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Oprah’s Home In Fire Path As California Wildfires Continue To Burn

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burning northwest of the city kept expanding and kept thousands out of their homes. They are among a half-dozen fires that flared in Southern California last week and were driven by fiercely gusting Santa Ana winds. Arson investigators determined that the Bel Air fire near the world-famous Getty museum was started by an illegal fire at a camp near a freeway underpass, city...

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Jada Pinkett Smith Rips Into The Golden Globes For ‘Girls Trip’ Snub

[ad_1] Source: Prince Williams / GettyJada Pinkett Smith is not afraid to speak her mind when awards season comes around. Last year, she spoke about the lack of diversity at the Oscars and now she’s got some choice words for the Golden Globes.On Twitter, Jada pointed out how Tiffany Haddish didn’t get nominated for her role in Girls Trip, despite her being one of the breakout performers of the year.Jada spilled even more tea when she accused the Hollywood Foreign Press (who makes the nominations) of not watching Girls Trip at all. Swipe through to read Jada’s whole spill on...

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Charles Jenkins, US Army Sergeant who defected to North Korea, dies

[ad_1] Charles Jenkins died from heart failure and was discovered unconscious by his daughter at his home in Sado Island, northern Japan, on Monday night, Yoshiyuki Tomi from the Japanese Cabinet Office told CNN.Police and the hospital said there were no irregular circumstances.His wife, Hitomi Soga, released a statement saying she was "very shocked by this sudden incident."Jenkins crossed into the North in 1965 while stationed at a US military unit near the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the heavily guarded border that separates North and South Korea. Jenkins later claimed to have regretted his defection and blamed the decision on alcohol.While...

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Black Woman-London Breed Becomes Mayor Of San Francisco

[ad_1] Here’s an interesting development that just happened. One that has catapulted a black woman into the mayor’s chair in San Francisco. Because of the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee , 65, Tuesday morning from a heart attack, London Breed has become acting mayor. It’s also worth noting that she first black woman to serve in that executive capacity, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were...

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Black Woman-London Breed Becomes Mayor Of San Francisco

[ad_1] London Breed has now joined a unique sorority – the sisterhood of Black female mayors of a major American city. Due to the sudden death of San Francisco’s elected Mayor Ed Lee, 65, who died Tuesday morning from a heart attack, London Breed has become acting mayor. It’s also worth noting that she first Black woman to serve in that executive capacity, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends...

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Ex-Congresswoman Plans Appeal Of Prison Sentence For Fraud

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida congresswoman wants to remain free while appealing her prison sentence for fraud. Seventy-one-year-old Corrine Brown was sentenced last week to five years in prison and three years’ supervised release for fraud and lying on her tax returns and congressional financial disclosures about a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund. The once-powerful Democrat was ordered to surrender to authorities in January. According to a WJXT-TV report, Brown’s attorney is asking in a motion filed Monday for release on bond while she appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

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Democrats Divided On When To Fight Over Fate Of Young Immigrants

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — For Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a passionate, liberal Democrat of Puerto Rican descent, there is no more important issue in the year-end budget showdown than protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children — and who have only known America as their home. The fate of these “Dreamers,” as they are commonly known, is one of the trickiest issues to resolve as the White House and Congress seek to avert a Christmas government shutdown that nobody says they want. House Democrats, and their leader, Nancy Pelosi, insist that the...

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Tax Package Would Ease Hit To Residents Of High-Tax Rates

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday were speeding toward an agreement on a massive tax package that would ease the hit on Americans living in high-tax states and appease corporations that could have lost precious tax breaks. Negotiators were working to expand a deduction for state and local taxes to allow individuals to deduct income taxes as well as property taxes, said two congressional aides. Negotiators were also working to eliminate the alternative minimum tax for corporations, the aides said. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss private negotiations. Negotiators were still working...

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7 Celebrities Who Celebrate Hanukkah

[ad_1] It’s that time of year again, for the Jewish Festival of lights to begin — a.k.a. the first day of Hanukkah. Did you know that these celebs are of Jewish descent and may (or may not) celebrate Hanukkah? Drake  Drizzy is like the poster child for Jewish celebs. He even recreated his bar mitzvah in the music video for HYFR. Hit the flip for more Black celebs of Jewish descent. Mazel! 1 2 3 4 5Next page » Also On Black America Web: [ad_2] Source link ...

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Uber Driver Refuses To Pick Up Black Passenger Ashley Ford

[ad_1] Uber has said before that it would fix its discrimination problem. But there’s still apparently a lot of work to be done. A Black woman received more than 7,000 likes and over 3,000 retweets after sharing that an Uber driver refused to pick her up. “It’s hard, because I don’t want to believe it was racist, but I don’t see any other reason why he would have looked at me and said ‘No’ and drove off. I tend to want to give people the benefit of the doubt. …My money is as good as anyone else… I tip well. I’m...

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