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When People of Color Are Discouraged From Going Into the Arts
When I was 10, my friend’s mother, who was a script supervisor for the sitcom Designing Women, asked me to audition for a part on the show. The role was that of a Vietnamese boat child named Li Sing, who Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) agrees to foster for a few weeks. The casting director was having trouble finding enough Asian child actors to audition for the role.
UNLV filmmaker's anti-bullying movie receives Peace in the Streets award
When Hunter Hopewell won a first-place award for his film "Numbskull" at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival, he found out via email. The same email asked if he could make it to the award ceremony at the United Nations in New York City. He had to decline because there was an inconvenient ocean in the way.
Nevada governor withdraws name from high court consideration
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he is not interested in being considered for the Supreme Court vacancy — a decision that foils one route President Barack Obama might have had to breach Senate Republicans’ planned blockade of any election-year confirmation.