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    Moving to a new normal: What you need to know

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  • How Newsy Successfully Launched a Nightly Broadcast in a Pandemic: ‘We’re Very Used to Chaos’
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    How Newsy Successfully Launched a Nightly Broadcast in a Pandemic: ‘We’re Very Used to Chaos’

    Newsy is leaning hard into the chaos and solitude brought on by the coronavirus pandemic in its new nightly broadcast called “In the Loop,” which features anchor Christian Bryant reporting from an empty newsroom.The show’s executive producer Zach Toombs and Newsy’s director of OTT programming Ahmed Al-Kalby spoke to TheWrap about the launch, saying that while the timing has its complications, people in the news industry are “very used to chaos.”“Covid is disrupting things, obviously, in the format of how we would approach it, but Newsy has always been a very nimble organization, being a digital-native company, so you know, we’re very used to the chaos of an evolving digital market. So, Covid is a different type of chaos, but that’s something that we typically thrive in,” Al-Kalby said.Also Read: Inside Newsy's Plan to Use Live Video - With a Focus on the Midwest, Not the CoastsToombs added that while the original idea was to show “the hum of a newsroom” behind Bryant, they decided to “lean into” the empty set rather than take him from it: “We decided at a certain point, like, let’s just kind of lean into the fact that this is an empty space because that’s something that everybody can relate to.”The goal of “In the Loop,” overall, is to be relatable to its digitally0connected audience. Toombs and Al-Kalby highlighted the plan to deliver the day’s headlines with unique style, covering serious topics and Internet trends alike. Trust, too, matters to the team: Newsy was rated the most neutral and reliable cable news network by Ad Fontes Media.Bryant manages all that with the help of original reporting from Newsy’s journalists, bright graphics and easy-to-follow headline highlights. On Monday’s show, for instance, he not only covered the protests against police brutality in America but offered up a few unique angles. He went over what protesting looks like in an era of social distancing and how coronavirus fears compound safety concerns for demonstrators and law enforcement, then gave viewers historical context.Also Read: National Association of Black Journalists President's Advice for Newsroom Leaders Amid Protests: Diversify, Listen and Support“Demonstrations are always going to be polarizing and disruptive, which is the point. Today, those civil rights protests of the late 1960s are looked back on as an important step toward justice but when they happened they were pretty divisive and pretty unpopular. Times change and sometimes they change because of protests,” he said.Like Al-Kalby and Toombs said, though, “In the Loop” has a unique, conversational style. Bryant went from the historical context to this: “But let’s remember why we’re talking about all this in the first place. Lowkey, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a second to talk about a man whose death precipitated a lot of what we’re seeing right now. George Floyd was more than just the latest name in the grimmest version of Mad Libs that starts with ‘Justice for Blank.'”Bryant then memorialized Floyd, the unarmed black man killed Memorial Day by police in Minneapolis, by talking about some of the major events of his life, not just the now-infamous moment of his death.It’s a tough time to launch a news show, but an important time, too.“In the Loop” broadcasts across Newsy‘s free streaming news app for Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Vizio. The show is also available on the streaming apps of more than 30 local Scripps TV stations. New episodes air weeknights starting at 7 p.m. ET and can be accessed in full on the Newsy app anytime before 1 a.m. ET. It’s on YouTube, too.Read original story How Newsy Successfully Launched a Nightly Broadcast in a Pandemic: ‘We’re Very Used to Chaos’ At TheWrap

  • Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man brings smiles to kids during the pandemic
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    Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man brings smiles to kids during the pandemic

    A Wisconsin man named Mike Justman has found a way to uplift his community during the coronavirus pandemic by dressing up as the iconic Marvel superhero.

