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Impossibly, the life and death of former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez is becoming ever more tragic.
Who can tell your family’s story? That’s one of the key issues the book and now HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises. It’s one that Henrietta Lacks’ son Lawrence and his son, Ron, have been asking for some time now.
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Earlier this week, Florida state senator Frank Artiles made headlines after he referred to six Black colleagues as “niggers.” At the same time, reports emerged that a Black woman state attorney had received a noose in the mail at her office in Orlando, in response to her refusal to pursue the death penalty in state…
True-confession time: I’ve been an avid viewer of Girls since it was called Tiny Furniture. I mean, technically, Tiny Furniture was my first introduction to Lena Dunham, and though not exactly like Girls, it was close enough. Sure, the series lacked people of color and centered on a bunch of white millennials, but I…
If the police pull you over, it is your constitutional right to refuse to answer questions from the police, but does it violate the Constitution if they retaliate against you to punish you for refusing to answer their questions? That is the question at the center of case that went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
I don’t like to brag, but during the ’80s I was quite the break-dancer, so having The Get Down star Shameik Moore, who played Shaolin Fantastic, on the show this week was right in my wheelhouse.
Updated Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:09 p.m. EDT: After a report came out early Friday that Aaron Hernandez had left a suicide note in his cell addressed to a jailhouse lover, speculation as to whether or not Hernandez had a sexual secret began to circulate. Police sources are now confirming that Hernandez’s closeted…
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Writers tell stories in hopes that not only are they read but they also come to life. This is what has happened to Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which chronicles the tragic tale of Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Clover, Va., whose terminal-cancer diagnosis and undying cells ended…
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premieres on April 22 at 8pm EST on HBO and I’ll be tuned in because it’s that good. I’m not just saying that because I had an other worldly experience with one of the stars of the film, Oprah Winfrey, this week. It’s honestly worth watching more than once, and yes that’s because…
I knew when I saw photos of Vice President Mike Pence in that dumb-ass leather jacket earlier this week that he was a big old movie buff. I figured it was all about Top Gun, but it turns out it was Hoosiers.
After more than 20 years, Fox News forced Bill O’Reilly out after a series of sexual harassment allegations came to light.
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