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Calif. Reps. Lee and Bass Are Pushing Bills to Probe COINTELPRO; Remove Hoover’s Name From FBI Building
July 15, 2021
California’s U.S. Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Karen Bass (D-CA-37) are backing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s name from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Another bill they are supporting calls for probing the racially motivated counterintelligence programs that Hoover organized and oversaw known as COINTELPRO. Under Hoover’s watch, the FBI often relied on extra-legal tactics to accomplish its aims. ... read more »
Fallen Actor Chadwick Boseman Not Honored Posthumously at Oscars
April 29, 2021
I will not lie. There was an audible gasp of surprise heard inside the virtual pressroom when it was clear that Mr. Boseman did not win for his mesmerizing performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.” Boseman did win the SAG Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe, to name a few. ... read more »
“I had $25 in my bank account, when I met you at the Indie Spirit Awards” — Award-wining, Oscar nominated director/producer/screenwriter Shaka King
April 22, 2021
King is a beloved son of New York. Raised in the pre-gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From our first meeting, inside a Starbucks on 14th and 8th Avenue, in the newly gentrified section of trendy Chelsea, the filmmaker laid out his plan. I listened and more importantly, I heard him. What I understood — then — that he was a man of activism and that he would use his creative skills to make a difference and open doors for people that look like us. ... read more »
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2021 Golden Globe Awards — African-American Actors Took Home Multiple Trophies
March 4, 2021
African-American actors took home multiple trophies at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the awards were harshly criticized for its complete lack of African-American members, which was discovered by The Los Angeles Times.  ... read more »
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