Roland Martin, Reverend Dr. William Barber Discuss Voter Equality

The Fight for voter mobilization continues as Rev. Dr. William Barber works to make voting simple and fair for all Americans.

Rev. Barber feels that some of the laws that have been put in place surrounding voting were designed to keep minorities out of the polls. He explained to Roland Martin on the TJMS.

Rev. Barber urges the same companies that refused to enter North Carolina when they  attacked the LGBT community with their bathroom laws, to “Tell North Carolina that you are not coming if they are going to codify Jim Crow once again.”

Hear the full conversation above.

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George R.R. Martin teases new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series — ‘This one really puts the PRE in prequel’

The newly ordered “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot won’t affect “Winds of Winter,” that book George R.R. Martin is definitely going to finish.

HBO greenlit a spinoff pilot from Martin and writer Jane Goldman last week, and the genre-changing author is giving a few hints about what the series could…

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Why is Martin Hughes-Games not on Springwatch 2018 and who are the special guests? From Steve Backshall to Lucy Cooke

Springwatch is back on BBC2 but without one of its familiar faces.

Martin Hugh-Games will not be returning as a presenter after 12 years of service – here’s what we know about it so far and who may be guest presenting in his place.

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Why is Martin Hugh-Games not returning to Springwatch?

In 2016 he actually announced that he was being axed by the BBC in order for diversity targets to be met.

However after a flurry of support from viewers, his role was changed rather than terminated.

Show bosses gave him less time in the studio and more in the field.

But in February he tweeted again confirming he was leaving the show for definite.

He said in a subsequent Radio Times interview: “I had reasons for deciding to leave Springwatch, but these are private and I have no wish to upset anyone by going on about them. I’m going to miss Chris and Michaela terribly. Springwatch, as a totally non-scripted, live show is exceptionally difficult to present but Chris and Michaela make it look almost effortless and great fun – it’s an amazing skill.”

Who is guest presenting?

Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan Gillian Burke are the three main presenters but there is a rotating cast of guest presenters too.

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Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning naturist. He is also a children’s author and is married to Olympic rower Helen Glover.

He has also worked for the National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Lucy Cooke

Lucy Cooke is a British zoologist and producer. She has a specialist interest in sloths and co-presented Freaks and Creeps – a show about the planet’s ugliest animals.

 

 

 

 

 

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Danny Robinson Moves Up In Newly Created Executive Role At The Martin Agency

In a move that is being deemed unusual, The Martin Agency has created an executive committee-level position of chief client officer, which Danny Robinson, one of its top senior creatives will occupy.

He will be responsible for working with account management to promote creative ideas, collaborate with creative teams to determine what drives clients’ businesses, and partner with clients to sell breakthrough work throughout their organizations—all in the interest of fighting against “brand invisibility.”

“The brands we represent need to be talked about within culture at large,” The Martin Agency CEO Kristen Cavallo told Adweek. “Because of that, we needed to increase the linkage between culture and business, and we created the role of chief client officer with the ambition of doing just that.”

Before joining The Martin Agency in 2004, Robinson co-founded Vigilante, his own creative shop and served as its chief creative officer where he helped develop the Pontiac giveaway integration with the Oprah Winfrey Show (276 audience members on the program were given Pontiac G6s), according to the Media Post. During his time there, Vigilante was awarded the AAAA Multicultural Agency of the Year Award two years in a row, runner-up in its third year and was nominated the subsequent two years. His work for General Motors’ Pontiac brand and Snapple’s Mistic earned several London International and Mobius Awards. His work for Heineken won an ANA Multicultural Excellence Award and was also featured in Communication Arts.

“You don’t meet many creative directors who have an M.B.A., have worked in brand management and have founded their own ad agency known for leveraging pop culture,” said Chris Mumford, president of The Martin Agency. “But then again, there’s only one Danny Robinson. Danny was even a part-time stand-up comic for ten years. He’s a unicorn, which makes him uniquely qualified for this role.”

