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U.S. Rep. Conyers In Hospital As Ex-Aide Describes Harassment

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers was hospitalized in Detroit on Thursday as a former aide publicly accused him of sexual harassment, telling NBC’s “Today” show that she was fired for rejecting advances from the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Marion Brown, 61, said the Democratic congressman propositioned her for sex multiple times over more than a decade. She said she stayed on the job because she needed to support her family and found the work rewarding. “It was sexual harassment … violating my body,” she said. “Propositioning me. Inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business...

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Glitch Has American Airlines Looking For Pilots For Holiday Flights

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period. A spokesman for the airline said Wednesday that American expects to avoid canceling flights by paying overtime and using reserve or on-call pilots. American isn’t saying how many flights are affected, but the pilots’ union says that about 15,000 flights were scheduled without a captain, a co-pilot or both. American, the world’s biggest airline, has about 15,000 active pilots and expects to operate more than 200,000 flights in December. Pilots bid each month for flying assignments based on...

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Woman Befriends Man Who Shot Her When He Was 13

[ad_1] Debbie Baigrie is sharing her story of forgiveness and the amazing friendship she has formed with the man who shot her in the face when he was a teenager. Baigrie was visiting Tampa in Florida in 1991 when she was shot by 13-year-old Ian Manuel as he was attempting to rob her but he panicked and fired his gun. Their unique story has been shared by Starbucks on its YouTube Channel as part of its Upstander series. In the video, Debbie describes her disbelief over being shot by a kid. At the time of the shooting, young Ian already had a reputation...

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Victoria Secret’s Models Receiving Backlash For Singing The N-Word

[ad_1] Victoria Secret models are receiving harsh backlash after a video of them posted to social media shows them singing the N-word from a popular song according to the New York Daily News. The models, none of which are African American, were singing along to the hit song Bodak Yellow by singer Cardi B. backstage at a fashion show. Social media users came out in droves to condemn the models for singing the lyrics. Flip through to check out the tweets. 1 2 3 4Next page » Also On Black America Web: [ad_2] Source link ...

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Slobodan Praljak, Bosnian war criminal, dies after swallowing poison in court

[ad_1] Footage from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) showed 72-year-old Slobodan Praljak tilt his head back and drink from a small glass bottle as the presiding judge read out the verdict."Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. I am rejecting your verdict with contempt," Praljak shouted before swallowing the liquid.The judge was then heard immediately suspending proceedings and asking for the curtains to be drawn. An ambulance was at the building shortly and paramedics raced up to the courtroom, Reuters reported.Croatia's Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, later confirmed the former general had died and offered his...

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Matt Lauer: ‘To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry’

[ad_1] A day after NBC announced his termination, Matt Lauer said Thursday that he is "truly sorry" for the pain he has caused. Lauer has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women through interviews with The New York Times and Variety magazine. At least three women have filed complaints with NBC. "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions," Lauer said in a statement provided to CNN. "To the...

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US, China Hold Low-Key Military Talks Amid N Korea Tensions

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea’s most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate in a crisis. As President Donald Trump greeted the North’s launching of another intercontinental ballistic missile with familiar demands for China to get tougher with its ally, the low-profile and unpublicized meeting at the National Defense University in Washington was taking place amid signs China is more willing at this time to discuss how the two world powers would manage an even...

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Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and the rest of late night mock Matt Lauer

[ad_1] Jimmy Fallon, NBC's biggest late night star, had plenty to say when it came to the removal of the network's former morning show star, Matt Lauer, on Wednesday. "The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit tonight," Fallon said in his "Tonight Show" opening monologue. "Also getting lit tonight, the HR rep over at the 'Today Show.'" Lauer was fired from NBC News Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." Lauer has not commented on the...

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BET’s HBCU Show ‘The Quad’ Adds New Cast Members

[ad_1] If you caught BET’s freshman show The Quad when it debuted last year, you know it’s a fresh, if pretty dramatic, take on life on a Black college campus. Starring Anika Noni Rose and veteran actor Ruben Santiago Hudson, it provided BET with the opportunity to start a new original TV show franchise after the success of Being Mary Jane. Now that Being Mary Jane is done after its climactic 2-hour movie scheduled to air next year, The Quad has the potential to be the next of BET’s top original shows. So its no surprise that Season 2, due in...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Robert N.C. Nix, Jr.

[ad_1] The late Robert N.C. Nix Jr. was destined for his path early on as his father was   Pennsylvania’s first Black member of the U.S. House or Representatives. Nix became in the first chief justice of a state’s highest court in 1994, which also made him the first Black statewide official for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well. Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Jr. was born July 13, 1928 in Philadelphia, graduating from Villanova University as its valedictorian in 1950. Nix then entered the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his law juris doctor degree. Before entering the workforce, Nix served a...

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