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Class Assignment Creates Uproar in FTA, Black Community

A classroom assignment connected with a novel by acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston has embroiled Fresno Unified School District in another race-related controversy. This time the district is in the crosshairs of both the teachers union and members of the bla...
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Study: More Diverse Movie Leads in 2018 Than Ever

NEW YORK — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. ...
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‘Empire’ Cast Member Alleges Homophobic Attack in Chicago

CHICAGO — A cast member on the hit television show "Empire" alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. Police did not release the actor's name but a statement from Fox, which airs "Empi...