As much as we have been here before — with protests and calls for change — right now feels different on so many levels.
The death of George Floyd didn’t just break hearts, it appears to actually be spurring people to action.
Even in Hollywood, the land of make believe, people are getting real about racism.
Perhaps no more.
The initiative is a part of the BLD PWR organization founded by actor/activist Kendrick Sampson, who currently stars as Nathan on the HBO series, “Insecure.”
Slate said she was stepping aside from voicing a mixed-race character on Netflix’s “Big Mouth” because “Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” and Bell dipped out of a mixed-race character role on “Central Park” on Apple TV+, citing “a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege.”
Come through, allyship!
People don’t willingly mess with their coins unless they are serious about making a change.
Speaking of allies…
Legendary country stars The Dixie Chicks have dropped the “Dixie.”
Get into ‘The Zone’
I loved his exploration of the original series and how it “dealt with issues that resonate to this day.”
“Those include, in no particular order, racism, loneliness, the fragile nature of society, and the enduring notion that the biggest threat to humanity is usually what we tend to do to ourselves,” Lowry wrote.
Personally, 2020 feels like the “Time Enough at Last” episode, which aired in 1959 and centered on a bookworm who thought he had it made after he survives a nuclear blast that will allow him to be able to read all he wants — until he accidentally destroys his glasses which leave him unable to see.
This isn’t an entertainment story, but it should be because surely someone is already working on a screenplay about the charmed and charming life of Augie.
If no one is, get to working on that and don’t forget to include a cameo for the CNN writer who inspired your project.
‘I’m passed patiently waiting’
For all of us who weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets to the actual Broadway show, who grudgingly “liked” those Instagram photos of our friends’ “Hamilton” programs and sang the lyrics to the soundtrack off key in their car with no context for the actual action, NOW IS OUR TIME TO SHINE!!!
Go ahead and say it with me: This is “My Shot.”
Pop back next week to see what else we’re going on about. Until then, keep it popping.