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N.W.A’s ‘F–k tha Police’ nearly quadruples in streams 2020-06-04 16:54:46The smash-hit anti-racial profiling, anti-police brutality track pulled in more than 765,000 streams in one week alone.

Chad Brownlee apologizes for social media post that 2020-06-04 16:03:50"That was wrong (and) inappropriate," wrote the 35-year-old Canadian country singer in his apology.

Gabrielle Union files discrimination complaint against ‘America’s Got 2020-06-04 15:54:15'There is no place for this type of racial bullying in the workplace,' Union's attorney said in a statement.

Neil Young calls for ‘new rules for policing,’ 2020-06-04 15:46:53The 1970 song addresses racism towards Black communities in the southern U.S.

How 2 Calgary startups became involved in John 2020-06-04 14:05:28Two Calgary-based startups played a role in bringing Some Good News to life.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confronts Donald Trump: ‘Where 2020-06-04 13:08:02"I care so deeply about our country and every single person in it," he says in the emotional video.

‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega rallies crowds at 2020-06-04 13:07:45"We don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, but we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones

Nick Cordero’s wife has ‘faith’ in husband’s recovery 2020-06-04 12:46:07'He’s still here and -- despite his odds -- gets slightly, slightly better every day. Where there is faith, there is hope," Kloots said of Cor

Meghan Markle delivers emotional speech about George Floyd: 2020-06-04 11:19:09She opened up about her memory of the 1992 riots following the beating of Rodney King.

Steven Avery of ‘Making a Murderer’ tests positive 2020-06-04 10:59:27"The bigger threat to him is whether the COA will cure the disease that caused him to be wrongfully convicted," said Avery's attorney of her client

10-year-old girl rocks to Rage Against the Machine 2020-06-02 16:30:41The high-energy, multi-instrumental cover was even recognized by the guitarist of the political rap-rock group, Tom Morello.

Rush’s Alex Lifeson says Neil Peart’s death has 2020-06-02 14:54:29The legendary Rush drummer died on Jan. 7 after a three-year battle with brain cancer.

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He signed on for a TV show about New! 2020-06-05 17:49:10In "El Presidente," on Amazon Prime Video, "Birdman" Oscar winner Armando Bó tackles "FIFA Gate," the 2015 corruption scandal that engulf

Trump supporter Kanye West silently gives to families New! 2020-06-05 17:05:59Kanye West, who has been silent in the wake of George Floyd's killing, has reportedly donated millions to his, Breonna Taylor's and Ahmaud Arbery's

Review: 'Parkland Rising' records the protests and activism New! 2020-06-05 16:24:15"Parkland Rising," executive produced by Katie Couric and will.i.am, chronicles the activism that emerged following the deadliest high school shooti

How a project to honor artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres New! 2020-06-05 16:23:39Fortune cookie installations by late artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres were about loss and renewal. Their re-creations feel like home décor of priv

46 years later, a painfully timely Richard Pryor New! 2020-06-05 15:45:03In the wake of the protests, Spotify's trendsetting Viral 50 chart features decades-old tracks from Richard Pryor, James Brown and Gil Scott-Heron.

Review: Willem Dafoe brings quiet grace to Abel New! 2020-06-05 15:10:45Longtime collaborators Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe come together for a semi-autobiographical tale of the filmmaker's quiet new life in Rome, still

What's on TV This Week: A Bruce Lee New! 2020-06-05 13:32:15TV highlights for June 7-13 include a profile of martial arts legend Bruce Lee on ESPN's "30 for 30" and a "Grease Sing-Along" on CBS

Movies on TV this week, June 7: Mary 2020-06-05 12:59:05Movies on TV this week, June 7: 'Mary Poppins'; 'Finding Nemo'; 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and more

Oscars promise change after Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo 2020-06-05 12:58:29Oyelowo and DuVernay said that academy members refused to vote for 'Selma' after cast and crew protested the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

14 California artists share reactions to the protests 2020-06-05 12:00:39Illustrations from 14 California-based artists.

Ibram X. Kendi on how to raise antiracist 2020-06-05 11:00:11The author of 'How to Be An Antiracist' has a timely new spinoff board book, 'Antiracist Baby,' out soon.

Sandra Tsing Loh, the sanest madwoman in quarantine 2020-06-05 10:00:36The textbook model of a cross-platform artist, Loh talks about her COVID-themed science podcast and her new memoir, "The Madwoman and the Roomba."

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Bollywood Stars Criticized For Posting About Racial Equality New! 2020-06-05 15:57:56Priyanka Chopra showed support for Black Lives Matter but has been called out for failing to speak out against injustice in India.

Kendall Jenner's Out-Of-Touch Pepsi Ad Resurfaces Amid Protests, New! 2020-06-05 14:56:14The Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests have revived jokes about the reality star's 2017 commercial.

'Late Night' Writer Amber Ruffin Has Even More New! 2020-06-05 14:18:04The comedian and writer still hasn't run out of examples of disturbing encounters she's had with the cops as a Black woman.

Jimmy Kimmel Cracks Up Because Trump Can't Even New! 2020-06-05 13:43:34Welcome to “Minneanapolis," Mr. President

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Daughter Says People Are New! 2020-06-05 13:18:21"If you’re gonna use his words, try to find the context of those words," Bernice King said on "The Tonight Show."

Kanye West Protests In Chicago, Donates To Families 2020-06-05 13:16:00The rapper appeared at a rally in his hometown after donating $2 million to help Black-owned businesses and the families of Floyd, Taylor, and Ahmaud

Mark Hamill's 'Star Wars' Surprise Brings Nurse To 2020-06-05 10:00:08"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" just became "The Surprise of Skywalker."

