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Issa Rae, HBO partner for Black TV history documentary

‘Seen & Heard‘ will explore the groundbreaking ‘but often unacknowledged’ contributions of Black artists and storytellers. Issa Rae has been tapped by HBO to executive produce a two-part documentary about the history of Black television. The project, titled Seen & Heard, will explore the groundbreaking “but often unacknowledged” contributions of Black artists and storytellers, Deadline […]

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Iowa governor restores some ex-felons voting rights with executive order

Anyone currently serving a prison sentence for a felony conviction will not be able to vote. Iowans with felony convictions who have served their sentences can now participate in the upcoming presidential election.   On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order granting most ex-cons who have completed their felony sentences the right to […]

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Jurnee Smollett on Jussie, Hollywood and ‘no longer asking for a seat at the table’

The ‘Lovecraft County’ actress shared her experiences with inequal pay and sexual harassment Now starring in HBO’s upcoming Lovecraft Country, veteran actress Jurnee Smollett is coming into her own as a Hollywood powerhouse who no longer feels the need to apologize. Smollett has been acting since she was a child, starring in Full House, Eve’s […]

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Trump calls Obama’s eulogy at John Lewis funeral ‘terrible’ and ‘angry’

The former president condemned the GOP’s repeated false claims that voting by mail will lead to mass voter fraud. *During his appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, President Donald Trump slammed Barack Obama’s eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis, calling it “terrible” and “angry.” “I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an […]

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Biden cites virus in decision not to accept Democratic nomination in person

Organizers announce Joe Biden will not be attending the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee The 2020 Democratic National Convention, scheduled to take place on August 17-20 in Milwaukee will not feature the presidential candidate on-site to make his acceptance speech. READ MORE: Joe Biden leading President Trump in swing state polls Joe Biden will […]