COVID-19 may have emerged in Wuhan, China, but there is no reason to believe the virus is exclusively attached to Asians and Asian Americans. The World Health Organization has also gone on record to caution people from associating the virus with certain ethnic groups as it causes harmful stereotypes. But true to form, many in this country believe what they want to believe, and facts don’t matter. We are in an era where many live by the latter mantra, and President Donald Trump is leading the charge on a platform rife with misinformation and irresponsibility. … [Read more...] about Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Hollywood’s Asian Community Calls On Allies For Support As Coronavirus Misinformation Incites Hate
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DEVLIN: Well, I think we’ll have to see where the show goes and how people react to it, but the stuff at the moment is really an introduction. If we get too inside baseball with people, then we become the other again. Again, I think there are other shows that can delve very deeply into what’s going on, but as we also know as Filipinos, things change rapidly in the Philippines. You wake up one day and it’s completely another environment. So we don’t want to get too mired in any individual issues or things like that. This is more of a window into a world that we haven’t seen yet and looking at it from a perspective we haven’t seen. As that develops, we’ll have to see where that goes. … [Read more...] about ‘Almost Paradise’s Dean Devlin Goes Back To His Roots With First-Ever American TV Series Shot In The Philippines
The snipers wounded their youngest victim, 13-year-old Iran Brown, on October 7th outside his middle school in Maryland. They killed a Vietnam veteran a gas station on Oct. 9 and killed the father of six at another gas station two days later. They murdered Linda Fraklin in a Home Depot parking lot on October 14th – the killing prosecutors later used to pursue a life sentence for Malvo. On October 19th, they shot a man leaving a steakhouse in Virginia. The duo committed their last killing on October 22nd, 2002 when they murdered a man on a bus in Maryland. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Beltway Sniper Terrorizes Washington, D.C.
“When I started making music, I was making music that I liked,” Megan says. “I’m making ratchet shit, turn up shit. I’m doing me. I wasn’t thinking about anybody else in my music. I wasn’t thinking about kids, and I’m not thinking about other races. I wasn’t thinking about anybody but me and my brand, but when I go and I see these other artists, and when I go to some of my friend’s shows, and I’m looking at who’s in the crowd, and I’m looking at even my god-sister, they’re six, seven, eight, and they’re singing my songs. I’m like, ‘Okay. Let me give y’all something a little deeper, because I definitely want to grow with my music. I want to grow up with my music. That was me making music as a freshman in college.” … [Read more...] about How Megan Thee Stallion Weathered the Hottest Summer
Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga, Out of My Hand takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging. This film debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay’s Array Launches Stay-At-Home #ArrayMatinee Film Series