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  1. Award winning a oeClybourne Parka playing at Red Barn Studio Theatre through Sunday, March 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Lumina News

    The Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play "Clybourne Park" premiers at the Red Barn Studio Theatre through Sunday, March 1. The production then transfers to Thalian Hall, March 19-22. Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Joy Gregor, the play is a comedy based on Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."

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  2. Salaries, benefits, cutsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Harry's Place

    Both Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind have been suspended from their respective parties following cash for access allegations. As the BBC reported : It is claimed that Mr Straw was recorded describing how he operated "under the radar" and had used his influence to change EU rules on behalf of a firm which paid him A 60,000 a year.

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  3. Women in Business - Miranda BrawnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Financial Times

    ... trader. In her spare time, Ms Brawn is interested in philanthropic and diversity issues. She is a patron for Black British Academics , which aims to increase the number of black professors in the UK, and a board member of the Association of Women ...

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  4. Censorship and silencing of individuals on campusRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 14 | PressReleasePoint

    Southall Black Sisters is a signatory to this important initiative against censorship, for a full list of signatories go to the original article published in the Guardian The fate of Kate Smurthwaite's comedy show, cancelled by Goldsmith's College in London last month is part of a worrying pattern of intimidation and silencing of individuals whose views are deemed "transphobic" or "whorephobic" . Most of the people so labelled are feminists or pro-feminist men, some have experience in the sex industry, some are transgender.

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  5. TV review: a The Slapa lands with quiet forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Star-Telegram.com

    Three years ago, the Australian miniseries The Slap - about the ripples of repercussion following a man's slap of an acquaintance's misbehaving child - aired on DirecTV, and it was a compelling look at contemporary families under pressure. Based on the novel by Greek-Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas, it was also a snapshot of a changing, multicultural Australia as the family and friends at the center of the incident sprawled across the cultural spectrum from Greek immigrant to black British to Muslim Aboriginal.

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  6. Resurrecting Marley at 70: Rastafari History in 5 SongsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Religion Dispatched

    As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, many Americans will understandably and fittingly concentrate their observance of Black History Month on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than just a Southern or American hero, King has, since that famous march in 1965, become a global icon. Born one year later in Nottingham, England and raised among many black British of African-Caribbean descent, I knew his story well.

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  7. Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Newsday

    ... opportunities worthy of them". He says: "I can't say the same of my white peers", adding "there's a string of black British actors passing through where I live now in LA. "We make period dramas in Britain, but there are almost never black people in ...

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  8. Oyelowo Attacks Lack of Black RolesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Sunday Herald

    ... of big-screen roles including as Martin Luther King in the new Hollywood film Selma. "There's a string of black British actors passing through where I live now in LA. We don't have Downton Abbey, or Call The Midwife, or Peaky Blinders, or the 50th ...

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  9. David Oyelowo Slams Benedict Cumberbatch Criticism as "Silly"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | ContactMusic.com

    David Oyelowo , the British actor and star of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated civil rights drama Selma , has defended Benedict Cumberbatch in the wake of his U.S television interview during which he referred to black actors as "coloured". Cumberbatch, also Oscar-nominated for The Imitation Game , said he was "devastated" at is use of the word though the vast majority of commentators came to his defence given he was speaking about the limited opportunities available to black British actors.

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  10. Benedict Cumberbatch racism accusations are 'ridiculous' says Selma star David OyelowoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Independent

    ... Read more: Academy criticised for all-white Oscar nominations Benedict Cumberbatch: Hollywood is better for black British actors Jessica Chastain pleads with Hollywood to fight 'racist agendas' A multi-million-pound gym revamp. A new member ...

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  11. Cumberbatch sorry for 'colored actors' remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | WKBT

    ... show to discuss his Oscar-nominated role in "The Imitation Game," praised the efforts of Lenny Henry, a black British actor and comedian who has launched a campaign to ensure more ethnic minorities are employed in the UK media. "Something's gone ...

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  12. Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for 'colored actors' remark in U.S. interviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | KIPR-FM Little Rock

    ... show to discuss his Oscar-nominated role in "The Imitation Game," praised the efforts of Lenny Henry, a black British actor and comedian who has launched a campaign to ensure more ethnic minorities are employed in the UK media. "Something's gone ...

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  13. Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for saying 'colored' to describe black actorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... U.S.] than in the U.K., and that's something that needs to change," Cumberbatch said. Cumberbatch worked with black British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years A Slave in 2013. David Oyelowo is also a black British actor who has had to work with ...

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  14. In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile GroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | National Geographic

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone-A sea of rusted, tin-roofed shanties cascades chaotically to the Atlantic. Between the makeshift shelters of Kroo Bay, a slum in the capital of Sierra Leone, people wash, cook, urinate, and repair roofs, radios, and engines.

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  15. Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for 'coloured' remarkRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    ... Cumberbatch made the controversial remark last week when he appeared on the show "Tavis Smiley". Asked about black British actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo, who starred in "12 Years a Slave" and "Selma", he said: "I think as far as coloured ...

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  16. Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for a coloureda remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | India.com

    ... not racist." The actor made the controversial remark last week when appearing on "Tavis Smiley". Asked about black British actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo who starred in "12 Years a Slave" and "Selma" respectively. ICC Cricket World Cup ...

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  17. Benedict Cumberbatch apologises for 'coloured' comment on US chat showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Salisbury Journal

    ... of diversity on British screens. Y' for Benedict Cumberbatch for his comments on the lack of opportunity for black British actors, but did he have to use the term 'coloured'? He said: "I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for ...

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  18. Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes: 'Thoughtless' to Call Black Actors 'Colored'CNSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Cybercast News Service

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on the PBS show "Sherlock," apologized Monday for using the term "colored" to describe black actors in a discussion about diversity in the entertainment industry on the PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week. When asked about what makes British actors so appealing to the American audience to the point that even black British actors are "taking jobs," Cumberbatch said, "I think as far as colored actors go, it gets really difficult in the U.K., and I think a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here than in the U.K., and that's something that needs to change."

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  19. Benedict Cumberbatch Says U.S. Offers Black Actors More OpportunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | People

    ... the star, 38, said on the Tavis Smiley PBS talk show. , in response to a question Smiley asked him about black British actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo achieving success with 12 Years a Slave and Selma , respectively. "Something's gone ...

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  20. Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about the lack of opportunities for black British actors in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Independent

    ... certain migratory patterns that there are more opportunities here than in the UK." There have been a number of Black British stars who have found fame across the Atlantic, including Idris Elba on The Wire , Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave and ...

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