In addition to bridging the gap between the creative and account departments, Robinson will also work with clients to identify the types of problems the agency can help them solve that “don’t typically show up in creative briefs.” During his time at The Martin Agency, Robinson has worked with Alliance for Climate Protection, Pizza Hut, Hanes, Tic Tac, Chevrolet, Oreo and the AMC Network.

“My entire career has been in the creative department,” Robinson said. “I’ve always approached my job with the understanding that I’m in a business and working for businesses.”

According to Adweek, Robinson’s promotion makes him the first African American to join the upper echelons of the agency’s C-suite. Cavallo told the advertising trade publication that the agency has made a significant investment in promoting diverse talent to leadership positions over the past five months, including doubling female representation in the C-suite.

“Often we at agencies try to hire people that fit a culture,” pushing out “disruptive ideas that don’t fit in the process,” Cavallo said. The leadership team that the agency wants moving forward is one that employs “diverse perspectives on the way to solving business problems,” she added, calling this “the kind of culture that has always been Martin at its best.”

Robinson began his career in marketing as a product manager after earning his M.B.A. in 1984 from Clark Atlanta University.

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Even the Brilliant Martin Amis Can’t Stop Talking About Trump

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Martin Amis, in an elegant dark overcoat, steps through the black doorway curtain that insulates the denizens of the Brooklyn café from the frigid evening. His face is flushed from the cold, and I must say he looks great. He is, after all, “Martin Fucking Amis,” to borrow a phrase from the professional poker player who used it to buck up Amis before Amis competed—briefly and unsuccessfully—in a Las Vegas poker tournament.

Martin Fucking Amis, as most readers know, is the author of Money, London Fields, and The Information, the caustic, hilarious, defining novels of the final decades of the last century. He’s the novelist whose finest work includes House of Meetings, a tour de force set in the Russian Gulag, Night Train, a darkly funny version of the American police procedural, and The Pregnant Widow, a bittersweet take on the sexual revolution. Besides Amis’ 16 novels and the highly praised memoir Experience, there are five collections of almost dauntingly erudite essays and reportage. The latest of these is to be the subject of our conversation.

The Rub of Time presents quite a list of topics to choose from as the book’s subtitle begins to suggest: “Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump.”

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Martin Short Roasted Stephen Colbert and It Was Glorious

Martin Short and Stephen Colbert have only met a few times, but that didn’t stop Short from brutally roasting Colbert on his very own television show.

Short stopped by The Late Show on Wednesday night and while he was complimentary about the audience (“This is the most recent one I have seen!” he said) and the show itself (“If late shows were ranked as the Trump children, this would be Ivanka”), he was far less kind to Colbert himself.

“It’s like sitting across from Paul Ryan without the gym membership,” Short said about Colbert, after calling him a cross between “Ken and Rachel Maddow.” He wasn’t done, either: “You look like the world’s hippest insurance adjuster. You really do,” he added.

It wasn’t only the host who was subjected to Short’s barbs. He also turned his gimlet-eye on bandleader Jon Batiste, noting his predilection for sharply tailored suits. “If he ate a grape a button would pop off and blind an audience member,” Short teased. In short, Short was hilariously brutal and completely endearing.

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Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive In Memphis

All eyes will turn to Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4 in remembrance of one of the most tragic events in American history. Exactly 50 years ago, the life of the nation’s greatest freedom fighter was taken by a bullet in 1968. The painstaking moment occurred while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the second-floor balcony at the Lorraine Motel. Today, the site where the iconic activist was fatally shot has been preserved as a landmark and marks the location of the National Civil Rights Museum. In honor of his life and legacy, the museum is hosting a three-day commemoration aptly named after his final book Where Do We Go From Here? that will include a wreath-laying ceremony, remarks, and musical performances.

The museum will also ring a bell situated atop a scaffold just south of the Lorraine Motel at 6:01 p.m. CT., the exact minute that King was shot. The bell will toll 39 times to honor his short life. Then, minutes later, a choir of bells in churches, universities, town halls, and other institutions around the world will reverberate across the globe, just like his words and activism.

