Regina King’s wins are ‘bittersweet’ and ‘sobering’ amid pandemic, BLM


Regina King was among the Emmy winners who used the remote ceremony to highlight the national struggle for social justice. The “Watchmen” star wore a T-shirt featuring Breonna Taylor. (Sept. 20)

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Regina King has been named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year and true to form, she’s using her spotlight to speak on social justice issues. 

Though King has had quite the successful year, from winning an Emmy for “Watchmen” to becoming the first Black woman director to have a film screened at Venice Film Festival, she says celebrating those wins amid the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 is “bittersweet” and “sobering.”

“I’m just allowing myself to be okay with being emotional and being honest about being emotional,” King tells Glamour in a cover feature published Tuesday. “I really think it’s really important to be honest about all the stuff that we’re feeling

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Women seen spray-painting ‘BLM,’ expletive about Trump in Cottonwood



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Cottonwood police were asking the public to help track down two women they say spray-painted sidewalks with “BLM” and an expletive about President Donald Trump.

Two women were seen on surveillance footage from a business in Old Town Cottonwood spray-painting “(expletive) Trump” on a sidewalk near the corner of Main and Pinal streets on Sept. 23, said Cottonwood Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Monica Kuhlt. 

The acronym “BLM,” which stands for Black Lives Matter, was also spray-painted on other sidewalks and campaign signs in the area, according to Kuhlt. 

“It looks like one is the lookout while the other one spray-paints on the sidewalk,” Kuhlt said.

Screenshots from the footage showed two women who appeared to be walking on a sidewalk. No graffiti could be seen in the screenshots provided by police.

Several photos of the graffiti were also provided to The

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Megan Thee Stallion invokes Breonna Taylor, BLM on ‘Savage’


Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and host Chris Rock during promos for the Season 46 premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” (Photo: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)

Megan Thee Stallion’s solo debut on “Saturday Night Live” spoke volumes.

The rapper, who performed her songs “Savage” and “Don’t Stop” as the musical guest for the Chris Rock-hosted Season 46 premiere, made a powerful Black Lives Matter statement during her first performance. 

Midway through “Savage,” the screens behind the rapper flashed messages including “Protect Black women” as she paused the song entirely for audio from activists. She then appealed for the protection of Black women and Black men, and harshly criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.

Taylor was killed in her apartment by Louisville police earlier this year, and a grand jury did not charge any of the officers involved for actions related to her death. 


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