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February Reading Log

Here is a rundown of the 6 books that I read in February.

Death Of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley…

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Tavis Smiley: JCO's "The Sacrifice" and Race in America

Tavis Smiley talks with Joyce Carol Oates about her novel The Sacrifice and race in America, introducing her as “one of the best writers America has ever produced.”

See the video interview here.

Joyce Carol Oates

The color of words…

I’d never heard of Benedict Cumberbatch before. My youngest daughter and her friends were discussing him a few weeks ago, apparently enamored with his acting prowess. 940 more words


Benedict Cumberbatch's "Colored"-gate: A Hilarious Romp Through Antiquated Speech

Poor, poor Benedict Cumberbatch. If you happen to read this for whatever reason, Benedict, just know that you gave me a good cackle, and I can only imagine how embarrassed you are. 1,497 more words


Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes For Referring To Black Actors As “Colored” [VIDEO]

English actor and film producer Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for calling black actors “colored” on an American talk show, according to CNN.

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David Oyelowo Defends Benedict Cumberbatch For Using The Term "Colored" During Interview

I bet actor Benedict Cumberbatch now regrets appearing on the Tavis Smiley Show

For those who missed it, Benedict appeared on the PBS talk show several nights go and talked about the lack of opportunities for black actors in the UK. 277 more words

UK News

Let it Go Already!

It’s been a few days already people, can we drop the subject? Earlier this week, actor Benedict Cumberbatch made a very heartfelt public apology for a slip of the tongue that occurred last week during an interview he did on the Tavis Smiley show. 318 more words