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Obama Announces New Netflix Animated Series to Teach Kids About Government and Construction of His Controversial Presidential Library

It’s been a busy few days for former President Barack Obama. On June 2, his team announced details of a new animated Netflix special designed to teach kids about government. And after years of delays and opposition, the Obama Presidential Center announced on June 4 that it is finally due…

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Mo’Nique Files Lawsuit Against Netflix For Race and Gender Discrimination

Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique filed a discrimination suit against Netflix on Thursday at the Los Angeles Superior Court, according to NBC News. She is one of only ten Black actresses to have won an Oscar since the Academy’s inception. The 39-page document accused the streaming giant of gender and racial…

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Ava DuVernay, Netflix Sued For Defamation Over Interrogation Scene From ‘When They See Us’

Director Ava DuVernay and Netflix have been sued for defamation by the creators of a controversial police interrogation technique. The Reid Technique was highlighted in DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” “When They See Us” is a drama based on the real-life story of five teenage boys of color…

White Lawyers Still Refusing Justice for the Central Park Five

Despite intense public pressure, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he will not reopen the thousands of cases handled by Linda Fairstein, who was the chief of his office’s Sex Crimes Unit from 1976 and 2002 and helped to prosecute the Central Park Five. New York City officials, including New…

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Spike Lee’s Homenaje to Black Puerto Rico on Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ is Everything You’ll Ever Need

Season two of Netflix’s hit show “She’s Gotta Have It,” directed by Spike Lee, is well underway and one of the season’s most prolific moments was Episode 7’s “Hashtag OhJudoKnow?”  This particular episode was written and created by Puerto Rican writer Lemon Andersen. The entire episode was shot throughout various…

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Wanda Sykes is Sorry She Snubbed Michelle Obama

Wanda Sykes, comedienne, TV producer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning writer, once sat near former First Lady Michelle Obama at an event during former President Barack Obama’s first year in office. Most people in that situation would have relished the opportunity. But, at the time, Sykes wasn’t interested in a conversation….