In an interview with Black Enterprise, Terri Lee Freeman, the National Civil Rights Museum president and brainchild of the tribute, spoke about the impact that King left in Memphis and how the city is keeping his legacy alive.

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“We know why he came to Memphis. He came to support sanitation workers in their effort to achieve a reasonable working market, a reasonable wage, [and] reasonable benefits,” Freeman told BE in reference to King’s trip to the Bluff City to support the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike. The union workers had been on strike since March 12 for higher wages and better treatment. During his trip, King led a march of more than 6,000 people while the workers held signs declaring their agency, which read, “I am a man.”

In addition to demanding equal pay, the black workers were fighting for protection. “Two sanitation workers did end up killed in a sanitation truck,” Freeman said.

Protecting the Poor

Along with fighting for racial equality and workers’ rights, King was dedicated to eradicating poverty. “In fact, in his book, Where Do We Go From Here?, he talked about a guaranteed wage for people so that no one would have to live in poverty in a country as wealthy as the United States of America. And this is back in 1968,” said Freeman.

The civil rights leader acknowledged the legal and political gains that had been made, but he remained frustrated at the lack of economic progress for people of color. “We could all sit at a lunch counter together and order, “but he said what good does it make if you can sit at a lunch counter, if you can’t afford to buy hamburgers?” said Freeman.

“His emphasis was really on the issues of economics and who had money and who didn’t.” As a result, she says a significant part of the programming at the museum reflects on economic justice. “As we go through these days, there’s certainly an emphasis in that arena, particularly as Dr. King was heading towards the Poor People’s Campaign.”

50 Years Later

Reflecting on King’s dream and legacy, Freeman admits that while some elements in society have changed, the playing field between blacks and whites if far from even. Last month, the museum and the University of Memphis released a report that tracks poverty in Shelby County (which contains Memphis) in the decades following King’s assassination. The results? The findings proved that “progress has been made over the last 50 years, but not enough,” said Freeman.

According to the research, 48% of African American children in Shelby County live in poverty. That’s more than four times greater than the childhood poverty rate for white kids in the area. Meanwhile, the median income for black Americans has remained at roughly half that of whites for the last 50 years. Furthermore, the incarceration rate for African Americans has increased 50% since 1980, while the rate for whites has dropped.

Moving Forward

“Now we have the data, what do we need to do to bridge that gap?” Freeman asked rhetorically. She went on to stress the importance for the museum to use the data to provide a platform for activist organizations to take action. “I see the museum really as playing the role of not just a place where people come and look at the history and learn the stories and better understand what the true episodes of the Civil Rights Era movement were, but to now come here and actually make history. We do a lot of public programming that allows us to present thought leaders all throughout the year on different topics.” Her goal is to get visitors to interact with the museum at a very practical level.

She also referenced the recent shooting of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American father in Sacramento who was shot 20 times while standing in his grandparents’ backyard last month. Recent reports reveal that he was hit by 8 bullets in his back and one in his neck. “I can make no sense of it,” she said. “Clearly, we need to have some real, authentic conversations with our policing community.”

“These instances continue to occur. It tells us frankly, what it means to be an African American man…and what you’re profiled as, even when you don’t have a weapon.”

“It continues to be heartbreaking to see that the African American community often finds itself on the defense in so many instances and, particularly, as it relates to public safety.”

“We’ve had a partnership with the police department where they bring new recruits to see the museum and to see the history, to better understand the story, and also to understand why there’s been tension between the African American community and public safety police officers.”

“I think that the majority of those people who go into policing go into it for the right reason, but I do think that there are implicit biases that all of us have that affect how we interact with other people. And far too often, African American men are vilified and so they become that scary figure.”

 

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George R.R. Martin Says His New TV Series Is ‘Psycho in Space.’ Here’s Your First Look

Although George R.R. Martin fans may still have a while to wait until The Winds of Winter—the long-awaited sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series—finally hits shelves, there’s now a new project from the Game of Thrones author to look forward to.

