The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons With New Animated Series

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“We The People” has the Obamas teaching civics lessons to kids through music.

The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons
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The new Netflix series teams the Obamas with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Barris produces alongside the Obamas.

“We The People” consists of 10, three-minute-long episodes that feature music and animation.

The show combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

Per the logline, “We the People” covers a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways, set to original songs performed by artists such as Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, Kyle and inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, with a groundbreaking mix of animated styles. Each episode of the series promises to be a vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living and breathing thing, and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world. Other musicians featured in the series include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Daveed Diggs and Brittany Howard.

The animated musical series is set to premiere on Netflix July 4th.

WATCH: PAW Patrol: The Movie Official Trailer

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The official trailer for PAW Patrol: The Movie is here! Featuring voiceovers from Marsai Martin, Tyler Perry, and Yara Shahidi.

PAW Patrol is on a roll!

PAW Patrol: The Movie
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Synopsis: When the pups biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!

The pups’ biggest rescue ever in Adventure City arrives in theaters and on Paramount+ streaming on August 20th.

Tiffany Haddish Set To Portray Flo Jo In Upcoming Biopic

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Tiffany Haddish is set to portray the fastest woman in the world in an upcoming biopic.

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Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo Jo was all things track and field in the 80’s and an Olympic champion. She never mounted the starting blocks without her long nails and one legged tights. As a young girl who ran track, I was here for it!

Haddish, who said that the Olympic champion was her SHEro growing up will also produce the film.

I am looking forward to telling Flo-Jo’s story the way it should be told,” said Haddish. My goal with this film is making sure that younger generations know my ‘she-ro’ Flo-Jo, the fastest woman in the world to this day, existed.

Many of the records that Flo-Jo set in the 1988 Olympics, including those in the 100 m and 200 m, have yet to be broken.

Florence Griffith Joyner died in 1998 at the age of 38 of an epileptic seizure.

Lovecraft Country Star Jonathan Majors In Talks To Star In Creed III

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Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan in a film together? Yea I’m down.

Jonathan Majors

According to reports, the Lovecraft Country star is in talks to star in Creed III alongside Jordan.

According to Deadline, MGM and Michael B. Jordan, who makes his directorial debut with this installment,  are seriously vying for Majors to join the cast. Sources say they see him starring alongside Jordan as the ring nemesis of Adonis Creed.

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Here is what’s been reported so far about Creed III, which is still in development:

“The deal isn’t quite done yet and they are working through the logistics of Majors’ busy dance card. Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad return for the third installment of the Rocky franchise spinoff, but Sylvester Stallone decided not to come back this time. The script is written by Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler.”

Sisters On Track: A Netflix Documentary

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Being a Black girl who use to run track, I’m pretty excited to watch the Netflix documentary Sisters On Track.

Sisters On Track

The documentary follows three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future.

Running saved them.

Sisters/athletes Tai, Rainn, and Brooke Sheppard, excelled on their track and field team while living in a homeless shelter with their single mother, Tonia.

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(L to R) Jean E. Bell and Brooke Sheppard in SISTERS ON TRACK. Cr. NETFLIX

The sisters were propelled into the national spotlight in 2016 with their first-time wins at the Junior Olympics. The resulting media storm landed the girls on the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids as “SportsKids of the Year” giving them the resources to move into their own home. The film offers a rare intimate glimpse into a tight-knit Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma and tragedy. With the support of their mother, Tonia Handy, and the guidance of coach Jean Bell, the Sheppard sisters aim to beat the odds, dream big and aspire to higher education as they are finding their voices as athletes and students – all while processing the growing pains of adolescence. At the heart of the story is the bond between sisters and an entire community of women, passing the baton of self-empowerment and hope through track and field, from one generation to another.

Can we say Yes Girls Yes!!!!!

The documentary premieres June 24th on the streaming service.

Courageous! Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open

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What tennis player Naomi Osaka did on Monday morning was brave and I applaud her!

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The reigning U.S. Open champion announced that she was withdrawing from the already in progress French Open.

It all stems from her decision to opt out of the tournament’s “mandatory” media interviews, citing mental health concerns, including a history of depression. She hoped that any fines issued would go toward mental health awareness. And, indeed, fines were issued: Osaka was penalized $15,000. If that wasn’t enough, tournament organizers threatened to expel her from the tournament if she kept it up……So, she chose herself over tennis…and I don’t blame her!

Naomi Osaka

In a social media post, Osaka revealed that she’s been battling depression since winning her first major at the 2018 US Open. She also revealed that she’s an introvert, and wearing headphones at tournaments have helped with her social anxiety.

She’s also hoping she could have a conversation with officials from the WTA upon her return.

“I really want to work with the Tour to discuss ways we can make things better for the players, press and fans,” she wrote.