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Blacks Being Pushed Out Of Chicago, Illinois Governor Candidate Says

[ad_1] New allegation of gross misconduct has been raised against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democratic Illinois Governor candidate Chris Kennedy alleged Wednesday that Emanuel is pushing a twisted gentrification plan to rid Chicago of Black residents, the Chicago Tribune reported. “I believe that black people are being pushed out of Chicago intentionally by a strategy that involves disinvestment in communities being implemented by the city administration, and I believe Rahm Emanuel is the head of the city administration and therefore needs to be held responsible for those outcomes,” Kennedy, nephew of the late John F. Kennedy and son of the late...

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ABC Cancels ‘The Mayor’ After One Season

[ad_1] Freshman comedy “The Mayor” did not earn a second season in office. Despite an order for three backup scripts, ABC has opted to cancel the rookie political comedy at 13 episodes. Four unaired episodes of the series remain and the comedy has been pulled off the air ahead of its January return, with ABC slotting “Modern Family” repeats for the time being, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Executive produced by Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, the comedy starred Brandon Micheal Hall as an idealistic rapper who runs for mayor to promote his music career and ends up winning. Producers ABC Studios will shop the...

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Mary J. Blige To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

[ad_1] Mary J. Blige will be honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11, with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs taking part in the unveiling, according to Variety. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be in the recording category, despite her work in film and television. The Grammy Award-winning artist has received Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in Dee Rees’ period drama “Mudbound,” as well as a Golden Globe nom for the best original song for “Mighty River.” Blige’s Walk of Fame star unveiling will take...

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Texas Woman Beaten By Police After Falling Asleep In Friend’s Car

[ad_1] A young woman, identified as Leah Dure, was brutally beaten by police in Killeen, Texas after she fell asleep in a friend’s car on New Year’s Eve. Leah’s older sister, Brittany Johnson, says police dragged her out of the passenger seat, beat her to the point that her eye is closed shut, and accused her of driving under the influence. According to Johnson, the accusation was unfounded—not only because Leah wasn’t in the driver’s seat, nor was she driving at the time she was approached, but also because Leah doesn’t have a driver’s license, nor does she know how to drive. There...

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Despite Law Changes Lottery Winners Will Face Big Tax Bills

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pity the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery game winners. Federal tax law changes would seem to promise that those who beat the odds and win a jackpot could keep more of their winnings from the government. But even as the new law cut top federal income tax rates, it also reduced the ability to deduct state taxes. There are exceptions, as 10 states including California, Texas and Florida don’t tax lottery winnings. But in most of the country, the newly rich won’t be even richer because of the tax law. “The changes roughly offset,” said Steven Rosenthal,...

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Golden Globes comedy category can be a joke

[ad_1] Unlike the Oscars, the Globes split their best picture honors into two, recognizing drama and musical or comedy. Yet because there's usually an abundance of worthy contenders for the former and a dearth of candidates for the latter, head-scratching selections find their way into the comedy field.This year's pick would be "Get Out," Jordan Peele's crowd-pleasing directorial debut, about an African-American man who goes to visit the parents of his white girlfriend. The movie mixes in a variety of elements -- horror, social satire and yes, some laughs -- although practically nobody would instantly think "comedy" upon seeing it.The...

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Chinese Hairstylist Struggles To Do Black Woman’s Hair In Viral Video

[ad_1] The hair struggle is real! One Black woman proved that when she visited a salon to get her curly hair straightened in Shanghai, China. A 22-year-old student named Maryjane Byarm, originally from New Jersey but now residing overseas, was recently welcomed by the staff at a new salon with a warm smile. She started her visit to with a relaxing shampoo that seemed to go well. However, things went far left. The young woman sat through four hours of irritating hairstyling, an experience that many Black women who consider visits to new salons as risky experiments can relate to in full. First, the stylist neglected...

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Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show

[ad_1] David Letterman is returning to TV and his first guest will be the former leader of the free world. The former "Late Show" host comes out of retirement for his Netflix show on January 12 and his first guest will be former president Barack Obama, the streaming company announced on Friday. The series, titled "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" will be a six-episode, 60 minute talk show with a new episode each subsequent month. The booking is a huge...

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Ben Vereen Sexual Assault, Harassment? Broadway Star Apologizes

[ad_1] Ben Vereen may have stunned on stage, but his off-stage behavior allegedly horrified many actresses during a Florida production in 2015. Several female co-stars accused Vereen of sexual assault and harassment while they worked with him on a rock musical titled Hair outside of Tampa, the New York Daily News reported Friday. The Broadway star, 71, forced unauthorized advances that included kissing and “aggressive” hugging, the actresses, who were part of the Venice Theatre production in November and December 2015, claimed. Vereen demeaned actresses about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives. He even stripped naked in front of them for an...

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Salute: Mary J. Blige To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

[ad_1] Source: TARA ZIEMBA / Getty Capping off an extremely successful year, Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on January 11 and celebrates Blige’s extraordinary career in music and entertainment, spanning over 25 years. Her friend and frequent collaborator Sean “Diddy” Combs will also attend the ceremony to unveil the star. “Mary J. Blige is one of the most popular singers of our generation. Fans will be thrilled to see her star on the Boulevard as her career milestones are celebrated on this very...

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