Daily Archive: August 20, 2013

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Entertainment

‘The Butler’ is Black America’s next homework assignment

Dr. Jason Johnson Several weeks ago, I saw comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of the FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and he did an entire set on Black “homework” movies. He said every few years there’s a Black movie that everybody is supposed to see because a bunch of influential Black folks are in the movie or political and cultural leaders say it’s important that we support the film.

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National

New school year awaits kids who survived twister

In this Aug. 3, 2013 photo, Cam’ron Richardson, right, poses for a photo with his brothers, Anthony Richardson, 3, center, and Davion Richardson, 13, in their yard in Moore, Okla. Cam’ron, 10, was trapped under the rubble of the May 20 tornado that killed two dozen people. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) by Sean MurphyAssociated Press WriterMOORE, Okla. (AP) — One young girl is so afraid of the wind that she carries headphones to block out the sound. Other kids are traumatized by the memory of their narrow escape from the storm and the friends who died just a few feet away from them.