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Sony Producer Says Black Actors Shouldn't Have Lead Roles Because International Audiences Are Racist

An unnamed producer wrote in an email to Sony chairman Michael Lynton that films with black actors — using Denzel Washington in e Equalizers an example — don’t perform well because the international audiences are “racist,” according to documents found in the Sony hack.

Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

The St. Louis County prosecutor in the grand jury that acquitted Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said that some of the witnesses called lied under oath.

"Clearly some were not telling the truth,” Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said in an terview with KTRS radi

Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

 

ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of "Nightline."

Pitts, the network's chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday's edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan Harris and Juju Chang on the anchor t

America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

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The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday.

Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-t

The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

 

If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench.

In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominee

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

He was selling untaxed cigarettes on the street in small volumes, trying to make a little extra money."

Former President Bill Clinton is set to address the Eric Garner case in a Tuesday interview with cable TV channel Fusion, saying that the unarmed black man from Staten

Sony Producer Says Black Actors Shouldn't Have Lead Roles Because International Audiences Are Racist

Sony Producer Says Black Actors Shouldn't Have Lead Roles Because International Audiences Are Racist

An unnamed producer wrote in an email to Sony chairman Michael Lynton that films with black actors — using Denzel Washington in The Equalizer as an example — don’t perform well because the international audiences are “racist,” according to documents found in the Sony hack. The producer suggested that the two-time Oscar winner should not star in big-budget films as the international audience will not accept him in a leading role because of his race. “I believe...

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Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

The St. Louis County prosecutor in the grand jury that acquitted Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said that some of the witnesses called lied under oath. "Clearly some were not telling the truth,” Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said in an interview with KTRS radio on Friday. He said he's not planning to file charges against witnesses who lied. McCulloch said that he wanted "anyone who claimed to have witnessed anything... presented to the grand jury," and that...

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Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

  ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of "Nightline." Pitts, the network's chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday's edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan Harris and Juju Chang on the anchor team. ABC News president James Goldston on Thursday called Pitts "a truly passionate storyteller and deep thinker about the critical issues of our time." Abrams will remain chief legal analyst for ABC News, as well...

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America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday. Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-thirds, to about 1,000, since its 1983 peak, and its four-year graduation rate is just 9 percent. A quarter of students never receive a degree, and student loan defaults are high. "Cheyney is in dire, dire, dire...

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Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Sandra McElroy     A new report from The Smoking Gun calls into question the testimony and character of a grand jury witness who corroborated police officer Darren Wilson's account of shooting Michael Brown. The Smoking Gun confirmed that Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is Witness 40, the person whose testimony aligned with Wilson's account of how he killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. In...

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The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

  If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench. In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominees on Tuesday night. That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in...

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Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

He was selling untaxed cigarettes on the street in small volumes, trying to make a little extra money." Former President Bill Clinton is set to address the Eric Garner case in a Tuesday interview with cable TV channel Fusion, saying that the unarmed black man from Staten Island, N.Y. did not deserve to die for allegedly selling cigarettes on the street. “He was doing something he should not have been doing. That was illegal,” Clinton said during...

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Headline News

U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism…

21-12-2014

U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism sponsor list

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama... Read more

U.S. dismisses N. Korea hacking probe of…

21-12-2014

U.S. dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

Seoul (AFP) - The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants... Read more

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

20-12-2014

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a... Read more

Shooter of 2 NYPD officers identified

20-12-2014

Shooter of 2 NYPD officers identified

The lone gunman who walked up to a Brooklyn patrol car and opened fire, killing two New York City police officers, has been identified as... Read more

Two New York police officers killed, gun…

20-12-2014

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: media

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed... Read more

Other News

Gunman Allegedly Kills Cops As Revenge F…

20-12-2014

A lone gunman shot and killed two uniformed... Read more

Ferguson Prosecutor Admits Letting Liar …

20-12-2014

Under increasing outrage and public pressure about how a woman who clearly lied on the stand was allowed to testify before the grand jury investigating... Read more

Lennon Lacy’s White Girlfriend Speak Out…

20-12-2014

Lennon Lacy’s White Girlfriend Speak Out; Says He Was Murdered

Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set on Aug. 29 in a trailer park in a predominantly White, rural North Carolina town. (Courtesy... Read more

The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

19-12-2014

The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in deciding to shelve a film about a plot to... Read more

Two Charged In #IAmJada Case, The Texas …

19-12-2014

Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage Texas girl, known as... Read more

Entertainment

Anonymous Threatens Iggy Azalea on Twitt…

20-12-2014

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The Final 106 Park Episode

20-12-2014

The Final 106 Park Episode

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Miss Mykie, Paigion Shorty Da Prince’s G…

19-12-2014

Miss Mykie, Paigion Shorty Da Prince’s Gratitude for 106

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The Truth Behind the Rocsi, Terrence J B…

19-12-2014

The Truth Behind the Rocsi, Terrence J Beef

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Wale Talks Importance of 106 to Music, B…

19-12-2014

Wale Talks Importance of 106 to Music, Black Culture

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Sports News

Ellis leads Mavericks over Spurs 99-93 (…

20-12-2014

Ellis leads Mavericks over Spurs 99-93 (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS (AP) -- The star of Rajon Rondo 's debut with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night was Monta Ellis - the teammate whom the Mavericks hope helps Rondo form... Read more

Frank Gore gives 49ers lead with 52-yard…

20-12-2014

Frank Gore gives 49ers lead with 52-yard TD run (Yahoo Sports)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) --... Read more

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to R…

20-12-2014

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins (Yahoo Sports)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better. Penalties, missed field... Read more

Business News

What It’s Like To Be One Of Amazon’s Top…

21-12-2014

What It’s Like To Be One Of Amazon’s Top Reviewers: 'I Get Death Threats' (AMZN)

Flickr / Malamud Amazon's top reviewers get tons of free products Being an  Amazon top reviewer  is highly-competitive and kind of surreal.  "I get hate... Read more

Check Out This British Crowdfunding Camp…

21-12-2014

Check Out This British Crowdfunding Campaign To Send A Rocket To Drill On The Moon

YouTube/Lunar Mission One... Read more

Elton John to wed David Furnish after 21…

21-12-2014

Elton John to wed David Furnish after 21 years together

© pool/AFP Jon Bond David Furnish (left) and Elton John at the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey in central... Read more

Tunisians vote for post-revolution presi…

21-12-2014

Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

© AFP/File Fethi Belaid Employees from the Independent High Authority for elections (ISIE) offload ballot boxes from a military vehicle under the surveillance of the... Read more

Political News

Week in Playback

20-12-2014

The best of late-night television.... Read more

Google vs Hollywood on Sony hack

20-12-2014

Cybersecurity questions and box office turmoil aside, another storyline is emerging after the high-profile hacking of Sony Entertainment: A renewed... Read more

Why single payer died in Vermont

20-12-2014

Why single payer died in Vermont

AP Photo Vermont was supposed to be the beacon for a single-payer health care system in America. But now its... Read more

Obama's Republican

20-12-2014

It all started when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake found himself in a dark park in Havana trying to score some... Read more

Democratic techies' divided loyalties

20-12-2014

Scores of the Democratic techies who helped Barack Obama defeat Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidential nomination are now seeking... Read more