by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
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ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
CRIME - From YahooEntertainment: An arrest has been made in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd who was shot several times in the back on October 3rd in Atlanta.
STAR TREK - From THR: CBS All-Access greenlights a fourth season of its flagship "Star Trek" TV series, "Star Trek: Discovery."
TELEVISION - From Deadline: Showtime will revive its Emmy-winning serial killer drama, "Dexter" (2006-13) as a limited series. Emmy-nominated actor, Michael C. Hall, will return as the title character, "Dexter Morgan," the forensic tech who moonlights as a serial killer.
TONY AWARDS - From Deadline: This is a list of nominations for the 2020 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.
STREAMING - From Deadline: Amazon has given the greenlight to a young adult TV series based on the hit 1997 horror film, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
SPORTS - From CNN: The Los Angeles Lakers win the National Basketball Association Championship for the year 2019-2020 - four games to two against the Miami Heat. It is the Lakers record-tying 17th NBA Championship.
From YouTube: Los Angeles Lakers claim 17th NBA title in YouTube mini-movie.
From YouTube: President Barack Obama shouts out Lakers for title win and for social justice.
From YahooSports: Lakers championship was a real coup for controlling owner, Jeanie Buss
From TheGuardian: Los Angeles Lakers champion and legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says, Amid uncertainty and upheaval, LeBron shows us what an American should be.
BOX OFFICE - From Deadline: The winner of the 10/9 to 10/11/2020 weekend box office is "War with Granpa" which has an estimated take of 3.6 million dollars.
PIXAR - From YahooEntertainment: "Soul" creators go inside Pixar's first African-American-led film: 'Animation is not an industry where there's been a great deal of Black representation'
OSCARS - From Variety: This Oscar Season Could Be for the Young and the Newcomers
From YahooSports: ESPN reporter, Vaughn McClure, has died at the age of 48, Thursday, October 15, 2020. McClure reported on the NFL's Atlanta Falcons for ESPN.
From Deadline: American actress, Conchata Ferrell, has died at the age of 77, Monday, October 12, 2020. She is best known for appearing in all 12 seasons of the CBS sitcom, "Two and a Half Men" (2003-2012). She was a three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, earning two of the nomations for her work on "Two and a Half Men."
From Deadline: American television film editor, Donald Douglas, has died at the age of 87, Saturday, October 3, 2020. Douglas began his career editing episodes of animated television series for Hanna-Barbera Productions, including "The Yogi Bear Show" (1961) and "The Flintstones" (1960). He received two Emmy nominations, one for his editing work on the 1984 CBS miniseries, "George Washington" and another for his work on the CBS television series, "Murder, She Wrote."
From ESPN: Baseball Hall of Fame player, Joe Morgan, has died at the age of 77, Sunday, October 11, 2020. Considered one of the greatest second baseman of all-time (if not the greatest), Morgan won two World Series titles with the Cincinnati Reds (1975 and 1976), and Morgan was named the "National League Most Valuable Player" both years. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
From YahooNews: Why does COVID-19 kill some people and hardly affects others?
From YahooNews: Yahoo has a dedicated page of links updating news about COVID-19.
From Deadline: The news site "Deadline" has a dedicated page for news about coronavirus and the film, TV, and entertainment industries.
From TheNewYorker: The venerable magazine has a dedicate COVID-19 page free to all readers.
From YahooNews: Re: the federal government's response to COVID-19: What if the most important election of our lifetime was the last one - 2016?
From YahooLife: What is "happy hypoxia?" And do you have this COVID-19 symptom?
From JuanCole: Remember when President Donald went crazy and suggested that we ingest household cleaning supplies and UV light to fight COVID-19. Here is the video and commentary from Juan Cole.
From TheIntercept: The federal government has ramped up security and police-related spending in response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, including issuing contracts for riot gear, disclosures show. The purchase orders include requests for disposable cuffs, gas masks, ballistic helmets, and riot gloves...
