Monday, September 16, 2019

‘When They See Us’ wins Creative Arts Emmy Award

Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ took home the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Movie/Limited Casting.

Casting directors Aisha Coley and Ashley Ingram dedicated the award to the Central Park Five who allowed their stories to be told on the show, and to director Ava DuVernay.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Angela Davis inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame

Civil rights icon Angela Davis was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Davis, a former leader of the Black Panther Party who rose to international fame in the 1970s after she was imprisoned and put on trial for conspiracy charges, said while accepting her award on Saturday that her “consciousness has been enabled always by shared endeavors and collective consciousness.”

“At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List and ended up spending two years in jail and on trial, when I became involved in many international solidarity efforts, intersectional feminist movements, I’ve always been one of many,” she also said, according to the AP.


Brandon Curry wins the 2019 Mr. Olympia!

Brandon Curry was the prohibitive favorite to win the Olympia after winning the 2019 Arnold Classic, and he didn't disappoint.

Although he was challenged by William Bonac and People's Champion Hadi Choopan Curry became the 15th man to win the Olympia due to his overall size, conditioning, and total physique.

The champ took home $400,000 for his winning efforts.

The top 5 finishers were:

1st – Brandon Curry

2nd- William Bonac

3rd- Hadi Choopan

4th- Dexter Jackson

5th – Roelly Winklaar

Mr Olympia 2019 Winning ceremony: New Mr. Olympia Brandon Curry On Stage Interview!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Cydney Gillon wins the 2019 Ms. Figure Olympia

For the third consecutive year Cydney Gillon has won the 2019 Mrs. Figure Olympia.

Olympia 2019 Figure Results & Prize Money

1. Cydney Gillon, $50,000

2. Latorya Watts, $20,000

3. Nadia Wyatt, $12,000

4. Jessica Reyes Padilla, $7000

5. Carly Starling-Horrell, $ 6000

2019 Figure Olympia Winner Cydney Giillon After Show Interview

Shanique Grant wins 2019 Women's Physique Olympia

The winner of the 2019 Women’s Physique Olympia competition is Shanique Grant making her a back to back champion.

The official results are as follows:

2019 Olympia Women’s Physique Results & Prize Money

1. Shanique Grant, $40,000

2. Sarah Villegas, $18,000

3. Natalia Abraham Coelho, $12,000

4. Daniely Castilho, $6,000

5. Laura Pintado Chinchilla, $4,000

2019 Olympia Women's Physique Winner Shanique Grant After Show interview.