  • Oprah to Host Discussion With Black Thought Leaders on 19-Network Simulcast ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’
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    Oprah to Host Discussion With Black Thought Leaders on 19-Network Simulcast ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

    Oprah Winfrey is hosting a discussion with Black thought leaders, artists and activists regarding the civil unrest across American in response to the murder of George Floyd next week as part of a two-night event that will be simulcast across 19 different Discovery-owned networks.“OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?” will feature Winfrey speaking directly about systematic racism and the current state of America with guests including Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Rashad Robinson, Ibram Kendi, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Jennifer Eberhardt, David Oyelowo and Charles M. Blow.The tw0-night event will take place on June 9 and 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT across OWN and Discovery’s 18 other U.S. networks, including TLC, Food Network, ID and HGTV.Also Read: Oprah Calls for Justice After Cop's Arrest in George Floyd's Death: 'My Heart Sinks Even Deeper'“I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here,” Winfrey said. “I thought it would be both of interest and service to bring their ideas, concerns and comments into a national spotlight.”“As a network dedicated to supporting and uplifting Black lives, OWN is committed to providing our community with important dialogue and helpful resources in this challenging time as we mourn the murder of George Floyd and ask ourselves how can we come together to create meaningful change,” said Tina Perry, President of OWN. “I am proud that our Discovery family has joined us to amplify this message in solidarity.”“There is no one like Oprah to bring us all together at this critical moment in our history to offer insights, perspective and action,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery, Inc. “We are honored to partner with OWN and use our global reach to amplify this important discussion about the global issues of economic and social justice and equality to a potential audience of one billion people across more than 200 markets in a way that only Discovery can.”“OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here” is produced by OWN and executive produced are Winfrey and Tara Montgomery.Read original story Oprah to Host Discussion With Black Thought Leaders on 19-Network Simulcast ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ At TheWrap

  • George Floyd Remembered at Minneapolis Memorial Service (Photos)
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    George Floyd Remembered at Minneapolis Memorial Service (Photos)

    A memorial service was held for George Floyd in Minneapolis Thursday, ten days after he was killed while in police custody.All four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal arrest have been charged. Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, faces second-degree murder charges. The three other officers are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.Thursday’s memorial at North Central University is the first of several; services will also be held in North Carolina and Texas.Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy in front of attendees which included the Floyd family, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Sheila Jackson-Lee and Ayana Pressley, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III and more.George Floyd’s hearse arrives at North Central University for the first of several memorial services. In the upper right, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Sgt. Dave O’Connor kneel as the hearse drives by.Floyd’s memorial service was streamed on television and online.Reverend Al Sharpton arrives at George Floyd’s memorial service. Sharpton and other mourners wore face masks given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The NAN logo stands for the National Action Network the civil rights organization Sharpton founded in 1991.Read original story George Floyd Remembered at Minneapolis Memorial Service (Photos) At TheWrap

  • NY Times Says Tom Cotton ‘Send in the Troops’ Op-Ed ‘Did Not Meet Our Standards,’ Promises Reform
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    NY Times Says Tom Cotton ‘Send in the Troops’ Op-Ed ‘Did Not Meet Our Standards,’ Promises Reform

    The New York Times responded Thursday evening to the backlash against its publication of an op-ed by GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, saying through a spokesperson that the piece went through a “rushed editorial process” that will now be examined.“We’ve examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication. This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards. As a result, we’re planning to examine both short term and long term changes, to include expanding our fact checking operation and reducing the number of Op-Eds we publish,” said the statement, which was posted to Twitter by New York Times media reporter Marc Tracy.Calling it “a clear threat to the health and safety of journalists we represent” Wednesday, the New York Times guild harshly criticized the paper’s decision to publish the opinion piece, which urged the U.S. military to crush the George Floyd protests.Also Read: NY Times Union Condemns Paper for Publishing Tom Cotton Op-Ed Urging Military to Crush ProtestsThe piece by the right-wing Republican senator is titled “Send in the Troops” and calls for an “overwhelming show of force” to be deployed against protesters, among other violent rhetoric. Critics also noted that it contains falsehoods that the paper’s own reporting has already debunked.Staffers, too, protested the publication — very publicly.Multiple New York Times staff wrote on social media Wednesday, “Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger” alongside a screenshot of the piece.Read original story NY Times Says Tom Cotton ‘Send in the Troops’ Op-Ed ‘Did Not Meet Our Standards,’ Promises Reform At TheWrap

  • Why Elisabeth Moss Was the ‘Top Choice’ to Play Title Role in ‘Shirley’ | Video
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    Why Elisabeth Moss Was the ‘Top Choice’ to Play Title Role in ‘Shirley’ | Video