Street Artist Honors Protesters With Nina Simone's Iconic 2020-06-05 09:26:55"I’ll tell you what freedom means to me: no fear," the artist Pegasus painted in solidarity with anti-racism protesters.

Kumail Nanjiani's Tweet Brilliantly Rejects Idea Of Few 2020-06-05 08:00:48The comedian gave an insightful lesson on police brutality after a Buffalo officer pushed a 75-year-old protester to the pavement.

Stephen Colbert Exposes The ‘Shockingly Brutal’ Tactics Police 2020-06-05 05:39:06The "Late Show" host reveals how cities and police are using and abusing curfews to attack protesters.

Beach Boys Legend Brian Wilson Shares Stirring New 2020-06-05 04:16:46The pop music mastermind also performed a solo version of "God Only Knows" on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

Seth Meyers Issues Blunt Reminder To New York 2020-06-05 03:14:53"What are you guys doing? Our democracy’s on a precipice and you decide to give it a push?" the "Late Night" host asked the newspaper.

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#BlackOutTuesday spreads across social media in protest against 2020-06-02 13:02:00Major broadcasters, music streaming companies and more are joining with celebrities and music labels in halting or altering their regular operations T

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to 2020-06-02 12:15:37A United States federal judge has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's Tiger King docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival.

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations 2020-06-02 10:16:52Jamie Foxx stood shoulder-to-shoulder with activists in Minneapolis. In Los Angeles, pop star Halsey and Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson were hit with

Cape Breton author, environmentalist Silver Donald Cameron dies 2020-06-01 11:26:51Canadian author and environmentalist Silver Donald Cameron, who lived in Cape Breton, has died at the age of 82.

35 books to read for National Indigenous History 2020-06-01 11:00:33June is National Indigenous History Month. Celebrate by reading one of these books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.

Music industry hits pause to reflect amid racial 2020-06-01 09:10:48Leading record labels will mark "Black Out Tuesday" this week, suspending business and working with communities to fight racial inequality after pro

Christo, creator of ambitious public art projects, dead 2020-05-31 23:07:20The Bulgarian-born artist Christo has died. He and his wife were known for their attention-grabbing but ephemeral public art projects, which involved

Mission Possible: How Tom Cruise's plan to film 2020-05-30 04:00:00He's flown fighter jets and hung off the sides of skyscrapers, and now actor Tom Cruise is joining SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA to make the first fe

Space Force, Upload | Stay-home streaming guide 2020-05-29 21:24:00You can't get further away from your pandemic reality than Space Force and Upload, two comedies that focus on outer space and the great beyond, respe

Iconic sites stay shut as France lifts lockdown 2020-05-29 10:32:33Hold that smile, Mona Lisa. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles will remain off-limits for the immediate future, as France lifts

Antigone named best picture on final night of 2020-05-28 19:46:04On the fourth and final night of the Canadian Screen Awards, the academy gave the Quebec film Antigone — a modern retelling of the ancient Greek

TIFF still planning some type of physical festival, 2020-05-28 16:26:45Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're still planning to have some type of physical festival this year. But executive dire


Netflix hit ‘Sweet Magnolias’ is full of small-town New! 2020-06-05 17:28:33There are no A-list names, no big explosions, no time travel, no superheroes; just good writing, likeable characters and an esprit de corps that&rsquo

Vinay Menon: It’s time to reconsider that DIY New! 2020-06-05 16:44:31As celebrities demonstrate, staying home is not always the safest thing.

Canada’s Pascal Plante humbled by Cannes selection for New! 2020-06-05 14:58:18The festival won’t have a 2020 edition at all but revealed the lineup earlier this week anyway, giving the films a badge of honour.

How Zane Lowe became pop’s unofficial therapist New! 2020-06-05 14:12:08Since 2014, when Lowe was recruited from London and the BBC to join Apple in California, he has emerged as a trusted figure — a hyped-up fan sta

St. Catharines naming Lakeside Park pavilion after late New! 2020-06-05 13:37:59The acclaimed percussionist, who died in January at age 67, was born in Hamilton and grew up in St. Catharines.

Norah Jones enjoys a weekly Christmas, and sweating New! 2020-06-05 13:32:12Singer Jones discusses 10 cultural items, people and pastimes that are keeping her grounded during the pandemic.

Can ballet come alive online? New! 2020-06-05 13:29:51As spring seasons are lost and debuts and premieres erased, ballet companies have been releasing digital content at breakneck speed.

The Emmys will go on, and this year, 2020-06-05 13:08:41The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are still scheduled to take place on Sept. 20. The nominations will be announced on July 28, two weeks later than origi

Edmonton-raised Heidi Jacobs wins $15K Stephen Leacock Memorial 2020-06-05 12:38:36Published by NeWest Press, “Molly of the Mall” follows aspiring novelist Molly MacGregor’s unromantic travails as a shoe seller at t

City extends ‘lifeline’ to Toronto music venue owners 2020-06-05 12:37:08The measure isn’t COVID-19-related temporary relief, though the pandemic made it happen quicker

New York theatres open up lobbies for racial 2020-06-05 12:09:04Several theatres in Manhattan and Brooklyn announced that they would allow demonstrators into their buildings to use the restroom, drink water or char

As audiobook market grows, narrators of colour find 2020-06-05 11:47:40Audiobook publishers are increasingly offering opportunities to narrators of colour, a response to a broader range of stories and desire for the voice

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