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Oprah Backs The March For Our Lives Protest

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While sitting down for interviews about her role in A Wrinkle In Time, Oprah Winfrey spoke out in support of the Parkland shooting survivors who are responding to the tragedy by organizing a nationwide “March for Our Lives” protest. She even went as far as to compare it to the civil rights movement.

“It’s a proud moment,” Oprah said. “It’s an evolving moment for our country. The same thing happened, as you know, back in the ’50s and ’60s for the civil rights movement.”

Explaining the correlation between the two events, Oprah continued, “Young people said, ‘We will not tolerate what our ancestors have tolerated. We’ve had enough, and we’re willing to fight for it and we’re willing to march in the streets for it and, if necessary, die for it.'” She added, “I feel the echoes of the past in the spirit of what they’re trying to achieve through the March for Our Lives.”

Oprah said she hadn’t yet decided, but explained that she believed it was important for the students to be the face of the march. “I think it’s necessary that they be the leaders of this march,” she said. “You want to hear from them. This is their march.”

Oprah isn’t the first public figure to speak out in support of these marches. George and Amal Clooney will be joining the march and announced a donation of half a million dollars to the cause.

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Real Life Kwik-E-Mart Is Open For Business

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The Simpson iconic store the Kwik-E-Mart now has a real-world location.

The store opened it’s doors on Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The store will sale memorabilia associated with Bart Simpson, his parents, Homer and Marge, sisters Lisa and Maggie and the rest of the globally known characters from the town of Springfield.

“This is the first, world’s first authentic Kwik-E-Mart. Every inch of this store is themed, including bringing products to life,” Mark Cornell, senior vice president of attractions development with simEx-Iwerks Entertainment, told WMBF News.

“The products that are on the show, you can actually come and experience in the store first hand. Sort of like getting a taste of the show.” Back in 2007, 7-Eleven converted a few of their chains into small-scale versions of the convenience store as a way of promoting the release of The Simpsons Movie. This newly-opened Kwik-E-Mart offers fans a much more immersive experience that allows them to see (and even taste) what it would be like to actually live in Springfield.

There is also similar version of the store opened in Universal Studios Orlando.

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Snoop And Matt Barnes Team Up For Cancer Benefit

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Snoop Dogg and Matt Barnes continue to help support the fight against cancer. On Sunday, the two stars held the fifth annual Athletes vs. Cancer All-Star Weekend.

Barnes created the nonprofit Athletes vs. Cancer (AVC) in memory of his mother, who died just 26 days after being diagnosed with stage four cancer, according to the organization’s website.

“This nonprofit is a community of influencers — musicians, athletes, actors — who come together to bring awareness to cancer but also support families who are harmed by cancer,” said Holly Baird, communications director for AVC. “They provide scholarships, care packages and all-around support for families.”

Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush also participated at the event.

“I think everybody here has been affected in some way, shape or form by cancer. Obviously, it’s a nasty disease. It’s taken a lot of people way too soon. I’ve been affected by it, close family members, friends, co-workers, and so I’ve known Matt and Snoop for a long time and they’ve supported me for a long time, so it’s only right that I come to support them.”

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Randy Moss Pays Tribute To Police Brutality Victims

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Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss is now in the NFL Hall Of Fame. Moss stepped to the podium with a tie with the names of victims from Police Brutality.

The tie had the names of including Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, and Travyon Martin to name a few.

“What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone,” Moss said. “I’m not here voicing, but by [having] these names on my tie, in a big platform like the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there’s a lot of stuff going on in our country and I just wanted these family members to know they’re not alone.”

 

 

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