    For “Shirley” director Josephine Decker, Elisabeth Moss was always the “top choice” to play author Shirley Jackson in her drama. “You were my top choice!” Decker told Elisabeth Moss at TheWrap’s Sundance Studio in January. “We were all like, let’s get Elisabeth Moss to play Shirley!” Moss was drawn to the project due to the Sarah Gubbins screenplay, as well as the other actors attached. “It’s funny because it is a version of Shirley Jackson, I think about Shirley as if she had many versions of herself,” Moss told TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “Michael [Stuhlbarg] has always been one of my favorite actors of all-time, so to be able to work with him finally was incredible. Then we got Odessa Young, this beautiful young actor, and then we had Logan [Lerman], who brought so much to that character. It just got better and better for me.” Also Read: 'Shirley' Film Review: Elisabeth Moss Has Monstrous Presence in Unconventional Drama Stuhlbarg only had wonderful things to say about Moss as well. When asked why he wanted to be a part of the drama, he said, “I heard this one was doing it,” pointing at Moss. The film, which had its premiere at...Read original story Why Elisabeth Moss Was the ‘Top Choice’ to Play Title Role in ‘Shirley’ | Video At TheWrap

  • Paradigm CEO Sam Gores’ Brother Tom Gores Takes Ownership Stake in Agency
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    Paradigm CEO Sam Gores’ Brother Tom Gores Takes Ownership Stake in Agency

    Sam Gores’ brother Tom Gores and his investment company Crescent Drive Media has taken an ownership stake in Paradigm, the agency’s CEO Sam Gores announced in a letter to employees Thursday, obtained by TheWrap.The move is a financial step to aid Paradigm in weathering the coronavirus crisis but also to “invest in future growth,” Gores’ letter reads. The Gores have also retained Bruce Rosenblum, a former Warner Bros. executive in the studio’s TV group, as an advisor on the agency’s growth.“I want to thank everyone for their dedication, hard work and continued focus on serving our clients and agency and helping to position our company for a strong future,” Gores said. “With an expanded ownership team, financial stability and creative advisers like Bruce to help us assess new opportunities, I look forward to our next chapter.”Also Read: Paradigm Revolt: CEO Sam Gores Backs Down After Music Agents Object to 50% Pay CutRosenblum spent 26 years at Warner Bros. including 14 as president of Warner Bros. Television Group. Following that he was president at Legendary Television and Digital Media between June 2013 through May 2016, and he was then president of Business Operations for Disney and ABC for a year between September 2016 and June 2017. Currently, he’s on the board of Cox Media Group and was also the chairman and CEO of the Television Academy between 2012 and 2016.Paradigm has been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown, with two-thirds of its revenue coming from music, including the live events and concert tours that have all been postponed or canceled as a result of the virus, including some of the agency’s biggest clients such as Billie Eilish and Kenny Chesney. Because music is a seasonal business with more releases and tours coming in the warmer months of the year, the agency normally borrows money during the winter months and repays the loans with summer tour and release profits.Back on May 20, Gores denied a report that sports and media mogul Casey Wasserman would buy Paradigm.“There is no agreement to sell Paradigm, nor is any sale imminent,” Gores wrote in an internal memo to his staff.But an individual with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap at the time that Wasserman was in talks to buy the agency.Also Read: Paradigm President Greg Bestick to Retire From Talent AgencyAnd in March, Gores sparked what insiders described as a ‘f–ing war zone’ within the company when he attempted to stem those losses by cutting music agent salaries by 50% and then reinstated them, as TheWrap exclusively reported at the time. Agents banded together and threatened to leave, while others publicly complained that they felt Gores used Paradigm earnings to fund his lavish personal lifestyle, insiders told TheWrap in April.“He ended up not cutting people because of negative press on the firings,” an insider told TheWrap at the time. “They effectively held him hostage.”Gores instead opted for more widely applied pay cuts throughout the company, beginning with his own, which was cut in full.See Gores’ full announcement letter below.Dear Colleagues,In an alliance that further strengthens our business, I am pleased to announce that Crescent Drive Media (CDM), an investment vehicle owned by my brother, Tom Gores, has taken an ownership interest in Paradigm. This is one of several important steps that put us in a financial position not only to weather this crisis, but to invest in future growth.In that context, I am also pleased to announce that the ownership of Paradigm, which includes Tom and me, has retained Bruce Rosenblum as an adviser on growth and investment opportunities. Bruce is an experienced and capable industry veteran. He spent 26 years at Warner Bros., including 14 years as President of Warner Bros. Television Group where he oversaw the entire Warner Bros. portfolio of television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution globally, and broadcasting.Subsequent to his time at Warner Bros., Bruce was President of Legendary Television and Digital Media from June 2013 through May 2016, and from September 2016 through June 2017 was President, Business Operations for the Disney / ABC Television Group, with direct oversight of advertising sales, global affiliate sales and marketing, digital media, strategy and business development, media operations, engineering and IT, and consumer insights.He currently serves on the Board of Cox Media Group, which is owned by Apollo Global Management.  Bruce also served as the Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy from January 2012 through December 2016.I want to thank everyone for their dedication, hard work and continued focus on serving our clients and agency and helping to position our company for a strong future.With an expanded ownership team, financial stability and creative advisers like Bruce to help us assess new opportunities, I look forward to our next chapter.SamRead original story Paradigm CEO Sam Gores’ Brother Tom Gores Takes Ownership Stake in Agency At TheWrap

