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Barbie makes doll of hijab-wearing Olympian

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad holds the Barbie doll modeled after her.  The doll is a part of Mattel’s Barbie “Shero” line honoring women who break boundaries.  (Photo: Mattel Inc.) associated press NEW YORK –The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in…

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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, arrives for a solidarity rally in Harare. Armored personnel carriers were seen Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, outside the capital a day after the army commander Chiwenga threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over the president’s firing of his deputy.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)   By Farai Musaka…

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Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)   associated press LOS ANGELES — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred…

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Hate crimes increased in the U.S. for the second year in a row

November 17, 2017

By Sadie Gurman associated press WASHINGTON — Hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against Blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, according to FBI statistics released Monday. There were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. In…

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Study reveals: racial microaggressions may reveal deeper beliefs

November 17, 2017

By Kim Eckart TriceEdneyWire.com Whites who are more likely to make microaggressions against Black people are also more likely to hold some degree of negative feelings towards Black people as a whole, whether they know it or not, a new study suggests. “Our study results offer validation to people of color when they experience microaggressions.”…

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Gary Shepherd’s “Buy Black” highlight of the week- The Floor Doctor

November 17, 2017

My wife and I are sprucing up our home a little for the holidays.  We needed some floors refinished.  Our contractor recommended, “The Floor Doctor”.  I wasn’t home for the initial consultation but Lisa told me how she was impressed by owner James Porter and his professionalism. I found out how professional and courteous he…

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City unveils rebranded and expanded recycling program, “Philacycle,” on America Recycles Day

November 17, 2017

Mayor Kenney and the Streets Department joined Recyclebank at the ReCommunity Recycling plant in South Philadelphia to officially unveil the City’s latest recycling initiatives. The Mayor announced that Philadelphia Recycling Rewards, Recyclebank and the Office of Sustainability’s Waste Watcher’s Program have merged into a single new program: Philacycle.  The announcement took place on America Recycles…

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The Talk’ unveils singer and actress Eve as new host

November 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Eve  (Editorial credit:  / Shutterstock.com)   By Mark Kennedy associated press NEW YORK — Philly native, musician and actress Eve has been unveiled as a new permanent host of CBS’ “The Talk,” joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. Eve, whose full name is Eve Jeffers Cooper, replaces Aisha Tyler…

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