Based on Martin’s 1980 novella of the same name, Nightflyers is a 10-episode space horror series that is set to air on Syfy this fall and will chronicle a group of scientists’ harrowing encounter with an alien race 75 years in the future.

Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship,” Martin explains in a first-look video for the show that dropped on Tuesday. “It’s like Psycho in space.”

The series will star Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson, Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin, Maya Eshet as Lommie, Sam Strike as Thale and Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl with Jeff Buhler as showrunner.

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ Is the Best New Play in New York City

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What a coup for the Atlantic Theater Company to currently house the best new play in New York by a playwright and director nominated for two Oscars.

The mystery is why Martin McDonagh’s brilliant, electrifyingly satisfying Hangmen isn’t on Broadway right from the get-go; caution perhaps—it will likely follow the path of its London trajectory where it began its five-star, rave-reviewed life at the Royal Court Theatre in 2015 before transferring to the West End.

Hangmen is already a sell-out success, which is hardly surprising given the buzz around McDonagh generally, but especially given his Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Original Screenplay for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—nominations that have proved controversial, given the film’s portrayal of race and racism.

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Roland Martin Responds To Mo’Nique Diss About What He’s Done For Equality

Roland Martin had a solid response to a recent tweet by Mo’Nique challenging his record for fighting for equality for Black folks. The TV One veteran set the record straight on Twitter early Friday morning.

Martin had originally tweeted at Mo’Nique’s official Twitter account with a positive message early Friday.

Mo’Nique then replied to Martin tweet with an insult aimed at the TV veteran.

Martin took the move in stride and issued an impassioned response. After coming for Martin, Mo’Nique may want to take a break from social media, which has seen a lot of the comedian lately.

Mo’Nique has been pretty busy with her online campaign pushing Black folks to boycott Netflix. She aired her complaint of gender and racial bias at the streaming company on her Instagram account a week ago. The boycott was a specific response to Netflix offering her $ 500,000 to her for a comedy special, she said, while fellow comedian, Amy Schumer, who is White, got $ 11 million for hers.

Here’s Mo’s words on it:

“I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias. I was offered a $ 500,000-deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $ 11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle — $ 20 million. Then Amy Schumer went and renegotiated two more million dollars because she said, ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, they’re legends, however, I should get more,’ and Netflix agreed.”

Wanda Sykes and Jada Pinkett-Smith have backed Mo’Nique in her fight against gender and racial pay gaps. Others have disagreed with the Oscar winner. Whatever the next step is for Mo’Nique, letting her Twitter fingers start online beefs probably is not the best course of action.

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Kaiser Permanente Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Volunteer Projects On Four Islands

HONOLULU — More than 900 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians, staff, family members and community partners volunteered with eight nonprofits across the state today, taking part in a company-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition known as the Kaiser Permanente Annual Day of Service – Hosted by Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.

“We’re proud to bring together hundreds of our physicians, providers, and staff as well as their family and friends to help restore ahupuaa with these important community organizations across the state,” said Geoffrey Sewell, MD, FACP, president and executive medical director of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. “Every year we add more community partners and ahupuaa to this effort, because we know as doctors that healthier communities lead to healthier homes and healthier people.”

On the Leeward side of Oahu, Kaiser Permanente participants volunteered at Kaala Farm Cultural Learning Center in Waianae, located at the base of Mauna Kaala, the oldest and tallest mountain on the island. Volunteers planted dry-land taro, rebuilt embankments for loi patches, and removed overgrown grass, weeds and brush from the loi. This marks the fourth year Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Kaala Cultural Learning Center.

For the sixth straight year, Kaiser Permanente partnered with Papahana Kuaola, Kakoo Oiwi and Paepae o Heeia, three nonprofits located within Heeia ahupuaa in Kaneohe, to complete restoration work at three sites: mountain, wetlands and ocean. Volunteers assisted with rebuilding loi, planting native species and fruit trees, removing invasive weeds and building a rock wall around the 800-year-old Heeia fishpond.

