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indieWIRE
7 Reasons Michael B. Jordan Should Be an Oscar Nominee, But Should Have Already Won an Emmy The "Creed" star was easily one of 2015's best actors, but he's gone trophy-l
7 Reasons Michael B. Jordan Should Be an Oscar Nominee, But Should Have Already Won an Emmy
indieWIRE / Posted yesterday
The "Creed" star was easily one of 2015's best actors, but he's gone trophy-less on TV despite doing stellar work for years. At Monday's AMPAS lunch for... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Small step toward justice for allChances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two gi
Small step toward justice for all
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted yesterday
Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls and a woman with mental health issues who was in and out of drug treatment programs for much of her life, until she was killed by police in June of 2010. Her death was... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Does The $1.5 Million Donation To Black Lives Matter Change Your Mind About Tidal?Back in October, after the Tidal concert, I wrote a piece about why I was still
Does The $1.5 Million Donation To Black Lives Matter Change Your Mind About Tidal?
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted yesterday
Back in October, after the Tidal concert, I wrote a piece about why I was still not completely sold on the music, streaming service yet. I mentioned the fact that up until this point, the brand seemed to be relying on star power rather than actual... Read more
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International Business Times
Michael B Jordan 29th birthday: Creed star's career highlights from The Wire to Fruitvale Station After the tremendous year he has enjoyed, Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan cert
Michael B Jordan 29th birthday: Creed star's career highlights from The Wire to Fruitvale Station
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
After the tremendous year he has enjoyed, Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan certainly deserves to pull out all the stops with his 29th birthday celebrations today (9 February 2016). The California-born actor saw his profile skyrocket following his... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
TIDAL To Donate $1.5 Million To Black Lives Matter, Other Groups Back in October, Jay Z‘s music streaming and video service network Tidalput o
TIDAL To Donate $1.5 Million To Black Lives Matter, Other Groups
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 4 days ago
Back in October, Jay Z‘s music streaming and video service network Tidalput on the inaugural Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert. Joining forces with Roc Nation, Tidal will gift $1.5... Read more
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Orange County Register
Courses in manhood for African-American boysKevin Jennings begins his class on cultural identity for African-American boys
Courses in manhood for African-American boys
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
Kevin Jennings begins his class on cultural identity for African-American boys with a daily affirmation: “I am focused. I am ready to learn. Let’s turn up!” The subject is how society sees black men, and the lens is the Matrix, a metaphor borrowed... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poorSAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poor
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers arriving here on the eve of Super Bowl 50, chanting the names of the victims of police killings and calling for an end to public policies that they say prioritize a... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poorSAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poor
Inside Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers arriving here on the eve of Super Bowl 50, chanting the names of the victims of police killings and calling for an end to public policies that they say prioritize a... Read more
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The Mercury News
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poorSAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers
SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poor
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Dozens of protesters greeted passengers arriving here on the eve of Super Bowl 50, chanting the names of the victims of police killings and calling for an end to public policies that they say prioritize a... Read more
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Breitbart
Jay-Z’s Tidal Donates $1.5 Million from Charity Concert to Black Lives MatterJay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a char
Jay-Z’s Tidal Donates $1.5 Million from Charity Concert to Black Lives Matter
Breitbart / Posted 5 days ago
Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a charity concert last year to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations. According to Mic, the money raised at last year’s Tidal X charity concert — which... Read more
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NBC News
'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler is Just Getting StartedIn the backdrop of the #OscarSoWhite dialogue, an increasing crop of black acto
'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler is Just Getting Started
NBC News / Posted 5 days ago
In the backdrop of the #OscarSoWhite dialogue, an increasing crop of black actors and filmmakers breathe fresh air into an otherwise homogenous Hollywood landscape. This year alone, we've seen Shameik Moore of "Dope," Tika Sumpter of HBO's "Bessie"... Read more
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Pitchfork
Tidal to Donate $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter and Other Nonprofit OrganizationsPhoto by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation Tidal's donation will be a
Tidal to Donate $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter and Other Nonprofit Organizations
Pitchfork / Posted 5 days ago
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation Tidal's donation will be administered through New World Foundation later this month. In addition to Black Lives Matter, Tidal is donating to national organizations Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter, Others, on Trayvon Martin’s 21st BirthdayJay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives M
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter, Others, on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday
Greenwich Time / Posted 5 days ago
Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other racial and social justice organizations, the company announced on Friday. The donation will be made on Feb. 5, which marks the day Trayvon Martin,... Read more
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E! Online
Tidal Donating $1.5 Million From Charity Concert to Black Lives MatterJamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation Jay Z's streaming service revealed
Tidal Donating $1.5 Million From Charity Concert to Black Lives Matter
E! Online / Posted 5 days ago
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation Jay Z's streaming service revealed toMic that they're going to shell out the hefty sum acquired during their charity concert last year to several other local and national social justice organizations. "The... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st BirthdayJay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives M
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other racial and social justice organizations, the company announced on Friday. The donation will be made on Feb. 5, which marks the day Trayvon Martin,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st BirthdayJay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives M
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other racial and social justice organizations, the company announced on Friday. The donation will be made on Feb. 5, which marks the day Trayvon Martin,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st BirthdayJay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives M
Tidal Donates $1.5 Million to Black Lives Matter on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will donate $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter, as well as other racial and social justice organizations, the company announced on Friday. The donation will be made on Feb. 5, which marks the day Trayvon Martin,... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Justice for Caroline Small, a step toward justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Justice for Caroline Small, a step toward justice for all
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Brunswick's Caroline SmallLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick. The
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Brunswick's Caroline Small
Savannah Morning News / Posted 7 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Justice for Caroline Small, a small step for justice for all: Leonard PittsBy Leonard Pitts Jr. Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall mee
Justice for Caroline Small, a small step for justice for all: Leonard Pitts
OregonLive.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice for Caroline Small is justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Justice for Caroline Small is justice for all
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 8 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Caroline Small, a small step toward justice for allLast week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga.
