Happy Monday. Here’s Netflix’s Black Talent Recreating “A Great Day in Harlem.”
Shout out to director Lacey Duke for this “A Great Day in Hollywood” spot, which features 47 Black writers, showrunners, actors, and producers to foster an “ongoing, intentional focus to talk authentically with the Black audience.” The brainchild of Netflix’s Strong Black Lead initiative, the iconic moment was captured by photographer Kwaku Alstron.
“It was a pretty magical couple of hours,” Duke told Variety. “All these amazingly talented, beautiful individuals in one space being supportive and just looking stunning together, all here to pull off this one-take wonder! (Actor) Alfre Woodard even lead everyone in an epic rendition of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ before we started shooting. It was beautiful, and in a flash it was over. It was probably the most overwhelming two hours of my career. I was just so happy to be a part of history.”
Watch the epic spot below.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Made a Hell of a Debut.
With an estimated $150 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada and $700 million made at the global box office, we’d say Jurassic World had one of the best weekends ever. According to Rotten Tomatoes, it’s the fourth domestic opening of the year. It’s not too late to catch it if you haven’t.
XXXTentacion’s Fan Memorial Service Will Take Place in Florida.
The funeral will be held on June 27 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Florida Panthers Stadium in Sunrise, Fla., XXX’s attorney, J. David Bogenschutz, tells PEOPLE. Though details were initially unclear, XXX’s mother has confirmed that the service will feature an open-casket viewing.
Twenty-two-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams was taken into custody by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder without premeditation, driving without a valid license, and a probation violation for theft of a car. “Homicide detectives are seeking additional suspects,” the sheriff’s office told PEOPLE on Thursday. “The investigation continues. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
Mo Salah May Retire from the National Team.
Citing grievances with how “he was used as a political symbol,” two sources close to the player tell the Associated Press that he may have plans to leave.
“Salah — the Muslim world’s most popular soccer player today — said he was particularly annoyed with a team banquet hosted by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who used the dinner to grant Salah “honorary citizenship,” according to the two people,” AP reports. “Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.”
Michelle Obama’s Memoir Is a “Re-Humanization” Effort.
“My parents had a strong sense of how to parent and taught us at an early age to figure it out,” Obama said of her forthcoming book, Becoming, during the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. “They let us know, that as children, our opinions mattered. But they encouraged us to contribute to the solution. You could air it out, but you had to be the one to solve whatever it was.”
Becoming is available for pre-order and is expected to drop on November 13.
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