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    Salted Coconut Sorbet with Peanuts

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  • The Sweet bassist Steve Priest dies aged 72
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    The Sweet bassist Steve Priest dies aged 72

    The Sweet bassist Steve Priest has died aged 72, his former bandmate has said. The group's guitarist Andy Scott announced the news on Facebook. He wrote: "I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. "His wife Maureen and

  • A beer garden thought to be the biggest in Britain is being set up
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    A beer garden thought to be the biggest in Britain is being set up

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  • LA Galaxy Calls Meeting With Player Over Wife’s ‘Racist and Violent’ Posts About Protesters
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    LA Galaxy Calls Meeting With Player Over Wife’s ‘Racist and Violent’ Posts About Protesters

    Los Angeles soccer team LA Galaxy is holding a meeting with one of its players to address comments his wife made against protesters that the team calls “racist and violent.”The Serbian midfielder, named Aleksandar Katai, has already apologized and taken responsibility for comments his wife, Tea Katai, made this week in since-deleted Instagram posts.According to the Associated Press, Tea Katai’s posts, written in Serbian, included profanity and a call to “kill” protesters. Another referred to protesters as “disgusting cattle.”Also Read: Tim Cook Says Apple Must 'Do More' to Fight Racism“The posts made by my wife, Tea Katai, on her social media platforms were unacceptable. These views are not ones that I share and are not tolerated in my family,” Aleksandar Katai wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. “Racism, particularly toward the black community, is not only prevalent in the United States and Europe, but across the globe. I strongly condemn white supremacy, racism, and violence toward people of color. Black lives matter. This is a mistake from my family and I take full responsibility.”In a statement released Wednesday, the team pledged its support for the Black community and set a meeting for Thursday with Katai to “determine next steps.”Also Read: Time Puts Words in Iconic Red Border for First Time -- Names of Black People Killed by Systemic Racism“Earlier today, the LA Galaxy were made aware of a series of racist and violent social media posts by Tea Katai, the wife of LA Galaxy midfielder Aleksandar Katai. The LA Galaxy strongly condemned the social posts and requested their immediate removal,” the statement said. “The LA Galaxy stands firmly against racism of any kind, including that which suggests violence or seeks to demean the efforts of those in pursuit of racial equality. The LA Galaxy stand with communities of color, and especially the Black community, in the protests and fight against systemic racism, social inequality, bigotry and violence. The LA Galaxy will hold a meeting with Katai on Thursday, June 4 and will determine next steps.”Read the full statement below.A statement from the LA Galaxy on Tea Katai. pic.twitter.com/tfGDMUomIo— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 4, 2020Read original story LA Galaxy Calls Meeting With Player Over Wife’s ‘Racist and Violent’ Posts About Protesters At TheWrap

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  • 13 Movies That Got Life With Chronic Illness Right
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    13 Movies That Got Life With Chronic Illness Right

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  • CNN Tops Cable News in Key Demo for Total Day and Primetime for First Time in 19 Years
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    CNN Tops Cable News in Key Demo for Total Day and Primetime for First Time in 19 Years

