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WEEKEND READ: The 1619 Project reopens book on slavery but not without controversy – Atlanta Journal Constitution

An ambitious and ever-expanding historical initiative called The 1619 Project is reexamining the early American experience through the lens of slavery in an effort to reassess the brutal institution’s lasting legacy and as a way to highlight Black history, wh…

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‘They’re not even trying to hide the racism’: Wisconsin Democrats blast GOP efforts to aid Kanye West’s candidacy – CNN

Black Democratic officials and organizers in Wisconsin watched in horror as rapper Kanye West appeared to qualify for the state’s presidential ballot this week with the help of Republican operatives — not because they are worried he will be successful, but b…

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(CNN)Black Democratic officials and organizers in Wisconsin watched in horror as rapper Kanye West appeared to qualify for the state’s presidential ballot this week with the help of Republican operatives — not because they are worried he will be successful, but because they believe the GOP efforts are based on racist, lazy assumptions about young Black people.
“They assume Black guy, rapper — jackpot! It’s like that is their only association with Black people — color of skin and hip-hop musi…

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‘Mob Wives’ Star Drita D’Avanzo’s Hubby Gets 5 Year Sentence in Gun Case – TMZ

‘Mob Wives’ star Drita D’Avanzo’s husband was sentenced to 64 months in prison in his federal gun case.

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“Mob Wives” star Drita D’Avanzo asked the judge to go easy on her husband in his federal gun case … but instead, the judge dropped the hammer.
Drita and her 2 daughters were in court Friday for her husband Lee D’Avanzo’s sentencing in New Jersey where judge Rachel P. Kovner sentenced Lee to 64 months in prison.
Lee’s counsel argued a sentence of 37 months was more than enough because he took responsibility for the crime … but federal prosecutors in Brooklyn wanted up to 46 months. Kovner w…

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Selena Gomez To Star With Steve Martin & Martin Short In Hulu Comedy Series ‘Only Murders In the Building’ – Deadline

Selena Gomez has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short in Hulu’s comedy series Only Murders in the Building. Gomez executive produces the project, which has a straight-to-series order, with Martin, Short, John Hoffman, as well as T…

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Selena Gomez has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short in Hulu’s comedy series Only Murders in the Building. Gomez executive produces the project, which has a straight-to-series order, with Martin, Short, John Hoffman, as well as This Is Us creators Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal of Rhode Ave.
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Co-created and written by Martin and Hoffman based on an idea by Martin, Only Murders In The Buil…

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