Spike Lee releases script of scrapped Jackie Robinson biopic
by Cortney Wills on April 3, 2020 at 12:36 am
With Hollywood completely shut down amid the coronavirus crisis, celebrities are finding new ways to entertain the masses while quarantined and Spike Lee is no exception. The prolific writer/director decided to release the full script for an unproduced biopic on the first Black pro baseball player, Jackie Robinson. Lee took to Instagram over the weekend […] The post Spike Lee releases script of scrapped Jackie Robinson biopic appeared first on TheGrio.
Facebook diversity recruiter files $100M discrimination suit against company
by Dawn Onley on April 3, 2020 at 12:16 am
A former Facebook diversity recruiter has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the social media platform, alleging she was discriminated against based on her race and disability. Anastasia Boone Talton, a senior talent acquisition specialist who was reportedly hired to diversify Facebook, filed the lawsuit on March 17 in California’s San Mateo Superior Court. She’s […] The post Facebook diversity recruiter files $100M discrimination suit against company appeared first on TheGrio.
Alicia Keys claims she was ‘manipulated’ into posing topless
by Cortney Wills on April 3, 2020 at 12:03 am
Alicia Keys is sharing her story in her book “More Myself,” and in it, she reveals that she found herself in some pretty precarious situations early on in her career. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter detailed an uncomfortable incident with a photographer who insisted on having total privacy while he took her picture in 2000 […] The post Alicia Keys claims she was ‘manipulated’ into posing topless appeared first on TheGrio.
Netflix drops trailer for crime docuseries, ‘The Innocence Files’
by Cortney Wills on April 2, 2020 at 11:47 pm
Netflix is taking a deep dive into the criminal justice system in its upcoming docuseries, The Innocence Files. The streamer just dropped the first official trailer for the project directed by Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Roger Ross Williams, Jed Rothstein, Andy Grieve, and Sarah Dowland. The nine-episode documentary series examines the work of The Innocence Project, […] The post Netflix drops trailer for crime docuseries, ‘The Innocence Files’ appeared first on TheGrio.
Luenell’s daughter gets backlash after comedian bans her from home over COVID-19
by Blue Telusma on April 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm
Luenell is sticking up for her daughter, Da’Nelle, who is on the receiving end of backlash after being put out the house because the 20-something wouldn’t take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. Last month, Luenell let her fans know that she had made the difficult choice to ban her daughter from her home. “I have to […] The post Luenell’s daughter gets backlash after comedian bans her from home over COVID-19 appeared first on TheGrio.