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Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong.

Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" is loosely based on the life of actress/musician Awkwafina. Her father is played by B.D. Wong. He talks to Press Play about how this role is a refreshing departure from all his past ones, and how directing an episode is his chance to remind audiences of the impact of anti-Asian sentiment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To keep the cannabis industry happy before 2022 election, here’s what Newsom needs to do

Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

FDA advisors vote against Pfizer COVID booster

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted against a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine be licensed for people 16 years and older.

Emmys 2021 Special: The (small) screen’s gambit

The 2021 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 19, but whether this year’s ceremony marks a return to business as usual for the Academy, the industry, and its audiences remains up in the air.

‘Girlboss’ went from empowerment to hypocrisy. How should we talk about young women’s ambition now?

When “girlboss” entered the cultural lexicon, it was shorthand for an ambitious young woman who was at the top of her career, usually in fashion, media or tech.

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Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

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An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

José Galván's playlist, September 19, 2021

An infectious harmony of varied sounds and melodies that bridge cultures and genres.

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Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021.

Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021

Metropolis playlist, September 18, 2021.

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Dan Wilcox's playlist, September 18, 2021

Unearthing new discoveries, remixes and rarities, b-sides and lost classics.

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Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

Raul Campos' playlist, September 18, 2021

Raul Campos creates a mix of emerging artists and current favorites, bringing essential cuts from around the world and a little closer to home -- from soulful grooves and fresh remixes…

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Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

Anne Litt's playlist, September 18, 2021

Anne Litt hosts unexpected choices in progressive pop and new rhythms.

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Sleeping — something we do for roughly a third of our lifetimes — is essential for our physical and mental well being.

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Listen to Scott Dallavo's latest show.

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Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

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Natalie Baszile established the Black Harvest Fund at the San Francisco Foundation which distributes grants to certified non-profits that advance the work of Black farmers and farmers…

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In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

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In the years following enslavement, there were nearly one million Black farmers in America. Today, there are approximately 45,000.

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Generations of Black farmers have fallen victim to discriminatory practices employed against them by the US Department of Agriculture and the Farm Service Administration.

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Natalie Baszile recounts a visit with Miss Rose, the affectionate moniker of her grandmother, and the elder’s two-day train ride from Louisiana to Los Angeles.

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Natalie Baszile recounts a visit with Miss Rose, the affectionate moniker of her grandmother, and the elder’s two-day train ride from Louisiana to Los Angeles.

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To understand the current climate of race relations in America is to understand a period of history between 1619, when the first Africans arrived in Virginia, and 1640.

Explaining the broken promises of ‘freedom dues’

To understand the current climate of race relations in America is to understand a period of history between 1619, when the first Africans arrived in Virginia, and 1640.

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Just a few decades ago, tobacco provided a secure income for Southern farmers. But when the tobacco buyout came, many Black farmers were cut out of the deal.

Curing tobacco: one man’s accidental innovation becomes another’s livelihood

Just a few decades ago, tobacco provided a secure income for Southern farmers. But when the tobacco buyout came, many Black farmers were cut out of the deal.

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In spring 2021, I enrolled in Gustavo Arellano’s narrative non-fiction class at Orange Coast College after years of asking for his advice about how to break into food journalism.

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In spring 2021, I enrolled in Gustavo Arellano’s narrative non-fiction class at Orange Coast College after years of asking for his advice about how to break into food journalism.

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