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Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Young Immigrant Program

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court. Alsup said lawyers in favor of DACA clearly demonstrated that the young immigrants “were likely to suffer serious, irreparable harm” without court action. The judge also said the lawyers have a strong chance of succeeding at trial. DACA has protected about 800,000 people...

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Solid Ratings From Premieres Of ‘Grown-ish’ & ‘The Chi’

[ad_1] Freeform’s “grown-ish” (Jan. 3, 2018, 8:00-8:31 p.m. EST) and Showtime’s “The Chi” got off to successful starts in terms of viewership, reports Variety. “Grown-ish,” the spinoff of “black-ish” that follows eldest daughter Zoe (Yara Shahidi) during her freshman year in college, ranked as Freeform’s biggest series launch in two years among Total Viewers (1.562 million), Adults 18-49 (917,000), Women 18-49 (658,000), Women 18-34 (340,000) and Females 12-34 (448,000) – since “Shadowhunters” on 1/12/16, the network revealed Monday. In the first 3 days after its launch, “grown-ish” generated 4.5 million views across linear and digital platforms, making the series the best digital...

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Morning Minute: So Much For A Whole New World!

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. 1/10/18-  Disney recently admitted to darkening the skin of their white actors and actresses in the live action play of Aladdin. They decided to do this instead of hiring the right actors and actresses for the role. Chris Paul believes that explains Ben Carson being in the White House! READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: Finish It! The Godfather Verison With Donnie & Dominique!Huggy Lowdown: Steve Bannon Keeps On Striking OutNicholas Ashe From ‘Queen Sugar’ Talks Black Experience Worldwide GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX:  Close ...

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Trump’s Check Up Comes As Chatter About His Health Lingers

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.” Trump raised concern last month when he slurred some words on national TV. When asked about it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said questions about Trump’s health were “frankly, pretty ridiculous” and blamed his slurred speech on a dry...

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Get Well Wednesday: When A Doula Is A Lifesaver

[ad_1] WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK MOTHERS DYING AFTER CHILD BIRTH? A pregnancy-related death is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of given birth of any cause related to or aggravated by that pregnancy. So by this definition, Erica Garner, the activist who suffered a heart attack 4 months postpartum, was pregnancy-related. Our prior conditions, particularly stress, and often poor access to good healthcare and institutional racism are all contributing factors.  WHAT CAN BLACK MOTHERS DO TO HELP KEEP THEMSELVES HEALTHY AFTER CHILD BIRTH? After giving birth, every woman needs support. We need someone to cook...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Thelma White Camack

[ad_1] The late Thelma White Camack occupies a small but important corner in the annals of Black history in the state of Texas. As a prospective student at Texas Western College, Camack was denied due to her race which prompted the NAACP to rally around her for their desegregation cause. Camack was born Thelma Joyce White on this day in 1936 and was raised in El Paso, Texas. She was the class valedictorian at Douglass High School for the 1954 graduating class, the same year of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. After Camack attempted to enter...

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North Carolina Ordered To Redraw Voting Maps That Favor GOP

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges have ruled that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling late Tuesday marks the second time this decade that the GOP’s congressional boundaries in the state have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was...

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$100 Million Dollar Man: John Gruden Rejoins Raiders As Head Coach

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden finally decided the time was right to finish what he nearly achieved in his first stint in Oakland and deliver another Super Bowl title to the Raiders. Nearly 16 years after he was traded to Tampa Bay following a crushing loss in the “Tuck Rule” game in New England and after a six-year courtship by Raiders owner Mark Davis, Gruden is officially back in Oakland where he started his head coaching career 20 years ago. Gruden was introduced Tuesday in front of a large crowd that included nearly 50 former Raiders and nine Pro Football...

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Trump Says He’d Beat Oprah But Doesn’t Think He’ll Have To

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. “I’ll beat Oprah,” the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, “I don’t think she’s going to run.” Asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around Winfrey, the typically pugilistic Trump steered clear of nasty nicknames and colorful insults while sizing up such a potential celebrity showdown. “Oprah would be a lot of fun,” said Trump, who added that he knows her “very well.” Trump appeared on Winfrey’s long-running talk show in 1988 and again with his family in 2011, during her final...

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