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‘Nomadland’ Makes History, and Chadwick Boseman Is Upset at the Oscars

By Brooks Barnes and Nicole SperlingPublished April 25, 2021Updated April 26, 2021, 3:57 a.m. ET阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版

LOS ANGELES — “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao’s meditation on grief and the damaged American dream, won Academy Awards for best picture, director and actress at Sunday night’s surreal ceremony, a stage show broadcast on television about films mostly distributed on the internet.

It was a sleepy event until the final minutes, when academy voters served up a dramatic twist ending: Anthony Hopkins, 83, won the best actor Oscar for “The Father,” beating out the late Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), who was the runaway favorite going into the night, having been lauded by film organizations and critics’ groups for months.… Read more

The Art Institute Of Chicago Appoints Its First Black Woman Board Chair

Black women are shattering glass ceilings in the art world. According to the Chicago Tribune, Denise Gardner was recently appointed to serve at the helm of The Art Institute of Chicago’s board; making her the first Black woman to assume the position in the institution’s 142-year history.

Gardner—an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a strong passion for art—has deep ties to the renowned museum. Nearly three decades ago, she started serving as a volunteer at the Art Institute of Chicago.… Read more

‘Moonlight’ Filmmaker Barry Jenkins Inks Deal With HBO, HBO Max

Barry Jenkins—the visionary behind films like If Beale Street Could Talk and Moonlight—will expand his imprint by bringing more powerful stories to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker has inked a production deal with HBO and HBO Max.

Under the two-year pact—which he made through his production company Pastel—the Oscar-winning producer will team up with the entertainment company A24 for the creation of an array of projects. Jenkins has used Pastel as a vessel to amplify the work of underrepresented creators and provide a platform where they can bring their diverse perspectives to the table.… Read more

Black Members Of Congress Call For Voting Rights To Be A Priority

Seen as a remedy for the damage caused by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder, H.R. 4 is picking up more support. Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for the legislation to be the next priority.

Rep. Anthony Brown told Politico that the focus needs to be on restoring voting rights. With hundreds of bills targeting voting rights being heard across the country, there is a renewed sense of urgency in protecting voting rights.… Read more

Feds Fund Mental Health Crisis Intervention Teams To Stand In For Police

Feds Fund Mental Health Crisis Intervention Teams To Stand In For Police

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New funding for the federal Medicaid program could lead to an alternative for some people instead of calling the police. According to the Associated Press, a provision in the recent COVID-19 relief bill set aside $1 billion over 10 years, encouraging states to establish mobile crisis units.

Titled “State Option To Provide Qualifying Community-based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services,” Oregon Sen.… Read more

Bobby Brown Reveals He Believes Nick Gordon Responsible for Death of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina

While discussing how he’s dealing with the grief over the recent passing of his son, Bobby Brown Jr., Bobby Brown Sr. also discussed his new found passion towards convicted drug dealers who push synthetic drugs or opioid laced drugs should be charged with a more harsh crime after it was revealed that Bobby Jr reportedly passed away ported mixture of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol.

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A World Where George Floyd And Ma’Khia Bryant Would Still Be Here Is A World Without Police

On Tuesday the state delivered what was intended to be a lullaby to soothe our collective outrage at the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin: whispers of “guilty, guilty, guilty.” Instead, within minutes, the nightmare of policing reared its ugly head as news broke that officers in Columbus, Ohio, responded to a call for help by pumping four bullets into the heart of a 16 year-old Black girl within ten seconds of arriving on the scene of a fight.… Read more

Civil Rights Leaders Applaud House Passage Of D.C. Statehood Bill

Civil Rights Leaders Applaud House Passage Of D.C. Statehood Bill

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The House of Representative passed a bill on Thursday that would grant Washington D.C. statehood, advancing legislation introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, one of D.C.’s longest serving nonvoting House members.

Members of Congress voted 216-208, which ensures the bill will go on to the Senate, where support for the bill will face an uphill battle with Republicans in order to make the 60-vote threshold needed for it to be signed into legislation.… Read more

We Must Reimagine Public Safety—Anything Less Fails Our Communities

We Must Reimagine Public Safety—Anything Less Fails Our Communities

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March marked one year since Breonna Taylor came home one night, got into bed, and did not live to see the next day. That night, Breonna was killed by members of the Louisville Police Department; there has been no accountability for the officers who entered the wrong home and murdered a sleeping Black woman. And now, minutes before we saw jurors in Minnesota deliver a guilty verdict from an unredeemable and racist legal system for George Floyd’s murder, police shot and killed yet another Black person, Ma’Khia Bryant, a sixteen year-old child murdered within 22 seconds of police arriving on the scene.… Read more

Guilty On All Counts! Derek Chauvin Convicted Of Murder For Killing George Floyd


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A jury has found a former police officer guilty of murder for using his knee to apply deadly pressure to the neck of an unarmed and handcuffed man last year in Minneapolis.

Derek Chauvin was unanimously convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges for killing George Floyd. He now faces up to 40 years in prison, which could mean the 45-year-old will effectively spend the rest of his life behind bars.… Read more