Loretta Lynch is now getting a taste of just how “productive” Congress is. The decision to elect Lynch as our nation’s first Black female Attorney General remains in limbo as Democrats and Republicans have a stand-off over an anti-trafficking bill, Politico reports. The anti-trafficking bill is at an impasse with a 55-43 tally. With 60 votes needed, the proposed law didn’t advance for passage in the Senate because Democrats disputed anti-abortion provisions in the bill.
The Hollywood Black Film Festival To Return In 2016 After A Year Off
In 2014, the Hollywood Black Film Festival shut down after 16 years of offering an outlet for Black filmmakers to show their films, network with Hollywood insiders, and learn more about the trade via workshops. Needless to say many in Black Hollywood were disappointed. But with a lack of supporting sponsors, Tanya Kersey, founder and executive director, and programmer Jacqueline Blaylock didn’t think they could continue. After a year off, the HBFF is back for 2016.
Microsoft To Take Internet Explorer Off Life Support
Whether you spend your days arguing for Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari (and as of late, Firefox again) Internet Explorer is never in the conversation. That is, unless you’re still using dial-up Internet, which makes you a AARP member. Microsoft is apparently cutting their loses and remembering the good times as they roll out future plans for life without Internet Explorer. Reports Quartz: The end is finally in sight for Microsoft’s long-fraught Internet Explorer.
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