A Brief History On January 18, 2021, the United States celebrates the birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., an icon in the Civil Rights Movement and an African American man of historic importance.  In honor of Reverend King, we take a look at some notable African American “firsts” in American History, although some of the entries may cause the reader to wonder at the dates involved.  Was the United States really that far behind in racial equality at such late dates?  Judge for yourself.  (See our many other articles concerning African American accomplishments.)  Please do not fret if you…

A Brief History On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Focus Features will have a virtual screening of Promising Young Woman at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.  Please go to http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/PYWHH14 for a chance to receive one of a limited number of virtual screening codes.  Space is limited to view the screening, and availability is first come, first served to those that click on the link.  For those who RSVP in time, approximately one hour before your screening start time, you will receive your link to access the screening.  Also, if you would like to be notified of future screening opportunities, I strongly…

A Brief History On December 9, 2020, we had the opportunity to review a new feature film, Songbird, scheduled for digital release on December 10, 2020.  With the basis of the film being a mutated Covid virus that has sent the United States (and presumably the World) into a dystopian future (4 years from now), there are sure to be critics that find the subject matter to be in bad taste.  (Note: We do not provide spoilers.) Digging Deeper Touted as a “Michael Bay” film, it must be noted that Bay is the producer, not the director or screenwriter.  Other…

A Brief History On Friday, January 8, 2021, American thriller film Fatale will be available at home on demand.  For a random chance to receive one of a limited number of PVOD codes to watch this film, please email admin@historyandheadlines.com by Thursday, January 7, 2021 at noon Eastern Time.  Please be sure to indicate in the email that you are entering for a chance to screen this film.  Please only send one email per email address.  Those selected to receive an exclusive code will receive an email with the code and instructions for how to redeem it.  Also, if you…

A Brief History On January 4, 2013, the Philippines were the scene of mass shooting carnage when a 41 year old man went on a rampage that left 20 people and a dog shot, with 7 of those people dying of their wounds and sadly, also the dog.  The locale of the shootings was Kawit, a city of over 83,000 people on the shores of Manila Bay on the island of Luzon. Digging Deeper As we have pointed out on several occasions, mass shootings are not a strictly American occurrence, as such tragedies happen in other countries as well as…

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