After nearly a week of protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, former President Barack Obama addressed the country in his first on-camera remarks about the national unrest during an Obama Foundation virtual town hall. Obama began his address by encouraging young people to protest peacefully and vote in every election, including
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Speaking to children and teens about diversity might seem daunting, but it is more important than ever. Studies from Harvard University suggest that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tended to embrace and accept it, even though they might not entirely understand what they were feeling. If you’re
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The second season of Dirty John—subtitled The Betty Broderick Story—expands on the first season’s themes of lies and gaslighting within marriage while telling an entirely new true crime story. In 1991, Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick was convicted of murdering her ex-husband, medical malpractice lawyer Daniel Broderick, and his new wife Linda Kolkena. The murder was the
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This is the longest stretch of downtime that Kiana Ledé has had in a while. With four EPs and one critically-acclaimed album, Kiki, 2020 was primed for a Kiana takeover. But, in a season where staying home is the new normal, she’s giving herself the time and space to just be. Turn on your KianaCam,
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Many celebrities and businesses are going dark on social media today, posting a black square on their grid or Instagram in solidarity with #BlackOutTuesday and #theshowmustbepaused movement. Early participants include Rihanna, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet, and many more A-listers in the music industry and outside of it. What’s the message behind
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Samir HusseinGetty Images The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is openly siding with the Black Lives Matter moment as protests for racial justice take place across America. The trust, which is overseen by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, and Duchess Meghan, took to social media to share a message of support to those who are protesting and demanding
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Anadolu AgencyGetty Images This past Monday, 46-year-old George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground and pressed his knee into his neck, while Floyd pleaded for help and repeatedly said he could not breathe. The officers were responding to “a report of a counterfeit bill being passed” when they located
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Last Monday, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by a police officer named Derek Chauvin. Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck for close to nine minutes, including the three minutes when Floyd was unresponsive. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder. This happened in the middle of a global pandemic, but
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Like Catherine the Great on her wedding night, viewers’ expectations of Hulu’s The Great will look quite different from historical truth. The off-kilter series from The Favourite‘s Tony McNamara stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult as real-life Russian rulers Catherine the Great and Peter III. However, this isn’t your grandmother’s historical drama—and it doesn’t purport
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