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Image: File While private drivers, secret service and Air Force One flights are among many things that have drastically changed the way the Obama’s go about living their everyday life, these luxuries of White House residency are still not enough to shield the family from their encounters with racism. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” says First Lady Obama in response to people thinking that the first family is largely removed from having personal encounters with racial discrimination. In an exclusive interview with People, the first couple added their stories to the national discussion of [...]
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NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.” The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks and intimidations over the last several weeks by an anonymous group calling itself Guardians of Peace. A U.S. official said Wednesday that federal investigators have now connected the Sony hacking to North Korea and may make an announcement [...]
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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates. The move comes a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the 10-jail lockup to announce the end of solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates, a policy change initiated after the 2 1/2-year federal probe released in August. But the end of solitary was just one of 73 recommendations made by federal prosecutors to curb violence, improve investigations, strengthen accountability [...]
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Welcome to Doctors’ Notes, our contribution from Urban Health correspondents (and husband and wife) physicians Dr. Rob and Dr. Karla Robinson.  The dynamic duo will be fielding questions about health, as it relates to African Americans.  Please feel free to send them questions via talkback@jetmag.com.  We promise to keep it anonymous.  A talented film, stage, and Emmy award-winning actress most noted for her work on the hit series Law and Order, and Lackawanna Blues, S. Epatha Merkerson is now taking on a new role-health advocate. After an unsuspecting diagnosis of diabetes following a health fair, Merkerson is now committed to increasing awareness [...]
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Image: File With each new year comes a new set of goals and aspirations for both our professional and personal lives. For careers, these goals may include a new job, a pay raise, a better relationship with a boss, or simply an expanded network of like-minded professionals to charge your creative juices. For the past year, we’ve seen the careers of several industry leaders play out in front of media headlines. From lucrative business deals, to controversial partnerships and million dollar endorsements, check out our list of the top 14 most talked about career moves of 2014. (Image: Facebook) LeBron James After much speculation, King [...]
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Thanks to our audacious foremothers, women can now realize any and every career they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether we find our purpose in saving lives as a medical practitioner, closing deals in an executive suite, or creating art on the big screen, there’s no limit to what we find purpose in. Through each woman’s career story, we are empowered to find our own calling and fulfill it as they have theirs. As we reflect on 2014, there are several power women who leave behind their varying professional legacies to inspire us all. Remember these way pavers as you make your own career strides. Juanita Moore Juanita Moore rose to stardom with much help from her Oscar-nominated [...]
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This week, The BOSS Network introduces you to
K.C. Washington is a novelist with a background in journalism as well as literary and historical fiction. Based in New York City, she spends her time building her online black pinup girl-themed gift company, traveling, writing, trying new restaurants, loving her dog and cat, and exploring all things Big Apple. Take a look at how this creative entrepreneur turned her love for literary into a successful business. The BOSS Network: Walk us through your journey to success. How did you get to this point? K.C. Washington: The journey of my success is paved with deep breaths. I am a little O.C.D., a little [...]
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