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Jo Ann Hardesty Officially Becomes the First African-American Woman to Serve on Portland City …



City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was sworn in as a city commissioner today, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the Portland …
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Jo Ann Hardesty Officially Becomes the First African-American Woman to Serve on Portland City Council


City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was sworn in as a city commissioner today, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the Portland City Council.

With Hardesty, the Council also reached another historic milestone. For the first time, the council is majority women.

Mayor Wheeler called it a “historic moment” as he opened official business for the morning.

“This is the first time in the history of the city where there have been a majority of women,” he said. “This is also the first time a woman of color has been elected to the Portland City Council.”

With that, council began its business—with multiple disruptions from protesters.


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Kwanzaa officially underway; African American Museum hosts annual celebration



It starts Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Evansville African American Museum. Soul Writers' Guild President Aretha Graves says that the celebration is a …
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Johnny Depp officially dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney producer confirms


Johnny Depp’s tenure as Captain Jack Sparrow has officially come to an end, following a Disney executive’s confirmation that the actor will no longer be a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

The studio’s production chief, Sean Bailey, was speaking about the previously announced reboot – set to be written by Deadpool‘s Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese – when he was asked whether the series could survive without Depp.

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Johnny Depp officially out as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise


In October, news broke that Disney would be rebooting its Pirates of the Carribean film franchise with Deadpool/Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. While details were sort of hazy at the time, we now know that Johnny Depp will officially no longer be appearing as his bumbling pirate character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Bailey, head of production for Walt Disney Studios, talked about the new direction in which the company wants to steer the swashbuckling franchise set on the high seas of the 18th century.

“We want to bring in a new energy and vitality,” he said. “I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Caf says ‘Cameroon officially accepts to host 2021’


The Confederation of African Football executive committee stripped Cameroon of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says Cameroon has agreed to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after being stripped of the 2019 finals.

“Cameroon has officially accepted to host the Afcon 2021 through an official letter addressed to Caf,” a statement said.