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Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because | Film and Television | Scoop.it
A random act of violence has left a promising 22-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled.

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HORRIFYING!

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Community Village's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:59 PM

This is not the first time a person visiting from another country has been affected by U.S. gun violence. 

 

Teens with no guidance and no responsibilities I am always suspicious of. This is not the first time a group of teens had used their free time for evil. 

 

1% of people are psychopaths. Was this a group of three psychopaths? Or another manifestation of the U.S. culture of violence?  

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'Dear White People:' From Indiewire Project of the Year to Sundance Film Festival

'Dear White People:' From Indiewire Project of the Year to Sundance Film Festival | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Justin Simien's "Dear White People" was Indiewire's first-ever Project of the Year in March and now it has been selected to compete in the US Dramatic Competition at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
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Sounds like a good movie. 

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Nickelodeon Awards Show to Honor Trans Teen for LGBT Activism

Nickelodeon Awards Show to Honor Trans Teen for LGBT Activism | Film and Television | Scoop.it
This Sunday, Massachusetts native Zachary Kerr will be honored at Nickelodeon’s Fifth Annual NickTeen HALO Awards for his impressive work in transgender activism.
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Congrats to Zachary Kerr!

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The Inspiring Way Gap Responded To Racist Graffiti

The Inspiring Way Gap Responded To Racist Graffiti | Film and Television | Scoop.it
This is how the Internet is supposed to work.
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Congrats, The Gap, for showing cultural sensitivity! Other companies should look to you as an example. 

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Faking The Funk: The Day I Realized I Had Been Living A Lie To Impress Other People

Faking The Funk: The Day I Realized I Had Been Living A Lie To Impress Other People | Film and Television | Scoop.it
This author says she had to lose her friends (and a lot of phoniness) in order to walk in her truth.
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Something that I think we can all resonate with on some level. 

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Twitter / Search - #DonLemonShowTitles

Twitter / Search - #DonLemonShowTitles | Film and Television | Scoop.it
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Take a look at folks clowning on Don Lemon's upcoming, currently-untitled show.

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When an artist allowed her 4-year-old daughter to finish her drawings, something awesome happened

When an artist allowed her 4-year-old daughter to finish her drawings, something awesome happened | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Prepare to throw your adult definition of portraiture out the window.
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Cool art!

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Avery Sandler's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:22 PM

This I thought was really cool! I find it cool that an artist would let there daughter finish her painting. The painting is unique and never sen before. It took a photo ftom being serious, and made it fun and energetic. I wonder what the little was thinking when she was finishing the painting. 

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'OFFENSIVE'

'OFFENSIVE' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart is often critical of President Obama, but the minute you compare him to George W. Bush, you've gone too far.
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It is offensive to compare this to the deaths of hundreds, since it's clearly not the same thing. 

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USA Today Draws Fire, Backs Off 'Race-Themed' Headline on Box-Office Story - TheWrap

USA Today Draws Fire, Backs Off 'Race-Themed' Headline on Box-Office Story - TheWrap | Film and Television | Scoop.it
The headline, noting the strong performance of "Best Man Holiday," is changed to "racially diverse" after flood of complaints on Twitter
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Just because a movie is full of black people doesn't mean it's "race-themed." Films with all white actors don't get billed as "race-themed." Besides, we've all got race. 

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That 'New York Times' Story About "Good" Indian Men is Pretty Xenophobic

That 'New York Times' Story About "Good" Indian Men is Pretty Xenophobic | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Of course some men in India are "good." So what?
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What do you think about this article dissecting the NYT article about "Good" Indian men? The NYT article doesn't sound too open-minded, for sure. 

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Our hero! Batkid saves the day in San Francisco

Our hero! Batkid saves the day in San Francisco | Film and Television | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crooks beware! Batkid is fighting crime Friday on the mean streets of San Francisco.
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So cool! So cool to see the entirety of San Francisco come together to make this kid's dream come true!

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Man Buys 10.000 Undeveloped Negatives At a Local Auction and Discovers One of The Most Important Street Photographers of the Mid 20th Century - WebBurgr.com

Man Buys 10.000 Undeveloped Negatives At a Local Auction and Discovers One of The Most Important Street Photographers of the Mid 20th Century - WebBurgr.com | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Imagine this : perhaps the most important street photographer of the twentieth century was a nanny who kept everything to herself. Nobody
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Beautiful pictures!

