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‘Black Widow’ set for July 9 release on Disney+, in theaters

‘Black Widow’ set for July 9 release on Disney+, in theaters

Entertainment
March 23 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson's standalone superhero movie, Black Widow, will be released on Disney+ and in theaters on July 9. It was slated to debut exclusively in theaters on May 7. Advertisement "Black Widow in theaters July 9 and on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access. Additional fees required," the streaming service tweeted Tuesday. Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow co-stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and O-T Fagbenle. It takes place after the events of the 2016 blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. Another film getting a dual-platform release will be Cruella, the live-action 101 Dalmations prequel, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. It is keeping its May 28 premiere date in theaters, but will also be available on the streaming service. "Today's announcement reflec...
Study: Black adults in rural areas more likely to die from heart-linked causes

Study: Black adults in rural areas more likely to die from heart-linked causes

Health
March 15 (UPI) -- Black adults who live in rural areas of the United States are nearly three times as likely to die from high blood pressure than White adults in the same areas, an analysis published Monday by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. Black adults also are more than twice as likely to die from diabetes and have an up to 40% higher risk for death from heart disease or stroke, the data showed. Advertisement Although racial disparities in health have improved generally across the country over the past two decades, much of these gains have been seen among adults living in urban areas, with "minimal" changes among residents of rural communities. "Our findings demonstrate that Black adults experience worse cardiovascular outcomes than White adults in the United S...
Coming 2 America: ‘The first black fairytale’ revisited

Coming 2 America: ‘The first black fairytale’ revisited

Entertainment
Amazon StudiosThe 2020s should be the decade of success for African women, according to a South African actress starring in the sequel to one of the most successful films ever with a black cast.Nomzamo Mbatha appears alongside Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America, the follow-up to 1988's Coming to America, which made $ 288m (£207m) at the box office.Murphy played the African prince Akeem from the mythical land of Zamunda, who finds an ordinary American bride in New York City. The actor called it "the first black fairytale", adding: "It was also the very first time you had a movie with black people where you had kings and queens."Quantrell D ColbertThe sequel reunites Murphy with many of the original actors, including James Earl Jones and Arsenio Hall, as well a new cast that includes Blade's W...

Black leaders share their advice on how to help Black Americans succeed

Finance
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty ImagesIn celebration of Black History Month, CNBC Invest in You is featuring weekly stories from CNBC contributors and members of the Financial Wellness Council, including the lessons they've learned growing up, their advice to Black youth, their inspirations and how they are working to close the racial wealth gap.More needs to be done to help Black Americans find financial and work success, several Black leaders say.That includes providing access to the same financial literacy resources and job opportunities that White Americans have.Many Black Americans have been left behind in the economic recovery. In January, the unemployment rate for Black or African American workers was 9.2%, compared to 5.7% for White workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...
Black McDonald’s owner sues for racial discrimination

Black McDonald’s owner sues for racial discrimination

Business
HandoutA former professional baseball player who was once the largest black McDonald's operator in the US has sued the company for racial discrimination.Herb Washington said the firm had denied black owners the opportunities it gave to whites, including by steering them to stores to "distressed, predominantly black" areas.He accused the company of retaliating against him after he raised concerns. McDonald's blamed his troubles on "mismanagement".In a statement, the firm said it was reviewing the complaint, adding that Mr Washington was facing "business challenges that we don't want for anyone in our system." "This situation is the result of years of mismanagement by Mr Washington, whose organisation has failed to meet many of our standards on people, operations, guest satisfaction and rein...