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Pioneering Journalist Simeon Booker Dies At Age 99

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99. Booker died at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland, according to a Post obituary, citing his wife Carol. He had recently been hospitalized for pneumonia. Booker served for decades as the Washington bureau chief for the iconic African-American publications Jet, a weekly, and Ebony, a monthly. He is credited with bringing to national prominence the 1955 death of Emmett Till, the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi became a galvanizing point for...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Roselyn Payne Epps

[ad_1] The late Dr. Roselyn Payne Epps was a pioneering pediatrician and medical administrator who achieved some notable firsts in her long career. Dr. Epps is the first Black national president of the American Medical Women’s Association, and we take a look back at her career on her day of birth. Epps was born on this day in 1930 in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised primarily by her educator parents in Savannah, Georgia, growing up on the campuses of Savannah State University. Epps attended Howard University in 1951, earning both her undergraduate and master’s degrees there. She began working in a...

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Black Boys Are Heroes, Too

[ad_1] “I really don’t see how special it is. I just see it as a normal thing.” –– Malikah Barfield Two teenage boys from Glendale, Arizona are being hailed as humble heroes. Their split-second random act of kindness is a tale of courage, selflessness and intelligence. They deserve all the accolades bestowed on them — and the ceremony held in their honor. Here’s what happened: Malikah Barfield, 14, and Bryson Burris, 12, heard a woman crying and saw smoke coming from a nearby apartment on October 12. The boys didn’t hesitate — they grabbed a fire extinguisher and doused the flames. What the boys could not...

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Chris Bosh’s Mother Suspected In Trap House Investigation

[ad_1] *We’re not sure of what to make of this story about Chris Bosh … and his mother, Freida Bosh. That’s because a Texas house owned by the former NBA star appears to have all the trappings of a … well, trap house. We’re talking iron gates, security cameras and more, according to police part of a raid on the place. Freida Bosh is listed as a suspect in an alleged crack cocaine and heroin trafficking operation based out of the home in DeSoto, Texas. Check this out. Authorities did a covert sting operation to obtain evidence which included sending an undercover officer to the home on...

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Chante Moore Accused Of Financing Album With Dirty Money

[ad_1] Singer Chanté Moore finds herself embroiled in a real messy situation. The R&B Divas: LA star is accused of knowingly accepting money that was fraudulently obtained by a criminal enterprise and using it to produce her latest album and artificially inflate her sales, according to The Blast. The report goes on to say that Moore is wrapped up in a complicated fraud and racketeering case that essentially led to two men claiming they were defrauded out of $3.6 million. The men who got fleeced claim their money was used to open a hair bar in Georgia, buy a house, and support Moore’s career. In their lawsuit,...

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Arrested In Miami

[ad_1] Hannibal Buress got popped by Miami police earlier this morning and it didn’t go well. He had to be physically pushed into a police car following what’s being described as a heated confrontation with cops. In the video, the funny man is seen after he was cuffed at around 2 AM Sunday. He shown challenging Miami cops to justify the detention, repeatedly asking them to explain what probable cause they had. Buress refused to get in the police car and after a standoff that lasted several minutes he was pushed inside the patrol unit. When he got an answer from the cops, he was...

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Lupita Nyong’o Emerald Halpern Gown Star Wars

[ad_1] Source: Gisela Schober / Getty Lupita Nyong’o SHUT IT DOWN on the red carpet at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere on Saturday night. The Oscar winner is giving us some serious space galaxy chic in this sparkly emerald Halpern gown…and peep that slit! She finished off her look with Jimmy Choo heels and Tiffany & Company jewels. Here are a few other angles:   Girl…may the force be with you! And of course, Twitter was here for the queen: Word. It’s not a secret that Lupita is having a great winter. Not only does her anticipated film The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, she’s also...

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‘Time is of the essence,’ UN official says after North Korea visit

[ad_1] Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, visited the reclusive nation between Tuesday and Friday, the first trip there by a top UN official in six years.During his visit, he met with Ri Yong Ho, the North Korean minister for foreign affairs. Their meeting came at a particularly tense time -- a week after North Korea tested an advance long-range missile and South Korea conducted military drills with its ally, the United States.Ri and Feltman "agreed that the current situation was the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world today," the UN said in...

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Protests Meet Trump At New Civil Rights Museum Opening

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy. Trump on Saturday toured the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi, both in Jackson. Outside, demonstrators protested his presence, some holding signs that said “Make America Civil Again” and “Lock Him Up” and others shouting “No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA.” During the opening ceremony, about 25 people stood silently with Confederate battle flag stickers covering their mouths. Trump...

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Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

[ad_1] Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash. Actors Seth Rogen, John Leguizamo, and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have all promised to boycott SiriusXM for allowing Bannon to appear on the subscription radio service. The outcry started after SiriusXM announced last Tuesday that Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Trump, would be a host on the "Breitbart News Daily" radio show. It airs on Patriot, a conservative station. "I can't bring myself to appear...

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