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David Oyelowo wants to educate the next generation to fight racism. The Selma star is curating a special podcast, titled STOR14S, where he will narrate children’s stories in a bit to inspire and educate the younger generation amid the Black Lives Matter movement. He said: “A lack of education breeds the ignorance that perpetuates the…

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Ava DuVernay has recalled the “traumatizing” experience of seeing her father restrained by police in their backyard. The Selma filmmaker spoke candidly about the terrifying time her dad was “wrestled to the ground” by cops, despite not having done anything wrong. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on her two-part special, “Where Do We Go From Here?,” DuVernay…

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On Monday, January 15, 2018, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which this year happens to fall on King’s actual 89th birthday. King, who was born Michael King Jr., was a minister and the father of the…

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Ozell Sutton

A highly revered leader in the Civil Rights Movement has died in Atlanta, according to family members. Ozell Sutton who worked directly with Dr. Martin L. King Jr. died at Atlanta’s St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the age of 90.  Sutton marched with King in Selma, Alabama, and was present at the…

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Rapper and actor Common has signed on to play a part in a new film that’ll add yet another diverse credit to his ever-growing Hollywood résumé. This time the 43-year-old Grammy- and Oscar–winning Chicago native will co-star with Edie Falco, Bradley Whitford and Tom Felton in an Iraq war drama titled, Leavey. The story will follow Leavey…

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Get ready to say hi to the bad guy. Rapper and burgeoning actor Common has landed a role as a villain opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming movie, John Wick 2. The first Wick film followed the story of retired legendary assassin John Wick (Reeves), who is forced back into action when a notorious mobster steals his prized car…

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Actor turned rapper Donald Glover will soon be combining his two favorite mediums in a new show for the FX network. The former star of “Community,” whose writing credits includes “30 Rock,” will star in a half-hour sitcom, simply titled “Atlanta,” that will focus on a pair of cousins who are making their way through the thriving…

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When you’re hot you’re hot, and right now Ava DuVernay is one of the most sought after people in the movie business. On the heels of her box office success directing the Academy Award winning Selma, DuVernay is retooling her film company, AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement) into something much larger and more expansive called…

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On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery and his late wife, Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, were honored beautifully at the “Builders of Movements and Monuments” statue unveiling ceremony which was held at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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The Edmund Pettus Bridge revealed the nature of racism in its most gruesome form. Fifty years after ”Blood Sunday,” more than 80,000 people converged on Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the anniversary of the shocking attack on peaceful marchers that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the mood in Selma on March 7…

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