Hundreds Gather at NRA Headquarters to Protest for Stricter Gun Laws After Parkland Shooting

On Friday night, over a 100 protesters gathered outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Virginia at a vigil for the 17 people who died following Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a 19-year-old alleged gunman, armed with what police say was a military-style semi-automatic rifle and countless magazines. The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, is in custody and is being held without bond. He has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, and has not yet entered a plea. According to News 7 Boston, the protesters joined together to remember the victims and call for lawmakers to enact stricter gun… Read More

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Under the Radar: The Animated Drama “Tehran Taboo” Is Disturbingly Enlightening about the Treatment of Women in Iran

Ali Soozandeh’s first film to get a U.S. theatrical release deals with a number of interlocking stories dealing with the antiquated religious beliefs in Iran that hold women back, while male dominance and sexism thrives. CLICK HERE TO DIG DEEPER …read more Source:: The Tracking Board – Film News       

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The glory of Wakanda: “Black Panther” has America celebrating Africa

Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther” (Credit: Marvel Studios) Don’t worry, there are absolutely zero “Black Panther” spoilers here. I wasn’t a big comic book guy growing up, so T’Challa wasn’t really on my radar until I heard Marvel was making a “Black Panther” film and Ryan Coogler would direct. Coogler has already made a name for himself directing Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station,” the acclaimed 2013 drama about the murder of Oscar Grant, and in “Creed,” heir to the Rocky Balboa dynasty. Coogler and his frequent collaborator Michael B. are like Air Jordan and Pippen to me — the ultimate duo — and I’d proudly watch anything they put… Read More

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Travel Troubleshooter: AAA, Priceline and a $72 up-charge on my Hertz rental car

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I rented a car through AAA this summer and received a contract for $386. When I picked up the car at the Hertz rental counter in Bend, Oregon, I was charged $458 — $72 more than my contract. After the trip, I contacted AAA, and it put me in touch with Priceline about the rental. Priceline told me to send in the contract and rental receipt, and it would have Hertz honor the contract price. When I asked Hertz why the amount was different, a representative said my contract did not contain a summary of charges listing the weekly rate, fees and taxes. Without the weekly rate… Read More

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Travel Troubleshooter: AAA, Priceline and a $72 up-charge on my Hertz rental car

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I rented a car through AAA this summer and received a contract for $386. When I picked up the car at the Hertz rental counter in Bend, Oregon, I was charged $458 — $72 more than my contract. After the trip, I contacted AAA, and it put me in touch with Priceline about the rental. Priceline told me to send in the contract and rental receipt, and it would have Hertz honor the contract price. When I asked Hertz why the amount was different, a representative said my contract did not contain a summary of charges listing the weekly rate, fees and taxes. Without the weekly rate… Read More

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