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David Jolly still appearing on Bill Maher’s show Friday; says Al Franken should too

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David Jolly fully intends to appear on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, as do previously scheduled guests Ice Cube and Symone Sanders, the former national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This despite the controversy circling around the comedian, who used the N-word during his show last Friday night, prompting widespread condemnation and calls for HBO to oust him from the gig. As it stands now, the only previously scheduled guest on the comic’s weekly program who won’t appear is U.S. Sen. Al Franken; Jolly…

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New York Times columnist Charles Blow to speak at Eckerd College tonight

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New York Times columnist Charles Blow will speak in St. Petersburg at Eckerd College’s Fox Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m. Blow, 43, has been writing an op-ed column for The Times since 2008, and has been a leading voice over the past year in chronicling the “Black Lives Matter” movement, focusing on the deaths of blacks in the hands of law enforcement. Last year, Blow published his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Michael Eric Dyson called it “an instant…

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