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Black Confederate Soldier Myth Fueled By South Carolina Monument Bill

[ad_1] South Carolina lawmakers pre-filed legislation to establish a commission to design an African-American Confederate monument that would recognize the contributions of Black Confederate soldiers, the Spartanburg Herald Journal reported. But the real reason for the monument is to promote a myth. “We came to the realization there was a lot we didn’t know about the war and their sacrifices. These people were heroes and forgotten heroes,” said South Carolina’s Republican state Rep. Bill Chumley, who co-sponsored the bill. Part of the commission’s work would include educating public school students about the participation of Black men in the Confederate army, said Chumley,...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Leslie Outerbridge

[ad_1] Leslie Outerbridge, a co-founder of the Afro American Firefighter League, now called the African American and Paramedic League, celebrates a birthday today. The retired fireman helped bring about diversity to the Chicago Fire Department and has captured a lot of Black firefighter history in his own writings and research. Outerbridge was born in 1936 and raised primarily in the Cabrini Green housing projects. A high school dropout, Outerbridge entered the U.S. Air Force and then drove a taxi cab before he joined the Chicago Fire Department in 1961. Rising in rank swiftly, Outerbridge connected with other Black firemen Jim Wimbush...

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Kabul: ISIS suicide bombing kills dozens

[ad_1] Two children were among the dead and 84 people were injured in the blast, according to a Health Ministry spokesman. The attack rocked the center in the basement of a building in the west of the city at around 10:30 a.m. (12.30 a.m ET) Thursday morning. It also hit the Afghan News Agency, which has an office on the floor above, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. Two more blasts followed at the same building, but caused no injuries.The ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency said the terror group carried out the attack.A crowd of just under 100 people were...

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Rose Marie, actress and showbiz legend, dies at 94

[ad_1] Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She soon began performing on network radio.During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie -- who went only by her first name professionally -- was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. The website IMDb says she appeared in 629 of the show's episodes.Rose Marie rubbed shoulders with some of the...

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Jay-Z Teases New Music Video For Song ‘Family Feud’

[ad_1] Thursday morning, December 28, Jay-Z dropped a sneak peek at his new music video for the song Family Feud that no one was suspecting. Variety.com reports that the video teases at a Godfather theme with a Catholic church and Jay-Z rapping from the confessional booth with his wife Lemonade singer Beyoncé sits where the priest usually is. Featured in the video with along with his wife is their oldest daughter Blue Ivy who can be seen walking down the aisle of the church with her dad. Besides the church scenes, there’s a pretty passionate love scene between a couple before it turns deadly with the woman stabbing a knife in the...

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Erica Garner Is ‘Brain Dead’ Days After Massive Heart Attack

[ad_1] Tragedy has hit for Erica Garner’s family again. The beloved 27-year-old activist daughter of Eric Garner has been declared brain dead after having suffered a recent heart attack Saturday night, the New York Daily News reported Thursday morning. “She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” Garner’s heartbroken mother Esaw Snipes explained. “Physically she is still with us.” Doctors had called family members to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York early Thursday to say their final goodbyes to Garner, a courageous mother and critic of police violence in recent years after her father’s 2014 chokehold death at the hands of New York City police officers. Garner went into cardiac arrest...

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Lauren London Spills The Tea On ‘ATL’ Sequel

[ad_1] In an interview with Complex, actress Lauren London revealed that a sequel to the iconic movie ATL is in the works. According to The Source, she explains that there’s a part two that depicts her characters life in a rising acting career. She played New New alongside rapper T.I. who played Rashad the man she’s romantically interested in. The film shines a light on the growing Hip Hop culture in the city of Atlanta. Not much is known about the workings of the film, in fact, London herself doesn’t know much but for sure knows that work is being done. She commented, “I know that they...

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The best movies and TV shows of 2017

[ad_1] So in attempting to single out some of the best in movies and TV (and even then leaving a few worthy titles on the cutting-room floor), the scales tipped toward those concepts that possessed significance at this cultural moment, or pairs of projects that elevated or helped define their genre.Put another way, if forced to assemble a 2017 entertainment time capsule, here's a list of contenders, in no particular order:Aside from announcing Jordan Peele as a major directing talent, this movie brilliantly mashed together several genres -- horror, social satire, comedy -- in a crowd-pleasing, Oscar-caliber package."The Post"Steven Spielberg's...

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Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Throws Shade At Prince Harry

[ad_1] Meghan Markle’s white half-sister has clapped back against statements made by her future brother-in-law that appeared to paint her side of the family as estranged by choice. “No one was estranged, she was just too busy,” tweeted Samantha Grant, who shares a father, Tom Markle, with the “Suits” star. Meghan’s father and African American mother, Doria Ragland, divorced in 1987 when the actress was 6 years old. The bride-to-be reportedly has an estranged relationship with Grant, who is shopping a tell-all about growing up with her little sister. Grant’s recent tweets came after Prince Harry commented on his family’s Christmas celebrations with...

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Arkansas Woman Survives Being Thrown Into Freezing River

[ad_1] An Arkansas woman was kidnapped and survived after being thrown from a bridge into a half-frozen lake with freezing temperatures after witnessing a shooting. The NY Daily News reports, that the 42-year-old woman swam to safety where she was found by someone who called the police. She was discovered after a witness heard screaming and called 911 for help. The woman told Little Rock Police that she was kidnapped after seeing a shooting in which two people died. Of the victims, 49-year-old Arlin Nugent died at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital expected to live. Police have already arrested one...

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