At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'
Sixty-five years later (after Tills murder), we still struggle for justice demilitarizing the police, dismantling mass incarceration, and declaring as determinately as we can that Black lives matter, King said. As peaceful protests turned to arson and theft, naysayers of the Black Lives Matter movement issued calls for law and order.The Rev. Theres a white system and a black system -- the black system aint doing so well.No justice, no peace! he proclaimed. Some participants headed toward Black Lives Matter Plaza, right outside of the White House, which was renamed from Pennsylvania Avenue during protests in June. In June, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act, which would ban police use of stranglehold maneuvers and end qualified immunity for officers, among other reforms.
Local Muslim community to break fast during Ramadan with virtual iftar Saturday
Known for its open houses during Ramadan, the Muslim communitys Virtual Reflections on the Power of Prayer During the Pandemic event will be one of dozens across the nation. It will feature faith-based speakers, a video about the groups 100 years in America, narrated by community member Mahershala Ali, and appearances by local elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Sean Casten and DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, according to Iftekhar Ahmad, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Chicagos director of public affairs.chicagotribune.com
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.
Jharrel Jerome Gets a Standing Ovation From the Exonerated 5 at 2019 Emmys After Lead Actor Win
Jharrel Jerome got the crowd on its feet at the 2019 Emmys on Sunday. The 21-year-old actor got a standing ovation as he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Korey Wise in When They See Us. ... Of course Ava [DuVernay], thank you for giving me this opportunity," he continued. Antron McCay, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Ava DuVernay, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam, who walked the red carpet with DuVernay, rose from their seats, giving Jerome a loud applause. "It's for Raymond, Yusef, Antron, Kevin and King Korey Wise," the actor said.
'The Handmaid's Tale' renewed for Season 4
(CNN) - Hulu has renewed its dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale" for a fourth season, CNN has learned. The Emmy-winning series is based on author Margaret Atwood's acclaimed novel and is set in, what the cast and writers argue, is a not-to-distant-future. "The Handmaid's Tale" is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays on Hulu. A premiere date for Season 4 has not been announced. There, it was also announced that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be a special-guest star in the second season of comedian and creator Ramy Youssef's semi-autobiographical dramedy "Ramy."
Wesley Snipes Responds to Marvel Rebooting 'Blade': 'It's All Good'
Wesley Snipes has given his support and blessing to the recent news of an upcoming Blade reboot. He also thanked his outspoken fans, some of whom had mixed feelings about the idea of Marvel rebooting the series in the first place. "So, 'nah fret nah worry, it's not de end of de story.' The announcement regarding the upcoming Blade reboot came during Marvel's hotly anticipated Hall H presentation over the weekend, with the film expected to be part of Marvel's Phase 5. RELATED CONTENT:'Expendables 3' Star Wesley Snipes on His Return to HollywoodMarvel's Phase Four: 9 Questions We Have About What's to Come in the MCUBrie Larson Dedicates Best Fight Award to 'Captain Marvel' Stunt Doubles at MTV Movie & TV Awards
Mahershala Ali to star in 'Blade' for Marvel
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on Phase 4 for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, the vampire-hunting character previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero's welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a "Blade" hat. The last "Blade" film, "Blade: Trinity," was released in 2004. Ali, who has won Academy Awards for his roles in "Green Book" and "Moonlight," most recently starred in HBO's latest installment of "True Detective."
Jharrel Jerome Reacts to the 16 Emmy Nominations for When They See Us & Meeting Oprah Winfrey
Including Jerome, When They See Us earned a total of 16 Emmy nominations. ET: I dont even know if you could put this into words, but what does this nomination mean for you? What is that going to mean to have your mom there to see you for your first Primetime Emmy nomination? The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox. --Reporting by Rande IaboniRELATED CONTENT:2019 Emmy Nominations: The Complete ListMandy Moore Reacts to First 'This Is Us' Nomination: 'Beyond My Wildest Comprehension' (Exclusive)Natasha Lyonne on 'Russian Doll's 13 Emmy Nominations and What to Expect in Season 2 (Exclusive)