    As protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd continued through the week, CNN hit a major ratings milestone: On Wednesday, the network notched its sixth day in a row in the top spot among the cable news channels for total day and primetime viewers in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.This is the first time CNN has topped those viewership groups in 19 years.According to Nielsen ratings, from Friday, May 29 to Wednesday, June 3, CNN beat Fox News and MSNBC in the demo in total day ratings, measuring from 6 a.m. ET to 6 a.m. ET. Due to data availability, Wednesday’s numbers were measured from 6 a.m. ET to 3 a.m. ET.Also Read: Fox News Wins Total Viewers for Weekend Protest Coverage, CNN Tops Key DemoFriday, brought in 668,000 average total-day demo viewers compared to Fox News’ 460,000 and MSNBC 253,000. Saturday, CNN had 763,000 average demo viewers while Fox News saw 559,000 and MSNBC saw 243,000. Sunday brought CNN 680,000 average viewers from 25 to 54, while Fox News got 503,000, and MSNBC got 267,000. Monday, CNN had 712,000 total-day demo viewers on average while Fox News grabbed 612,000 and MSNBC had 316,000. Tuesday, the total for CNN’s key demo viewers was 596,000 while for Fox News it was 507,000 and MSNBC it was 301,000. Finally, on Wednesday, CNN’s average total-day viewership count in that all-important demo stood at 614,000, up from Tuesday’s total. Fox News and MSNBC also saw increases over Tuesday with 508,000 and 304,000 average viewers, respectively.Average primetime viewership numbers told the same story.Friday, from 8 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, CNN took in 1,270,000 average viewers from 25 to 54 while Fox News nabbed 777,000 and MSNBC got 386,000. Saturday, CNN saw 1,245,000 primetime demo viewers on average, compared to Fox News’ 876,000 and MSNBC’s 390,000. Sunday, CNN had 1,273,000 average viewers in the demo in the time period, Fox News had 784,000, and MSNBC had 475,000.Monday, CNN hit its primetime demo high for the week, as did the other two cable news channels. CNN reported 1,560,000 average viewers from 25 to 54 in primetime that evening while Fox News got 1,346,000 and MSNBC got 616,000. All three saw a dip Tuesday, with CNN pulling in 1,148,000 demo viewers, Fox News getting 1,048,000 and MSNBC getting 603,000. Wednesday, the primetime demo viewership fell for all three again, though CNN remained in first place with 1,043,000 average viewers. Fox News had 950,000 and MSNBC had 473,000.The last time this happened for CNN was October 2001, during the post-9/11 news cycle.Read original story CNN Tops Cable News in Key Demo for Total Day and Primetime for First Time in 19 Years At TheWrap

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  • ‘Next in Fashion’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season
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    ‘Next in Fashion’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season

    Netflix has canceled the fashion design competition “Next in Fashion” after one season, TheWrap has confirmed.Hosted by Alexa Chung and “Queer Eye’s” Tan France, the series debuted its 10-episode first season back in January.Featuring 18 designers with established careers in the fashion industry, the show was described as a competition to find “the next big name in fashion.” The winning designer was awarded a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter. South Korean womenswear designer Minju Kim took home the prize in the finale.Also Read: Kenya Barris' Sketch Show 'Astronomy Club' Canceled by Netflix After 1 SeasonFrance broke the news that show would not return, telling Variety that “it was honestly one of the proudest things I’ve ever worked on. I love the show and Alexa so much.”“Next in Fashion” was created and produced by theoldschool and was executive produced by Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton with co-executive producer Adam Cooper.Read original story ‘Next in Fashion’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season At TheWrap

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    25+ Black-Owned Home Decor Brands to Shop

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  • Why Darnella Frazier Is the Most Influential Filmmaker of the Century (Guest Blog)
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    Why Darnella Frazier Is the Most Influential Filmmaker of the Century (Guest Blog)

