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Person Hit By BART Train In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A person was struck by a BART train in Oakland Monday morning, prompting major service delays on the Fremont line.<p>The person’s …

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Michael B Jordan wanted to play roles meant for white actors after Fruitvale Station

Michael B Jordan, the 31-year-old actor who played Killmonger in Black Panther, told fellow actor Issa Rae after the Ryan Coogler-directed film he …

Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan: I Only Want Roles Written For White Men

One of the most actors in demand in Hollywood right now is 31 year old Cali native Michael B. Jordan. From playing “Kilmonger” in this year’s <i>Black</i> …

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan Says After "Fruitvale Station" He Only Wanted to Audition for White Male Roles

“Me playing that role is going to make it what it is."<p>After the success of his breakout movie <i>Fruitvale Station,</i> which helped catapult him to stardom in 2013, Michael B. Jordan made a major decision when it came to his acting career: he wasn’t going to audition for roles specifically written for …

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Michael B. Jordan Told His Agents During ‘Fruitvale Station’ He’d Only Audition for Roles Written for White Men

"I got no pushback whatsoever," Jordan remembered of his decision. "Everybody pushed for it."<p>During a candid discussion with “Insecure” creator and …

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Why Michael B. Jordan wanted to only audition for roles written for white men

During their interview for <i>Variety</i>‘s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Shutterstock, “Fahrenheit 451” star Michael B. Jordan told “Insecure’s” Issa Rae that after he finished working on “Fruitvale Station,” he told his agents that he didn’t want to audition for roles written for African-Americans.

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BART’s Fruitvale Station reopens after reported fight

A fight involving a group of juveniles at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland disrupted BART service during the Monday evening commute, a BART spokeswoman said.<p>Five trains were directed to proceed through the station without stopping while police worked to resolve the dispute, according to BART …

San Francisco Bay Area

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 13, 2018:<p>1. Black Panther (2018)<p>2. Fifty Shades Freed<p>3. The Greatest Showman<p>4. Thor: Ragnarok<p>5. 12 …

Business

Malden Reads Movie Night: "Fruitvale Station"

Free Malden Reads Movie Night & Discussion<p>Join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:30-8:30pm (rescheduled date) at the Malden Public Library's …

Michael B. Jordan

Dear NBA GMs | by Bronson Koenig

For a few weeks now, I’ve wanted to write a letter to GMs making my case for the NBA draft. I know that I’ll be kicking myself later if I don’t stand …

Basketball

19 Movies About Race Every White Person Needs To Watch, From 'Fruitvale Station' To 'Do The Right Thing'

Let's not kid ourselves: movies are not going to change how race is understood or experienced around the world by themselves. But movie watching does …

Box Office

African Easter Eggs: 13 Things You Might have Missed in Black Panther

This is a guest post written by Octavius A. Newman<p>How many times have you seen Black Panther? Five weeks out and the World of Wakanda is still …

Marvel Universe

Town Crier: Pet sitting may be columnist’s calling

There’s money to be made in the dog-sitting business. Just sitting for 10 minutes on the bench outside Starbucks, I had two different pet owners ask …

Black Panther

Meenakshi Shedde: Superheroes await

Black Panther, directed and co-written by the black/African-American filmmaker Ryan Coogler, marks a superb, politically engaged evolution in the …

Marvel Studios

Venom Finds Lands Black Panther Composer

Tom Hardy's <b>Venom</b> movie is a longtime coming, considering it will likely take on many of the characteristics of how the spin-off was originally …

Construction

'Ross Dress For Less' Opens At Fruitvale Station Shopping Center

OaklandPhoto: Ross Dess for Less/YelpA new outpost for discount chain Ross Dress for Less has opened in East Oakland at Fruitvale Station Shopping …

Oakland

Meet Hannah Beachler, The Production Designer Who Created The Dope Scenery in 'Black Panther'

If you've seen <i>Fruitvale Station</i>, <i>Moonlight</i> or Beyoncé's magnum opus, <i>Lemonade</i>, then you've enjoyed Hannah Beachler's work. From the opening credits to …

Women of Color

ALERT: The full cast of the 'Charmed' reboot has ~*finally*~ been announced

Dust off your spirit board, boil your potions and start flipping the pages of the Book of Shadows (either by hand or by magic) 'coz the next …

Celebrity News

An Open Letter to The Academy -#OscarSoWhite, #Metoo, #TimesUp & Why are White Executives so Bad at Their Jobs?

• shares<p>Dear AMPAS Member,<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>I watched The 90th Oscars with mixed feelings.<p>The …

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[UPDATED] The 'Charmed' Reboot Finally Cast All the Sisters and They're Great

The Charmed ones can finally channel the power of three.<p>The <i>Charmed</i> reboot is on its way to becoming the most anticipated show this year. The reboot of the '90s cult witch show cast two of the sisters last month, but there was one missing piece – the last sister, of course! The CW finally finished …

Celebrity News

The 'Charmed' Reboot Cast Finally Has Its Three Sisters & They're Perfect

Your television is about to get a <i>little</i> more magical, because the <i>Charmed</i> reboot casting process is coming together. The CW has found its three …

TV

Sandra Bullock's Oscars Shade Was So Fierce & We're Totally Here For It

With as many women as there are at the 90th annual Academy Awards, it's not that surprising that we've had them making jokes at the expense of …

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Rachel Morrison

<b>‘If we can break down this stronghold, then we can break down another.’</b><p>My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was four. And she was …

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The game-raising partnership of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan goes beyond Black Panther

<i>With Together Again, Jesse Hassenger looks at actors and directors who have worked together on at least three films, analyzing the nature of their</i> …

African-American News

Ryan Coogler’s meteoric rise from indie film to Black Panther, explained

In only five years, Coogler has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most talented and sought-after directors.<p>Ryan Coogler’s rise through Hollywood is best described as “meteoric.” Before being selected to direct <i>Black Panther</i>, the director, now 31 years old, had only made two feature films:</i> …

Culture

Black Panther Easter Eggs and References

From Stan Lee's cameo to Wakanda history, Vibranium, and more, here's everything we spotted in the latest MCU movie.<p><i>Update: We've added a few more</i> …

Marvel Universe

Black Panther finally gives Marvel the supervillain it needed

<i>This article contains plot revelations for</i> Black Panther.<p>The reviews are in. The receipts have been counted. More than just an acclaimed box-office …

Comics

The first witch in the Charmed reboot has been cast

The upcoming Charmed reboot is well and truly underway as the first witch has been cast.<p>Melonie Diaz is the first actress attached to the upcoming …

Entertainment (UK)

'Charmed' Enlists 'Fruitvale Station's' Melonie Diaz as One of Three Leading Ladies

She will play one of the three sisters for The CW's reboot.<p><i>Fruitvale Station</i> breakout Melonie Diaz has landed one of the three starring roles in The …

Hollywood

There Is Much to Celebrate–and Much to Question–About Marvel's Black Panther

Does the film ask its audience to root for the wrong character?<p>I was hoping <i>Black Panther</i> would be a movie exactly for people like me: viewers who may not be deep in the weeds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but who are interested in this character and stories of the Black fantastic. And in many …

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