Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal
The short film AmeriCAN, which was released to the public on Wednesday, captures that sentiment so compellingly. Written and directed by actor Nate Parker (Beyond the Lights, The Great Debaters), the 14-minute film begins at the dinner table and ends with a single gunshot that Parker is hoping will shake viewers—particularly white Americans—out of this trance that suggests that black skin is less than, inferior.
In the mid-1990s, when I first moved to Washington, D.C., I quickly learned to say the requisite “Hey, how you doing?” to passersby. And in my parents’ native Georgetown, Guyana, people I pass invariably issue a crisp, slightly formal, “Good ahhfternoon.” From Europe to Brazil, the connection between strangers can be instant.
Behind the camera of Bert Stern lies a heated family feud.
The photographer died in 2013 at the age of 83 and left behind some iconic images of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, and some of the most famous ones of Marilyn Monroe. His work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art, and as a contemporary of such masters as Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Stern’s life and work were profiled in the documentary, Bert Stern: Original Madman, which is now at the center of a great legal controversy.
The filmmaker behind that film is Shannah Laumeister, who was secretly married to
In a somewhat unusual development, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear en banc a dispute over the constitutionality of the California Resale Royalties Act.
Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill and the estate of the sculptor Robert Graham are challenging the rejection of their class action lawsuit against Sotheby’s, Christie’s and online auction giant eBay for violating the California law that entitles artists to claim five percent of resale royalties on any work sold for more than $1,000, so long as the seller resides or the transaction happens in California.
The law was put on the books in 1976, yet
Just a day after Lindsay Lohan, her younger bother, Michael Lohan Jr., and Vigme, Inc. were hit with a $60 million lawsuit over a mobile social commerce app that lets users peek into the virtual closets of celebrities and purchase wardrobe items, they are now subject to a temporary restraining order that prohibits them from promoting the technology and seeking partnerships and investments for the app.
Spotted Friend, founded by Fima Potik, filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court on Thursday and alleged that the Lohans had agreed in 2013 to become part of his company.
Lindsay Lohan herself was invited
Construction contractor Vamco Sheet Metals Inc. has settled a sex discrimination case with the EEOC, and for some very good reasons.
In a press release, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that Vamco will pay out $215,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment on a project at a Manhattan construction project. Accusations included pretextual firing, assigning women only menial tasks, and denying women a clean place to pump breast milk.
Although the settlement means that Vamco will admit no liability for these allegations, there are three good lessons to be learned from this settlement: