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Future Of Black Politics: What Elected African-Americans Represent

[ad_1] I was eight years old in 1990, the year FBI video footage of Marion Barry, then mayor of our nation’s capital, showed him smoking crack in a hotel room with a woman other than his wife. I felt a deep connection to Washingtonians while listening to reports on the radio on the way to school when the news broke. I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, a majority Black city chronically plagued with its own set of political and legal controversies. Barry, arguably the first notable civil rights era activist to assume leadership in political office of a major U.S. city, represented...

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Future Of Black Politics: What Elected African-Americans Represent

[ad_1] I was eight years old in 1990, the year FBI video footage of Marion Barry, then mayor of our nation’s capital, showed him smoking crack in a hotel room with a woman other than his wife. I felt a deep connection to Washingtonians while listening to reports on the radio on the way to school when the news broke. I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, a majority Black city chronically plagued with its own set of political and legal controversies. Barry, arguably the first notable civil rights era activist to assume leadership in political office of a major U.S. city, represented...

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‘Star Wars’ fans, box office analysts brace themselves for ‘The Last Jedi’

[ad_1] "Star Wars" fans in galaxies both near and far, far away are less than a week away from watching "The Last Jedi." The next installment of the "Star Wars" saga opens in U.S. theaters next Thursday night and with it comes some of the biggest buzz for a film since, well, the last "Star Wars" movie, 2015's "The Force Awakens." Analysts have a hard time predicting opening weekend numbers when it comes to movies with a lot of hype. "The Last Jedi"...

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Black Employees Allege ‘Entrenched Racism Disease’ In FDNY Lawsuit

[ad_1] The New York City Fire Department has failed to put out the fires of racism and rescue its staff from gross injustice, said several Black employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed recently. Less pay, scarce raises and diminished opportunities for advancement have been a norm within the FDNY when it comes to Black personnel, charges the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on December 1, according to the New York Daily News. White employees are offered more on the job, the suit said, in the department which is predominately White and has served as a battleground over bias...

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Black Employees Allege ‘Entrenched Racism Disease’ In FDNY Lawsuit

[ad_1] The New York City Fire Department has failed to put out the fires of racism and rescue its staff from gross injustice, said several Black employees in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed recently. Less pay, scarce raises and diminished opportunities for advancement have been a norm within the FDNY when it comes to Black personnel, charges the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on December 1, according to the New York Daily News. White employees are offered more on the job, the suit said, in the department which is predominately White and has served as a battleground over bias...

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Beyonce, Blue Ivy & Mama Tina Spotted At Target

[ad_1] Well, who knew Beyoncé was a Tarzhay (Target) fan just like the rest of us? In fact, Bey, Mama Tina, and Blue Ivy were spotted at a Target outlet in San Clemente (Orange County), CA getting their (holiday) shopping on, without a bodyguard, no less (at least not in sight)! We’re even more impressed. Folks at the store didn’t make a big ruckus at the store, but of course, they got snaps and a video. Check ’em out below. when you're studying for your final and your sister texts you saying beyoncé is at target and you're still at school 🤦🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/X2a2WV3Iye —...

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Harold Ford Jr. Axed At Morgan Stanley After Harassment Probe

[ad_1] Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was fired by Morgan Stanley over harassment allegations revealed during a human resources probe, a company spokesperson recently confirmed to The Huffington Post. “He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email. The ex-Democrat U.S. representative-turned Wall Street whiz has also been suspended from his pundit position at MSNBC’s Morning Joe over the probe, the Washington Examiner reported. Ford allegedly harassed, intimidated and forcibly grabbed the unidentified woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee, during a professional meeting in New...

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Why Aren’t Hollywood Films More Diverse?

[ad_1] Why aren’t Hollywood films more diverse? The international box office might be to blame (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roberto Pedace, Scripps College (THE CONVERSATION) In 2014, a hacker group leaked confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment, including a controversial email written by an unnamed producer. In the email, which went viral, the producer questioned the decision to cast Denzel Washington as the lead in “The Equalizer”: ” “I believe that the international motion-picture audience is racist – in general, pictures with an African-American lead don’t play well overseas… But Sony sometimes seems to...

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Democrats Prepare To Curtail Superdelegates Ahead 2020

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of “superdelegates” in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the system was rigged. The changes, outlined in a draft proposal obtained by The Associated Press, probably wouldn’t have made a difference in last year’s primary. Hillary Clinton received at least 3 million more primary votes than Sanders. But the new proposal would dent the ability of heavy favorites like Clinton to stockpile early endorsements and claim a wide delegate lead before voters actually...

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US Flu Season Off To An Early Start; Widespread In 7 States

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it’s too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this type. Flu began picking up last month. By the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu activity: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma...

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