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Nat Geo Screening of 'Bouncing Cats' in D.C.

Bouncing Cats tells the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tools of hip-hop and breakdance, filmed by Nabil Elderkin. With narration by Common and interviews with K’Naan and will.i.am, Bouncing Cats follows Abramz and Crazy Legs, one of the founding members of the Rock Steady Crew, on a journey for social change. Screenings will take place at several locations around the U.S. in early November.  The screening on November 9th at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, Abramz, and Crazy Legs—and an after party.  For more info and tickets click here.
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Uzo Aduba Snags 2020 Emmy Award for Role in 'Mrs America'

Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba was awarded an Emmy for her stellar performance as Civil Rights icon Shirley Chisholm in 'Mrs America'.

Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba was awarded an Emmy for her stellar performance as Civil Rights icon Shirley Chisholm in the limited television series Mrs America. The 2019 production, which also stars Cate Blanchett, highlights several American female figures and their fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which proposed that civil rights not be determined on the basis of sex, OkayAfrica's Damola Durosomo writes. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were held this past Sunday and were hosted by popular late-night television host, Jimmy Kimmel.
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