The True Story Behind ‘Green Book’

February 10, 2019  Stephanie Officer There are several scenes in the Oscar nominated film “Green Book,” that are still up for debate in real life — more than half a century later. Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali plays Don Shirley, otherwise known as Doc Shirley, a Classical and Jazz pianist of Jamaican

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Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci and Prada, Says ‘They Don’t Have a Clue’ About Racism

By Joshua Espinoza Feb 08, 2019 Spike Lee said he will no longer wear Prada or Gucci until the fashion houses “hire some black designers.” The Oscar-nominated director made the announcement via Instagram on Friday in light of the labels’ blackface controversies. Prada received backlash less than two months ago for an

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Milwaukee College Prep 6th-Grade Students Pay Homage to Icons for Black History Month

9:05 AM PST, February 8, 2019  MAYA CHUNG A group of sixth-grade students in Milwaukee is kicking off Black History Month by paying homage to influential black figures. From Biggie Smalls to Michelle Obama, students at Milwaukee College Prep are recreating iconic photos to honor people of color who have made huge

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Again Denies Sexual Assault Allegation, Suggests Political Hit Job

02/04/2019 03:26 pm ET By Daniel Marans RICHMOND, Va. ― Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) vehemently denied a sexual assault allegation against him that resurfaced late Sunday, arguing it was timed to derail his potential ascent to the governorship. “This allegation is completely false,” Fairfax said at an impromptu

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Celebrities Show Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick Over Super Bowl 2019 Weekend

02/03/2019 07:36 pm ET By Kimberley Richards Celebrities, athletes and activists used social media to share their support for Colin Kaepernick before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted his gratitude, often by posting photos of people sporting #Imwithkap jerseys ahead of the big game. Kaepernick tweeted

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There’s ‘No Question’ About Trump’s Racism

By Nick Visser 01/06/2019 10:27 pm ET Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there’s “no question” President Donald Trump is a racist, citing in an interview that aired Sunday the White House’s response to white supremacist groups and ongoing rhetoric about migrant communities. “The president certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s

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