The star of “Concussion” is disappointed the 2015 movie didn’t have a bigger impact on fans and the NFL. Will Smith tells “Vanity Fair” he thought the movie, about traumatic brain injuries in football, would alarm the public and lead to new protections for players. But he tells the magazine that fans instead said “nope, […]
In a first for the NFL, the professional league of this country’s most popular sport is acknowledging a link between football and brain disease. The league’s top health and safety officer conceded and confirmed the tie during a roundtable discussion on concussions convened by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce. The official was […]
As revelations surrounding the film Concussion, which explores the relationship between football and CTE, continue to make waves across the NFL, one high school student has turned down 12 football scholarships.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, portrayed by Will Smith in the film, believes that O.J. may have sustained brain damage during his 11-year career in the NFL, which could have played a part in his criminally questionable past.
Will Smith has revealed that he’s pleased with how “quickly” and “aggressively” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.…
Black filmmakers and thespians are calling for the community to stand in our power and no longer look to White award shows for validation.
Roland Martin and NewsOne Now were on hand for the New York premiere of the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Prema Mutiso, Omalu’s wife. From Sony Pictures: Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, […]
The nominations for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced in Hollywood on Thursday morning. ‘Diversity watchers’ who closely monitor entertainment industry awards were watching to see if black actors, actresses and other industry people were going to be acknowledged for their contributions during the year. Starting off with the announcements, Oscar-nominated actress Angela […]
New studies show 87 out of 91 deceased NFL players have tested positive for brain disease due to concussions and head trauma
Another controversy is brewing about the new Will Smith head-trauma film “Concussion” one day after its trailer debuted on the web and three months before it’s scheduled to hit theaters. According to a story published in “The New York Times” on Tuesday, where the paper cites studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, the film ”Concussion” […]
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