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'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' Canceled. Last Show Airs On Sunday

'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' Canceled. Last Show Airs On Sunday | Film and Television | Scoop.it
'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell' Canceled. Last Show Airs On Sunday
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Sad day. Did you watch "Totally Biased"?

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’30 Rock’ star Maulik Pancholy comes out | EW.com

’30 Rock’ star Maulik Pancholy comes out | EW.com | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Liz Lemon would be so proud! 30 Rock and Weeds actor Maulik Pancholy has officially come out of the closet. What’s even better is that...
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Congrats, Maulik Pancholy!

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Charlie Hill: 'The Indian Spirit is America'

Charlie Hill: 'The Indian Spirit is America' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
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I like this guy. 

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Meet the Men Behind Public School, New York’s Coolest New Label

Meet the Men Behind Public School, New York’s Coolest New Label | Film and Television | Scoop.it
We don't like to use the word downtown. It's too clichéd.
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Cool brand!

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Melissa Harris-Perry Releases The Black Feminism Syllabus

Melissa Harris-Perry Releases The Black Feminism Syllabus | Film and Television | Scoop.it
In her letter to the Politico writer who called Michelle Obama a feminist nightmare, Melissa Harris-Perry promised a Black Feminism Syllabus. Here it is.
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Melissa Harris-Perry gives her take on the whole "feminist nightmare" op-ed in Politico. 

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Don Lemon Gets Into Big Trouble

Don Lemon Gets Into Big Trouble | Film and Television | Scoop.it
CNN host Don Lemon got a big chunk of Twitter very mad at him on Tuesday after he endorsed New York's reviled stop and frisk policies.
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What do you think about Don Lemon endorsing Stop and Frisk? I don't think it's cool, personally. 

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Beyond the So-Called First Thanksgiving: 5 Children's Books That Set the Record Straight

Beyond the So-Called First Thanksgiving: 5 Children's Books That Set the Record Straight | Film and Television | Scoop.it
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Some children's ooks on the truth about Thanksgiving.

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‘Let ’em out,’ Esperanza Spalding sings in Guantánamo protest video - Guantánamo - MiamiHerald.com

‘Let ’em out,’ Esperanza Spalding sings in Guantánamo protest video - Guantánamo - MiamiHerald.com | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Human rights groups released the video as Congress is considering liberalizing its Guantánamo transfer policy
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Esperanza Spalding protests for human rights. 

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What's Really Going On When Men Call Women 'Crazy'

What's Really Going On When Men Call Women 'Crazy' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
I did have a few breakups I would qualify with, "I don't mean 'I can't be bothered to figure out where things went wrong, I mean that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder," but for the most part, "crazy" meant "acting in a way I...
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Important article all men should read. 

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A Famous Columnist Has Trouble Defining Racism. Colbert Eats Him For Dinner.

A Famous Columnist Has Trouble Defining Racism. Colbert Eats Him For Dinner. | Film and Television | Scoop.it
I bet he can define racism now.
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Great takedown. 

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11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive) - TheWrap

11 Transgender Stars Weigh In on Trans Images in Entertainment (Exclusive) - TheWrap | Film and Television | Scoop.it
In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD and TheWrap partner to bring you these takes on representations in TV and Film
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It's Transgender Awareness Week!

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Spike Lee Says He “Loves” Tyler Perry Now: “One Day We Might Work Together”

Spike Lee Says He “Loves” Tyler Perry Now: “One Day We Might Work Together” | Film and Television | Scoop.it
After his somewhat harsh criticism of Perry's work in the past and Perry's sharp responses, Spike Lee says they get along now and might even work together.
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What do you think about this?

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A Maya Rudolph Variety Show (!!!)

A Maya Rudolph Variety Show (!!!) | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Rejoice! Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety show on NBC.
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I'm excited about this news!

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China Demands ABC Respond to Jimmy Kimmel Skit With 'Sincere Attitude'

China Demands ABC Respond to Jimmy Kimmel Skit With 'Sincere Attitude' | Film and Television | Scoop.it
Jimmy Kimmel's China problem just won't go away.
After two public apologies from ABC over a satirical skit aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Oct. 16 -- in which a child suggested the U.S.
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This shouldn't have made it to air. 

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