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Madam C.J. Walker Gets a Netflix Close-Up | History

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Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in Louisiana in 1867, was the most successful black wellness mogul of her day. Now a new Netflix series will show how this enterprising daughter of freed slaves empowered generations of black women to prosper. Breedlove was in her 30s when she began treating......
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Westminster Dog Show 2020: Siba the standard poodle is “Best in Show” at Westminster Kennel Club

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Siba the standard poodle has won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club. The perfectly primped and poised black poodle took home the title at the 144th edition of the contest, despite the crowd’s support for a golden......
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Niecy Nash tearfully dishes on divorce at Hollywood power lunch

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Actress Niecy Nash tearfully dished up the truth about her divorce to an elite Hollywood crowd, urging women to put themselves first rather than stay in an unhappy marriage. The Emmy-nominated “Claws” star recently revealed last month she......
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National Television Awards 2020: Mrs Brown beats Ricky Gervais and Fleabag

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Image copyright Getty Images Mrs Brown’s Boys has beaten Fleabag and After Life to win a fifth comedy prize at the National Television Awards. The awards, voted for by the British public, saw Jesy Nelson, Peaky Blinders and Michael Palin all collect prizes. Ant and Dec, meanwhile, enjoyed their 19th......
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Complete list of winners, highlights, nominees, snubs, performances — live updates today

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Hildur Guðnadóttir – “Chernobyl” Best Song Written for Visual Media Lady Gaga – “I’ll Never Love Again......
CNBC Business

Comcast (CMCSA) earnings Q4 2019

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast Corp. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Comcast on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates for the top and bottom lines. Shares of Comcast were up more than......
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Head of Hallmark’s media business leaves after 11 years, no reason given

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Zola ad of same-sex marriage. Courtesy of Zola The head of Hallmark’s media business is leaving the company after 11 years. No reason was given for Bill Abbott’s departure, and no replacement was immediately named. In a statement, Mike Perry,......
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Netflix Q4 2019 earnings report used Google Trends to show The Witcher’s popularity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’. Source: Netflix Netflix didn’t have much to say about its new streaming competition in its fourth-quarter earnings report. Instead it let a Google Trends chart do the talking. The chart, which Netflix included in its quarterly letter......
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David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital reveals short position on Netflix

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here David Einhorn Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, the successful short-seller whose returns have suffered as of late because of the bull market run, told clients in a letter on Tuesday that the hedge fund......
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Factbox: How NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service stacks up against others

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(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal on Thursday gave specifics on its planned Peacock video streaming service, which will do battle with industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field. FILE PHOTO: The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as......
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Jury selection gets underway in New York as he faces new charges in Los Angeles

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Weinstein is facing four new sex crime charges in Los Angeles that are based on a rape accusation from one woman and a sexual assault allegation from another. The separate incidents allegedly took place over a two-day period in 2013.  New York Times correspondent and CBS News contributor Jodi Kantor,......
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Jury selection gets underway in New York as he faces new charges in Los Angeles

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New York Times correspondent and CBS News contributor Jodi Kantor, who won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the news about Weinstein, said the new sex crime charges announced Monday in Los Angeles are “an incredibly dramatic development.” “Weinstein is essentially now fighting charges on two fronts,” Kantor told “CBS This Morning”......
History

Our Top Ten Stories of 2019 | History

Smithsonian
The last year of the decade was filled with a dizzying array of headlines, from the January government shutdown to the devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, the discovery of a new human ancestor species, the first-ever image of a black hole, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team World Cup victory, the......
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A History of the Aberfan Disaster From “The Crown” | History

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Nov. 15, 2019, 3:45 p.m. Jeff Edwards’ primary school teacher had just started the day’s math lesson when an ominous rumble sounded in the distance. “The next thing I remember was waking up,” he later recalled. “My right foot was stuck in the radiator and there was water......
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The Unmistakable Black Roots of ‘Sesame Street’ | History

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SMITHSONIAN.COM | Nov. 7, 2019, 7 a.m. Forty years ago, upon the tenth anniversary of the debut of “Sesame Street,” the New York Times offered an appraisal of the revolutionary children’s television program, reminding readers that the show with universal appeal initially declared its target audience, “the four-year old inner-city......
History

Who Were the Real ‘Peaky Blinders’? | History

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British screenwriter Steven Knight took inspiration from his father’s stories of “incredibly well dressed,” “incredibly powerful” gangsters active in turn-of-the-century England when he invented the Shelby clan—the family of razor blade-wielding mobsters at the heart of his BBC drama “Peaky Blinders.” But it turns out that the Birmingham gang that......
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While NASA Was Landing on the Moon, Many African-Americans Sought Economic Justice Instead | History

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In anticipation of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, an estimated 8,000 New Yorkers gathered in Central Park, eager to celebrate the moment. The New York Times ran a photograph of the crowd glued to the networks’ broadcasts on three giant screens and described the event as “a......

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