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Op-Ed: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Jeff Goldblum, Dr. Phil and the Clumsy Art of Celebrity Contrition

After saying something dangerous or ignorant, public figures tend to double down or give snarky non-apologies. The Hollywood Reporter columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar offers them some advice. One of Jeff Goldblum's most famous movie lines is...
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What Sports Can Teach Us about Dealing with Coronavirus

Like most kids in America, I was taught that sports is more than just physical exercise, it’s also where we learn about fair play, self-discipline, how to be a good winner as well as a...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Trump’s Coronavirus Reaction Reminds of ‘Hunters’ Nazi Conspiracy

Christopher Saunders ('Hunters') The president’s blame-the-black-guy rhetoric and foot-dragging behavior have the same result as the Amazon show's gleefully unrepentant Nazis', and his racist failures and lack of leadership will be his legacy. In Amazon’s...
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The Guardian: Why suspending the NBA season was a glorious act of patriotism

The NBA has led by example and put public health above self-interest, which is more than the Trump administration can say Those too busy emptying the Costco shelves of hand sanitizer and toilet paper might...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Kobe Bryant, Gayle King and Why Black Words Matter

Lintao Zhang/Getty Images (Kobe Bryant) Threatening and demeaning King for examining the late basketball player's complicated legacy, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, fosters a "climate of disrespect" that Bryant himself would have never wanted. When Kobe Bryant died,...
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The Hollywood Reporter: The Sad, “Disturbing Familiarity” of This Year’s Oscar Nominees

Illustration by Kyle Hilton Nearly as disappointing as the tired lack of inclusivity among this year's best picture contenders, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, is "the timidity of the filmmakers" that did make the cut....
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My NBA dream team of the next decade

I didn’t just look for the best individuals, I picked the best players who would go together as a team. And here they are. Fans today seem to enjoy speculating on “What If” sports scenarios...
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The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Just Mercy’ and the Difference Between Black and White Legal Dramas

Jake Giles Netter/Warner Bros. ('Just Mercy' director Destin Daniel Cretton on the set of the Warner Bros. drama about lawyer Bryan Stevenson.) Movies about racial injustice can "exonerate us" when set in the past, but...