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Future Of Black Politics: What Elected African-Americans Represent

[ad_1] I was eight years old in 1990, the year FBI video footage of Marion Barry, then mayor of our nation’s capital, showed him smoking crack in a hotel room with a woman other than his wife. I felt a deep connection to Washingtonians while listening to reports on the radio on the way to school when the news broke. I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, a majority Black city chronically plagued with its own set of political and legal controversies. Barry, arguably the first notable civil rights era activist to assume leadership in political office of a major U.S. city, represented...

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Future Of Black Politics: What Elected African-Americans Represent

[ad_1] I was eight years old in 1990, the year FBI video footage of Marion Barry, then mayor of our nation’s capital, showed him smoking crack in a hotel room with a woman other than his wife. I felt a deep connection to Washingtonians while listening to reports on the radio on the way to school when the news broke. I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, a majority Black city chronically plagued with its own set of political and legal controversies. Barry, arguably the first notable civil rights era activist to assume leadership in political office of a major U.S. city, represented...

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‘Star Wars’ fans, box office analysts brace themselves for ‘The Last Jedi’

[ad_1] "Star Wars" fans in galaxies both near and far, far away are less than a week away from watching "The Last Jedi." The next installment of the "Star Wars" saga opens in U.S. theaters next Thursday night and with it comes some of the biggest buzz for a film since, well, the last "Star Wars" movie, 2015's "The Force Awakens." Analysts have a hard time predicting opening weekend numbers when it comes to movies with a lot of hype. "The Last Jedi"...

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Black Employees Allege ‘Entrenched Racism Disease’ In FDNY Lawsuit

[ad_1] The New York City Fire Department has failed to put out the fires of racism and rescue its staff from gross injustice, said several Black employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed recently. Less pay, scarce raises and diminished opportunities for advancement have been a norm within the FDNY when it comes to Black personnel, charges the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on December 1, according to the New York Daily News. White employees are offered more on the job, the suit said, in the department which is predominately White and has served as a battleground over bias...

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Black Employees Allege ‘Entrenched Racism Disease’ In FDNY Lawsuit

[ad_1] The New York City Fire Department has failed to put out the fires of racism and rescue its staff from gross injustice, said several Black employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed recently. Less pay, scarce raises and diminished opportunities for advancement have been a norm within the FDNY when it comes to Black personnel, charges the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on December 1, according to the New York Daily News. White employees are offered more on the job, the suit said, in the department which is predominately White and has served as a battleground over bias...

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Beyonce, Blue Ivy & Mama Tina Spotted At Target

[ad_1] Well, who knew Beyoncé was a Tarzhay (Target) fan just like the rest of us? In fact, Bey, Mama Tina, and Blue Ivy were spotted at a Target outlet in San Clemente (Orange County), CA getting their (holiday) shopping on, without a bodyguard, no less (at least not in sight)! We’re even more impressed. Folks at the store didn’t make a big ruckus at the store, but of course, they got snaps and a video. Check ’em out below. when you're studying for your final and your sister texts you saying beyoncé is at target and you're still at school 🤦🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/X2a2WV3Iye —...

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Harold Ford Jr. Axed At Morgan Stanley After Harassment Probe

[ad_1] Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was fired by Morgan Stanley over harassment allegations revealed during a human resources probe, a company spokesperson recently confirmed to The Huffington Post. “He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email. The ex-Democrat U.S. representative-turned Wall Street whiz has also been suspended from his pundit position at MSNBC’s Morning Joe over the probe, the Washington Examiner reported. Ford allegedly harassed, intimidated and forcibly grabbed the unidentified woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee, during a professional meeting in New...

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