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Solange Drops Limited-Edition Celestial-Themed Merchandise

[ad_1] Solange Knowles is back with two new lines of merchandise available on her website store just in time for the holiday season. The celestial-themed capsules, titled “Cosmic Journey” and “Orion’s Rise,” will only be available until Dec. 22 or, as Solange put it, “during the reflection of the retrograde.” Products range from T-shirts ($30) to long-sleeve shirts ($40) and crew-neck sweaters ($50). Most are available in black, white and various shades of gray. One shirt reads “(bite the hand)” in compact font, which references a quote from New York Times journalist Jon Caramanica, who believed Solange should have been more cognizant of...

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Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

[ad_1] Former Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced to 5 years in prison after taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors who thought their money was going to charity. NPR reports, Brown was sentenced on December 4, 2017, by a federal judge. She was voted out of office in 2016 on 18 counts of conspiracy and fraud. Judge Timothy Corrigan, the judge presiding over the case found the entire situation a tragedy. “It is a sad day for everyone. It is a sad day for this community,” expressed Judge Corrigan. “I was impressed with all the outpouring of support for...

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5 Common Problems Faced By African Americans Today

[ad_1] “Where slavery is there liberty cannot be, and where liberty is there, slavery cannot be.” The great Abraham Lincoln tried putting liberty and slavery into a simple and asynchronous relationship for us, but how far have we really progressed in achieving the liberty we Americans like to speak so proudly about? Did you know that the imprisonment rate for African American women is twice that of white women? Additionally, African Americans are incarcerated at a rate that is about 6 times that of white Americans. We may not have digressed too far from older times as these statistics depict a reminiscent of...

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Charlottesville Residents Criticize Leaders Over Rally

[ad_1] CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The sharp divisions between Charlottesville residents and their elected leaders and police were on display at a tense, raucous City Council meeting, the first since the release of a scathing report on officials’ response to a white nationalist rally this summer. Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy formally presented the findings of his monthslong review to the council Monday after releasing a report publicly Friday. His investigation found a lack of planning, poor communication and a passive response by law enforcement to the chaos that unfolded at the Aug. 12 “Unite the Right” rally, believed to be...

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Amber Ruffin To Host Writers Guild Awards

[ad_1] Amber Ruffin, a writer and on-air personality on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” has been recruited to host the 70th annual Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Feb. 11 at the Edison Ballroom in New York. “I’m so excited to host the 2018 Writers Guild Awards,” said Ruffin, who writes and appears in the “Late Night” segments, “Amber Says What?” and “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.” “If you’re looking for hard-hitting satire on sexual assault allegations, Russia and the Republican tax plan — too bad! This is gonna be all hugs and rainbows! (The hugs will be consensual.)” Ruffin also is a...

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Q & A: Tax Bills Impacts On Health Law Coverage & Medicare

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time. Lawmakers will meet this week to resolve differences between the House- and Senate-passed bills in hopes of getting a finished product to President Donald Trump’s desk around Christmas. Also in play are the tax deduction for people with high medical expenses, and a tax credit for drug companies that develop treatments for serious diseases affecting relatively few patients. The business tax cuts that are the centerpiece of the...

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Bank Celebrates Young Black Boys With Special Edition Debit Card

[ad_1] The world’s largest Black-owned bank is honoring Black boys with a special edition debit card. OneUnited Bank introduced new “Doonie” Visa Debit and ATM cards for its customers on Wednesday. But where does the name come from? “Doonie” is the childhood nickname of a Black artist and muralist known the world over as Addonis Parker, who also created a painting eponymously titled the same. The name was so striking that it beat out others such as biblical monikers Isaiah, Elijah and Zion. It also won more praise than Malcolm and Justice, names associated with the Black Lives Matter and social justice movement,...

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