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Actor Calls for Black Americans to Boycott Work for a Day

Isaiah Washington demands action on police brutality

(Newser) - It's time for black Americans to send the rest of the country a message by boycotting "the very system that was built on the backs of black people here in America," says actor Isaiah Washington. The former Grey's Anatomy star has joined the #Missing24 movement to... More »

Rehab: How Celebs Say Sorry

Bonus: No need for actual apology

(Newser) - Lately, when celebs want to show contrition, they turn to rehab. Whether counseling for alcohol and drugs (take your pick) to sex addiction (Steve Phillips) to homophobia (Isaiah Washington) to domestic abuse (Chris Brown), stars see a rehab trip taking the place of a public confession. “It really is... More »

Americans Use DNA Tests to Trace African Roots

Obama's rise could accelerate trend

(Newser) - As a kid, Isaiah Washington only knew Africans as the “natives running around with bones in their noses” on TV, “trying to put Tarzan in a pot.” Now, the former Grey’s Anatomy actor is chieftain of a village in Sierra Leone, thanks to a DNA test... More »

Stars Come Out for Obama

Fete raises $200K with $2,300 tix

(Newser) - With $2,300 checks, celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Lucy Liu, and Isaiah Washington showed their support for Barack Obama last night at a swanky Beverly Hills shindig, the AP reports. The Black and White Gala raised $200,000 for the Obama campaign from the deep pocketbooks of the likes of... More »

Muslims See Hypocrisy on Hate Speech

Radio host's slur seen as evidence of US double standard

(Newser) - After radio host Michael Savage took potshots at Islam, the relatively muted response has left Muslim Americans with a question: Where's the outrage? A handful of advertisers have pulled out, but the reaction is nowhere near as strong as it was, say, when Don Imus made an anti-black slur, the... More »

Axed Isaiah Washington Lands New Job

Turns in scrubs for role in new Bionic Woman

(Newser) - Actor Isaiah Washington, fired from hit ABC-TV series Grey's Anatomy for an anti-gay slur, has landed a new role at rival NBC, the Los Angeles Times reports. Washington, who played brilliant surgeon Preston Burke, will hang up his scrubs for a lab coat in at least six episodes of a... More »

Ex-'Grey's' Star Speaks Out

'Saddened' by firing, Washington won't rule out returning to ABC hit—for a cameo

(Newser) - Isaiah Washington "can only apologize so many times" for the behavior that prompted his dismissal from ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy," the actor tells Entertainment Weekly in his first post-firing interview. But contrition evidently wasn't enough to save his job: The network couldn't justify the risk of... More »

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