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Posted by on Mar 31, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Actor Makes History at Oscars On Sunday night March 27, 2022, Troy Kotsur won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the film CODA. Kotsur is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar for acting. Marlee Matlin first achieved this in 1986 when she won for her performance in Children […]

Black History Month: Remembering Sidney Poitier

Black History Month: Remembering Sidney Poitier

Posted by on Feb 16, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

Iconic actor Sidney Poitier passed away on January 6, 2022, at the age of 94. Poitier broke down barriers for actors of color by playing roles that, for the first time, didn’t demean or diminish people of color. Instead, Poitier played leading roles, portraying characters who were strong and brave and dignified. He was also […]

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s? The news is full of stories about the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is another vaccine being tested that could make just as big a difference in the lives of many Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and kills more than 120,000 Americans per year. An estimated six […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is taking a closer look at the lives and contributions of lesser-known women. This week, we take a closer look at the achievements of Milicent Patrick, whose accomplishments in the film industry have been historically underrecognized. The Paint Girl An animator, makeup artist, costume designer, and fascinating figure, […]

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Women Dominate 2020 Best Director Golden Globes It’s no secret that women directors aren’t recognized as often as men for their accomplishments in the entertainment industry. In fact, in all 77 years that the Golden Globes have been awarded, only five women–total–have ever been nominated for the Best Director award. But it seems that this […]

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Will Halloween Be Cancelled? It may be only September, but in many stores across the country, Halloween candy is already appearing on grocery store shelves. No one knows what Halloween might look like during this pandemic. Local communities and parents will decide if Halloween festivities will be allowed to take place. The Los Angeles County […]

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Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ireland Pays Back an Old Favor One of the silver linings to the global COVID-19 pandemic is all of the stories of strangers reaching out to help one another. One great example of this is the country of Ireland, which has provided nearly $1.5 million in donations to the Navajo Nation to assist Navajo and […]

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Appoints New Ambassador Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately because of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. So far in his term, the president has not appointed a U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But on November 13, after nearly two […]

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Manafort Faces Trial In March, Election Central brought you a look at the arrest of Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, on a wide range of charges (18 counts in all) ranging from conspiracy to money laundering, to tax fraud. Now, btw takes a look at new developments as this case finally comes before a […]