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Beyonce, Janet, Aretha: Revolutionary Songs By Black Women

[ad_1] We are in scary times. Our president defends Neo-Nazis. The “Supreme Leader” of North Korea issues weekly threats. A tax bill is about to destroy America’s economy. There is a mass shooting every few weeks. Hell, even Cornel West and Ta-Nashi Coates can’t get along. As you’ve heard, now is the time to resist, fight back and say no more. Resistance could be in the form of a peaceful protest, mobilizing the vote so a pedophile isn’t in the U.S. Senate, or just clapping back at bigotry in your daily life. So, to keep you motivated, here are eight...

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‘The Post’ writers: It’s ‘not a liberal movie’

[ad_1] It's the story of a woman navigating her role as a powerful leader in a male-dominated industry. It's a suspense-filled tale about commitment to the truth. It's a mirror in which, politically and otherwise, 1971 looks strikingly like the first cousin of 2017. It's what screenwriter Liz Hannah jokes is "the most gripping business school movie you'll ever watch." But what it isn't, according to fellow screenwriter Josh Singer? A so-called "liberal movie." That's because as Singer, already an Academy Award winner for penning "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's efforts to expose decades of child sex abuse and systematic...

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Melbourne car attack: Driver had mental health issues, no terror connection

[ad_1] Acting chief commissioner of Victoria Police Shane Patton told reporters that while the crash was considered to be deliberate, there was no evidence of a link to terrorism.Eighteen people were injured, including at least one young child, when the car hit pedestrians outside Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street station just after 4.40 p.m. local time. What happened The streets outside Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station was busy with commuters and shoppers Thursday when witnesses said the SUV plowed into people crossing the street.Witnesses told CNN affiliate Seven Network they saw people flung into the air after being hit by the...

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Confederate Statues Removed After Memphis Sells Public Parks

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Crews removed two Confederate statues from Memphis parks after the city sold them to a private entity. The City Council had earlier voted unanimously Wednesday to sell two parks where Confederate statues were located and crews began working right away to remove a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. At the second park, a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was later taken down. The parks were sold to Greenspace Inc. for $1,000 each, The Commercial Appeal reported. Memphis Chief Legal Officer Bruce McMullen said Greenspace can legally remove the statues, which the city was unable to...

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Virginia Pastor Wife Found Guilty Scamming Millions

[ad_1] How can you call yourself a man or woman of God, but steal from your flock? This is the question a Virginia jury recently had to grapple with when they found a popular pastor and his wife guilty of swindling millions of dollars from their friends and members of their congregation. According to the Washington Post, Terry Millender and his wife Brenda Millender, who together ran Victorious Life Church, told people they could benefit financially and spiritually if they invested in his Christian-based company lending small amounts of money to entrepreneurs in developing countries. They also told folks that they would be making...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Mamie Johnson

[ad_1] Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the last living of the trio of women who played in the Negro Leagues, has died. The pitcher was a teammate of the pioneering Hank Aaron and amassed a respectable 33-8 record in her three seasons of play. Johnson was born September 27, 1935 in the small town of Ridgeway, South Carolina. As a young girl, she spent time pitching with her uncle instead of working in the crop fields. At the age of 17, the gunslinger attempted to try out for an all-white professional, all-female team but was rejected. The Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Crows gave Johnson a...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Mamie Johnson

[ad_1] Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the last living of the trio of women who played in the Negro Leagues, has died. The pitcher was a teammate of the pioneering Hank Aaron and amassed a respectable 33-8 record in her three seasons of play. Johnson was born September 27, 1935 in the small town of Ridgeway, South Carolina. As a young girl, she spent time pitching with her uncle instead of working in the crop fields. At the age of 17, the gunslinger attempted to try out for an all-white professional, all-female team but was rejected. The Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis Crows gave Johnson a...

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Magic Johnson And Isaiah Thomas Reconcile After Three Decade Split

[ad_1] NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas had folks bawling with their televised reconciliation following decades of animosity. Once the best of friends, their relationship went sideways after Magic’s Lakers and Isiah’s Pistons met in back-to-back NBA Finals in 1988 and 1989. Things deteriorated even further when Magic fought to keep Thomas off the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. Magic admitted in his book, co-authored with Larry Bird and Jackie MacMullan, that he helped keep Thomas off the team because he believed Thomas had spread rumors about his sexuality in 1991 after he announced that he had contracted the HIV virus. But all was put behind them during NBATV’s...

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