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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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Golden Globes review: Women take center stage

[ad_1] NBC's red-carpet hosts insisted even before the show began that the Globes still possessed a celebratory feel, despite the sexual-harassment shadow that hung over an event where accused predator Harvey Weinstein once held sway. Yet strictly as a TV show, the telecast struggled to find the proper balance, delivering an anthem-like statement from its female winners while experiencing lapses in pacing, entertainment and the lighter moments that tend to punctuate such affairs.Seth Meyers, who hosted the ceremony, certainly set just the right tone in his opening monologue -- one that spent far more time on the harassment issue than...

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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech: ‘A new day is on the horizon’

[ad_1] The media mogul's message came during a Golden Globes ceremony notable for being the first major award show since Hollywood first began addressing rampant sexual harassment against women in the entertainment industry and beyond.This year's ceremony was one of the most political yet and saw the red carpet awash with A-list actresses wearing black. Some of the biggest names brought with them activists for gender and racial justice, including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, who started the hashtag campaign which exposed the scale of sexual harassment against women worldwide.Part of the mission of anti-sexual harassment group Time's Up, which led...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Shakyla Hill

[ad_1]   Shakyla Hill landed herself in the history books after becoming just the fourth Division I NCAA women’s basketball player to record the elusive quadruple-double. The feat also makes Hill the first NCAA Division I player, man or woman, from an HBCU to notch the coveted stat line, according to most accounts.   Shaklya Hil did it all last night for @Grambling1901 !!!! #GramFam #ShaklyaHill pic.twitter.com/KcNee4Uwk2 — DNASportsTalk (@DNASportsTalk) January 4, 2018 Hill, a five-foot-seven sophomore at Grambling State University from Little Rock, Arkansas, recorded the feat last Wednesday in a contest against Alabama State, both of whom are rival teams in the SWAC...

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Golden Globes 2018: Oprah Honored, Accepts With Rousing Speech

[ad_1] (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge. “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” said Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. “But their time is up. Their time is up!” More than any award handed out Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Winfrey’s moment — one...

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