On Maui, physicians and staff volunteered at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Maui’s native plants and cultural heritage. They prepared building materials for the construction of a traditional Hawaiian hale (home), spread mulch, replanted sugarcane and other plants, and completed other landscaping duties.

For the first time, physicians and staff from Kaiser Permanente’s Hawaii Island facilities volunteered at Kamokuna, a coastal environment located in Hilo. They participated in coastal restoration, removed invasive plant species and gathered rocks to restore Haleolono Fishpond. Additional Hawaii Island volunteers gathered at Puu Waawaa Forest Reserve in North Kona, a unique dryland environment home to nesting nene (Hawaiian geese) and native species. The volunteers planted native plants, watered, cleared grass and vegetation and built trails. They also prepared lava rock for native plant species used for seed stock and community functions such as Merrie Monarch.

Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff from the Lihue Clinic partnered with the Waipa Foundation to volunteer at Waipa ahupuaa on the north shore of Kauai. They removed invasive weeds and roots from loi and from the banks of Waipa Stream.

“I’m grateful to our employees for generously giving their time on a day off to serve their community,” said Bill Caswell, interim president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region. “Thanks to them we had another wonderful turnout, with more than 900 volunteers on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai working to protect and restore our beautiful environment.”

The company-wide day of service is part of a nationwide effort by Kaiser Permanente to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Physicians and staff in Kaiser Permanente’s seven regions gather for a “day on, not a day off” of service and outreach in the communities they care for every day.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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For whatever reason, any and all holidays are used by the U.S. retail industry as an excuse for markdowns. But that’s not the case in many other countries, and one could argue that it shouldn’t be the case here.

Today is about celebrating a man who drastically moved the human experience towards equality, justice, and compassionate intellect, all while peacefully facing down absurd ignorance and injustice. So it feels more than a little odd to use it to save cash on a shirt, a mattress, or a car.

Today, instead of seeking out another great deal on clothes, maybe consider spending some of your money or time aiding an organization that reflects the altruism of Dr. King.

Because while we as a species seem to have come a long way, we’ve still got quite a ways to go. And today is a perfect opportunity through introspection and service (we here at this tiny website are very much included) to try and get a little bit better.


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The Best Film & Stage Portrayals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – RANKED

David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films. SEL-00305

Depicting historical icons comes with huge responsibility, and few measure up to the skill required to take on the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several actors have played the activist over the years, all bringing something different to the table with each portrayal.

Here, we’ve ranked the top five portrayals of MLK from both the screen and stage. Celebrate the icon with the best who dared walk in his shoes.

5. Robert Guillaume – Prince Jack

Robert Guillaume played MLK in the 1985 film Prince Jack, based on the presidency of John F. Kennedy. His performance was just one of many during his extensive career to receive both critical and fan acclaim.

4. Samuel L. Jackson – The Mountaintop on Broadway

Samuel L. Jackson made his Broadway debut in 2011 portraying the icon in The Mountaintop opposite Angela Bassett. The role was particularly meaningful for Jackson, as he was an usher at Dr. King’s funeral in 1968.

3. Paul Winfield – KING

Paul Winfield was the first to portray the leader on screen, starring as the civil rights activist in the 1978 miniseries, KING. While over 17 different actors have since portrayed MLK, Winifield’s initial performance still stands as one of the most powerful.

2. Jeffrey Wright – Boycott

Jeffrey Wright perfected the role of MLK in 2001’s TV movie, Boycott.

1. David Oyelowo – Selma

David Oyelowo earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of King in 2014’s Selma. 

Powerful imagery of Oyelowo as the slain leader struck a chord nationwide, as the film’s release paralleled Ferguson, Missouri protests after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Mike Brown, by police.

While the country may be five decades removed from these historic marches, their influence is seen in protests and boycotts throughout the country. Whether combating police brutality or white supremacy, Selma gives young freedom fighters a 101 on the peaceful perseverance that slowly but surely brings about change.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Anthony Mackie in All the Way (2016), Kevin Michael Richardson (voice talent) for The Boondocks (2006), Clifton Powell in Selma, Lord Selma (1999).

