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The Roots of Baltimore’s Riot

Originally posted on TIME:
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was in church when she heard that Freddie Gray was dead. She says she knew “immediately” that this was something more than the depressingly common passing of another young man in a troubled old city. Black men dying at the hands of police had become “a slow-rolling…


Everything is not awesome: Snubs and surprises from the 2015 Oscar nominations

Originally posted on Inside Movies:
[ew_image url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2015/01/15/Ava-Duvernay.jpg” credit=”Atsushi Nishijima” align=”left”] Well, it’s certainly going to be one white male Oscars. With no people of color nominated in the acting categories, no stories about women included in the best picture race, and even Gone Girl novelist/screenwriter (and former EW staffer) Gillian Flynn omitted from the best…