Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are teaming up with Netflix to produce films and TV shows. Netflix say the former US President and First Lady have “entered into a multi-year agreement” with the service. It says the “films and series” will “potentially” include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” “Barack and I have…

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says. Her husband said the 39-year-old, who denied the new allegation of spreading propaganda, was told to expect a conviction by the judge. The prime minister’s spokesman said the government was urgently seeking more information from Iranian authorities. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe…

At Britain’s royal wedding, black American culture took center stage

Britain’s royal wedding was infused with black American symbolism. Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church and its first African-American leader, “stole the show” at the ceremony (paywall) with a powerful sermon that wove black American culture throughout. Curry started and ended his address quoting Martin Luther King and preached of the power…