Leonard Pitts: Justice for Caroline Small, a small step toward justice for all
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her. She was a waitress, a mother of two girls, and a woman with... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experienceMovies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortun
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experience
KGTV San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
Movies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortunately still a rare commodity. But there is a respectable selection of movies about the African-American experience currently available on Netflix. These 13 films focus on... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experienceMovies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortun
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experience
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 14 days ago
Movies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortunately still a rare commodity. But there is a respectable selection of movies about the African-American experience currently available on Netflix. These 13 films focus on... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experienceMovies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortun
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experience
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 14 days ago
Movies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortunately still a rare commodity. But there is a respectable selection of movies about the African-American experience currently available on Netflix. These 13 films focus on... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experienceMovies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortun
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experience
KIVI Boise / Posted 14 days ago
Movies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortunately still a rare commodity. But there is a respectable selection of movies about the African-American experience currently available on Netflix. These 13 films focus on... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experienceMovies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortun
Now on Netflix: 13 movies about the African-American experience
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 14 days ago
Movies starring black actors — and ones made by black filmmakers — are unfortunately still a rare commodity. But there is a respectable selection of movies about the African-American experience currently available on Netflix. These 13 films focus on... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Nick Cannon says the Oscars don't matter: 'It's just fake gold and plastic'Don't be distracted. These three words end a spoken word video posted by rapper
Nick Cannon says the Oscars don't matter: 'It's just fake gold and plastic'
Los Angeles Times / Posted 17 days ago
Don't be distracted. These three words end a spoken word video posted by rapper-turned-actor Nick Cannon on his Facebook page. The two-minute poem is his response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy leading pop culture news. "Look what they did to... Read more
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Billboard
Nick Cannon Shares Spoken Word Poem About Oscars ControversyNick Cannon has taken a unique approach to sharing his feelings about the Oscar
Nick Cannon Shares Spoken Word Poem About Oscars Controversy
Billboard / Posted 18 days ago
Nick Cannon has taken a unique approach to sharing his feelings about the Oscars controversy. Oscar Voters Discuss 'Straight Outta Compton' Snub: 'My Bet is Most Academy Members Didn't See It' The entertainer shared a spoken word poetry video... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Another pal of Oscar Grant's killed in Northern CaliforniaThey were the best of friends. Now, they're all gone. You know the name of one
Another pal of Oscar Grant's killed in Northern California
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 19 days ago
They were the best of friends. Now, they're all gone. You know the name of one friend: Oscar Grant. But if you knew Grant before he was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in 2009, then you'd know where Grant was Johntue... Read more
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BlackNews.com
Professor Believes Black Lives Don’t Matter Because Some Civil Rights Leaders Got It WrongDevin Robinson, a black business & economics professor Nationwide — Devin Robi
Professor Believes Black Lives Don’t Matter Because Some Civil Rights Leaders Got It Wrong
BlackNews.com / Posted 21 days ago
Devin Robinson, a black business & economics professor Nationwide — Devin Robinson, a black business & economics professor, had strong words recently for the attendees of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Union. He said, “Some... Read more
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The Daily Review
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase th
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?
The Daily Review / Posted 21 days ago
Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase the Bay Area to millions of tourists and television viewers, but it's that same worldwide attention that will likely draw protests and potential disruptions. In light of a... Read more
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The Mercury News
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase th
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?
