Tag Archives: civil rights

  • Oprah Winfrey Leads Hundreds in MLK Day Selma March (Pics)

    Jan 19, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie “Selma” marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in Monday’s federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader. Winfrey was joined on the front line with the film’s director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, […]

  • Ava DuVernay Finds Complaints over ‘Selma’ Depiction of LBJ ‘Offensive’

    Dec 29, 14 by Cherie Saunders 6 Comments


    *It’s that time of year. With every award season comes inevitable questions about the accuracy of factual-based contenders. This season, the target is shaping up to be Paramount’s “Selma.” The Golden Globe nominee for best film follows the 1964 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As previously […]

  • Lorraine Toussaint: ‘MLK Jr. Wasn’t A Historical Character’ (Watch)

    Dec 24, 14 by FahniaThomas 1 Comment


    *Lorraine Toussaint stars as civil rights leader, Amelia Boynton Robinson, in Ava DuVernay’s life changing film, “Selma.” EUR talked with the actress about activists, unarmed black men, and portraying the first African American woman in Alabama to run for Congress. EUR: What parallels do you see between “Selma” and current events (like Ferguson and Staten […]

  • Selma’s Common: ‘Mike Brown Parallels Jimmie Lee Jackson’ (Watch)

    Dec 22, 14 by FahniaThomas 1 Comment


    *This Christmas, Common, is portraying nonviolent scientist and SCLC director , James Bevel, in the critically acclaimed, “Selma.” EUR spoke with the artist about unarmed black men and the last time he said, ‘enough, is enough!’ EUR: Why should people go see “Selma?” Common: There haven’t been a lot of movies that deal with Civil […]

  • BlackandBlueNews: Problems in Ferguson Extend Beyond Grand Jury Decision

    Nov 11, 14 by Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD Sergeant 9 Comments


    *The problems in Ferguson, Missouri, will continue long after the Grand Jury’s final decision. The tensions in the community will undoubtedly be exacerbated if the US Justice Department declines to pursue civil rights violations against Officer Darren Wilson. The real problem in Ferguson is the fact that the residents are stuck with a police department […]

  • Sharon Leal Stars in ‘Stop Kiss’ at The Pasadena Playhouse

    Oct 30, 14 by LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby 1 Comment


      *With same sex relationships being more public and even politicized, it is not uncommon to see more of these romantic story lines on screen and on stage.  The Pasadena Playhouse welcomes “Stop Kiss” a play written by Diana Son that has been widely received and is the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for […]