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Artist Simone Fugazzotto’s paintings for soccer league Serie A’s anti-racism campaign (Source: Internet)

Anti-racism campaign featuring apes by Italian Soccer League rakes up a controversy

A campaign launched earlier this week to fight racism against Black players in soccer stadiums in Italy has raked up a controversy, with adverse reactions to its attempt to present images of primates.

Published on 19th December 2019
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Barrie Keeffe, screenwriter of classic gangster movie The Long Good Friday, dies at 74

Barrie Keeffe, screenwriter of classic British gangster movie The Long Good Friday, has died. He was 74.

Published on 11th December 2019
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Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am in racism row with Qantas, before Australia leg of world tour

Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight.

Published on 18th November 2019
This combination photo shows various hairstyles worn by actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish (AP Photo)

No Hollywood stylists for black hair? Tiffany Haddish leads charge over lack of diversity

In an industry known for its glamour and beauty, some say the lack of diversity behind the scenes has led to challenging situations for women of colour.

Published on 28th October 2019
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The Beautiful Ones, Prince's highly anticipated, posthumous memoir is now out for fans

Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir.

Published on 27th October 2019
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Scorsese hails streaming platforms as 'even bigger revolution than sound' in cinema

Martin Scorsese said he's keeping an open mind about the "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic The Irishman closed the London Film Festival.

Published on 13th October 2019
Creative Arts Emmy: Game of Thrones wins big alongside Chernobyl, Free Solo, The Marvelous Mrs Maise

Creative Arts Emmy: Game of Thrones wins big alongside Chernobyl, Free Solo, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Games Of Thrones dominated the Creative Arts Emmy Awards by taking home 10 trophies.
 

Published on 16th September 2019

Bangalore-based Theatre For Change comes to Mumbai with their production, When The Rainbow Is Enough

Adapted from American playwright Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, the play brings the stories of sexual abuse, gender inequality, racism and depression faced by women

Published on 17th August 2019
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RIP: Paule Marshall, Brooklyn-born novelist of diverse influences, dies at 90

Paule Marshall, who drew upon classic and vernacular literature to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and traditional cultures, has died at age 90.

Published on 16th August 2019
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Theatre In The Dark—an unseen act all the way from New York

An American theatre director is in Kochi to showcase multi-sensory interactive theatrical experience

Published on 9th August 2019
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Tribute: Toni Morrison was a 'literary mother to generations of writers, especially black women'

When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favourite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part...

Published on 7th August 2019
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RIP Toni Morrison: Nobel laureate, pioneer and giant of modern literature dies at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer of modern literature whose imaginative power transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within boundaries of race, has died at age 88.

Published on 6th August 2019
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ABC executive withholding judgment on sexual assault allegation by co-star on The Rookie

ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Monday she is withholding judgment on the fate of The Rookie pending an investigation into co-star Afton Williamson's claim of sexual misconduct.

Published on 6th August 2019
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Ethiopian Israeli musician Yael Mentesnot (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Wave of young Ethiopian musicians bursts onto scene in growing hip-hop & dancehall communities

In his song Handcuffed, rapper Teddy Neguse addresses police brutality against young Israeli men of Ethiopian descent.

Published on 12th July 2019

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