Report: Crazy Rich Asians sequels offered an Asian writer 1/8th of her white co-writer’s salary

The sequels to Crazy Rich Asians have been delayed. | Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Screenwriter Adele Lim has stepped away from the project, citing a massive pay disparity between herself and the movies’ other credited writer, Peter Chiarelli. The sequels to the 2018 hit movie Crazy Rich Asians have hit a major snag on their way to the big screen: Adele Lim, co-writer of the film and a would-be writer of its two sequels (which are…

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Julian Castro’s climate change plan would recognize a new class of refugees

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 9. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Democratic presidential candidate is the first to address a solution for climate-induced mass migration. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro’s climate plan, released Tuesday, calls for the US to create a new category of refugees to welcome people displaced by the warming planet. The US only accepts refugees who have been targeted based…

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Lil Nas X tried to explain why he came out as gay. Kevin Hart: “So what?”

Lil Nas X on The Shop: Uninterrupted. | HBO The comedian, who’s made homophobic jokes in the past, tried to teach Lil Nas X a lesson about acceptance and coming out. Lil Nas X has explained why he decided to come out publicly as gay — during a conversation that ended up being more about Kevin Hart, the comedian who interrupted him. During an episode of HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted that aired September 3, Lil…

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The Cherokee Nation says it has a right to a congressional delegate. Now it wants Congress to fulfill its promise.

Kimberly Teehee, a Cherokee Nation official and former Obama adviser, could soon be the first Cherokee Nation delegate to serve in Congress. | Sue Ogrocki/AP To honor a 184-year-old treaty, the tribal nation wants Kimberly Teehee seated as its official representative. For generations, the US government’s attitude toward Native American communities has been marked by mistreatment, indifference, and a lack of respect for tribal sovereignty. And while that relationship has improved somewhat in recent decades,…

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Trump exaggerated the path of Hurricane Dorian — with a marker

President Donald Trump and Acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan update the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness as they show a map, from August 29, 2019, in the Oval Office. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The president previously got in trouble for claiming Alabama was in Dorian’s path. President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his untrue statements that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, displayed an altered version of an official…

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UK Parliament gives Boris Johnson his third defeat in 2 days

A protester in London as Parliament votes to block a no-deal Brexit on September 4, 2019. | Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images Parliament has voted to block a no-deal Brexit — and the prime minister’s plan to call new elections. The UK Parliament has voted to block a no-deal Brexit, an attempt to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pulling the country out of the European Union without a plan in place. Members of…

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