    The most influential filmmaker of the century may turn out to be an untrained 17-year-old you probably haven’t heard of: Darnella Frazier.Not only did she happen upon a unique moment in history — the killing of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street corner in the twilight hours of May 25 — but she recorded it in a single-take shot that could upstage the memorable work of A-list Hollywood directors.America is on fire in the week since she posted her 10 minutes, six second video on her Facebook page at 2:26 a.m. on the morning after Floyd’s death. Since that moment, millions of Americans have begun protesting police brutality nationwide, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been fired and charged with murder while his three fellow officers were charged with aiding and abetting. And President Donald Trump has been running from his White House bunker to pose with a Bible outside a church.But not enough respect been paid to Frazier and the incredible craftsmanship she displayed in recording this tragedy for posterity. Using her iPhone with a 2x optical zoom, Frazier subtly moved within a chaotic tableau to capture the last gasps of Floyd, and, only when called for, panned her camera away from Floyd to capture the dismay of onlookers. She caught the utter mystery of the stoic Chauvin, and the minute adjustments of his knee-to-neck chokehold on Floyd. Her hand was steady as these onlookers and Tou Thao, Chauvin’s sidekick/human traffic cone, occasionally blocked her view of Floyd and Chauvin. Ultimately, Frazier found a way to keep Frazier’s face in her frame — even when she had a mere six-inch-wide sight line — right up until the time paramedics carted Floyd off.Also Read: 'A Stain on the Integrity of Our Nation and Our Values': One Veteran Hollywood Exec Reflects (Guest Blog)And she did it all in one take — the kind of showy cinematographic work that has earned fame for Orson Welles in “Touch of Evil,” Martin Scorsese in “Goodfellas” and Alfonso Cuarón in “Children of Men.” What would have happened if Frazier had checked out for a five-second break, especially in the first seven minutes and 40 seconds of her video that caught Chauvin grinding Floyd into unconsciousness before he took his knee off Floyd’s neck? The answer is simple: The gap in the video would result in the cry of “Fake news!”Of course, Frazier is not going to get an Academy Award for her film. But even in the pantheon of famous citizen journalists, I worry there is an obstacle in Frazier joining the ranks of the late Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and George Holliday, who captured the 1991 baton-party beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police.Zapruder was a white male, as is Holliday. Zapruder and his estate have been paid over $16 million in fees for a simple left-to-right pan of the presidential motorcade and Holliday is still licensing his point-and-shoot King video on his website almost 30 years later.Also Read: George Floyd Memorial: How to Watch or Stream OnlineI worry that Frazier, who was the right citizen journalist at the right time, will not be recognized for her footage that showed America just how little things have changed for black citizens. In the short run, she just might be shunted aside like Ramsey Orta, the half-black, half-Puerto Rican man who courageously taped his friend Eric Garner’s “I can’t breathe” death on Staten Island in 2014, and has claimed claimed a pattern of harassment in prison while serving a four-year sentence on gun and drug charges.Caveat: More video evidence of the Floyd killing is emerging daily, from police body-cam footage to security-camera recordings from businesses near the incident. And Frazier did not capture the actions of the other two indicted officers at the death scene, nor the immediate moments before Floyd was pinned to the pavement.Since posting the video, news reports suggest that Frazier has received her share of hate. But even if White America goes back to sleep when it comes to Black Lives Matter, even if another white cop turns off his or her body camera during a violent encounter with a suspect, Frazier’s video will live on…and on…and on as the most irrefutable evidence of a ghastly killing.As long as the human eye can recognize an image, Frazier’s name must not be forgotten.Read original story Why Darnella Frazier Is the Most Influential Filmmaker of the Century (Guest Blog) At TheWrap

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    Intelligent dog completes its bedtime routine as instructed by owner

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  • Adam Cole on WWE’s Opportunity to Crown Another Black Champion This Weekend – or Next
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    Adam Cole on WWE’s Opportunity to Crown Another Black Champion This Weekend – or Next

