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John Oliver Explains What Makes the Parkland School Shooting Different in Return of Last Week Tonight

Last Week Tonight was back last night, and host John Oliver began with the tragedy that's been on everyone's mind: the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

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Things We Saw Today: These Brilliant Activists Are Registering Voters at Black Panther Screenings

The Electoral Justice Project, a branch of the Movement for Black Lives, has launched a #WakandaTheVote initiative to take advantage of the Black Panther crowds to register black voters for the 2018 elections. 

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For Colored Girls Who Listened To Rap When R’n’B Wasn’t Enough

In 1996, the Grammy awards introduced the "Best Rap Album" award as a category at the ceremony. Since then the only female rapper to win the award is Lauryn Hill as a member of the rap group The Fugees.

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The Collaborative Process Behind Black Panther‘s Score

This featurette walks through the collaborative composition process for the Black Panther score. Composer Ludwig Göransson and Senegalese musician Baaba Maal worked together to give the film its unique sound.

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What Do We Really Want from a Star Wars Movie, and How Did That Impact Reception of The Last Jedi?

YouTuber Patrick Willems recently posted a video which asks what exactly we're looking for when we go to see a Star Wars film. Is it just a good movie in the universe we love? Or is it something more?

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What Would Be Your Leadership Philosophy If You Were a Star Trek Captain?

If you were a Starfleet captain on Star Trek, what would your leadership philosophy be?

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Danai Gurira Talks Okoye: The “Very Fierce and Very Feminine” Defender of a Nation Never Colonized

Danai Gurira recently spoke to NPR about the significance of her "very fierce and very feminine" character, Okoye, in Black Panther. "I always wonder—Africans always wonder—'Who would we have been if we weren't colonized?'" Gurira said. "And she protects what we would have been."

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NLRB Says Google Acted Legally When It Fired James Damore for His Anti-Diversity Memo

Sexist pseudoscience is not protected speech.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Google acted within its legal rights when it decided to fire James Damore for his infamous anti-diversity memo.

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The Igbo Women Who Went to War Against British Colonizers

Women in Nigeria have a history of taking collective action to deal with forms of discrimination. In 1929, with the Great Depression setting off terrible reverberations around the world, thousands of Igbo women in Nigeria started a revolt to protest the colonial and sexist legislation that the British had imposed on their country.

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Things We Saw Today: Black Panther Is Demolishing Box Office Records in Its Opening Weekend

Before it even hit theaters, Black Panther had already broken a number of advance ticket sale records. And now that it's finally out, it's breaking even more records in its opening weekend.

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School Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez Denounces Trump, NRA, and Our Do-Nothing Congress: “Shame on You!”

Emma Gonzalez, one of the students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, gave an impassioned speech calling for this one, finally, to "be the last mass shooting."

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The House of Representatives Just Voted to Gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed H.R. 620, which would rework the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to make life easier for ... businesses that aren't complying with that law. Time to call your Senators.

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“When People See Shuri on the Screen, They’re Just Joyful”: Letitia Wright Talks the Significance of Her Black Panther Role

"I grew up seeing so many stereotypes on TV," Letitia Wright said about playing her Black Panther character, Shuri, "and I didn't want to play that as well ... When people see Shuri on the screen they're just joyful, they leave the cinema like happy, like, 'Yo, she made me laugh.'"

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Descendants 3 Is Coming to Disney Channel for Summer 2019

Descendants 3 is on the way to Disney Channel for summer 2019, with returning cast members Dove Cameron (Mal), Sofia Carson (Evie), Booboo Stewart (Jay), Mitchell Hope (Ben), China Anne McClain (Uma), and Cameron Boyce (Carlos) confirmed.

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Kevin Feige Admits You Could Make “A Whole Movie” About the Women of the MCU. So Will He Actually Do It?

Kevin Feige recently said that the MCU has an "embarrassment of riches" when it comes to female characters, and you could easily "make a whole movie" about the women of Black Panther alone. Thanks, Kevin, but we already knew that. The real question is: are you actually going to do it?

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Things We Saw Today: Janelle Monae Drops an Intriguing Trailer for Her New Album Starring Tessa Thompson

Archandroid Cindi Mayweather, a.k.a. Janelle Monae, is back in the form of a new concept album and new visuals/videos featuring TMS' Queen, Tessa Thompson.

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J.J. Abrams on Toxic Fanboys: “Their Problem Isn’t Star Wars, Their Problem Is Being Threatened.”

J.J. Abrams is no stranger to people yelling at him. He made it through Lost. He made it through Felicity cutting her hair off. He'll make it through Star Wars.

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The Emancipator of the Ndongo People Warrior Queen Nzinga

Anna Nzinga, known also as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms during the 16th and 17th centuries AD.

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Gun Violence is a Mental Health Issue, Not a Mental Illness Issue. Yes, There’s a Difference

Words matter.

Gun violence is not caused by mental illness, but it is a mental health issue, and that's a small but important distinction that needs to be made.

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In Light of Black Panther It’s Time for Marvel To Take Blade off the Shelf

So when we gonna get that 'Blade' reboot huh?

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