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How A New Georgia Black Mayor Is Tackling Racism

[ad_1] Rufus Davis, the mayor of Camilla, Georgia, recently spoke out about claims that pockets of segregation still exist in his city. The African-American leader has joined with a newly elected city councilman in threats to boycott city council meetings until “segregationalist practices” are dissolved, the mayor, who was reportedly denied keys to his own City Hall office, said in a news release. The alleged practices affect a little more than 5,000 residents, nearly 70 percent of whom are Black, the Miami Herald reported. Several claims of segregation were pointed out by Davis. Charges include the separation of Blacks, who cannot...

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NYC New Year’s Eve Ceremony To Feature #MeToo Founder

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — An activist who started a “Me Too” campaign a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence will start this year’s ceremonial ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment say Tarana Burke will push the crystal button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the new year. Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. A flurry of tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts ensued after actress-activist Alyssa Milano urged victims to respond with the phrase...

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Police Sergeant Fired For Ordering Officers To Use Taser On Black Woman

[ad_1] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas police sergeant has been fired for ordering a rookie officer to use a stun gun on a woman who had called for help during a domestic dispute. Fort Worth police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said in an emailed statement that he fired Sgt. Kenneth Pierce on Monday, saying the 22-year police veteran became impatient and needlessly initiated the physical confrontation with the woman, who the police department has not named. Fitzgerald also released a 12-minute video from the body camera of the rookie officer, Maria Bayona, that he said clearly shows Pierce’s behavior was...

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Police Visit Kid’s Home After He Calls 911 On The Grinch

[ad_1] 5-year-old TyLon Pittman was not about to get his Christmas stolen playing around with The Grinch. So, he did what any kid in danger of losing all those hard-earned gifts would do—he dialed 911. Talking to a very patient dispatcher, TyLon warned “The Grinch gon’ steal Christmas, OK?” before his father hopped on the phone to apologize. Thanks to TyLon, it looks like we’ll be having a happy holiday after all. See his police visit here, plus the hilarious 911 call up top. PHOTO: Facebook Follow The Willie Moore Jr. Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!    [ad_2] Source link ...

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House Passes Massive Tax Package; Senate To Vote Next

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Gleeful Republicans on Tuesday muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades through the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed criticism of the widely unpopular package and insisted “results are what’s going to make this popular.” The vote, largely along party lines, was 227-203 and capped a GOP sprint to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump after a year of congressional stumbles and non-starters. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate would vote Tuesday evening, sending the legislation to Trump for his signature. The massive $1.5 trillion...

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Florida Pizza Hut Won’t Deliver To Black Neighborhood After Dark

[ad_1]   According to the Miami New Times, if you live in the Sistrunk neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the local Pizza Hut will not deliver to you after 7 p.m. Writer Adam Weinstein pointed out that the popular eatery located on 1239 S. Federal Highway has this policy prominently displayed of not accepting nighttime deliveries to the district that includes Sistrunk Boulevard. The note tells employees not to accept deliveries for the northwestern district after 7 p.m. but orders made before 7 p.m.must be delivered. As reported by TheRoot, the neighborhood is home to several historical places in the black community, “such as...

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Lester Holt Sports Afro Wig To NBC Holiday Party

[ad_1]   NBC Nightly News threw a holiday dance party for staffers and crew last week at 30 Rock, and anchor Lester Holt kicked things off with a lip sync battle against weekend anchor Kate Snow. According to spies for TVNewser, both anchors performed two tunes each. Snow kicked things off with “No Roots” by Alice Merton, and Holt performed Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Round two, however, involved props. Snow got into character for her performance of MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This,” rocking Hammer pants and a gold nameplate that read BO$$. Holt dressed the part to perform the Jackson 5’s “I Want...

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‘Ocean’s 8’ New Trailer Is Out Ft. Rihanna

[ad_1] Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for the female-focused “Ocean’s 8,” giving Rihanna fans a first glimpse at her character Nine Ball in action. In the preview for the “Oceans Eleven” spinoff, viewers meet Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean, who starts off the film pleading to a parole board that if she is released, she just wants to live “the simple life.” Of course, she’s lying, as she soon puts together a team of criminals, recruiting Rihanna’s Nine Ball, Cate Blanchett’s Lou, Mindy Kaling’s Amita, Awkwafina’s Constance, Helena Bonham Carter’s Rose and Sarah Paulson’s Tammy. Their plan is to steal a...

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