    Adam Cole has now been NXT Champion for more than a year, the longest streak in the history of the brand. That could end on Sunday, when Cole puts his title on the line against Velveteen Dream in a “Backlot Brawl” match. Should Dream score a win by submission or pin fall, he would become the second-ever black NXT Champion (of 18 champions, or 16 different men). WWE Superstar Big E of The New Day is the only black man to have held the NXT Championship, a singles title that dates back to Summer 2012.One week later, “Raw” Superstar Bobby Lashley challenges the Scottish Drew McIntyre for the company’s top and most historic title, the WWE Championship. Should Lashley win the belt, he will be the third black WWE Champion out of 137 WWE (and WWWF/WWF) Champions, or 52 unique performers when you factor out repeat champions. One of those men is The Rock, who is half black and half Samoan. The other is Kofi Kingston, also of The New Day, who is originally from Ghana and held the coveted title from April 7, 2019 to Oct. 4, 2019.It is important to point out here that the numbers for these two titles do not completely reflect the accomplishments of black athletes in WWE, which has a number of different championship categories. Apollo Crews is the current United States Champion, The Street Profits are “Raw” Tag Team Champions. Mark Henry and Booker T are both former World Heavyweight Champions. The New Day (which also includes Xavier Woods) are “SmackDown” Tag Team Champions. Lashley himself is a former United States Champion and Intercontinental Champion. In the women’s locker room, former champions include Sasha Banks and Naomi.Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Asks 'Where Is Our Leader?' in Impassioned Black Lives Matter Speech (Video)Those names, of course, do not include numerous other non-white champions in WWE’s history.Given the newfound spotlight on the topics of racial injustice and inequities following George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, we asked Cole if the best conclusion to one or both of these scripted professional wrestling storylines would be for WWE and/or NXT to end their respective pay-per-view weekends with a black champion.“First and foremost, I know that WWE respects the crap out of [Lashley and Dream]. The reason– it’s because of their skill and because of their talent they’re in this main-event spot,” Cole, who referred to the law enforcement behavior that led to Floyd’s death as “absolutely ridiculous” and “sad,” replied. “They’re adored by the WWE Universe and they’re respected, like so many others on the WWE roster.”Also Read: NXT Champion Adam Cole Walks Us Through That Amazing 'SmackDown' Scramble Night, Bay Bay“With all of this stuff going on, as crappy and as ridiculous as some of this stuff is, the best part is I know Bobby Lashley will tell you this, I know Velveteen Dream will tell you this, I know I’ll tell you this, I know Drew McIntyre will tell you this: Everyday since this has been going on, we’ll get messages from all different types of people — or tweets or Instagram comments or whatever it is — saying that with all this stuff going on they look to WWE as the escape,” he said. “And it brings a little bit of joy.”On Tuesday, WWE released the following statement amid ongoing protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement: “WWE supports an inclusive society and condemns racial injustice. We stand beside our Black performers, employees and fans around the world, and encourage everyone to use their voice to speak out against racism. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of George Floyd and the families of countless others who have lost their lives due to senseless violence.”The Cole-Dream match, which NXT boss Paul “Triple H” Levesque has said will feature “cinematic qualities,” has been pre-taped. We do not know what day it was filmed. The “Backlot Brawl” is the only non-live match from this Sunday’s “NXT Takeover: In Your House.”Also Read: WWE Tag Team Champion Montez Ford Tells Us if We'd 'Want the Smoke'Generally speaking, the WWE’s singles champions are considered the faces of the company and of its individual brands. Those are the men and women you often see on morning-TV talk shows — especially if their character is a “baby face,” which is the professional wrestling term for a “good guy.” Complicating a potential feel-good moment on June 14 is the fact that Lashley plays a “heel,” or a bad guy. McIntyre, now a good guy, is a recently reformed (storyline) heel.In the NXT match, Dream is booked as the baby face. Cole may be a heel, but he’s a fan-favorite heel — and a thoughtful one.“For me, for example, when my parents divorced when I was young — I’m not by any means comparing that to what is going on now — that was challenging for me, and I turned to wrestling,” Cole, a Lancaster, Pa. native, said of the escapism aspect of his profession. “In a similar light, people turning to wrestling [for] that happiness, that’s the coolest thing.”“I think regardless of the outcome, as long as people who are going through this really, really challenging time can look at those matches and say that it brought them distraction or happiness or whatever it is, as long as they feel better after watching those matches — again, regardless of who becomes champion — then it’s a win,” he concluded. “And it’s a win for everybody.”Check back with TheWrap on Friday for more of our conversation with the NXT Champion.“NXT Takeover: In Your House” begins streaming this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on WWE Network. Find the card here. “WWE Backlash” kicks off at the same time on the same SVOD service one week later, on June 14. That card can be found here.Read original story Adam Cole on WWE’s Opportunity to Crown Another Black Champion This Weekend – or Next At TheWrap