Entertainment This Is Us star says next season may "reflect" Black Lives Matter
Rachel Adedeji slams Hollyoaks response to Black Lives Matter movement
Rachel Adedeji has slammed 'Hollyoaks' response to the Black Lives Matter movement, as she claims she a senior producer used a racist word to refer to her on set.The actress and singer - who plays Lisa Loveday in the Channel 4 soap - hit out at the soap for its treatment of black women, as she claimed she was told "you're all the same" by a make up artist, who is still working on the soap, and a senior producer used a racist word to refer to her.
is a show that doesn't shy away from dealing with real-life issues, receiving plenty of critical acclaim for doing so.
It has dealt with race before, with its multiracial family and Randall Pearson in particular. He has encountered micro-aggressions across his entire life and on.
When speaking to, Randall actor Sterling K Brown was asked if he thinks the show will use its characters to explore the current worldwide conversation about Black Lives Matter, systemic racism, police brutality and more.
Premier League jerseys with “Black Lives Matter” lettering
On the first day after the Corona break, the football professionals of the English Premier League want to make a statement against racism. © Photo: Peter Byrne / PA Wire / dpa "Black Lives Matter" should appear on the jerseys of the Premier League clubs instead of the player's name. As several British media reports, it is therefore planned to exceptionally replace the player names on the jerseys with the words "Black Lives Matter".
In response, the actor stated: "I can say this. I've had conversations with Dan [Fogelman, showrunner] and the writers from our show, and I know that the world is necessarily going to impact the world of the Pearsons, right?
"He doesn't want us to be too specific with regards to what we'll be seeing. There's thoughts that were percolating in the writers' room with regards to how and if to address the pandemic, right?
"And then over the past month/five weeks, there's been, you know, since Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and then George Floyd and others who went out before, right, there's now like, 'How do we address this, too?'
'I've never seen so much force': Ellen Pompeo slams police 'aggression' at protests
Ellen Pompeo has slammed the "aggression" of police officers during the Black Lives Matter protests in the US. The 'Grey's Anatomy' star attended a protest for the cause last week, and has now spoken out to condemn the "force" she has seen used by police trying to control the protests, as she claims there was more "ammunition" present than compared to any protest she has been to in the past. In a video posted to her Instagram Story, Ellen said: "I've been to other protests. I've never seen police with machine guns [there]. I've never seen the National Guard with machine guns.
"And so they’re still — not knowing when we'll be going back [into production] — wanting to reserve this space to say, 'What else is there that's going to be transpiring in our world that we also may want to incorporate into our show?' So I know that everyone is paying attention, and that our intention is to reflect the world in which we live."
He added: "I don't think our show is, say, The Good Fight in the way that [that show] directly takes on the trouble that happened. It is in the world, but our universe is our own, as well.
"So, it gives us the freedom to say what things do we want to lean into and what things do we not want to."
It's not the first time Brown has teased about what could happen in season 5,.
Premier League clubs re-start with "Black Lives Matter" lettering instead of player name
The Premier League wants to set a signal against racism when it starts again next Wednesday. Instead of the player names, "Black Lives Matter" lettering should be placed on the jerseys of the individual clubs. As several British media reports, it is planned to replace the player names on the jerseys with the words "Black Lives Matter". All PL clubs are said to have agreed on this at a conference on Thursday.
This is Us airs on NBC in the US, and on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
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Netflix has created its own Black Lives Matter playlist to highlight "powerful and complex narratives" .
These movies, TV shows and documentaries can help educate, inform, and inspire“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” the streaming service said on Twitter. “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we're starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.