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KKK Fliers Found In Sedalia On MLK Holiday - Kansas City News ...

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SEDALIA, Mo. -- Several Sedalia residents say they were shocked to find fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan on their property during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Via Marla Jones
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shomarii's curator insight, February 12, 2015 12:17 AM

This is an article that discusses how several Ku Klux Klan flyers were distributed within the community of Sedalia, Montgomery to help promote the organization. These members of the KKK distributed the flyers by putting them on windshields and paper bags weighed down with rock in order to avoid being charged with trespassing or littering. This shows how segregation still exists within some areas of the United States and nothing is being done to get rid of it. As stated within the article, police are not going to investigate these flyers because the members of the KKK did not break a law. I feel as if there should be some kind of investigation to apprehend these members in order to somewhat exterminate this kind of negativity within certain areas similar to Sedalia.

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Little Rock Nine - Encyclopedia of Arkansas

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The Little Rock Nine were the nine Africant-American Students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.


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This is my all time favorite story of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Remembering James Avery

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If you’re a fan of ‘90s pop culture, and you appreciate hip hop music and quality comedy television, then you were probably a fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.


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James Avery:

- Was an iconic Uncle on the hit 90s Tv Show the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

- voice of Shredder on many seasons of the Tennage Muntant Ninja Turtles

- died December 31,2013 of an open heart surgery and he was 68 years old

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Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie | JasonSkywalker's Blog

Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie | JasonSkywalker's Blog | Pop Culture | Scoop.it

This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

 

A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.

 

Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood , as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

 

Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works.

 

According to court documentation, a FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’ These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures.’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.

 

Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some who have researched her history and writings are open to her story.

 

Others are suspicious and mocking. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ said Stewart in a phone interview last week, ‘I always knew what was true.’

 

Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at aghettotymz.com:

 

‘The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’

 

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Sophia Stewart:

- African-American Author 

- wins the case on the Matrix copyright after six years

- involoved the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver, and the Warner Brothers

- She will get the biggest payoffs in Hollywood History of 2.5 million dollars for The Matrix I, II, & III and the Terminator and it's sequals.

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Daily Box Office for Monday, January 13, 2014 - Box Office Mojo

Daily Box Office for Monday, January 13, 2014 - Box Office Mojo | Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Daily Box Office Results for Monday, January 13, 2014
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Top 10 Box Office Hits:

1. Lone Survivor

2. The Wolf of Wall Street

3. American Hustle

4. Frozen

5. August: Osage County

6. The Hobbit: THe Desolation of Smaug

7. The Legend of Hercules

8. Her (2013)

9. Saving Mr. Banks

10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Famed Hypnotist Dies After Fall From Balcony

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. stage hypnotist Scott Lewis has plunged to his death from the balcony of a Sydney apartment, Australian police said on Sunday.
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Scott Lewis:

- dies from falling from the 11th floor of his apartment to the 4th

- Police detects that his death was a misadventure or self harm

- has had the longest running family friendly hypnosis shows in Las Vegas History

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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate @Rfishercap23 Follow me...

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What is your position do you agree with Martin Luther King or MA\alcolm X?

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Reality TV Might Have Helped Reduce Teen Pregnancy

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The MTV reality series “16 and Pregnant” may have actually helped to noticeably reduce teen pregnancy in America according to a new working paper by Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine.

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Tv Show 16 and Pregnant:

- Led to a 5.7 percent reduction in teen births

-  After the first 18 months of the show airing the teen pregnancy rate dropped immensely.

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Best Sellers - The New York Times

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Browse best seller lists, book reviews & news for authors, fiction & non-fiction, literature, biographies, memoirs, children's books, science fiction & self-help." (Literatura infantil y juvenil. Series.

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The link lists the best seller books in each category. However the National Best Selling Book is Wave by Sonali Deraniyagla.

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List of Golden Globe Award Winners

List of Golden Globe Award Winners | Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Award recipients in both the motion picture and television categories for the 2014 Golden Globes.
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This is a list of all the Golden Globe Winners in 2014.

Highest honor:

- Best Motion Picture: 12 Years of Slave

-  Animated film: Frozen

- Television Series: Breaking Bad

 

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The Hot 100 : Page 1 | Billboard

The Hot 100 : Page 1  | Billboard | Pop Culture | Scoop.it
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The top 5 songs as of this week:

1. Timber : Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

2. Counting Stars: One Republic

3. The Monster: Eminem ft. Rihanna

4. Royals: Lorde

5. Say Something: Great Big World & Christina Aguleria

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