John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr. on how groundbreaking slavery series ‘elevated the consciousness of the entire world’

John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr. on how groundbreaking slavery series 'elevated the consciousness of the entire world'

LeVar Burton in ‘Roots’ (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Roots captivated the nation when it premiered on ABC 45 years ago, drawing somewhere between 130 and 140 million viewers — more than half of the U.S. population (221 million) in 1977. The groundbreaking miniseries was based on Alex Haley’s bestselling novel, tracking his ancestral history from abducted … Read more

Who is Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky?

Who is Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky?

Less than four years ago Volodymyr Zelensky was one of Ukraine’s most popular TV comedians, starring in a satirical TV show and performing in a troupe where he played the piano with his penis for five minutes. Zelensky, now 44, won the presidential election in a landslide in 2019 after much of his campaign was … Read more

JJ Bola’s Novel ‘The Selfless Act of Breathing’ Acquired For Movie Adaptation – The Hamden Journal

JJ Bola’s Novel ‘The Selfless Act of Breathing’ Acquired For Movie Adaptation – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Bron Studios has snapped up rights to The Selfless Act of Breathing, the newly released novel by JJ Bola, to develop into a feature-length film. Playwright Keenan Scott II (Broadway’s Thoughts of a Colored Man) will adapt for the screen. The Selfless Act of Breathing follows Michael Kabongo, a British-Congolese teacher living in London on … Read more

Why megacap stocks rallied after Russia invaded Ukraine

Why megacap stocks rallied after Russia invaded Ukraine

As Russia launches a war against Ukraine, the Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) — down more than 3% at Thursday’s open — mounted a furious comeback, with megacap stocks Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG) doing much of the heavy lifting. However, the eight largest U.S. publicly traded companies have hemorrhaged over $2 trillion in market capitalization … Read more

Bills’ Josh Allen named third-best QB in NFL

Bills’ Josh Allen named third-best QB in NFL

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen slotted in at a very nice spot on a list from NFL.com. This league’s website ranked every QB who started at least one game in 2022, head-to-head, early in the 2022 offseason. In total, there are 62 players that fall into that category. Allen ranked higher than almost all of … Read more

Kyiv mansions for sale amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Kyiv mansions for sale amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Overnight on Thursday, Russian forces attacked Ukraine in what is considered the largest attack on a European state since World War II. The move took place after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an official declaration of war, ordering “a special military operation” on Ukraine in a televised address. Explosions, gunfire, and missiles were heard and … Read more