Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Civil rights groups challenge registration deadline in Georgia House race – Los Angeles Times

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A coalition of civil rights groups is challenging a Georgia law that doesn’t allow new voters to register before a closely watched runoff election in the 6th Congressional District. The Washington-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Civil Rights Groups Sue to Expand Opportunity to Register for Key Congressional RunoffDaily Report (registration)
Group files voting rights suit against Georgia election lawKITV Honolulu
Groups Challenge Registration Deadline In 6th District RaceWABE 90.1 FM

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Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s Husband Says Suicide Claims Are ‘Unwarranted And Irresponsible’

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The husband of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week, vehemently refutes reports that she committed suicide.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s husband doesn’t believe she committed suicide https://t.co/GTcGqVYUh0 pic.twitter.com/aKLRPNkIQb

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 20, 2017

“Those of us who loved (the judge) and knew her well do not believe that these unfounded conclusions have any basis in reality,” said Rev. Gregory Jacobs in a statement obtained by the Daily News.

Jacobs continued, calling the suicide claims “unwarranted and irresponsible.”

Abdus-Salaam and Jacobs were married last year. On April 12, the judge’s body was found just a day after Jacobs reported her missing.

The NYPD’s initial statement declared no sign of trauma or evidence linking to a homicide existed. An autopsy issued after April 12 determined the cause of Abdus-Salaam’s death was inconclusive.

According to the Daily News, the NYPD later called the judge’s death suspicious after investigators failed to find a suicide note.

A medical examiner plans to conduct additional tests to determine the cause of death, the outlet reports.

SOURCE: New York Daily News

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Will Smith Circling ‘Genie’ Role In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Film

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Will Smith could be the next star on-board for a cartoon-turned-live-action film, as he is in early talks for the upcoming Aladdin.

EXCLUSIVE: Will Smith in talks for Genie role in @Disney‘s live-action #Aladdin https://t.co/RN5k5MNutY

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) April 19, 2017

Smith would play the ‘Genie, a role made famous by the late actor Robin Williams in the 1992 animated film. Industry insider Deadline has the exclusive details about this bit of potential casting news.

Via Deadline:

Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ from Guy Ritchie, we hear.

Like ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Aladdin’ will be a live-action musical and that would fit well with Smith who is not only an actor but was known to the world for his musical prowess as The Fresh Prince rapper before he hit the little or big screen. The production is gearing up for a long, six-month shoot, so that is one consideration. It is supposed to start in the U.K. in July and wrap early next year.

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7 Ways to Fix Your Bad Credit

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Bad Credit

Are you tired of having a low credit score, but have no idea where to turn to help?

If this sounds like you, then read on to find out how to repair your credit on YOUR terms. All it takes is a little elbow grease and know-how.

  1. Obtain free copies of your credit report—once per year—from www.annualcreditreport.com. The scores are not included for free, but just having the reports is a huge step in the right direction.
  2. Keep your credit utilization percentage at a MAXIMUM of 10%. That might sound super low to you, compared to the 30% that was recommended just a few short years ago. But, to get in that super, high-achievers club, 10% is the new standard. This means that if your total credit card limits are $10,000, your balance should never exceed $1,000.
  3. Consider opening an account with www.selflender.com, if you need to add positive credit to your reports. This account offers you the ability to save money, invest it into a CD, and build your credit—all at the same time!
  4. DO NOT close any of your credit card accounts, including the ones with zero balances. Thirty-five percent of your credit score is based on the length of …read more      

Discrimination linked to greater probability of asthma in African American and Latino children

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African American children who reported experiencing discrimination were almost twice as likely to suffer from asthma when compared with their peers, according to a new study in CHEST Asthma is a debilitating, yet common childhood ailment. It is estimated that one in ten children in the United States suffer from asthma, but the condition disproportionately affects African American and Latino children.

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7 Ways to Fix Your Bad Credit

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Bad Credit

Are you tired of having a low credit score, but have no idea where to turn to help?

If this sounds like you, then read on to find out how to repair your credit on YOUR terms. All it takes is a little elbow grease and know-how.

  1. Obtain free copies of your credit report—once per year—from www.annualcreditreport.com. The scores are not included for free, but just having the reports is a huge step in the right direction.
  2. Keep your credit utilization percentage at a MAXIMUM of 10%. That might sound super low to you, compared to the 30% that was recommended just a few short years ago. But, to get in that super, high-achievers club, 10% is the new standard. This means that if your total credit card limits are $10,000, your balance should never exceed $1,000.
  3. Consider opening an account with www.selflender.com, if you need to add positive credit to your reports. This account offers you the ability to save money, invest it into a CD, and build your credit—all at the same time!
  4. DO NOT close any of your credit card accounts, including the ones with zero balances. Thirty-five percent of your credit score is based on the …read more      

Brooklyn Principal Arrested For Beating A Seven-Year-Old Student

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Brooklyn principal arrested after dragging 7-year-old out of class, punching and kicking him https://t.co/E2G54Qgkxi pic.twitter.com/wwFpBXHpgu

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 20, 2017

A New York City school principal is is facing assault charges after he allegedly beat a seven-year-old student in what he claimed was a form of corporal punishment.

NBC reports that Machael Spencer-Edwards, principal at P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns School in East New York, was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault and acting in a manner that is harmful to a child. Spencer-Edwards told police about the March 13 incident, reportedly saying that the child, Hasheem Welch, was being inappropriate, and he was using corporal punishment to correct the behavior.

Shema McKenzie, Hasheem’s mother, told reporters the principal was angry that her son didn’t take off his hoodie in the cafeteria. Spencer-Edwards and another teacher reportedly grabbed the boy and as a result, he hit the teacher. Hasheem revealed, “I started to get crazy, I hit [the teacher]. Then [the principal] grabbed me, bring me into the staircase and kicked me, and I was crying.”

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The Financial Impact of Borrowing Student Loans

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Currently, student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in this country. The nation’s student loan debt is increasing by $2,726.27 every second. Since many students do not apply for scholarships, many have to resort to borrowing student loans. In a recent study, student loan debt has hindered most millennials from buy homes. Knowing these statistics, it is critical to understand the financial impact of student loans before you start borrowing.

Every student I’ve come across has asked, “Do I have to take out loans?” The fact is, loans can help you pay for your college education if you don’t have sufficient means to pay for it upfront. Because student loans are a self-help aid, if you take out any loan, you are responsible for paying it back.

Some students and parents try to transfer loans to one another, yet, once a loan is taken out by a person, it is their loan—they are the one who is responsible for paying it back. You cannot add anyone else on the loan or transfer the balance to someone else to pay it off for you. Even if you file for bankruptcy, student loan debt will NEVER be removed!

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NATIXIS :Number of shares and voting rights at March 31, 2017 – GlobeNewswire (press release)

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NATIXIS :Number of shares and voting rights at March 31, 2017
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Net total: total number of voting rights attached to the total number of shares – shares without voting rights (treasury stock, etc.) The €5,019,776,380.80 share capital has been registered by a decision of the Chief Executive Officer on March 3, 2017

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