In and outside court, Smollett fights for reputation, career
As Jussie Smollett fights criminal charges that he lied to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack, his supporters are also working on a broader strategy: Ensuring the 39-year-old emerges from the scandal with his reputation and career intact, whatever the outcome of the trial.
Organizers Engage Young Miami Voters Through Art
While voters aged 18 to 29 historically have among the lowest turnout rates, young people are breaking voting records this year. EXPAND Miami advocacy groups created an art campaign to engage young voters. EXPAND Miami advocacy groups created an art campaign to engage young voters. "I honestly didn't know about that until I started working with Engage Miami — what local government is, how it's important to our lives. Engage Miami also created its own voter guide surrounding local issues like affordable housing, transportation, climate justice, safe communities, and government transparency.miaminewtimes.com
History on screen: East Germany through its filmmakers' eyes
In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 photo Gunnar Dedio, German film producer and managing director of PROGRESS Film GmbH poses for a photo between rolls of film in the archive of PROGRESS Film, in Leipzig, Germany. A new project is underway to digitize thousands of East German newsreels, documentaries and feature films 30 years after Germanys reunification. The East German Augenzeuge, or Eyewitness, newsreel on the Kennedy visit trumpeted the prank as a triumph, scoffing that the American president got an “unexpected surprise instead of the great view into the East German capital promised by his Secret Service” and allegedly had to cut his visit from “20 minutes to five." Germany was divided into four occupation zones after World War II, the Soviet-influenced East Germany and West Germany's American, British and French sectors. In 1950, the year after East Germany was established as a country, the authorities formed another company, Progress, as a state monopoly to distribute DEFA films and to import foreign productions.
Jay-Z, Pharrell to release new song about Black ambition
NEW YORK Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to release a new song about Black ambition titled Entrepreneur." Black Twitter, whats that? When Jack gets paid, do you? raps Jay-Z, referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. For every one Gucci, support two FUBUs.On the track, Williams sings: In this position with no choice/The system imprison young Black boys/Distract with white noise." Williams told TIME the song is about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with."
Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Womens Hall of Fame
My own consciousness has always been enabled by shared endeavors and collective consciousness.By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMediaCivil rights icon Angela Davis has earned induction into the National Womens Hall of Fame. The National Womens Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 and is the nations oldest membership organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women, according to its website. Hall of Fame nominees may be contemporary or historical, but must be citizens of the United States, either by birth or naturalization. Her induction into the National Womens Hall of Fame is well-deserved, Karine Jean-Pierre, a lecturer at Columbia University and spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, wrote on Twitter. In a statement, the NAACP called Davis induction a well-deserved honor.Did you find apk for android?thewestsidegazette.com