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Wanda Sykes calls on white people to ‘step up’ to stop racism

Wanda Sykes calls on white people to ‘step up’ to stop racism

In a powerful video posted to Instagram on Monday, Wanda Sykes called on white people to “step up” and take on systematic racism Captioning it “#blacklivesmatter I’ve been drinking…but that’s when the truth comes,” Sykes addressed her feelings in a nearly 14-minute video about the nationwide demonstrations against ​police brutality, following the arrest and death…MORE

Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd

Jay-Z has partnered with families who have lost sons to police violence, along with fellow activists and attorneys, to take out full-page ads in newspapers across the country to honor George Floyd. The ad is captioned, “in dedication to George Floyd. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd,” and quotes a passage from a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King…MORE

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Entertainment leaders release Covid-19 production guidelines

Hollywood is inching closer to getting back to work, with the entertainment industry’s guilds and unions signing off on a 22-page guideline document designed to establish safety protocols for producing movies and TV in the age of coronavirus. The agreement comes after a protracted period of negotiation among the various constituencies — including actors, directors…MORE

Jimmy Fallon reflects on his blackface mistake in ‘Tonight Show’ monologue

Jimmy Fallon reflects on his blackface mistake in ‘Tonight Show’ monologue

Jimmy Fallon used “The Tonight Show” to have a discussion about racism in America on Monday night. Fallon began the episode by saying it would be a “different kind of show,” and readdressed his participation in a “Saturday Night Live” skit from 2000 in which he appeared in blackface to impersonate Chris Rock. “I had…MORE

Nick Cannon explains why he felt he had to go to Minneapolis

Nick Cannon explains why he felt he had to go to Minneapolis

Nick Cannon is discussing why he felt compelled to go to Minneapolis and join the protests against the death George Floyd’s murder. The actor and musician opened up about his decision in a piece for Variety. “I needed to see the people in that community — how much love they had for their community and…MORE

John Legend says his friendship with Kanye West has evolved

John Legend and Kanye West are in “different places,” according to the singer. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Legend said the two friends and past collaborators are just living their own lives and that the evolution of their relationship is not tied to West’s vocal support for President Donald Trump. “I don’t think…MORE

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