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The Rev. Al Sharpton.
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Rap Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs surprised the students at a charter school he co-founded in Bronx, New York, on Oct. 18. The visit was the first since the entrepreneur donated $1 million to Capital Preparatory Bronx Charter School, which opened in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. The school serves more than 200 6th to 9th grade students. Said Combs, “Here we are teaching y’all with intentions to go and be leaders and go and make sure you don’t have to live in a reality where you have to be special to be successful.” Twentynine ninth graders are taking college classes and performed for Combs. The Bronx location is the third school for Combs and Dr. Steve Perry, founder of The Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, CT, which all the schools are modeled after. Combs also told reporters that he and his son, King Combs, are making history on the charts with their song, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” as the first father and son to be in the top 10.”

On Oct. 18, “Loudmouth,” the documentary on the life story of civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, screened at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, the longest-running competitive one in North America, to a packed theater. This was the first showing since the film’s sold-out world premiere on the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in June. “Those who want to understand how I got to where I am today, or who want to know how to become a loudmouth in their own community should watch the documentary,” said Rev. Al Sharpton. “I’ve felt called to this work my entire life, whether it was justice for Yusef Hawkins in the 1980s, Amodou Diallo in the 1990s, Trayvon Martin in the 2010s, or George Floyd in 2020. Loudmouth will inspire the next generation of activists to keep the movement alive, join us in our daily fight for justice, and find their own voice.”

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Flo Anthony.

Comcast NBCUniversal is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of the documentary film The Return from record-breaking film and Emmy-nominated TV producer Will Packer. Packer, a magna cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University, is a longtime supporter of HBCU initiatives and has chosen to convey the special role they play for students and alumni. The documentary arrived Oct. 20 in the recently launched Black Experience on Xfinity Channel, a first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment featuring the ultimate in Black storytelling, available on X1, Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app and Xumo app. The Return explores the HBCU experience through the prism of celebrations such as Homecoming. “As a product and supporter of HBCUs, I am honored to support director Ali Muhammad and his vision of this love letter,” said Will Packer.

According to RadarOnline.com, Kanye West’s new divorce lawyers are already working on wrapping up the musician’s never-ending break-up with Kim Kardashian. The outlet reports Kanye has finally started the process of finalizing his divorce from the mother of his four children. The entertainer’s new divorce lawyers include Robert Stephan Cohen – who assisted Melinda Gates with her divorce from Bill Gates and also represented media mogul Rupert Murdoch. His other attorney is Nicholas A. Salick. The two lawyers have informed the court that the rapper/fashion designer has turned over a copy of income and expense reports along with a list of his assets and debts. Kardashian submitted her financial records in December 2021.