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Marsha Warfield’s Mom Asked Her Not To ‘Come Out’ Until She Was Dead

[ad_1] Comedian Marsha Warfield established herself as a stand-up comic when she was in her 20’s — working with such greats as Richard Pryor in his variety show. In her early thirties, she joined the cast of the hit sitcom “Night Court” for seven seasons. Before she was 40, she was hosting her own talk show. She would later take a long hiatus from the stage, and when asked in a 2016 interview about what led to her absence, Warfield said matter-of-factly, “Life.” Now she’s back in the spotlight and weighing in on Patti LaBelle’s recent reveal that Luther Vandross was gay and...

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Transgender People Can Enlist In Military January 1

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have to overcome a lengthy and strict set of physical, medical and mental conditions that make it possible, though difficult, for them to join the armed services. Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, says the...

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Black Woman Attacked By Police Dog In St. Paul, Minnesota

[ad_1] We’ve all heard of driving while Black. Now, taking out the trash while Black can make you a victim of police tactics. On the evening of September 23, Desiree Collins, 52, was taking out the trash outside of her St. Paul, Minnesota home when she was viciously attacked by a police dog. Body cam footage shows a terrified Collins on the ground with the K-9 biting into her arm. Her eyes are wide and she is screaming in pain while an officer says, “You’re fine, you’re fine.” The officers, with no sense of urgency, gently gets the K-9 to release...

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Tia Mowry Dances Around While Cleaning House

[ad_1] Tia Mowry, she’s just like us. The actress and mom-to-be-again was captured on video by hubby Cory Hardrict dancing around the house singing and cleaning. Armed in full black mama gear–barefoot, house dress and headscarf–the ‘Sister, Sister’ alum belted out her best rendition of Blackstreet’s ‘Don’t Leave Me.’ Mowry even stopped to rub her growing baby bump: Just a month ago, Mowry and her husband announced they were expecting again, after a long battle with fertility after the birth of their son, Cree. Looks like Tia is enjoying her growing home! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter! (Photo Credit: PR Photos) [ad_2] Source link...

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In Tax Push, Trump’s Team Uses A Dubious Growth Estimate

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department just gave Republicans ammunition that their tax cuts would pay for themselves. But the one-page memo relies on a mathematical gimmick: It includes an assumption that tax cuts and other Trump administration policies would cause the economy to expand at a 2.9 percent annual pace over 10 years. Economic growth at that level would, in theory, be enough to keep the national debt from rising. But most analyses have concluded that the Senate tax overhaul would add at least $1 trillion to budget deficits in the next decade because the analyses foresee significantly less growth...

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US Job Openings Slip In October, But Hiring Increased

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted slightly fewer job openings in October than the previous month, but the number of people being hired improved. The Labor Department said Monday that nearly 6 million jobs were available at the end of October, down from 6.18 million in September. Manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and the information sector advertised fewer jobs — an indicator of their possible intentions in the coming months. “The leveling off of openings in recent months suggest a more moderate pace of hiring ahead,” said Sarah House, an economist with the bank Wells Fargo. But total hires rose 4.4 percent to 5.55...

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Bullied Tennessee Boy’s Mom Embraces Confederate Flag

[ad_1] Scores of A-list celebs have reached out to a young Knoxville, Tennessee boy who shared a heartbreaking video recounting his experience of being bullied at school – but past photos of the boy’s family posing with the Confederate flag has caused some to debate whether African Americans celebs should voice their support. Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Heather Headley and a number of black athletes have joined the multitude of famous names supporting elementary school student Keaton Jones. On Friday, his mom, Kimberly Jones, posted his tearful video on Facebook, shortly after picking up Keaton from school because he was...

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Chicago Englewood Four Has $31 Million Settlement Wrongful Conviction

[ad_1] Four men reached a $31 million settlement with Chicago for their wrongful conviction, The Chicago Sun Times reported. The so-called “Englewood Four” were teenagers when the police coerced them into confessing to a rape and murder they did not commit. “These were four young men who no way possible they could have committed the crime they were manipulated and coerced into confessing to. They all spent . . . over a decade in prison for something they didn’t do. The number is very large, and the magnitude of the injury is very large,” said attorney Locke Bowman, who represents one...

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Barack Obama Records Robocall Rejecting Roy Moore

[ad_1] Barack Obama has broken his silence on the Alabama Senate race. The former president recorded a phone message imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, currently riddled with allegations of past sexual misconduct against teen girls. “This one’s serious,” Obama says in the call. “You can’t sit it out.” “Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress,” Obama says. “Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.” Two Democratic officials familiar with the Alabama race tell CNN that Obama recorded the phone message in recent days, at the...

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