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San Francisco Is Getting Its First Black Female Mayor

STEVE JENNINGS/GETTY IMAGES London Breed, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is now acting mayor of San Francisco after Mayor Ed Lee’s unexpected death. By Lydia O’Connor Hours after officials announced the sudden death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President London Breed made history on Tuesday when she became the city’s first black female mayor. Breed, the city’s District 5 supervisor, is serving as acting mayor, though her board colleagues may elect someone to replace her at any time. She will likely carry on in the roleRead More

African immigrants: How race and gender shape the American dream

 If you are in doubt and want to verify whether a training opportunity is legitimate, contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547.   Date: December 12, 2017, Source: Michigan State University Summary: Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study. Share: Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth,Read More

Former NFLer Larry Johnson believes he’s living with CTE

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Larry Johnson was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003 after playing for Penn State. He told the Washington Post that he believes he’s living with CTE.  (Reuters) Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said he has no memory of two full seasons, and that he’s considered violence toward others and himself as a result of what he believes is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). For now, CTE can only be confirmed after death, but he told The Washington Post that the anxiety,Read More

Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House

© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Holds Press Briefing At The White HouseDirector of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault… WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman, a White House aide and infamous former “Apprentice” contestant, resigned Tuesday evening, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told NBC News, “to pursue other opportunities.” Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018, the White House said, exactly one year from the day President Donald Trump was swornRead More

Tarana Burke Created the #MeToo Slogan — But Time Magazine Excluded Her From It’s “Person of the Year” Cover!

Blacknews.com Nationwide — Time magazine is under fire for their latest “Person of the Year” issue which addresses the #MeToo social movement on it’s cover, but excludes Tarana Burke, the Black woman who actually started the movement. Critics says Time wanted to give more attention and credit to the white celebrity women who helped publicize the movement. The cover features actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwu, worker Isabel Pascual and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. Three of these women are white, and two are Black, but again, the woman who startedRead More

Police Caught On Video Wrongfully Handcuffing 11-Year Old Black Girl at Gunpoint

BlackNews.com Grand Rapids, MI — Local police in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently handcuffed Honestie Hodges, an 11-year old Black girl who had just walked out of her home. She was reportedly held at gunpoint because police say they were looking for 40-year old white woman who had been suspected in a stabbing. The question that many are asking is: How can a young Black girl be confused with an older white female? As a result, the local community and communities across the country have been outraged. Even her parents are highlyRead More

Doug Jones: The Democrat who upset Alabama Senate race

BBC News Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Image copyright REUTERSImage captionFormer prosecutor Doug Jones swung a historic victory in Alabama Alabama is a deeply conservative place, as its voting record amply demonstrates. Until Doug Jones came along the state hadn’t picked a Democrat for the US Senate since 1992 – and even that man, Richard Shelby, went on to defect to the Republicans. But on 12 December Mr Jones, 63, painted the old red seat blue when voters choseRead More

Roy Moore defeat: Five consequences of Alabama election

Anthony ZurcherNorth America reporter@awzurcheron Twitter 13 December 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Media captionWhat the Alabama upset will mean for Donald Trump’s agenda Christmas has come early for Democrats, who notched a surprise win in Alabama in one of the most unpredictable, improbable Senate races in modern memory. But what kind of mark will this vote leave on US politics? The last time Alabama elected a Democratic US senator was 25 years ago. Since then the stateRead More

Virginia Man Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity For Attacking Black Woman

Matthew R. Ellis told authorities he wanted to kill the victim because of her race. Kellee Terrell, http://blackamericaweb.com   Facebook177TwitterMore10     A Virginia man facing hate crime charges for attacking a Black woman has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, Matthew R. Ellis was accused of attacking the victim last year after he pulled up to her car at a traffic light and yelled obscenities through his car window. He then followed and rear-ended her car, before pulling the victim out of her carRead More

Doug Jones Is Counting On Black Voters. They Don’t Sound Too Inspired.

MIKE KITTRELL/REUTERS Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is showing some love to the black community in his Senate race against Republican Roy Moore. BLACK VOICES  12/09/2017 08:04 pm ET Updated 22 hours ago “When you ask a black person about a choice between two white guys, it’s always, well, which one of them are the least of a shyster?” By Jennifer Bendery BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― Days before Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones is within striking distance of winning a seat his party hasn’t won in 25 years. But he desperately needs black voters toRead More