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

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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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Kings’ Quinton Byfield wants to be a role model for other Black hockey players

Canada's Quinton Byfield, left, tries to get past Jordan Harris of the U.S. during the world junior championships on Dec. 26. <span class="copyright">(Petr David Josek / Associated Press)</span>
Canada’s Quinton Byfield, left, tries to get past Jordan Harris of the U.S. during the world junior championships on Dec. 26. (Petr David Josek / Associated Press)

Quinton Byfield fell in love with hockey the way most Canadian kids do — sitting in front of the TV with his dad, Clinton, on Saturday nights and flicking on that week’s “Hockey Night in Canada” game.

Only, in Byfield’s case, his dad never played the game. For a long time, Clinton knew little about the sport they were watching.

Unlike most other Canadian kids, Byfield’s father isn’t from hockey’s homeland. Clinton is a Jamaican immigrant. So when he and his wife, Nicole Kasper, raised their family outside Toronto, the national sport wasn’t so much passed down to their son — it was picked up by the household … together.

“Those are big moments, just being able to share that,” Byfield said. “They

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