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Martin Shkreli apologized for a bizarre Facebook post about Hillary Clinton's hair that threatens to land him in jail.
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Lock’em up! Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli jailed after ‘threats’ to Hillary Clinton, others

The motion comes a month after a federal court jury in Brooklyn found the "Pharma bro" guilty of three criminal counts.
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New Details On the “Super Dark” Joker Movie From Martin Scorsese

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It's still hard to believe Martin Scorsese is producing a Joker movie. But that's the truth – the DC villain and Batman nemesis will get an origin story directed by The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips and overseen by the master of the modern gangster movie.

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When you’re as publicly reviled as Martin Shkreli is, finding a dozen of your peers who aren’t predisposed to hate your guts can be a tall order.

The “pharma bro,” who first rose to infamy when he hiked the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000 percent, was convicted of securities fraud earlier this month—a charge completely unrelated to his more notorious exploits.

That didn’t stop hundreds of would-be jurors from taking the opportunity to skirt jury duty by ripping on Shkreli before the trial even started. The jury selection process quickly devolved into a Comedy Central-style roast. Read more…

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FTSE CEOs see 17% slide in pay — WPP’s Martin Sorrell still tops list

The average salaries of FTSE 100 chief executives fell by almost a fifth in 2016, shrinking the pay packets of some of the U.K.’s top earners by £1 million ($ 1.3 million).
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Martin Shkreli’s ‘stealthy’ tech start-up has a website and says it’s starting to test products

Shkreli is listed as CEO, while Ralph Holzmann, previously a senior engineer at Twitter, is chief technology officer.
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Martin Shkreli livestreams on YouTube after verdict in trial, talks about doing ‘God’s work’

Shkreli also began posting messages on Twitter in recent days and called the case against him a "witch hunt."
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New Felon Martin Shkreli, Guilty on 3 Counts, Claims Victory on YouTube

Notorious pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli claimed a partial victory by a federal jury Friday, which acquitted him of five of eight counts he faced in Brooklyn federal court.

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‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli found guilty of 3 of 8 charges, including securities fraud

Prosecutors said a mountain of evidence at trial showed Shkreli deceived hedge-fund investors for years.
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Two Martin Shkrelis show up at the same courthouse

Two Martin Shkrelis popped up in the Brooklyn federal courthouse Friday — the notorious “pharma bro,” who was hiding in the cafeteria waiting on a verdict in his fraud case, and his lesser-known unrelated namesake, who pleaded “not guilty” on charges of money laundering. The “other” Shkreli, 59, told reporters he was aware that the…
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“The Most Hated Man in America” just got a little more reviled. A Manhattan jury found notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli guilty Friday of defrauding investors in what prosecutors described as an $ 11 million Ponzi scheme. The jury of seven women and five men took about four and a half days to return the verdict,…
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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Found Guilty on Three Counts in Securities Fraud Trial

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, better known as the "Pharma Bro" and "America's most hated man," was found guilty on three of eight counts of securities fraud Friday. Shkreli faces up to 20 years in prison, but will likely get a much lighter sentence, per the

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Jurors ask about fraud ‘intent’ at Martin Shkreli trial; ‘pharma bro’ reads Warren Buffett biography

Jurors were in their second full day of deliberations when they asked a judge about the term "assets under management."
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Martin Shkreli: 5 WTF Moments From Pharma Bro Trial

After more than a month, a Brooklyn jury is deliberating whether to convict "America's most hated man" Martin Shkreli on securities fraud charges. Shkreli, a 34-year-old Manhattan resident, is accused of illegally rolling over $ 11 million from his hedge funds, MSMB

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Roland Martin Launches New Lifestyle Website Called AllThat.TV

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Roland Martin, one of the hardest working men in media, has launched a new digital lifestyle website that promises to enlighten, empower, and entertain its audience.

