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New Jersey Prisons Ban The Book New Jim Crow The ACLU Uncovered

[ad_1] Some New Jersey prisons added Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow to their list of banned publications, The Guardian reported. Officials are concerned that the book’s powerful message could awaken inmates to discrimination in the criminal justice system. “For the state burdened with this systemic injustice to prohibit prisoners from reading a book about race and mass incarceration is grossly ironic, misguided, and harmful,” Tess Borden, an ACLU staff attorney, said a letter to New Jersey’s corrections commissioner, noting that the state has the nation’s largest racial disparity incarceration rate. I taught Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass...

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Angela Basset Talks ‘9-1-1’ Character & Her Three Breast On ‘AHS’

[ad_1] Angela Bassett has teamed with “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy once again… this time for his new FOX drama series “9-1-1.” Bassett, who starred in four seasons on “American Horror Story,” stars as Detective Athena Grant on the procedural, and as noted by the New York Post, she deals with a wide variety of emergencies on the show. The website for “9-1-1″ says the series is based on “the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers,” but Bassett’s character was created just for the show. Murphy told the New York Post that the cases depicted on the show come from...

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Angela Basset Talks ‘9-1-1’ Character & Her Three Breast On ‘AHS’

[ad_1] Angela Bassett has teamed with “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy once again… this time for his new FOX drama series “9-1-1.” Bassett, who starred in four seasons on “American Horror Story,” stars as Detective Athena Grant on the procedural, and as noted by the New York Post, she deals with a wide variety of emergencies on the show. The website for “9-1-1″ says the series is based on “the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers,” but Bassett’s character was created just for the show. Murphy told the New York Post that the cases depicted on the show come from...

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H&M Sparks Outrage Over Racist ‘Coolest Monkey’ Hoodie Ad

[ad_1] H&M pissed off and offended several people across social media Sunday with a racist ad. The clothing giant posted a page that featured an African-American boy wearing one of its hoodies with the words, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle,” the New York Daily News reported. Bloggers and the rest of the Twitterverse instantly dragged the company for the horribly offensive ad that demeaned the Black child with a racial slur. Plenty of social media users shook their heads in angry over the hoodie, available at the store’s United Kingdom page. As New York Times columnist Charles Blow put it, the...

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Huggy Lowdown: Steve Bannon, What Happened?

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. 1/8/18- Steve Bannon apologized to Donald Trump’s family for his comment on Trump Jr. being treasonous for meeting with the Russians. Instead, Trump Jr. is a patriot. Hmm, wonder where Bannon’s money went? READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: 30 Books Every African-American Should Read 29 photos Launch gallery 1. "Annie Allen" by Gwendolyn Brooks 1 of 29 2. "Up From Slavery" by Booker T. Washington 2 of 29 3. "Assata: An Autobiography" by Assata Shakur 3 of 29 4. "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin 4 of 29 5. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston 5 of 29 6. "Dreams From My Father"...

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Kenneth Chamberlain Case Federal Prosecutors Will Not Charge Police

[ad_1] The son of a military veteran who was killed by the White Plains, New York police refused to go away quietly after federal prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges against the officers who killed his mentally ill father. “The problem with the DOJ’s decision to close the case surrounding my father’s death is with the law, itself and not the evidence. Federal Prosecutors and the Court only focus was on the last seconds where all the witnesses, who are of course all police, testified and alleged that my father posed an imminent threat to life,” Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. said...

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David Letterman Coming Back To TV With Barack Obama

[ad_1] Former late-night show host David Letterman is coming back to television and he’ll be interviewing former President Barack Obama first. Essence reports that Letterman has partnered with Netflix for a show called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction set to première on January 12 with Obama as his first guest. Along with that, this interview will be the former president’s first TV appearance since he left office. Letterman made the deal with Netflix last year to develop a six-episode show where he receives $2 million for every episode. Guest to look out for after the first episode is Tina Fey, Jay-Z, and George Clooney. READ MORE...

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Money Mondays: How The Dow Affects You Now

[ad_1] The stock market has started off 2018 with a bang! Why do we continue to see a strong bull market?  There is no question the markets are off to a phenomenal start in the first week of the New Year. We last week, we saw three record closes in three days. A number of factors are fueling the market’s continued rise. First and foremost, the fundamentals of this economy are great. Corporate profits have been solid, and they will continue to be in the coming year due to the recently passed tax bill that included corporate tax cuts. Employers continue to...

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O.J. Simpson Is A Huge Hit With The Ladies At Sports Bar In ‘Vegas’

[ad_1] OJ Simpson appears to have had a good ol’ time on Sunday in Las Vegas at a sports bar where he was hangin’ to check out his old team, the Buffalo Bills, who unfortunately lost their NFL playoff game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 10-3. But, it didn’t matter ’cause the real attraction for bar patrons wasn’t the game, but “The Juice” himself. Especially the ladies. It all went down at Moon Doggies Bar & Grill. Sources at the bar say the 70-year-old Simpson was an absolute hit with the ladies, who were chatting him up from the moment he arrived, according...

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