The Covid relief package is providing a platform for a historic Senate newcomer to deliver for a long-struggling constituency: black farmers. Led by Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Senate Democrats are touting a $5 billion provision in the relief bill that will wipe out federal debts for farmers of color, and invest in reforms to help these farmers build generational wealth by keeping their family farms in the family. On a call with reporters Wednesday, Warnock celebrated the inclusion of the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act in the $1.9 trillion Covid package. Warnock said Democrats were acting to “ensure equity in our recovery efforts and address longstanding injustices that have left some communities behind for far too long.” The newly elected Warnock, who is the first black senator to serve from Georgia, underscored that this federal assistance “will not only help farmers of color, but will also lift up the economies of our rural communities working to recover … [Read more...] about Covid Relief Package to Include Billions for Black Farmers
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An Australian member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on an Australian morning TV show that the organization hadn’t previously considered the absence of Black journalists “a problem” to be “focused” on. Jenny Cooney , appearing on Today Australia Monday, was asked about the HFPA ’s lack of diversity, as issue that drew anger and attention from Golden Globes presenters Sunday night. Addressing the topic, Cooney said that “the fact that there was not a Black member was not really anything we focused on because we were accepting and welcoming everybody from around the world that was based in L.A. that wrote for foreign publications, that was just our criteria.” Watch the interview above. Related Story After Those Globes, The Movies Are Ready For A Mood Swing Cooney continued, “The fact that there were no Black members we didn’t really consider a problem. Now of course we realize that we should have been much more proactive about really … [Read more...] about Australian HFPA Member Says Organization Hadn’t Considered Lack Of Black Journalists “A Problem”
We have some brand new posters for Zack Snyder's Justice League , this time in black and white. HBO Max is gearing up to release the fabled Snyder Cut later this month and the marketing machine is ramping up. In this case, we have a few new looks at the team gathered together as they get ready to face down Darkseid and Steppenwolf. The posters feature Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg in various arrangements. In each case, they look very much like the heroes fans have come to expect in the DCEU . But instead of being bathed in color, the studio has opted to release this particular batch in black and white. This is, at least in part, because Zack Snyder intends to release a black and white version of the movie as well. Warner Bros. spent an extra $70 million or so to make this happen (on top of the original, massive $300 million budget). They might as well get their money's worth. RELATED: Ray Fisher Provides Details Behind Alleged Racist … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder’s Justice League Posters Assemble the Ultimate DC Superhero Team in Black & White
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's son Ibrahim Ali Khan has grown into a handsome man. While the young lad generally keeps a low profile, he was recently spotted letting his hair down at the wedding of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's granddaughter Seherinder Kaur. Thanks to one of Ibrahim's friends; pictures of the star kid having a blast with his friends have surfaced on social media. Going by the snaps, we are sure that it was a memorable night! Have a look at them. Hello Handsome Ibrahim Ali Khan looked dapper in a black bandgala number with white straight pants. Well, we must say that good looks run in his genes! Mirror Mirror On The Wall Despite the sneeze, Saif's son Ibrahim gets his selfie game right. Happy Vibes Here's a candid close-up shot of Ibrahim from the wedding. Framed Ibrahim is seen posing for pictures with the guests at the wedding. With his strikingly handsome looks, the youngster surely stole the … [Read more...] about Ibrahim Ali Khan Has A Gala Time With His Pals At A Wedding; Inside Pictures Go Viral!
With The Willoughbys , writer/director Kris Pearn adapted a beloved children’s book of the same name by Lois Lowry, looking to be as faithful as possible to the “subversive” nature of her story, while bringing to it his own personal touch. Pearn’s second feature, following 2013’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 , centers on the Willoughby children, who grew up with parents who could not be more disinterested in them. Exploring the sometimes-wide gap between the families we’re born into and those we choose, it watches as the kids send their selfish guardians off on vacation, setting off on a globetrotting adventure and forging new connections. In conversation with Deadline, Pearn breaks down his narrative and visual approach to the feature—which debuted on Netflix last April—a clever, darkly comedic parable, through which he hoped to say “something real.” Related Story 'The Willoughbys' Review: Ricky Gervais As A Chatty Cat Leads Cool Voice Cast In … [Read more...] about ‘The Willoughbys’ Director Kris Pearn Adapts Children’s Book By Lois Lowry For Netflix, Leaning Into Its “Roald Dahl Subversiveness”