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“I felt honored to be an active part of the relaunching of the ship of state with a real captain at the helm,” says the Hollywood Reporter columnist, who helped introduce the new leaders with words first recited by Abraham Lincoln. The last year has been like a horror movie in which a terrified family Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, José Andrés, Dolores Huerta, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Kim Ng to Join Program Special to Include Series Celebrating Americans Who Are Getting Us Through the Pandemic WASHINGTON — Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced additional participants and American heroes who will be highlighted during “Celebrating America,” the capstone prime-time program for the inauguration Read More »

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is an amazing athlete. But her recent Instagram posts about being “brave” for not wearing a mask while shopping were ignorant and dangerous.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) After years of being told to “shut up and play,” athletes have finally fought their way out of the Read More »

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Illustration by Jaya Nicely Hollywood’s usual reaction to social protest is to produce a few sincere dramas about the African American experience, but “the real measure of a group’s acceptance by society is when its people are celebrated in popular culture.” When Black Lives Matter started rocking, Hollywood came a-knocking. Considered the largest protest in Read More »

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FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty ImagesChadwick Boseman The Hollywood Reporter columnist reflects on Boseman’s legacy: “We saw a whole history of our people’s struggles and triumphs shining in the bright eyes of one indomitable man.” Chadwick Boseman was not Black Panther. He was not Thurgood Marshall. He was not Jackie Robinson. He was not James Read More »

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  The Hollywood Reporter columnist calls out the hateful outbursts against Jews by Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson and others and explains how the muted response “perpetuates racism” and contributes to an overall “Apatholypse.” The Hollywood Reporter: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Hollywood & Politics View Full Article

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“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear.” My old UCLA coach, John Wooden, used to quote that Walt Whitman poem often, and I’ve been hearing its echoes on the streets lately. The people out protesting systemic racism and vowing change are “singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs” about the America that could be Read More »

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