Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about […]

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Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s […]

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Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school’s president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage […]

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Strong support shown at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds supported the 9th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the cure on Saturday, January 19. The 3.1-mile Race, which began promptly at 7:00 a.m., started at Montagu Beach and ended East of the old Paradise Island Bridge, adjacent to the police station. Seen here is team TREASURED CHESTS, one of several […]

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Stewart, Johnson named JCN’s ‘persons of the year’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jones Communications Network (JCN) has named two religious leaders as its persons of the year for 2019. The duo, Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart and Rev. Dr. Leonard Johnson, were recognized during the annual ceremony held at JCN studios on Thompson Boulevard on Friday afternoon. JCN has hosted the yearly program for the […]

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Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans. Wray […]

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal Pictures predicted that “Glass” will make about […]

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Jr Junkanoo moves back to Bay St.

18 schools to participate   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The pulsating beat of drums and the soul song of horns will stimulate the excitement and unite the cultural vigor of our youth as 18 schools nationwide are set to participate in this year’s Junior Junkanoo parade. The festivities will commence in Freeport, Grand Bahama on January […]

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Netflix has no plans to cut ‘Bird Box’ scene despite outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, […]

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Bob Costas exiting longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Costas, 66, served […]

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Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the color of a person’s skin, but the shade. “Colorism,” the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that many insiders say remains pervasive in the […]

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Local businesses eye U.S. Government Shutdown travel implications

80,000 await pay   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Local business owners warily eye the U.S. government shut down and any potential impact on the tourism industry, fearing a continuation that could lead to a drop in visitor arrivals, as around 800,000 federal employees await pay. With the shutdown entering its 25thth day and Friday marking the […]

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Fyre Festival turned Fyre Fraud investigated in Hulu documentary

Highlights many warning signs Shows mad dash for tents Invokes images of Hunger Games Details alleged plan to rob Bahamas Customs Fyre Fraud – a newly released documentary highlighting the disastrous events of the now infamous Fyre Festival of 2017 debuted Monday on the online video streaming service Hulu . The 96-minute-long Hulu original, which […]

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