Thanks to twenty-seven prominent movers and shakers, 27,000 NYC 7th, 8th and 9th graders will be able to see ‘Selma’ for free, reports Variety.
Phylicia Rashad, who played Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, broke her silence during an interview with Showbiz 411.
“Forget these women. What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture,” Rashad said.
According to a statement released by the FBI, an “improvised explosive device” was detonated near the Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters of the NAACP.
There were no injuries. According to the FBI statement, the “potential person of interest in this investigation is a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years of age, and balding. He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.”
The motive is currently unknown, but bombings were a regular terrorist tactic against black organizations during Jim Crown. It looks like history is repeating itself.
Photo: NAACP Logo/NAACP
There has been a lot of criticism swirling around Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’. The majority of it rests on the portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson and whether his legacy was jilted by the film. DuVernay isn’t having it:
Every filmmaker imbues a movie with their own point of view. The script was the LBJ/King thing, but originally, it was much more slanted to Johnson. I wasn’t interested in making a white-savior movie; I was interested in making a movie centered on the people of Selma. You have to bring in some context for what it was like to live in the racial terrorism that was going on in the deep south at that time. The four little girls have to be there, and then you have to bring in the women. So I started adding women.
But if this predictable, formulaic depiction of justice is Law & Order: SVU’s greatest comfort, it is also its greatest deception. The show has managed to convince a generation of viewers that cops are largely benevolent workaholics who will always do their best to seek justice for victims, that their occasional forays into unconstitutional behavior are always justified. But law enforcement officers routinely ignore sex crimes altogether, commit inconceivable sexual violence themselves, and face little (if any) retribution.
2015 is upon us and though the year is new the racism isn’t. With all the twitter commotion over Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, I decided to weigh in on the issue. Enjoy!