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Jeff Bezos’ soon-to-be ex-wife was a research assistant for novelist Toni Morrison

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ soon to be ex-wife  MacKenzie Bezos at one time was a research assistant for Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An English major who graduated from Princeton, Bezos pursued her degree while working for Morrison. She continued to work for Morrison after graduating. She calls Morrison her guru. The 48-year-old Bezos is a successful novelist. In 2006,[Read More…]

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Richard Parsons steps down because of illness Richard Parsons, interim chairman of CBS Corp., announced on Sunday that he is resigning from the board of directors for health reasons. Parsons replaced Leslie Moonves, the company’s chairman and CEO, who resigned on September 9th,  following numerous allegations of sexual assault. “As some of you know, when I agreed to join the[Read More…]

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   Black Lives Matter leader will address Islamophobia  Shaun King, of Black Lives Matter, will deliver the keynote address 5 p.m. today (Saturday] for the Washington Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The presentation is being held at the Meydenbauer  Center in Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle.  King will speak on the intersection between Islamophobia and racism. For more information,[Read More…]

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Parsons is the eye at CBS Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner, has been named interim chairman of the board of CBS Corp., following last month’s resignation of Leslie Moonves, CBS’s CEO and chairman, who was cited for sexual misconduct. The 70-year-old Parsons was Time Warner’s CEO from 2002 to 2007 and chairman 2003 to 2009. He also served[Read More…]

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DuSable Museum fundraiser will support continued African-American archaeological excavation in Egypt The ASA Restoration Project, which is dedicated to restoration of Kushite presence in Kemet, Egypt, will hold a 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser Saturday (September 22) beginning at 6pm at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.  Kemet is the ancient name for Egypt. The ASA Restoration[Read More…]

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Woman killed at white nationalist political rally in Virginia Police arrest Ohio man By Frederick H. Lowe Police today arrested the driver of a car that plowed into two parked cars at a high-rate of speed setting off a chain-reaction accident that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others who were protesting a “Unite the Right” rally organized by[Read More…]

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  Michael Jackson’s ranch is for sale Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is on the sale block for $100 million. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif., includes a train station, a six-bedroom house, a 50-seat movie theater and two lakes. It is located 125 miles from Los Angeles. Jackson, “The King of Pop,” died in 2009. Suspended Fox host also[Read More…]

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  “Moonlight” director will make a film based on James Baldwin’s novel Barry Jenkins, who wrote and directed “Moonlight,” which won 2017’s Academy Award for Best Picture, will direct and adapt, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” based on James Baldwin’s book of the same title, Variety magazine reported. The novel, a love story based in Harlem, was first published in[Read More…]

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  Why she livestreamed deadly police shooting of her boyfriend Diamond Reynolds testified Tuesday in a Minnesota courtroom that she livestreamed on Facebook the deadly shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer, because she feared she also would be killed. “Because I know that people are not protected against the police,” Reynolds said, “I wanted[Read More…]

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