On Tuesday, the award-winning TV host, journalist, and author rolled out AllThat.TV, which is described as “a website daily digital destination for national news, pop culture, politics, lifestyle features, health and wellness, cooking segments, faith-based content and a weekly motivational series,” reads a press release. Original video and live video streams will also be featured on the site.

Although Martin is popularly known for his political and news commentary, he said he created the website in order to highlight all of his interests that extend beyond hard news.

“I really wanted something that would allow me to go outside of [traditional news],” he told Black Enterprise. He added that he will be dipping into his archive to publish lifestyle-related content that he has in his stash. “I have a ton of stuff that I shot over the years that I can repurpose.”

“My social media followers know I love music, dancing, [f]ood, clothes and all sorts of other things, so I wanted a place dedicated to exploring those subjects. With AllThat.TV, I’ll be able to stretch my wings and do some creative things. I can’t wait for folks to see what we have in store!” he said in a statement.

Another reason he launched AllThat.TV is to provide a platform for young content creators to “establish their voice.”

“I’ve been fortunate over the last 25 years as a professional journalist to be able to build a name, to build a platform, so [now] I want to offer something to somebody else,” he told BE.

Martin will be working with a team of writers and national influencers to contribute to the site, which is being launched in partnership with Quantasy, a digital development company.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Roland Martin on AllThat.TV,” said Julius Difuntorum, senior digital brand manager, Quantasy, in a statement. “An accomplished TV host, author, and journalist, Roland has an unwavering insight, perspective, and credibility that can impact culture on many levels. Through his online presence, Roland is able to spark tremendous engagement and conversations surrounding trending topics in real time. Our goal is to transcend that formula of engagement across many different formats.”

Martin, who currently hosts TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, has played an instrumental role in launching other websites including the ChicagoDefender.com and BlackAmericaWeb.com.

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Chris Martin Performed Coldplay Song At Beau Biden’s Funeral

Chris Martin paid tribute to Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week, during his funeral Saturday.

Martin volunteered to perform at Biden’s funeral service in Wilmington, Delaware, when he found out that the former Delaware attorney general was a big Coldplay fan, according to a White House official. Martin performed an acoustic version of Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” near the end of the service. Afterwards, Martin hugged the vice president and his wife, Jill Biden.

Earlier during the ceremony, President Barack Obama gave an emotional eulogy, praising the former attorney general. “Beau Biden was an original,” Obama said at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. “He was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply and was loved in return.”

Joseph “Beau” Biden III was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, three years after suffering a minor stroke. He died at age 46.

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‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Empty Hearse’ Finds An Emotional Reunion For Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman In Long-Awaited Return

The most highly-awaited show of the year returned, and within one sharp, mind-boggling minute in the company of Sherlock and Co, it was all explained away… apparently.

We had a far-fetched (but possible!) combination of bungee rope, a Sherlock mask over a Moriarty body, a big grateful kiss for enamoured lab assistant Molly… oh, and Derren Brown???? Hang on a minute!

Ah, that’ll be one big nod to the conspiracy theorists everywhere, then. No one listens to their fans like writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and plays with them a little in return. According to Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock on the roof, there are 13 possible outcomes in total. So looks like we might have to wait for the truth for a bit longer after all…

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Sherlock’s return was greeted with a welcome less warm than he would have perhaps liked

Cut to… Gatiss as weary Mycroft having to tap some numbers into his international speed-dial, brush up his Serbian, engage in some tiresome ‘field work’ to locate his errant little brother, and return him to his Baker Street fold.

And that, expectant viewers, was very much that. Two years’ worth of all our wondering, tucked into a drawer for the time being. Onward…

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Mary (Amanda Abbington) had (almost) replaced Sherlock in Doctor Watson’s affections, but proved crucial to the restoration of their bromance

Into the up-to-date world of Dr Watson (Martin Freeman), complete with fiancee Mary (Freeman’s real-life partner Amanda Abbington) and moustache, moving on with his life, much to the surprise of Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs) – “So soon after Sherlock?” she asked guilelessly.

