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‘Grimm’ creators on the tearful end of the show and the possibility of its being picked up – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

'Grimm' creators on the tearful end of the show and the possibility of its being picked up
Los Angeles Times
SPOILER ALERT: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS DETAILS FROM THE FINALE OF “GRIMM.” The final episode of NBC's "Grimm" aired Friday, complete with tears, character deaths and a revelation of a new, powerful way to fight evil. After 123 hours of …
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Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has one final goal in wrestling – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has one final goal in wrestling
USA TODAY
ORLANDO — Ric Flair has done it all in a lifetime in pro wrestling. Two-time Hall of Famer. World champion 16 times. But he has one more thing on his personal bucket list. “The only thing left is that the biggest moment of my life will be the day my
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Mama June Debuts Her New Look After Weight Loss & It’s So Inspiring — PHOTOS – Bustle


Bustle

Mama June Debuts Her New Look After Weight Loss & It's So Inspiring — PHOTOS
Bustle
I'm going to admit something: Mama June: From Not to Hot on WE tv has totally become my Friday night guilty pleasure, and last night we finally got a glimpse of Mama June Shannon's new look after weight loss. According to People, Shannon went from a …
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Jay Z Applauds New York Mayor’s Promise to Close Rikers Island

Jay Z applauded New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Friday that the city plans on shuttering its Rikers Island prison facility.

The rapper’s recent six-part documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story focused on a 16-year-old Bronx kid who spent over 1,000 days in Rikers – many of them in solitary confinement – while awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. 

Although the case was eventually dismissed, Browder committed suicide at the age of 22, with the severe PTSD he suffered while imprisoned at Rikers cited as the reason he took his own life. Browder’s story led to an upheaval of the criminal justice system and served as a catalyst for de Blasio’s announcement Friday.

“Kalief is a prophet. His story will save lives,” Jay Z tweeted Friday alongside a Barack Obama quote. “You guys watching and your compassion made this happen. Thank you.”

At a March panel prior to the broadcast premiere of Time: The Kalief Browder Story, the rapper was optimistic that the documentary would instill some major changes.

“We put people in office; we make the laws,” Jay Z said. “These government officials? They work for us. They speak to us like we work for them, but we are the power. Three million people watched this the first week; we need it to be 20. We need everyone to be talking about this. That’s how this stops.”

When the documentary debuted at Sundance, Jay Z promised that Time “will save a lot of lives.”

On Friday, de Blasio said in a statement, “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility. It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions. But it will happen. The goal is to get our overall jail population down to 5,000 people. We believe that can be achieved in the next 10 years. The mass incarceration era did not begin in New York City but it’s going to end here.”

The mayor had previously been critical of the facility and its treatment of Browder, admitting in 2014, “Browder’s tragic story put a human face on Rikers Island’s culture of delay.”

John Legend, who has actively lobbied for prison sentence reform for non-violent drug offenders, also commented on Rikers’ impending closure. “In closing Rikers, New York City takes a crucial step towards ending #massincarceration. Now the hard work begins,” Legend tweeted (via Billboard).

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Jay Z Applauds New York Mayor’s Promise to Close Rikers Island

Jay Z applauded New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Friday that the city plans on shuttering its Rikers Island prison facility.

The rapper’s recent six-part documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story focused on a 16-year-old Bronx kid who spent over 1,000 days in Rikers – many of them in solitary confinement – while awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. 

Although the case was eventually dismissed, Browder committed suicide at the age of 22, with the severe PTSD he suffered while imprisoned at Rikers cited as the reason he took his own life. Browder’s story led to an upheaval of the criminal justice system and served as a catalyst for de Blasio’s announcement Friday.

“Kalief is a prophet. His story will save lives,” Jay Z tweeted Friday alongside a Barack Obama quote. “You guys watching and your compassion made this happen. Thank you.”

At a March panel prior to the broadcast premiere of Time: The Kalief Browder Story, the rapper was optimistic that the documentary would instill some major changes.

“We put people in office; we make the laws,” Jay Z said. “These government officials? They work for us. They speak to us like we work for them, but we are the power. Three million people watched this the first week; we need it to be 20. We need everyone to be talking about this. That’s how this stops.”

When the documentary debuted at Sundance, Jay Z promised that Time “will save a lot of lives.”

On Friday, de Blasio said in a statement, “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility. It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions. But it will happen. The goal is to get our overall jail population down to 5,000 people. We believe that can be achieved in the next 10 years. The mass incarceration era did not begin in New York City but it’s going to end here.”

The mayor had previously been critical of the facility and its treatment of Browder, admitting in 2014, “Browder’s tragic story put a human face on Rikers Island’s culture of delay.”

John Legend, who has actively lobbied for prison sentence reform for non-violent drug offenders, also commented on Rikers’ impending closure. “In closing Rikers, New York City takes a crucial step towards ending #massincarceration. Now the hard work begins,” Legend tweeted (via Billboard).

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Tina Fey to white women who voted for Trump: ‘You can’t look away’ – CNN


CNN

Tina Fey to white women who voted for Trump: 'You can't look away'
CNN
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Tom Hanks Puts The ACLU’s Mission In Words The Internet Understands – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Tom Hanks Puts The ACLU's Mission In Words The Internet Understands
Huffington Post
If there's anyone who could compel Americans to stand up and fight for human rights, it's “America's sweetheart” Tom Hanks. As the de facto host of “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” on Friday night, Hanks kicked off the evening on a lighter
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Gilbert Baker, designer of the rainbow flag, dead at 65 – SFGate


SFGate

Gilbert Baker, designer of the rainbow flag, dead at 65
SFGate
Gilbert Baker, the colorful gay artist and activist who created the iconic rainbow flag, has died. Mr. Baker's first flag was an eight-colored banner that flew over the 1978 Pride festivities in San Francisco. The rainbow flag has since become a symbol
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Infamous April Fools’ Day Hoaxes Through The Years – 5newsonline.com


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Infamous April Fools' Day Hoaxes Through The Years
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‘The Boss Baby’ Bests ‘Beast,’ Barely, as Box Office No. 1 – New York Times


Charlotte Observer

'The Boss Baby' Bests 'Beast,' Barely, as Box Office No. 1
New York Times
Alec Baldwin voices the title character, right, with Miles Bakshi as Tim, in “The Boss Baby.” Credit Dreamworks Animation. LOS ANGELES — Show business rule of thumb: Never underestimate a tough-talking tot. Going into the weekend, most box office …
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