“That speech is powerful. I love it and I read it at least once or twice a week to motivate myself, but we need an [up-to-date] speech because there’s still racism, not only in Russia, not only in Germany, not only on the continent of Europe, but I need to give a speech, not to re-enact the same speech, but to give a speech to talk about the impoverishment of people here in Germany and the world around us, as well, and talk about racism. My speech needed to be given for today and not from 50 years later, because we still have them same problems,” Steele said.
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On Facebook, Sabrina Miller, a Chicago communications professional and cultural critic, quoted this passage from Stanley’s story: “‘As Annalise, Ms. [Viola] Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms.[Kerry] Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series ‘Extant.’ ?!?!?! A white woman calling a dark-skinned black actress ‘less classically beautiful’ than two lighter skinned black actresses…I can’t.”
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Tomorrow, in the second-season premiere of Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr., entitled ”In Search of Our Fathers,” Professor Gates sits down with best-selling author Stephen King, Tony Award winner Courtney B. Vance and actress Gloria Reuben, three guests who knew almost nothing about their fathers’ histories.
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Last month, Ferguson, Mo., was in full uproar after a police officer shot an unarmed teen. People protested. Cops wore military gear and threw tear gas. The nation was on notice.
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After two reports of child abuse surfaced in the past weeks, Peterson was deactivated from the team. Peterson faces a child-abuse charge in Texas for reportedly beating his 4-year-old son with a switch. Peterson has not denied his involvement in the incident, claiming that he believes in stern punishment, but he has stated strongly that he is not a child abuser.
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