Tuesday, October 27

Black Lives Matter

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Staff and performers confront racism in the theater industry – The Canadian News

The Black Lives Matter movement has received great support around the world following the assassination of George Floyd. The horrific incident has proven to be a catalyst for individuals, businesses and industries around the world to confront systemic racism in their ranks, and the theater is no exception. Two former Mirvish employees say they have experienced racist comments and behavior not only from their co-workers, but also from their clients. "If you're in line to get tickets, they'll usually go to the white person," Ashley Mangru said of the customers she served. Kristin Freeland said a co-worker complained about the influx of Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood, saying, "This used to be a good neighborhood." "[They were] It basically implies that all immigrants ...
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Tessa Thompson on using her platform to help raise the voice of others: ‘If there is a risk in speaking, it was always worth it’

By Becca Longmire. 16 seconds ago Credit: Shaniqwa Jarvis / Porter Tessa Thompson talks about using her platform to raise the voices of others, the importance of producing and starring in a film that focuses on two main black characters, and more in a new interview. Thompson, who is followed by people like Oprah Winfrey on Twitter, says while chatting with NET-A-PORTER's digital caption: Goalkeeper: “I don't think that any artist necessarily has the responsibility of trying to be an agent of change. But, for me, it has always been something compelling. And if there is a risk in speaking, it has always felt worth it. I'm just still trying to learn how to appear in those spaces and pass the mic on to people who know a lo...
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Queen Elizabeth included in British Vogue’s list of the most influential women of 2020

By Jamie samhan. 17 seconds ago British vogue she just published her annual list of the 25 most influential women in Britain and only one royal lady made the list: Queen Elizabeth. At 94, the Queen is also the oldest on the third edition of the coveted list. The magazine spoke of Queen Elizabeth's speech earlier this year, uniting the country during the quarantine, writing: “On April 5, as the country struggled with fear and pain, Queen Elizabeth II delivered a television speech to the nation, the fifth in his 68-year reign. Her perfect message, which ends with the promise "We will meet again", echoing the words of Vera Lynn, was seen by some 24 million people. Even in 2020, a precarious year for the royal family in other respects, the Queen remains a so...
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Megan Thee Stallion updates after being shot: I can’t ‘stay down for long’

By Shakiel mahjouri. 21 seconds ago Megan Thee Stallion is on the mend after the bullets were removed from her feet. Megan says she was "shot in both feet and I had to operate on her to get the bullets out." She offers an update on her condition when she talks to Variety for the publication's “Power of Young Hollywood” special. "I'm not the type of person who can stay down for a long time," says rapper "Savage." "I don't like being sad or staying in a dark place because I know it could be the worst thing that happens, but pain and bad things don't last long." RELATED: Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B Team Up For New Single 'WAP' Also rapper Tory Lanez was present in the vehicle when Megan was shot and arrested on weapons charges. Megan and her representati...
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Ryan Reynolds says: “It is impossible to reconcile” Having a wedding on a plantation: “A giant mistake of the king **

By Shakiel Mahjouri. 44 seconds ago Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively. PHOTO: THE CANADIAN PRESS / AP-Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP Ryan Reynolds regrets having married Blake Lively on a plantation. Reynolds discussed his 2012 wedding with Lively in a new interview with Fast company. The 43-year-old Canadian actor admits his ignorance by booking the ceremony at South Carolina's Boone Hall, which was once a slave plantation. RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Launches Initiative to Bring More Diversity to Film "It is something we will always deeply and unreservedly regret," Reynolds said. "It is impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a Pinterest wedding venue. What we saw next was a place built on a devastating tra...
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The Toronto Raptors kneel before the anthems before the first real game after the break. COVID-19

By Personal, The Canadian Press. 16 seconds ago See link » It's been a year since the Toronto Raptors captured the franchise's first championship, beating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Anthony Bruno looks back at the magic moment as the team prepares to defend its title during a pandemic. LAGO BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Toronto Raptors He knelt for the Canadian and American national anthems before his first real game in nearly five months on Saturday. Linking arms in a line behind the words "Black Lives Matter" on the court, the Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers knelt for The Star-Spangled Banner. The Raptors changed to their knees for "O Canada," a powerful message in...
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Brees will perform the anthem, but respect those who kneel

