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A Serial Adaptation Of Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Is Coming To Showtime

In short, Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a half-hour TV series based on his cherished, though problematic feature film debut, She’s Gotta Have It. This was the film that essentially introduced Spike Lee to the world (Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads aside, which won the Student Academy Award and got Spike an agent); a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. Read more.

Officials Once Joked About Trading Football Tickets For Lethal Injection Tips

Emails from 2011 show officials in Oklahoma once joked about trading lethal injection drugs for football tickets. The jokes came in response to a January 2011 email sent by Texas Assistant Attorney General Laura Grant Turbin, who asked for assistance in arguing for the use of a substitute lethal injection drug “should it be necessary” since “sodium thiopental is quite scarce now.” Assistant Attorney General Seth Branham forwarded the email to some colleagues, joking that help should be given in exchange for money or football tickets. Read more.

Florida Father And Son Share A Graduation Stage

This Sunday, Sherwood Brown and his son, Sherwood Jr., shared the same stage for their graduation from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. The younger Brown received a bachelor’s in business management, while his father, who earned a bachelor’s from FAMU in 1989, received an MBA from the school’s online degree program. The Browns are a FAMU family through and through: Sherwood Jr.’s mother Rebecca met the elder Sherwood at the university when they were both undergraduates. Read more.

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