For ‘The Big Sick,’ healthy box office sends a big message

(CNN)Despite only opening in limited release, “The Big Sick” is enjoying some big attention for its box office gross over the weekend. Much like how “Moonlight’s” word-of-mouth success and eventual Academy Award win made a strong statement about the hunger for more nuanced stories about the African American experience, “The Big Sick” stands to make a case for the reinvention of a genre starved for inclusivity. In film, Nanjiani’s character…

July 1, 2017

Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn

Another minor filmed a portion of the Saturday confrontation, which relatives of the teen later shared on Facebook, where it went viral. As seen in the video below, an adult man straddles the teen and puts his hand around his neck.The man can be heard scolding the teen for coming onto his property and says,Im going to fucking kill you. Andrew M. Stroth, a civil rights attorney who is representing…

June 28, 2017

Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changed What China’s scared of China’s Xi Jinping to make first visit Carrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge China Secret negotiations sealed city’s fate The protesters were led by Joshua Wong,…

June 26, 2017