By Brett Martel, The Associated Press. 1 minute ago New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for "The Star Spangled Banner," but expressed respect and support for protesters against racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. "I will always uphold the flag for what it means to me and to honor all who have sacrificed, who have served and died for our country, and all who have fought to move this country forward," Brees said Saturday. in a conference call with reporters to discuss the start of the training camp. "I acknowledge and respect anyone who chooses to kneel or any other form of peaceful protest to draw attention to the social injustice and systemic racism that so many have suffered and continue t...
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Tiffany Haddish Tearfully Explains Why Racism Makes Her Scared To Have Children

By Jennifer Drysdale‍, ETOnline.com. 18 secs ago Tiffany Haddish is getting real about the reasons she’s nervous to become a mom. During her appearance on Carmelo Anthony’s “What’s in Your Glass?” on Monday, the comedian opened up about how racism has played into her fears about motherhood. “I’m a little older now and people are always asking when I’m gonna have some babies,” the 40-year-old comedian began. “There’s a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like, ‘Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I do that, I need this, I need that.’ But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me… knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed,” she said with tears in her eyes. “Like, why would I put someone t...
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Dad’s club rallies community to support a member who was the target of anti-immigrant racism

Maurice Ellis, his wife Caroline Leslie-Ellis, and their daughter, Amara, immigrated to Ontario, Canada from Jamaica to create a better life for their family.Maurice works two jobs to support his family and put his wife through college. Caroline has earned top marks in the hospitality and tourism management program at Fanshawe College, but the expenses are tough for the family to manage.Even though Maurice has his hands full with work and family, he joined Dad Club London to develop a closer bond with other fathers in his community. Dad Club is a "go-to resource for fathers and pending fathers, where they can network with other like-minded dads, give and receive help, and become more involved in their community."In addition to providing a place for fathers to come together for support, ...
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Man held up a Black Lives Matter sign in ‘America’s Most Racist Town’ and shared how it went

Is Harrison, Arkansas truly America's most racist town? It's not like there are official statistics kept on such things, but the town of 13,000 in the Ozark Mountain region does have a reputation. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Harrison was the site of riots in the early 1900s that drove most of the Black population out. (Current demographics put the town at over 95% white, with less than 1% of the population being Black.) The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist group Kingdom Identity Ministries are based in the area. The KKK uses a Harrison post office box for its mailing address, and its national director lives outside of town.Though city leaders insist that the town's reputation has been tarnished by a small group of people, there have been signs—litera...
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Mother-daughter duo’s daily affirmations are the perfect start to your morning

Tiania Haneline and her 3-year-old daughter Scarlett Gray Smith are here to slip a jolt of wholesomeness into your morning coffee. The Myrtle Beach mother-daughter duo’s tagline is “positive vibes only,” and their TikTok account is just that.The pair have made headlines with Scarlett’s daily affirmations videos. The adorable and heartfelt reminders from the insightful 3-year-old are the ultimate pick-me-up for any age.Take a video from July where Haneline is refreshing Scarlett’s curls while they do the ritual chant in the mirror. “I am talented,” Haneline says as Scarlett repeats each line. “I am unique. I’m wonderful. I’m doing the best that I can. I’m blessed. I know my worth. I’m gonna do amazing things. And guess what? I am gonna have a great day. I...
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Yankees And Nationals Kneel For Opening Day National Anthem To Support Black Lives Matter

By CBS Sports, ETOnline.com. 17 secs ago Major League Baseball started its 2020 regular season Thursday night with a pair of games. First, the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals squared off, and then the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers took center stage. Both contests saw players either protest racial inequality or express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Dodgers star Mookie Betts was the lone member of L.A. to kneel during the national anthem, and numerous members of the Giants — manager Gabe Kapler included — joined Betts before their season opener.United. pic.twitter.com/ZnFyqyMNm3 — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 24, 2020Earlier this week, Kapler became the first big-league skipper to kneel during the national anthem, j...