Marianne Jean Baptiste as SheilaNNPA NEWSWIRE — Credit Writer/director Peter Strickland for succeeding where others have not. His direction exhibits a quirky, artistic style. Scenes melt into each other effortlessly. There’s a dazzling visual flare that keeps your eyeballs glued to the screen for 118 minutes. You’re hooked until he’s through weaving a very sordid tale about a dress with a mind of its own and a curse that is deadly.

PRESS ROOM: Black Women’s Roundtable Launches ‘BWR Justice Project’

The BWR Justice Project is supported by The Moriah Fund, Sephora, Family Values @Work Labor Project for Working Families, Oxfam America and Groundswell Fund. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The BWR Justice Project was developed to address key race, pocketbook and safety issues identified in the 5th Annual BWR/ESSENCE Magazine ‘Power of the Sister Vote’ Poll (BWR/Essence ’19 Poll) released in September 2019 and other past research conducted by NCBCP and BWR. The BWR/ESSENCE ’19 Poll indicated the top issues Black women are most concerned about are racism/hate crimes, affordable health care, equal rights/equal pay, criminal justice/policing reform; affordable healthcare; gun violence and gun safety, affordable housing/gentrification, college affordability/student loan debt, high cost of prescription drugs and more,” said NCBCP President & CEO and National BWR convener, Melanie Campbell.

OP-ED: What I’m thankful for this season

(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)NNPA NEWSWIRE — I want to give thanks for a human right that shaped our country throughout the 20th century and that made Thanksgiving possible for so many Americans who, like me, didn’t get here by way of the Mayflower. A human right that gives millions the time, the security, the good health and the ability to share this holiday with the people they love. Make that a globally recognized fundamental human right, and one written into our constitution that is known as Collective Bargaining.

Gladys Harrison, Nebraska’s Unconventional Candidate for Congress

Gladys Harrison (Photo: NEWSWIRE — “The voice of working-class and middle-class Americans have been drowned out by lobbyists and special interest groups. This, combined with the astronomical cost of health care, the burden of student debt, and the lack of jobs that pay a decent wage have led many Americans to have to work two or even three jobs to make ends meet,” said Gladys Harrison.

Bloomberg: ‘I apologize!’

Bloomberg Philanthropies/Wikipedia CommonsNNPA NEWSWIRE — “We didn’t get everything right,” he (Bloomberg) admitted after citing various achievements during his administrations and warming to the central topic of stop-and-frisk. He said he could have acted faster on stop-and-frisk. “I was wrong, and I am sorry.” He said he was too “focused on saving lives…and hindsight is twenty/twenty” and that he gradually began to halt the arrests of an overwhelming number of Black and Latino men.