Tag: Time’s Up

Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally, This Is Happening’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — For decades, sexual harassment was the State Capitol’s worst-kept secret. Even as women climbed the ranks of political power and won legal promises of gender equality, legislators avoided the topic of harassment. Female aides and even lawmakers who […]

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‘Grand Hotel’ Is Part of Eva Longoria’s Mission to ‘Produce With Purpose’

A year ago, Eva Longoria had just given birth — and was preparing to do it again. There was her first baby, Santiago Enrique Bastón, who arrived in June 2018. Then there was what she jokingly called her second, “Grand Hotel,” her new ABC drama. “My son had just been born, so I was breast-feeding […]

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On Lena Waithe and the Danger of Pinning Your Creative Authenticity to Your Activism

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) When it was announced that rising actor Jason Mitchell—known for his performances in Straight Outta Compton, Mudbound and The Chi—had not only been released from his contract as a series regular on The Chi but was removed from an upcoming Netflix film (and dropped by his agent and manager), the […]

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Tarana Burke Says Ava DuVernay Was ‘The Only One’ of Many Prominent Black Women Who Would Go on Record Against R. Kelly

Ava DuVernay, left, poses Tarana Burke, at the Ms. Foundation 30th Annual Gloria Awards at Capitale on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images for The Foundation for Women) As I write this, there is still a debate waging in one of our comments sections over whether filmmaker Ava DuVernay […]

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The Chi Showrunner Says ‘Everyone Was Well Aware’ of Jason Mitchell Misconduct Allegations. We Say Tiffany Boone Deserved Better

Tiffany Boone as Jerrika and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in THE CHI (Season 2, Episode 07, “Blind Eye”).Photo: Parrish Lewis (Showtime) Following news of actor Jason Mitchell’s misconduct allegations, it looks like a public statement has finally been issued by the staff of Showtime’s The Chi. Due to the allegations, Mitchell was removed from the […]

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