I've been "sheltering in place", I took a week-long road trip along portions of the Civil Rights Trail from New Orleans through and Mississippi to Memphis. This was largely terra incognita for me. My family lived near Houston -- then as now the largest city (and with the largest African-American population) in the South -- fr...
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Ghost Towns of Old Cahawba

An Alabama archaeological park preserves over 500 years of mysterious ruins Rain pools on my windshield faster than the blades can wipe it away. I’m 10 miles south of Selma, driving a cracked road through dripping wilderness toward the Alabama River. Arriving at Six Mile Creek, I find a mostly empty campground. The lower riverside […] The post Ghost Towns of Old Cahawba appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
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David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’

“Selma” star David Oyelowo did not originally plan to make his feature film directing debut in 2020. But when the first director for “The Water Man” left for another project during the financing stage, Oyelowo stepped up. His film is now set to debut at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on Sept. 19. “The Water […]
Tags: News, Toronto, Selma, Toronto Film Festival, David Oyelowo, Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, The Water Man

David Oyelowo talks directing 'The Water Man,' the new Oscars standards and working with Nate Parker

"Selma" star David Oyelowo makes his directorial debut at Toronto Film Festival with new fantasy-adventure "The Water Man," produced by Oprah Winfrey.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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There are 614 billionaires in the United States, and only 7 of them are Black

Oprah Winfrey made a multimillion-dollar fortune from her media empire. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Only seven of the United States' 615 billionaires are Black, Forbes' Billionaires List shows. All seven of the billionaires on this list are self-made, although their sources of wealth range from finance to technology to entertainment. The lack of diversity in the three comma club highlights the growing wealth gap between Black and white Americans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
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2 Black ex-franchisees suing McDonald's in a $1 billion lawsuit speak out on racial discrimination and feeling like the company became 'all about the shareholders'

Dozens of Black former franchisees are suing McDonald's. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Fifty-two Black former McDonald's franchisees filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant on Tuesday, seeking $1 billion in collective damages.  as part of an investigation into inequalities within McDonald's.In light of the new lawsuit, Business Insider is republishing these interviews to allow ex-franchisees to describe in their own words the inequalities they say they experienced at ...
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Austin Peay football team walks across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

The Austin Peay football team, which plays in Montgomery on Saturday night, stopped in Selma on Friday to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.         [Author: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle]
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Björk To Play “Slav Witch” In Robert Eggers’ The Northman

20 years ago, Björk gave an enormously affecting lead performance as Selma, the protagonist of Lars Von Trier's gut-ripping film Dancer In The Dark. The shoot was famously awful, and Björk hasn't taken a major film role since. In fact, unless you count her own usually-brilliant music videos, Björk has done very little acting since … More »
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‘One Perfect Shot’ TV Series Coming to HBO Max with Ava DuVernay Narrating

One Perfect Shot, the Twitter account which celebrates iconic moments of cinematography in films and TV shows, soon might be able to have the meta experience of sharing a photo from its own show. HBO Max has greenlit a new documentary series inspired by the account, which will give directors the visual tools to put them inside a 360 recreation of one of their most memorable shots. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and 13th, will executive produce and narrate the show. Get more details below. ...
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Obama hails John Lewis as founding father of ‘fuller, better’ US in eulogy

Former president called for Americans to fight Trump’s effort to undermine the right to vote in eulogy at congressman’s funeralBarack Obama hailed John Lewis as a founding father of “a fuller, better” United States in a soaring eulogy on Thursday, while forcefully calling on Americans to stand up to the forces threatening a cause the late congressman was willing to die for: the right to vote.From the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr once preached, Obama ...
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‘Emmett Till was my George Floyd’: John Lewis makes final rousing call for progress in essay

The New York Times publishes opinion piece on day of civil rights leader’s funeral at Ebenezer Baptist church in AtlantaJohn Lewis, the civil rights leader who was bloodied in protests against Southern segregation, who spoke at the March on Washington and went on to become the “conscience of Congress”, has left a powerful call to action to the American people that is being heard on the day of his funeral. Related: John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for final time Continue readin...
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Meet the Living Son of a Former Enslaved Person

The Washington Post recently ran a profile of DC-area resident Dan Smith. Smith is 88 years old, participated in the March on Washington, and, along with other activists, crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. He is also the living child of a former enslaved person. The whipping post. The lynching tree. The wagon wheel. They were the stories of slavery, an inheritance of fear and dread, passed down from father to son. The boy, barely 5, would listen, awed, as his father spoke of life in Vi...
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The Bidens, Pences, lawmakers pay their final respects as John Lewis lies in state at U.S. Capitol

The late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was honored in the U.S. Capitol on Monday, lying in state in a flag-draped coffin under the dome of the Capitol Rotunda as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and others commented on his legacy. Earlier in the day, the hearse carrying Lewis passed by the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, and Black Lives Matter Plaza, the site of his final public appearance before dying from ...
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Alabama Democrats call on GOP lawmaker who attended event honoring KKK leader to resign

Democratic and Republican leaders in Alabama are denouncing state Rep. Will Dismukes (R) for attending a birthday celebration in Selma for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.Dismukes, who is also chaplain for the Prattville Dragoons chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy, gave the invocation at the birthday event, posted on social media that he had a "great time" honoring Forrest, and shared a photo showing him standing in front of a Conf...
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Body of John Lewis arrives in DC to lie in state at Capitol

By BILL BARROW and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON — The body of the late Rep. John Lewis has arrived in Washington to lie in state as lawmakers gather to pay tribute to the long-time Georgia lawmaker and icon of the civil rights movement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a delegation Monday to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to greet Lewis’s flag-draped casket. A motorcade carrying the body stopped at Black Lives Matter Plaza as it winds through Washington on its way to the U.S. Capitol, where he will be...
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Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing – video

The late US congressman John Lewis has crossed Selma’s Edmund Pettus bridge for the final time as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.A crowd began gathering near the bridge that became a landmark in the fight for racial justice when Lewis and other civil rights marchers were beaten there 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday,” a key event in the fight for voting rights for African Americans.John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for final time Continue reading...
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John Lewis: US civil rights icon's body crosses Selma bridge a final time

The late civil rights activist is taken over the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a final time.
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A nation John Lewis helped unite salutes him on his final journey across Selma bridge

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis made a final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a flag-draped casket. Troopers saluted.         [Author: Montgomery Advertiser]
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Ted Cruz says more Chinese consulates in U.S. 'may well be closed'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas told CBS News' Margaret Brennan during an appearance on Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that more Chinese consulates in the U.S. "may well be closed" after the one in Houston shut down over allegations of spying and intellectual property theft.The senator, of course, can't unilaterally make that decision, but Washington's latest actions, including shutting the Houston consulate and declaring Beijing's South China Sea claims to be unlawful, suggest t...
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Final crossing in Selma: Procession across Edmund Pettus Bridge honors John Lewis

In 1965, John Lewis was beaten when a voting rights march across a bridge in Selma, Alabama, turned violent. He will cross that bridge one last time.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Watch Rep. John Lewis cross Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the last time

The body of Rep. John Lewis crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, one last time. The bridge is where he helped lead the 1965 march for voting rights.
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John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for final time

Casket retraces 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights march‘I loved John Lewis’: Kerry Kennedy on her father’s bondJohn Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday, as remembrances continued for the civil rights leader and congressman. Related: Bloody Sunday remembered: civil rights marchers tell story of their iconic photos Continue reading...
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Body of civil rights icon John Lewis crosses Selma bridge

)The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon.
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