The Mercury News / Posted 21 days ago
Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase the Bay Area to millions of tourists and television viewers, but it's that same worldwide attention that will likely draw protests and potential disruptions. In light of a... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase th
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 21 days ago
Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase the Bay Area to millions of tourists and television viewers, but it's that same worldwide attention that will likely draw protests and potential disruptions. In light of a... Read more
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The Daily Review
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase th
Super Bowl 50: Will protesters disrupt game, events?
The Daily Review / Posted 21 days ago
Super Bowl 50 and its satellite of events provide an opportunity to showcase the Bay Area to millions of tourists and television viewers, but it's that same worldwide attention that will likely draw protests and potential disruptions. In light of a... Read more
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The Atlantic
Can Rahm Emanuel Survive in Office? Advice From a Mayor Who DidThere’s been a steady drumbeat of bad news for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel since
Can Rahm Emanuel Survive in Office? Advice From a Mayor Who Did
The Atlantic / Posted 23 days ago
There’s been a steady drumbeat of bad news for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel since November, all tied to the bad relationship between the police and the community. The latest set of stories comes only a few months after Emanuel narrowly won reelection,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Young Sacramento activist says King’s birthday remains a call to actionDanielle Williams, one of Sacramento’s leading civil rights activists, expects
Young Sacramento activist says King’s birthday remains a call to action
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 24 days ago
Danielle Williams, one of Sacramento’s leading civil rights activists, expects to be among the thousands of Sacramentans marching together on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday. But the 30-year-old warned against what Sacramento native Cornel... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Young Sacramento activist says King’s birthday remains a call to actionDanielle Williams, one of Sacramento’s leading civil rights activists, expects
Young Sacramento activist says King’s birthday remains a call to action
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 24 days ago
Danielle Williams, one of Sacramento’s leading civil rights activists, expects to be among the thousands of Sacramentans marching together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday. But the 30-year-old warned against what Sacramento native... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ryan Coogler: ‘Apollo Creed meant everything to African-Americans’“Well. I’m gonna go ahead and thank Ryan Coogler + Michael B Jordan since no on
Ryan Coogler: ‘Apollo Creed meant everything to African-Americans’
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
“Well. I’m gonna go ahead and thank Ryan Coogler + Michael B Jordan since no one else is. Thank you, brothers. Good work,” added Selma director Ava DuVernay. Today, stopped off in London on promotional duties for the same film, Coogler laughs at the... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Apollo Creed meant everything to African-Americans’“Well. I’m gonna go ahead and thank Ryan Coogler + Michael B Jordan since no on
‘Apollo Creed meant everything to African-Americans’
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
“Well. I’m gonna go ahead and thank Ryan Coogler + Michael B Jordan since no one else is. Thank you, brothers. Good work,” added Selma director Ava DuVernay. Today, stopped off in London on promotional duties for the same film, Coogler laughs at the... Read more
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International Business Times
Top 5 Netflix recommendations: Galaxy Quest, Fruitvale Station, Sherlock and more Regardless of whether Galaxy Quest is a good film or not (it undoubtedly is, so
Top 5 Netflix recommendations: Galaxy Quest, Fruitvale Station, Sherlock and more
International Business Times / Posted 27 days ago
Regardless of whether Galaxy Quest is a good film or not (it undoubtedly is, so don't worry), what better honour to the late Alan Rickman than making your way through his entire filmography? So we think you should start there. Arguably one of his... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Safety Concerns Over BART's Surveillance CamerasBART Police Chief Kenton Rainey insists the transit agency's security system is
Safety Concerns Over BART's Surveillance Cameras
NBC Bay Area / Posted 27 days ago
BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey insists the transit agency's security system is robust, despite revelations not all trains have working surveillance cameras. The transit agency acknowledged Thursday some of its so-called cameras are not cameras at... Read more
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Daily Mail
Creed director Ryan Coogler confirmed for Marvel's Black Panther... one day after Sly Stallone's accidental Golden Globes 'snub' Ryan Coogler
Creed director Ryan Coogler confirmed for Marvel's Black Panther
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
... one day after Sly Stallone's accidental Golden Globes 'snub' Ryan Coogler will direct Marvel's Black Panther. The comicbook studio confirmed on Monday night that the Creed director... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Trayvon Martin's mother: Why I support ClintonToday, throughout many communities of color, our young people go about their li
Trayvon Martin's mother: Why I support Clinton
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted a month ago
Today, throughout many communities of color, our young people go about their lives feeling as if they are a target in their country. It's become a sad fact of life that senseless gun violence can strike with little or no warning, either from... Read more

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