Civil Rights Activist and Congressman John Lewis passed away at 80 due to pancreatic cancer. John Lewis was part of the Big Six, led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He was known for leading 600 protesters in the Bloody Sunday march. Lewis fought against racism, inequality and discrimination.
John Lewis founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and was named the Chairman of the organization. He was the youngest in the Big Six that also include Whitney Young of the National Urban League; A. Philip Randolph of the Negro American Labor Council; James L. Farmer Jr., of the Congress of Racial Equality; and Roy Wilkins of the NAACP.
In 1981, John Lewis was elected Atlanta City Council. He joined the congress in 1986. President Obama endorsed John Lewis with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. They later marched in Selma on the 50th anniversary of the Blood Sunday attack.
John Lewis' wife, Lillian Miles, passed away in 2012. He leaves behind his one son, John Miles Lewis.
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Hollywood and the entertainment industry is making adjustment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most film studios delayed and decided to release films and production until 2021.
Horror movie Halloween Kills, which is a sequel to the iconic Michael Myer's Halloween series, will be delayed on Oct. 15, 2021. The Forever Purge, which was set to release in July 2020 will be push back until July 2021. Halloween creator John Carpenter made a statement about the film delay. Check out the trailer to Halloween Kills above and stay tune for more updates!
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FX and New York Times are producing a new docseries called The New York Times Presents. The new series will premiere on July 10 with a documentary about Breonna Taylor, a 27-year-old Black woman who was killed by the police where she slept in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. Another episode will cover doctors and nurses in New York City at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Directed by Yoruba Richen and Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi, the series will premiere on FX and Hulu.