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Across Black America Week of June 15, 2017

California
The World Champion Golden State Warriors have brought glory to the state while other major sports teams in the state are faltering and even moving away. But now there are rumors that Oakland will lose the champions to its sister city, San Francisco, and there are a lot of people unhappy about it. According to BlackNews.com, San Franciscans overwhelming do not support the manner its own elected officials employed in facilitating the Warriors plans to move from the team’s 45 years in Oakland across the bay to the city.

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Alabama
Ellenae Fairhurst has become the first Black female to own a Lexus dealership in Huntsville. According to St. Louis Biz.com, even though women consist of 85 percent of car sales, they only own 975 dealerships out of 20,000, with ethnic women only owning 56 of those. According to the National Association of Minority Auto Dealers, six Black women own dealerships within these numbers.

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Across Black America week of Nov. 5.

California
According to media sources, the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Oakland, a mostly Black church, is facing fines of $3,500 reportedly due to complaints from area White residents about “loud singing.” Thomas A. Harris III, the church’s pastor, says that the 65-year-old worship has received letters from the city stating that the music coming from the church is violating the city’s noise ordinance.

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Award-winning actress Angela Bassett is set for her directorial debut with an original movie based on the life and career of Whitney Houston, but not without controversy. The Lifetime movie is set for release in 2015 and will cover Houston’s rise and fall. Bassett comments, “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.” Actress Yaya DaCosta, best known for her debut on “America’s Next Top Model,” has been cast to play Whitney Houston. The late singer’s family is reportedly not happy with the production and is said to be considering a lawsuit to stop it. In fact, the family, according to TMZ, is planning its own film.