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What Will The #MeToo Movement Mean For Cosby’s Next Trial?

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors couldn’t agree the first time around whether to accept a woman’s story that “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. Now he faces a retrial in less than 90 days in a vastly different cultural climate, one in which powerful men from Hollywood to the U.S. Senate are being toppled by allegations of sexual misconduct. The jury in Cosby’s case was deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, and the judge declared a mistrial in June. But that was before the revelations about movie producer Harvey Weinstein and...

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CBC To Honor Recy Taylor At State Of The Union Address

[ad_1] The Congressional Black Caucus will honor civil rights activist Recy Taylor with red pins at the upcoming State of The Union on January 30, USA Today reported. New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman is spearheading the commemoration of Taylor. “We cannot forget the many marginalized women who have spoken up, spoken out and have long been ignored,” Watson Coleman, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, tweeted late Wednesday. “In this effort, we must also acknowledge the inequities in acknowledging our suffering and the failure of the judicial system in administering justice.” Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore also tweeted that she will also remember Taylor...

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Elaine Weltroth Departs Editor-In-Chief At Teen Vogue

[ad_1] Elaine Welteroth, the youngest at age 31 and first-ever black editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is stepping down from her position as after just nine months on the job. Blog Fashionista reported that her departure was announced on Thursday to staffers in an internal email. Publisher Condé Nast told the blog in a statement: “We talked to Elaine about a number of different opportunities, but ultimately she decided to go in a different direction,” and that, “We wish her all the best in what we know will be an incredible career.” Since being named editor-in-chief in April, Welteroth was instrumental in steering the...

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Wendy Williams Is Back At It With More Celebrity Bashing!

[ad_1]   Wendy Williams returned from the holiday break this week and wasted no time poppin’ off on celebrities. She kicked off her Hot Topics segments by addressing Kylie Jenner and her alleged baby daddy Travis Scott. Kylie has maintained a low profile since rumors began swirling she’s pregnant. Kris Jenner has not given Kylie the green light to confirm or deny the reports, as the family thrives and profits from the media attention. Meanwhile, Williams believes that Jenner is keeping a low profile because she and Scott have called it quits — a break-up caused by her rumored pregnancy. “Please, that was a split...

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Has Flu Season, In Full Swing, Reached Its Height?

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking. U.S. health officials on Friday said plenty of people are getting sick, and the flu has hit epidemic levels — just as it does most winters. But an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows patient traffic for the flu is no longer increasing the way it did in December. Health officials say it’s shaping up to be a bad season overall, dominated by a nasty type of flu bug that can cause severe...

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The Shade: Dictionary Takes Shot At Donald Trump With Word Of The Day

[ad_1] Once again, Donald Trump is causing so much uproar, even the dictionary seems to be tired. According to The Washington Post, 45 was in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday discussing an immigration deal when he asked lawmakers, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump was referring to people from El Salvador, Haiti, and countries in Africa. His racist comments caused a media firestorm and everyone from Don Lemon to Anderson Cooper had time to drag the president. "Let me be clear tonight. The people of Haiti have been through more… withstood more — they've fought...

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A Look At Facebook’s Changes Over The Years In What You See

[ad_1] Facebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles. Facebook says it will highlight posts you are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” That means cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, including video. To try to keep you glued to Facebook, it regularly updates the formula that decides what posts you see. With the latest update, the company says it’s focusing on what Facebook is for — connecting with people you know. Here’s a look at...

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‘Mississippi Burning’ KKK Leader Dies In Prison At 92

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state’s corrections department announced Friday. The one-time Klan leader was serving three consecutive 20-year terms for manslaughter when he died at 9 p.m. Thursday night inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary. An autopsy was pending, but no foul play was suspected, the corrections’ statement said. His conviction came 41 years to the day after James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, all in their 20s,...

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Chadwick Boseman Teams With Barry Jenkins For 70s Hijacking Thriller

[ad_1] Source: VALERIE MACON / Getty Chadwick Boseman is on to new projects and his much-anticipated Black Panther movie hasn’t even come out yet. Next up, Chadwick is prepping for a thriller movie called Expatriate, which he wrote with his writing partner Logan Coles. He will star in the movie and, according to Deadline, Barry Jenkins, of Moonlight fame, will direct. The story takes place in the 1970s and it will revolve around an intense plane hijacking. There is no set release date for the film yet, but people are already getting excited. Follow The Willie Moore Jr. Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!      [ad_2] Source link ...

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