Demonstrators Protest Against Recent Sacramento Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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Stephon Clark Protesters Are Not Here to Play.

A massive crowd of enraged demonstrators forced Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center to go on lockdown on Thursday night, subsequently delaying the Hawks-Game for close to 20 minutes. According to NBC News, they were protesting over Stephon Clark, who was murdered by police on Sunday when they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé told the crowd after the game:

“We recognize that it’s not just business as usual,” he said. “And we’re going to work really hard to bring everybody together to make the world a better place, starting with our own community. And we’re going to work really hard to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again.”

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Fox Searchlight is Working on an Alvin Ailey Film.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news. According to THR, the film is being developed with The Ailey Organization, Ailey II, The Ailey School, and other Ailey-affiliated organizations. Fox Searchlight also secured rights to Jennifer Dunning’s 1996 biography Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance.

“We are incredibly excited about this special project with terrific partners highlighting one of the great African-American icons and artists,” Alvin Ailey Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle told THR on Thursday. “As we prepare to celebrate the Ailey company’s 60th anniversary this fall, his powerful legacy continues to touch the hearts, minds and spirits of people around the world.”

There’s Also a Kendrick Lamar Biography in the Works.

Music journalist and Bandcamp Senior Editor Marcus J. Moore, who recently signed with Touchstone Books (an imprint backed by Simon & Schuster), just announced his cultural biography about Kung Fu Kenny. Titled The Butterfly Effect, How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America, the biography—which doesn’t yet have a release date—will tell the story of Kendrick’s rise to fame. We’re ready.

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