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The American Black Film Festival Turns 18! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Originally posted on Black America Web:

“The black experience is an integral part of American culture; and the universal appeal of Black stories is becoming more apparent as African Americans make substantial inroads into the motion picture industry,” says Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).

Listen to the audio player as Friday talks with Russ Parr about what to expect at this year’s 18th annual ABFF, which will be held in New York City, and why it won’t just be about watching a host of great films.

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Facebook Still Reigns Supreme Among Young Adults

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But we still love you, Twitter . . . and Instagram . . . and YouTube . . . and . . . Tumblr?? Vine???

Originally posted on Deepak verma:

Although Facebook may be losing steam with teenagers, as recent studies have claimed, young adults are still as active as ever on the social media site.
Harvard’s Institute of Politics polled over 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds, covering a wide range of topics from political affiliation to social media us
May 06, 2014 at 11:46PM

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Jets In Great Position To Add Impact During First Few Rounds Of NFL Draft

Originally posted on CBS New York:

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets head into the NFL draft with several needs and plenty of picks.

General manager John Idzik also has loads of options with the No. 18 selection.

Wide receiver? Cornerback? Tight end? Trade up, or down? Well, it’s anyone’s guess — the Jets included — right now. But with the depth of this year’s rookie class and currently holding a whopping 12 selections, New York will likely be able to add a few impact players.

“We’ll go in open-minded,” Idzik said. “The nice thing about having 12 picks is it does give you flexibility and maneuverability within the draft.”

Since taking over as GM last year, Idzik has preached a philosophy of building through the draft. And the 12 picks are just one less than the 13 the Jets had in coach Rex Ryan’s first three years from 2009-11 combined.

Idzik took…

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Sally Field takes down Julia Roberts in Celebrity Curse-Off — VIDEO

Originally posted on PopWatch:

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Sally Field may be known as The Flying Nun, or her current role as Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but the two-time Oscar winner sure has a potty mouth!

Field was reunited with her Steel Magnolias daughter Julia Roberts on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the first ever Celebrity Curse-Off! The rules are simple: Each contestant has five seconds to say the most obscene thing they can think of. Obviously, most of the answers were censored for TV, but you can definitely tell that Ms. Field’s vocabulary is much more expansive (and vulgar) than you may think. Watch below:

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ABC’s ‘World News’ Continues to Eke Out Ratings Victory Over NBC’s ‘Nightly’

Originally posted on Variety:

ABC is making strides in the TV-news wars, narrowly taking the lead from NBC’s long-dominant “Nightly News” in the demographic most important to advertisers for three out of the last four weeks of weekday broadcasts.

To be certain, ABC’s “World News” is edging NBC by the slimmest of margins – just 8,000 viewers between 25 and 54 in the five days starting April 28 – and continues to lag well behind the Brian Williams-led Peacock newscast in terms of overall viewership. But the newscast is making strides in an important category, bringing to mind the idea that, just as ABC’s “Good Morning America” eventually took ground from NBC’s “Today” in the ratings after years in second place, so too is “World News”attempting to catch up to its rival.

“I think this is just a nice chapter in a very long march. We have got a long way to go,” said…

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Petitioning All World Leaders: Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls #BringBackOurGirls.

Originally posted on MrMilitantNegro™:

By Jueseppi B.

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Change.org Petition, Please sign and circulate.

Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls #BringBackOurGirls

Petition by

Ify E.

Bonn, Germany

In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and plans are reported of them being sold as brides for $12 each. I am calling on the world to unite and save them.

The abducted young girls are being affected by a conflict they did not create, and their voices need to be heard. I can only imagine what these 200 girls have been through, and their government is not doing nearly enough to save them.

The group Boko Haram has repeatedly said girls should not be educated. I am a young Nigerian woman pursuing my education in Germany. I believe the Nigerian government must do more to ensure the safe return of these girls.

By signing this petition we declare our solidarity with…

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