But this was a light appetiser for the serious business of his reunion with the much-missed Holmes who, despite his big brain, managed to misjudge such concepts as how grief can turn to resentment when it turns out to be misplaced for two sad, lonely years. Sherlock got a much warmer reception even from DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves), and that was even after Holmes got his name wrong.

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Benedict Cumberbatch was on fine form as the loner detective

Fortunately for fans, it wasn’t too long before Holmes and Watson were reconciled to combat an underground terrorism network operating on the underground network. From then on, it was all torches in dark tunnels, upturned collars and lots and lots of nifty editing as Holmes homed in on quite a bit of a bomb, and Watson continued to prove his peerless Everyman acting stripes, equal parts confusion, good intention, and deep indignation when said bomb turned out to have an off-switch. That Sherlock fella, eh? Such a wag.

Because of all of Watson’s understandable, brooding resentment for much of the 90 minutes, a lot of the real pleasure in this episode in fact came from the jollier exchanges between the Holmes brothers, with both siblings proving that absence makes the heart grow more competitive… who can deduce more accurately? Who can say more more words in one minute? Who can enunciate more c-c-r-r-i-sply? Wonderful stuff from both Cumberbatch and Gatiss.

A challenge to keep up with, a joy to watch – there’s a reason this kind of telly takes two years to make. But oh, how we’ve missed it, and oh, how it was worth the wait.

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MEXICAN DIRECTOR AMAT ESCALANTE SPEAKS ABOUT BEING ON MARTIN SCORSESE’S JURY IN MARRAKECH

“I came because of Martin Scorsese,” Mexican director Amat Escalante said, explaining his reason for accepting a position as member of the jury at the Marrakesh International Film Festival, which will choose the winning Competition film this evening.

Escalante, the winner of the Best Director award at Cannes last season, was delighted that Martin Scorsese, president of the jury, had seen and liked two of his films, and moreover, seemed to know them “in photographic detail,” discussing them shot for shot with the younger director here in Marrakech. It was an honor to receive such enthusiastic appraisal from an esteemed veteran like Scorsese, Escalante told us.

“Being on the jury with Scorsese is great,” he added. “He is a good listener. He listens openly to our opinions. Listening to him discuss the films, I learn a lot too.”

It was also interesting to be on this jury for Escalante because everyone has “their own opinion, their own criteria. A film will touch one jury member for personal reasons, but not another.”

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What were Escalante’s own criteria for choosing a good film?

“I like a film that will take me forwards and keep my interest, make me curious about what will happens next. I like a film with suspense.”

In his own films, he noted, he makes an effort “to make exceptional things happen—like people dying”—since “reality can be pretty boring.” Escalante’s own favorite movies are genre films, like Westerns and horror flicks.

Does it ever get stressful, trying to come up with a consensus with ten people?

“No,” laughed Escalante. “It’s after all just a movie.”

As for trends that Escalante–who has been on five juries in the last couple years—sees in contemporary films, he joked: “Well, there is a lot of vomit. Yellow vomit even.”

But on a more serious note, Escalante pointed out that social issues were at the forefront of the films he has seen.

His own masterful film Heli, which earned him Best Director award at Cannes, is the story of vulnerable bystanders getting in the way of a drug cartel in Mexico, with a much discussed graphic torture scene at the climax, including a penis burnt to a crisp. The film, he told us now, has been very appreciated in Mexico, as Mexicans know the reality of which the film speaks.

“Are you as hopeless about the future as your film?” a journalist asked.

“No,” Escalante leaned forward. ” Everything can change. It can change in Mexico. What is frustrating is that change is not allowed. The media has numbed and stupefied everybody so they will follow governmental orders. Two channels in Mexico basically control the country: control who will run for president, what people are going to buy. Even soap operas deliver messages. For example, now the president wants to privatize gas. So we have a soap opera star talking about how it would be good to sell petrol. If Mexico could be liberated from this media control, that would be a revolution.”
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