Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Steve McQueen’s heist thriller Widows hits theaters this Friday and the Oscar winner stopped by the studio to discuss the film and its poltical themes.

McQueen says he was very strategic in picking his cast which which includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki.

The director also dished on the reason behind the significant breaks between films, what he hopes to do next and why it always important to have the perfect cast for his projects.

Check out the full interview after the break…

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Kansas City, MO rapper Chingy clearly needs a fact checker in his circle of friends.

The midwest rapper recently tweeted out his support for GOP candidate hopeful Donald Trump, only to later admit that he was unaware that Trump had such negative rhetoric – which he could no longer endorse…

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Last week, 13-year-old Jada Williams made a startling revelation in her essay on Frederick Douglass when she paralleled the current education system to slavery. In doing so, she ignited a controversial uproar in her upstate New York community.

Williams, an African-American 8th grade student participated in an essay writing contest where she made a very poignant analysis:

Packing 30-40 students into a crowded classroom, and having mostly white teachers give them packets and pamphlets to complete that they don’t fully comprehend, impedes the learning process; and that this produces results similar to those hoped for by a slave master that forbids his slaves from learning how to read at all.

Jada’s observation is that nothing has really changed since the days of Frederick Douglass and that “the same old discrimination still resides in the hearts of the white man.”

Check out the rest of the story after the break – and the coverage on the local news station:

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