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Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion

Published 02/07/2020

(Reuters) - Hollywood came under intense scrutiny for a lack of diversity in 2015 when the #OscarsSoWhite movement spotlighted the dearth of Black nominees for [more…]

Uffizi masterpieces show Black culture’s role in the Renaissance

Uffizi masterpieces show Black culture’s role in the Renaissance

Published 02/07/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Uffizi gallery said on Thursday it was planning to pick out nine of its masterpieces for a project to highlight the [more…]

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Published 01/07/2020

KOBLENZ, Germany (Reuters) - Forty-nine faceless figures stand on the lawn outside a German courthouse, facing the windows of a courtroom behind which two suspected [more…]

Writing on the wall: Congolese murals counter COVID-19 denial

Writing on the wall: Congolese murals counter COVID-19 denial

Published 30/06/2020

KINSHASA (Reuters) - In central Kinshasa, freshly painted murals show traditional idols wearing medical masks or applying hand sanitiser, part of an art initiative to [more…]

Cineworld delays U.S., UK cinema reopenings to end of July

Cineworld delays U.S., UK cinema reopenings to end of July

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld (CINE.L) on Tuesday delayed the reopening of its cinemas in the United States and Britain until the end of July, citing [more…]

Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Published 30/06/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced he was taking a “hard pause” on when movie theaters in the city [more…]

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

Published 30/06/2020

(Reuters) - Social media site Reddit on Monday shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of [more…]

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event in [more…]

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Broadway theaters to remain closed through early January 2021

Published 29/06/2020

(Reuters) - Broadway theaters will remain closed through Jan. 3, 2021, industry group the Broadway League said on Monday, extending their coronavirus-related shutdown for another [more…]

Soundtracks from Italian cinema’s golden age get new lease of life

Published 29/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Soundtracks from the golden age of Italian cinema are to be made available to a new generation of music and film lovers [more…]