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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut will raise awareness about sustainability. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) Chiwetel Ejiofor’s onscreen telling of a true story is beginning to come to life. His film adaptation of the 2009 autobiography, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” began production in Malawi this week. This is his directorial debut film, which does not currently have a […]

This undated photo provided by Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., shows Eva Echevarria. A Los Angeles jury on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to Echevarria. That judgment was overturned on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed […]

America is in the midst of an obesity crisis.  The most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that nearly 40 percent of American adults and 20 percent of American children are obese. As with some other illnesses within the United States, race shapes the contours of the obesity epidemic. […]

Circa 1970: Muammar Qaddafi with members of the Free Unionist Officers who later formed the Revolutionary Command Council. Far right is Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr who, at 71 years of age, was captured alongside Qaddafi at the Battle of Sirte. by Gerald A. Perreira Oct. 20, 2017, marks the sixth anniversary of the martyrdom of Muammar […]

Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country’s deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday’s truck bombing, with scores missing. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) […]

The University of Oxford said Black and other minority students made up 15.9 percent of its student intake last year. (Image courtesy of DIliff) Former UK education minister David Lammy is blasting the University of Oxford after nearly one in three of its colleges failed to admit a single Black British A-level student in 2015. […]

A Massachusetts school district has apologized for a viral social media photo it says was “perceived differently” because it was “taken out of context.” However, the family of the Black girl with leashes attached to her says it is unacceptable, according to CBS Boston. Workers at Plimouth Plantation visited third-graders at Mitchell Elementary School on […]

Offer Valid at More Than 400 AMC Theatres Nationwide to First 25 Servicemembers Who Request Tickets to the 7:00 P.M. Preview Screening on October 26 Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty servicemembers for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service—at more than 400 […]

Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan,(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has removed a false story from its website, saying it was duped by an artist the network highlighted as a Vietnam veteran, a member of the first U.S. Navy SEAL team and a much-decorated war hero. The report, which aired […]

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson walked back her comments, saying she doesn’t condone men using their power to abuse women. (Photo by Getty Images) In the wake of the sexual harassment claims levied against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a Texas congresswoman suggested it’s just as much the woman’s responsibility to cover up and behave if she […]

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