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Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.
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NAACP Versus The Network

Outraged over the lack of minority representation in the new fall prime-time lineups, NAACP president Kweisi Mfume recently accused the major television networks of perpetuating "a virtual whitewash in programming." What do you think?
  • "Black people are just as entitled to their own underwritten, one-dimensional characters as the rest of us."

    Steve Flores Bricklayer
  • "I've worked with poverty-stricken youths in inner-city homeless shelters, and if there's one thing these kids need, it's to see more blacks on TV."

    Tami Johnson Social Worker
  • "With the possible exception of MLK's assassination, there has been no greater setback in the struggle for racial equality than the 1996 cancellation of Homeboys In Outer Space."

    Dale Gibson Systems Analyst
  • "You've got to realize, there are two sides to every story. As a network exec, sure, I was criticized by the NAACP, but the NAAWP named me their Man Of The Year."

    Roy Bainbridge Network Executive
  • "I'm behind the NAACP 100 percent. Why? Because I really care about advancing colored people. Let's hear it for the coloreds!"

    Carol Schinker Bank Teller
  • "Dammit. The second you said 'Blacks on TV,' I got the theme from Martin stuck in my head. 'Mah-iiiin... Mah-iiiin.' Christ, that's annoying."

    Doug Slattery House Painter

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