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9:24 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Comcast Calls Off Merger With Time Warner

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 11:27 am

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Around the Nation
6:23 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Tales Of Environmental Activism

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Europe
6:23 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Lost Siblings Find Each Other On Dating App

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Code Switch
5:09 am
Fri April 24, 2015

A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

Blackbird is about a gay interracial romance set in the deep South.
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Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 11:27 am

A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood's biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel — an online channel that's being called the black Netflix.

The first original film it has acquired is a gay interracial romance set in the Deep South. In Blackbird, the main character Randy is in high school. Everyone thinks he's gay, and they're totally fine with it.

Randy, 18, is fervently religious. Even though his best friend is gay, Randy's in denial about his own sexuality.

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4:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Kidnappers In Mexico Now Target Undocumented Migrants

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 11:27 am

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