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Nia Boom

BLACK PANTHER ALREADY WON

For “Black Panther,” the “win” is that it overcame the academy bias against comic book movies and broke down the barrier against such fare contending for Best Picture. That honor was denied to “The Dark Knight” and all 17 of the previous entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we don’t think Ryan Cooogler‘s movie will be ranked high enough on the preferential ballot to claim this top prize, which is likely to go to “Roma.”

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[NEWS] Kool DJ Red Alert and DJ Ready Red Photo Mix Up?!

Geto Boys’ founding member DJ Ready Red passed away on Friday (August 24) at his home in New Jersey.

As the news started to spread, a few news outlets mistakingly used a photo of Hip Hop pioneer Kool DJ Red Alert, thinking it was the late Ready Red.

On Sunday (August 26), Red Alert addressed the mix-up on Instagram while paying tribute to his late friend.

“GLAD I FINALLY FOUND A PHOTO OF US, MAY I FIRST SAY REST IN PEACE @djreadyred A VERY GOOD PERSON WE LOST,” he wrote in all caps. “MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS & MEMBERS OF THE GROUP @thegetoboys. A LOT OF CONFUSION ON BEHALF OF THE MEDIA PLACING THE WRONG PICTURE, JUST RECENTLY THEY POST A PICTURE OF PATTI LABELLE SAYING IT WAS ARETHA FRANKLIN.

“IT’S A SHAME WITH EVERYTHING THAT’S ON THE INTERNET THEY STILL DON’T HANDLE IT CORRECTLY, MAKES MANY FEEL THAT THE HERITAGE OF BLACK MUSIC IS NOT PRESENTED PROPERLY. MAJOR RESPECT TO ALL SHOWING LOVE & SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT THIS, I FULLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE.”

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