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Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali’s Fight Doctor, Dead At 89

[ad_1] Ferdie Pacheco stands in front of his painting of boxer Chuck Wepner at Manhattan’s Spectrum Fine Art Gallery in New York on May 10, 1984. MIAMI (AP) — Fernando “Ferdie” Pacheco, “The Fight Doctor” who served as Muhammad Ali’s ringside physician, has died. He was 89. Pacheco’s daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning at his Miami home after prolonged illness. Pacheco was born in Tampa and opened a practice in Miami after earning a medical degree from the University of Miami. He met Cassius Clay, who would later become Muhammad Ali, in 1960 when the...

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Could ‘Get Out’ Contend For An Oscar?

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about “Get Out.” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but whatever the outcome, the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season. Peele, himself, has showed no desire to quell the backlash, only to slyly prod it. “Get...

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Star Wars Battlefront II: Game maker apologizes after uproar from fans

[ad_1] The company behind the new Star Wars video game has turned off a money-spinning part of it after an outcry from angry fans and scrutiny from regulators. Gamers had complained in recent days that it takes huge amounts of time -- or money -- to unlock features in Star Wars Battlefront II. Regulators in Belgium, meanwhile, are looking at whether the game constitutes a form of gambling. Some Star Wars fans who paid roughly $60 to buy Battlefront II were upset to...

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15 Convictions Tied To Corrupt Chicago Police Officer Are Thrown Out

[ad_1] Leonard Gipson, one of 15 convicted men talks to reporters. (Max Herman//Sun Times via AP) CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn’t pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets. A Cook County judge on Thursday threw out the felony drug convictions of 15 black men who all say they were locked up for no other reason except that they refused to pay Ronald Watts. It was the largest mass exoneration in memory in Chicago. And even in a...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Priscillah Mabelane

[ad_1] Priscillah Mabelane knew when she was a teenager in South Africa that she wanted to be a chartered accountant, a career path her father didn’t understand. She’s achieved her goal and then some, after being named South Africa BP’s first female CEO becoming the first woman to do so in South Africa’s oil industry. Mabelane grew up in the northern province of Limpopo, working part-time with her office worker father and learning the ins and outs of business. Her first corporate job started with the accounting firm Ernst & Young. According to her own accounts and other reports, Mabelane endured...

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Venus Williams’ Home Robbed Of 400K In Valuables

[ad_1] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams‘ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday. The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams’ 10,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) home, which is in a well-to-do gated community, Palm Beach Gardens police said in a statement. Police blacked out from their report what was stolen. No arrests have been made. Palm Beach County property records show Williams and her sister Serena bought the home new in 2000. It is now valued at $2.3 million. Venus Williams’ agent, Carlos Fleming, did not respond...

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Jennifer Hudson And David Otunga Break Up

[ad_1] We can’t say we saw this one coming. Although they’d been together for years as an engaged couple, Jennifer Hudson and her fiancè David Otunga seemed like they were pretty solid. At some point, folks just assumed they were happily unmarried and since they kept their relationship pretty private, no one knew what was happening with them. Well, now we know. The couple, who share a young son, have broken up after 10 years. People.com reports: “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Hudson’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively in a statement. The couple with their...

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Issa Rae and Octavia Spencer HFPA-In Style Golden Globe Ambassador

[ad_1] Last night at the HFPA-In Style Golden Globe Ambassador Reveal Party in Los Angeles, two of film industry’s Black queens graced the red carpet. Source: Getty / Getty Insecure creator, Issa Rae and Hidden Figures star, Octavia Spencer both chose to be bold and bright in red. Source: Rich Fury / Getty Issa Rae went for a pink and red color block wearing Spring 2018 Brandon Maxwell sleeveless high neck gown with a belted waist. Source: Michael Kovac / Getty She wore her hair in a high ponytail and opted for a nudish-brown lip. Issa was styled by Jason Rembert. Source: Jason LaVeris / Getty Octavia Spencer...

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Jeff Ross uses comedy to tackle immigration

[ad_1] He's in the center of a room surrounded by a group of female Eritrean immigrants at a safe house in Austin, Texas. Six of them sleep in the small room. Some are braiding each other's hair while sharing with Ross the story of their dangerous and life-risking journey to the United States. Ross stands awkwardly in the middle, and it's clear he's a comedian disarmed. "Their stories were so compelling, I didn't want to cloud it with thoughts that weren't about them," Ross recalled to CNN later. "I didn't want to make jokes in that moment; I didn't have...

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