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Black Celebrity Birthdays: January | Black America Web

[ad_1] It’s the beginning of the year and some of your favorite celebrities have birthdays this month. January 1 Morris Chestnut January 2 Cuba Gooding Jr. January 3 Marc Morial January 6 John Singleton January 7  Zora Neal Hurston January 10 Max Roach January 11 Mary J. Blige January 13  Traci Bingham January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Regina King January 16 Debbie Allen January 17 Michelle Obama Muhammed Ali Ray J January 21 Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon January 24 Tatyana Ali Aaron Neville January 25 Alicia Keys Etta James January 28 J. Cole January 29 Oprah Winfrey January 31 Jackie Robinson Kerry Washington Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Black Celebrity Birthdays: December 36 photos Launch gallery 1. Janelle Monae (Dec 1) 1 of 36 2. Zoe Kravitz (Dec 1) 2 of 36 3. Tyra Banks (Dec 4) 3 of 36 4. Jay-Z (Dec 4) 4 of 36 5. Lauren London (Dec...

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Iran restricts social media and issues warning to protesters

[ad_1] Rouhani's remarks came after the state-run media outlet IRIB reported that Iranian officials had temporarily restricted access to social media apps Instagram and Telegram, which have been used by Iranians to share news about the protests. "We are a free nation," Rouhani said in his prerecorded speech on state broadcaster IRINN. "And according to the constitution and citizen rights, the people are free to express their criticism and even their protests," he said. "But," Rouhani continued, "criticism should not be accompanied with violence or vandalizing public property." Rouhani also acknowledged the economic and social hardships some Iranians face. Protests...

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ box office hits $1 billion worldwide

[ad_1] Just three weeks after its release, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has already raked in more than $1 billion around the world. Disney (DIS), which owns the "Star Wars" production company Lucasfilm, said Sunday that global box office numbers for "The Last Jedi" stood at an estimated $1.04 billion. Disney says that makes "The Last Jedi" the third-biggest film of 2017 worldwide. According to figures from Box Office Mojo, which tracks the industry, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" earned $1.26...

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Iran protests: Several shot on Dorud, source says

[ad_1] One local source told CNN that during protests in Dorud, in the Lorestan province of western Iran, his family witnessed a mob storming the governor's office and setting it on fire. Protesters were fired upon and five people were shot, the source said. In a rare display of public dissent, some protesters directed their ire at Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to some videos on social media. CNN has not independently verified the authenticity of the footage. "We've seen pictures of (Khamenei) ripped from the billboards at the sides of streets. We've heard protesters call for his overthrow," said...

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South Korea seizes ship that transferred oil to North Korea

[ad_1] The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the Lighthouse Winmore left the port of Yeosu in South Korea carrying refined oil which was then transferred to a North Korean ship in international waters on October 19. The US Treasury Department released satellite imagery in November of two ships allegedly performing an illegal ship-to-ship transfer in international waters on the same day.It identified one of the ships as a sanctioned North Korean vessel, the Rye Song Gang 1, but did not name the other. The UN Security Council on Thursday added the Rye Song Gan 1 and three other vessels to...

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American Eagle Outfitters Gets Backlash For Slave Shackle Bracelet

[ad_1] American Eagle is getting some serious backlash for a men’s bracelet that some say looks like a slave shackle. One person noticed the striking resemblance and Tweeted this: It’s hard to see these bracelets don’t look like a throwback to shackles. It’s as if someone at American Eagle Googled “slave shackles” and said, “What a cool idea for a bracelet!” The tweets continued, slamming the retail store for their odd choice of fashion. See below: Bracelets? Look more like slave shackles to me. Black people wearing shackles from a company named American Eagle. No thanks — BLACK MAN (@BLKMANTESTIMONY) December 16, 2017 Oh....

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American Eagle Outfitters Gets Backlash For Slave Shackle Bracelet

[ad_1] American Eagle is getting some serious backlash for a men’s bracelet that some say looks like a slave shackle. One person noticed the striking resemblance and Tweeted this: It’s hard to see these bracelets don’t look like a throwback to shackles. It’s as if someone at American Eagle Googled “slave shackles” and said, “What a cool idea for a bracelet!” The tweets continued, slamming the retail store for their odd choice of fashion. See below: Bracelets? Look more like slave shackles to me. Black people wearing shackles from a company named American Eagle. No thanks — BLACK MAN (@BLKMANTESTIMONY) December 16, 2017 Oh....

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NY Quadruple Murder Leaves Family Members Concerned

[ad_1] In upstate New York, police are on the hunt for the person responsible for the murder of a mother, her two kids, and her partner found the day after Christmas. NBC News reports that the city of Troy is on high alert as police track down the killer who committed what the police chief calls,”savagery.” 36-year-old Shanta Myers, her 11-year-old son Jeremiah, her 5-year-old daughter Shanise and 22-year-old Brandi Mells were found tied and bounded in their basement apartment. Myers who has a 15-year-old son was out of town when the murder occurred. Not much information surrounding the deaths of the victims were released,...

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