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Real Sports Preview: Young, Unarmed Black Men are Still Dying in “Tragedy in Texas”

 I, for one, am tired of hearing about young, unarmed black men being killed by cops. I’m not saying all cops are bad, because of course they’re not. But a disproportionately large group of black men are being shot and killed by law enforcement. So what can we do? […]

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“Stolen Daughters” Producers Karen Edwards and Sasha Achilli Highlight the Importance of the Chibok Girls and More [Exclusive]

Michelle Obama and other celebrities held up signs that read #BringBackOurGirls and set off a social media firestorm. For a long time Western media wasn’t reporting on the atrocities that Boko Haram were perpetrating on their own people. When the kidnapping of the Chibok girls came to the attention of […]

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POV Preview: Will Comfort Women Ever Receive “The Apology” They Seek and Deserve From Japan?

United Nations researchers report that between 1931 and 1945, the Japanese military forced an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 women and girls into institutionalized sexual slavery. Euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” they typically ranged in age from 11 to 33 and were taken from Japanese colonies from Korea to Indonesia. […]

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HBO Documentary Preview: How Will Nigeria’s “Stolen Daughters” Recover and Heal from Their Time with Boko Haram?

In 2014, 276 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria, and hidden in the vast Sambisa forest for three years by Boko Haram, a violent Islamic insurgent movement. Granted exclusive access to the 82 girls who were freed last year and taken to a secret […]

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Politicon 2018: Can “The Price of Free” End Child Slavery?

The 100 Million Campaign is a call to action for a world where all young people are free, safe and educated. Founded by Noble Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and launched in India, Satyarthi has worked tirelessly to end the suppression of the rights of children and young people, and […]

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Politicon 2018: Carter Page Crashes the “Active Measures” Panel

The second I saw Carter Page enter the theater, I knew the question and answer portion of the panel would get interesting. But before I get to that, I want to make sure to put a spotlight on this excellent film and its director, Jack Bryan. I saw Active Measures […]

Pursue Your Own Truth: Director Michael Del Monte and Star Janae Kroczaleski Talk “Transformer” [Exclusive]
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Pursue Your Own Truth: Director Michael Del Monte and Star Janae Kroczaleski Talk “Transformer” [Exclusive]

Ever since Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski could remember, he’d had two desires in life: to be a strong and to be a woman. Growing up as what he considered “white trash,” Matt overdid the macho thing so he wouldn’t have to deal with his vulnerabilities. When he joined the marines, it was a […]

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Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: “Measure for Measure” with Romola Garai and “Julius Caesar” with Brian Cox

I’ve always considered myself a fan of Shakespeare, but I have to admit that Shakespeare Uncovered allows me to geek out on a whole new level. I love that Shakespeare’s work is so enduring and as this series proves, there’s always a contemporary angle. Just because his original works were […]

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Matthew Segal Wants Your Undivided ATTN: [Exclusive]

  Undivided ATTN: tackles the biggest stories and the most complex issues, but makes them entertaining, funny and digestible. With so much going on in the world, it’s impossible to keep up, right? And even if you’re trying to remain current on maybe just the big stuff, you don’t always […]

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Bob Marley Transforms from Showman to Shaman in Netflix’s ReMastered “Who Shot the Sheriff?”

The premiere: To say that watching “Who Shot the Sheriff?” was an education is a serious understatement. Not only did I get a vital history lesson on the internal and external political forces that shaped Jamaica in the ‘60s and ‘70s – and what caused the disenfranchisement and oppression of […]