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Vogue publisher drops Bruce Weber and Mario Testino over misconduct allegations

[ad_1] Bruce Weber and Mario Testino have challenged the allegations against them. Conde Nast is cutting ties with two famous fashion photographers, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, after The New York Times published disturbing allegations about both men. "Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them" read the banner headline in Sunday's Times. Both men were regulars in the pages of Vogue and other Conde Nast publications. The Times' investigation into alleged sexual misconduct prompted immediate action. "We are deeply disturbed by these accusations and take this very...

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Little Known Black History Fact: James Farmer

[ad_1] The late James Farmer rose to prominence as one of the more visible civil rights leaders of his time. On this day in 1998, Farmer was honored by President Bill Clinton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Martin Luther King Day, just three days after his birthday. Farmer was born January 12, 1920 in Marshall, Texas to educator parents. Farmer’s father was a professor at Wiley College, an HBCU. Despite the middle-class life he was provided, Farmer was not shielded from racism, experiencing that harsh reality when he was just a boy. A child prodigy, Farmer entered Wiley at the...

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Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens Out At Australian Open

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In her first match at the Australian Open since a Williams sister was guaranteed to win the title, Venus Williams lost in the first round to Belinda Bencic and ensured it cannot happen in 2018. Venus lost last year’s final at Melbourne Park to younger sibling Serena, who clinched an Open era-record 23rd major but hasn’t played a Grand Slam tournament since because of her pregnancy and the birth of her first child. The 6-3, 7-5 loss for Venus Williams was her first in five career meeting with Bencic, who lost to Serena Williams in the first...

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Dozens Escape Casino Boat Fire In Florida

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of passengers and crew are safe after a casino shuttle boat was consumed by a huge fire while making a regular run to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast. Fire officials and witnesses say people leaped into chilly waters and reached shore in Port Richey in the greater Tampa Bay area after the fire Sunday afternoon. Authorities say 15 people with chest pain, smoke inhalation and other minor injuries were taken to the hospital to be checked. The shuttle boat routinely carried people back and forth from the Tropical Breeze Casino Cruise, which...

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Missile Alert Mistake Unnerves Hawaii

[ad_1] This smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) HONOLULU (AP) — A blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile fed skepticism Sunday about the government’s ability to keep them informed in a real emergency. Residents and tourists alike remained rattled a day after the mistaken alert was blasted out to cellphones across the islands with a warning to seek immediate shelter and the ominous statement...

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Trump Says He’s No Racist

[ad_1] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I am not a racist,” Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.” Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided delving into the specifics of...

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Dennis Rodman Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

[ad_1] NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday for a traffic violation. Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed. She says he submitted to a Breathalyzer test and blew over the .08 legal limit. Rodman was released from custody Sunday morning. Johnson didn’t immediately know if he had an attorney. An email seeking comment from Rodman’s representatives was not immediately returned Sunday. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT...

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Martin Luther King’s Legacy Is Stronger Than Ever

[ad_1] In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, the Rev. Raphael Warnock stands in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Warnock is senior pastor of the congregation once led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin) ATLANTA (AP) — Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. Decades ago, the famed civil rights leader – also regarded as one of America’s greatest orators – recalled driving one night from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his brother A.D. at the wheel. Most cars in...

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Oprah Claps Back At Troll Instagram

[ad_1] Source: Kevin Winter / Getty Y’all: Mama Oprah had time yesterday! It all started when the recent Golden Globe winner and veteran journalist posted a preview of a Sunday CBS interview with Tracee Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, America Ferrera and other prominent women about their new anti-sexual harassment initiative Time’s Up.   Then, with their gloom and doom, an Internet troll started it by posting a comment to Oprah, “I don’t like you.” But don’t worry: Oprah finished it! “Then why are [you] here on this feed? Life is too short to follow and engage with people [you] don’t like. Peace out,” she replied, clapping...

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Mother Of Woman ‘Dumped’ Hospital Mental Illness

[ad_1] Source: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty The mother whose 22-year-old daughter was recently dumped from a Baltimore hospital in the freezing cold is speaking out about this “callous and heartless” treatment. She also wanted to set the record straight about her child’s condition. “There are people who are saying that my daughter [Rebecca] is a drug addict, my daughter’s a prostitute, that she’s deaf,” Cheryl, who only wanted to use her first name, recently told CBS News. “She’s not deaf, not a prostitute, not a drug addict. My daughter has mental illness.” She added, “My daughter was disposed of. She literally was...

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