From TheAtlantic: The Coronavirus Was an Emergency Until Trump Found Out Who Was Dying. The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.
From ProPublica: Hospital's Secret COVID-19 Policy Separated Native American Mothers From Their Newborns
From TheGuardian: More than 20 million Americans could have contracted COVID-19, experts say.
From RSN/WashPost: The COVID-19 mutation that has taken over the world.
7/13 - From YahooSports: Maybe a pandemic means that there will not be college football this fall.
7/13- From YahooNews: The CDC adds four new symptoms (including nausea and purple or blue lesions on feet and toes) to the list of COVID-19 symptoms.
7/19 - From YahooFinance: Harvard Public Health professor Dr. Howard Koh says the U.S. "needs to regroup" to find COVID-19.
7/22 - From YahooNews: A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired.
7/22 - From YahooLifestyle: Florida mom loses son, 20, to coronavirus, and then days later, her daughter.
7/23 - From TheWrap: The site has a list of movie and TV stars, entertainment and sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19
From Bloomberg: Will the COVID-19 pandemic turn Millennials into socialists?
7/27 - From CNN: Chief of critical care at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Joseph Costa, passes away due to Covid-19 complications... after treating the hospital's sickest COVID-19 patients. He was 56 and leaves behind family, including a husband of 28 years.
7/30 - From Deadline: Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") reveals that he had a bout with COVID-19.
7/31 - From YahooEntertainment: Writer and actress, Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's "Girls, reveals that she contracted COVID-19 and the symptoms she experiences and still experience.
7/30 - From YahooGMA: In their bid to crackdown on illegal gatherings amid COVID-19, New York authorities break up an alleged sex party.
7/31 - From Slate: COVID-19 is airborne - for reals!
8/2 - From TheDailyBeast: In Mississippi, COVID-19 has coroners terrified.
8/6 - From YahooNews: Testing everyone constantly could stop the spread of COVID-19... according to this article.
8/8 - From YahooNYT: The coronavirus is new, but your immune system might recognize it.
8/8 - From YahooNBC: They thought COVID-19 was a hoax, and they almost died from it or are watching family and loved ones suffer with it or die from it.
8/9 - From YahooNews: The rest of the world is incredulous at the pitiful U.S. response to COVID-19.
8/9 - From YahooAFP: According to the real-time tally kept by John Hopkins University, the United States has hit 5 million cases of COVID-19.
8/16 - From Truthout: COVID Deaths Continue to Surge in Countries Led by Far Right Authoritarians
9/19 - From WashPost: U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 200,000
9/23 - From CNBC: Mark Cuban, who owns the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," suggests that every household in American get a $1000 check every two weeks for the next two months.
9/28 - From Deadline: John Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker reports that over 1 million people have died of COVID-19 worldwide.
10/2 - From YahooNews: President Donald and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19.
BLACK LIVES MATTER:
From RSN: Judge's Blistering Opinion Says Courts Have Placed Police Beyond Accountability
From TheGuardian: Yusef Salaam, one of the "Central Park Five," says in an interview, "Trump would have had me hanging from a tree in Central Park."
From NPR: Prosecutors' plea deal required drug suspect to name Breonna Taylor a "co-defendant."
From ChicagoSunTimes: Rev. Jesse Jackson: America has millions of people in poverty because Americans choose not to demand the policies that would lift them out of poverty.
From APNews: No one will be held accountable for the killing of Louisville African-American resident, Breonna Taylor.
From Channel4: Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
From GuardianUK: California is going to consider paying reparations to the descendants of African slaves after adopting a landmark law to study and to develop proposals around the issue.
From TheRoot: What to Do When Your Country Turns Into a Dumpster Fire
From Vox: It's True: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans Have Died in the Covid-19 Pandemic
From CBS: Breonna Taylor's boyfriend certain cops didn't identify themselves